Saturday, December 11, 2010

Keep the Sails at Full Mast

The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. ~  Psalm 121:5-8

A wise man once told me that people can be divided into two categories, those who are in a storm and those who are about to enter a storm.  In my own life, I have experienced many weather hazards.  This time period before my first book is launched is more like the eye of a hurricane.  I see black clouds all around me while I enjoy a period of sunshine.  What lies ahead is inevitable.  My Skipper tells me not to be afraid.  He rests in the boat with me while I look at the horizon.

Most would be tempted to lower their sails during bad conditions.  Some even pull their boat out, knowing that staying in the water could lead to damage of epic proportions.  The hurricane is all around me now.  It doesn't matter which direction I am headed.   As long as my Captain is with me, I know I am safe.  The Winds of His Spirit will be blowing at stage 5 levels soon.

My Captain hears your voice.  He sees you floating in the high seas and He is coming.  These days, my boat may look more like a dinghy than a luxury liner.  Don't let it's looks deceive you.  I know where I am headed and there is room for you.  All that I ask of you is that when you become a passenger that you allow me to keep my sails up no matter how forceful the winds become.  There are many missing at sea and I can't rest until the Captain tells me all the lost are retrieved.  If your ship is taking on water or if it has capsized and you find yourself alone, do not fear, Jesus hears you.  He can walk on water if necessary, however, He won't let you drown.  Wherever you are, keep your sails up.  Calm waters are ahead.

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