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STRENGTH FOR TODAY

Monday, 26th February 2018
BE OBEDIENT
Jon. 1:4-16
But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea [ Jon. 1:4 ]

God sent causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart a powerful wind over the sea, (v. 4 NLT). The other travellers wondered why he was sleeping in such a situaton; they woke him to call on his God. Jonah slept during the storm because he had a false sense of security, even though he was running from God. Disobedience to God opens up your life to the atack of the evil one. When Jonah repented and called on the name of the Lord, his deliverance came (Jon. 2:1, 10).

Jesus slept in a storm because He was truly secure in God’s will. He came to do the will of the Father God on earth. He said: I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me (Jn. 6:38). Jesus rebuked His disciples for lack of trust in Him. We must learn to trust God completely, even if our obedience to Him leads us into a storm or persecuton. There is nothing like being in the center of God’s will. You can go to bed rest assured that He will show Himself strong on your behalf. I will both lie down in peace and sleep; for You (God) alone make me dwell in safety (Ps. 4:8). Trust in God with all your heart; don’t rely on your insight.

Put your trust in the One (God) who can deliver you; and be wise. Do not be fearful or afraid. Confdently trust that the Lord is able to do exceeding abundantly above all you ask or think according to His power at work in you. Let your heart rejoice in God because you have trusted in His holy name. God is mighty to save, heal and deliver. Let your obedience be complete. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land (Is. 1:19).

Prayer: In the name of Jesus, I declare that the spirit of fear will not have a place in my life, thoughts and actons. Lord, I commit myself to be obedient to You always; and to trust and love You with all my heart.

Confession: I will lie down and sleep, I will wake up in safety, for the Lord sustains me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side. I trust in the Lord at all tmes; I pour out my heart before Him; God is a refuge for me. I trust and obey; I will eat the best of the land.

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