O: Jesus directed his twelve buddies to hop in the boat and head on over to the other side of the lake. On there sailing journey, a huge storm arose that freaked out the disciples causing them to panic and call (beg, yell, blame) on Jesus. Jesus woke up to their cries and calmed the storm. Then he turned his attention to his followers, "why are you so scared...don't you know who i am?"
A: I picked this verse because I'm afraid I don't know where I am not trusting Jesus. I know there are areas in my life that are fully handed over to him, yet I can't pin-point them quickly. I write this blog entry so late in the day because i've been thinking about it throughout my day. So as i continue to think and pray about this verse and these areas in my life...the biggest lesson of my day...or possibly that the Lord has for me in this verse is that: It doesn't always matter what the verse is saying...or even if we get it...as long as we are attempting to seek him and figure out what it is saying to us. There is so much value in just thinking about scripture that we don't even realize. One of the verses that I'm memorizing comes from Psalm 1...Blessed is the man...[whose]...delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in His Law he meditates day and night." I/we need to be thinking deeply about scripture so that it rubs up against our lives...rubs up against our flesh and begins to change us. So often, I read it...think about it for a sec...then go about my day...May I/we think deeply about scripture at least a few times throughout my/our day?
P: Jesus, Send your Spirit to remind us to meditate (to think about something deeply for a while). And our hope in that is that you would change us to be more like you in our character and mission (or attitudes and actions). We don't want your word to be a part of our lives or day...but we want it to define us. I love you Jesus...may we begin to step up in this area...myself, my wife, our ministry team, and the students we love and would die for!!!