Day 172 Why are you so fearful?

Sunset after sunrise, day after day, and endless turning and spinning of the planet around a sun that is in itself spinning and turning and following a designated course. I am finding that there seems to be less and less hours in the day. On a day that is the longest day of the year that sounds rather ironic.

This morning I awoke and was infused about the rainbow last night. It was awesome. I had never seen one that was so clear, colourful and distinct. If God had been sending a message about how he wasn’t forgetting any of us, or the covenant that he made with all the earth, then last nights rainbow just did it for me.

Ezekiel 1:28

28 Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around.

Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

Last night I just sat and watched the rainbow, tried to photograph it as best as I could and just felt God at work in nature. Speaking to others today and sharing the image of the rainbow I was told how one lady rushed outside and just wanted to shout to call everyone out to see it. We feel happiness and we want to share it with everyone, there is no good in bottling this joy up. The same is true for the joy of the Gospel. Eternal life, who wouldn’t want that will all their strength?

This whole week I have been walking forward with my faith in a way that I feel God is with me many times.

In church this morning I was singing the hymns and laughing at the same time. I didn’t care that everyone else was just singing, I felt the hymn was asking me to be joyful at the Lord and so I was joyful.

As I was reading the Bible it was just made clear as I read and I felt the joy there.

As I was plummeting down a bank of a hill and into a riverbank I felt joy, and I was led to a wonderful place that was alive with life.

As there was much commotion going on around me I felt at peace and still.

Mark 4:35-41

Wind and Wave Obey Jesus

35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

This feeling, joy, stillness, a calmness was also talked about because it happened to be the reading in church. The more I devote to heart felt prayer the more I prepare myself for the day ahead. Jesus is there to keep us calm and still in a day that is full of things happening. He is present in our lives we just have to open our hearts and allow him in.

Dear Lord, thank you for your insights last week. Thank you for your continuing presence. Thank you for guiding us and allow us to act on your guidance without hesitation, without doubt, without fear.


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