Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Thought for the Day

The sermon on Sunday (March 4, 2012) spoke about Peter stepping out of the boat, walking on the water, sinking when he took his eyes off of Jesus and focused on the storm, but in the end reaching out to Jesus to be saved.
These words from Max Lucado reaffirmed for me the need to trust God completely and without reservation, even in and during a storm.
"As long as Jesus is one of many options, he is no option.
"As long as you can carry your burdens alone, you don't need a burden bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. And as long as you can take him or leave him, you might as well leave him, because he won't be taken half-heartedly.
"But when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, then cast all your cares on him, for he is waiting in the midst of the storm."
Pastor Kenneth Q. James
Psalm 119:33-34
"Let truth, the light of my heart, speak to me, and not my own darkness!"
Augustine, Confessions, Book XII, Chapter 10