Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 8, 2013

Bold Faith

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Lent — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Matthew 8:26. But he said to them, “Why are you cowardly, you people of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was dead calm.

Some of our college students wanted to be baptized so we went to the beach.  There was a storm surge so they were baptized many times on the way out to be baptized.  Those of us on the beach were quietly praying for the ocean to calm.  None of us spoke the words out loud.  Nothing happened.  The waves kept ragging.  On the way back to our house we talked about the lack of power.  Our youth minister ask is any of us had spoken out loud.  Out quietness showed a lack of faith.  While heading home the girls decided they wanted to be baptized also.  We furnished them with swim suits and headed back to the beach.  The storm surge was still present.  As the girls went into the ocean we spoke in a loud voice for the waters to be calm.  The waves calmed in a semi-circle following the girls out.  After they were baptized in calm waters an were coming in the waves followed behind them.  When they were back on the beach the storm surge was back in full furry.  We learned true faith must be outwardly displayed.  We have experienced His power many times since then as we speak out with boldness.  The question is will you trust God enough to speak His word with boldness?

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