Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
For today, something I adapted from Sermon Central:
Several years ago a submarine surfaced which had been submerged for many hours. At first radio contact, the captain was asked, "How did the terrible storm last night affect you?" The officer was surprised and exclaimed, "Storm? We didn't even know there was one!" The sub had been so far beneath the surface that it had reached an area of complete calm. Although the ocean may be whipped into huge waves by high winds, the waters below are never stirred.
We often see the same thing on a commercial airliner; it will be cloudy, blustery, raining, and a generally miserable day at the airport; then the plane will angle up, and soon breaks through the clouds and into the brilliant sunlight, and proceeds to it’s destination in perfect peace, far above the turbulent storm.
The Christian's mind will be protected against the hammering waves of worry and blustry winds of turmoil if it is resting completely in faith in God. There, sheltered by His grace and fed by His Holy Spirit, the believer can find the perfect tranquility that only Christ can provide, far removed from the storms of trouble.
Matt 8:24-27 (KJV);
“And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”
Philippians 4:6,7 (KJV);
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.