Imagine the silence of the quieted wind and calmed waves. The only sounds are the soft movement of the boat sitting on the waters. The voice of my son reverberates in the minds of his disciples, stunned at the miraculous power of his words. “Silence! Be still.” Those with fear shake for even the storm that has not yet come, but if your heart is calm so will seem any turbulence.
Faith replaces fear. Faith comes by hearing my words. My words are filled with power as he showed. “Silence!” and the wind closed its mouth and held its breath. “Be still!” and the waves obeyed the command and relinquished their aggression.
NOW are these words to take to your heart. Now is the time to plant seeds of power, for there are many seeds of fear that seek to root. As tares in the fields of wheat, one cannot be discerned from the other till their cause is evident in destruction of the crop. The lies of the world are insidious, slipping in with truth, adjusting truth by shades. The liar is practiced in the arts of deception; showing life in carefree living, calm waters that belie the treachery beneath.
Quiet those first notations of disturbance, reticence, lies that would blossom into heavy creatures. Cast away the beginning notions of unbelief, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”
In the absence of prayer and words of life spoken with conviction, is the invitation to the sower of discord, to derision, sorcerous probing. Then has the gate been open to a gang of violence, coming as storms to destroy, steal, and kill. If my people give up the voice of truth, they have given over their rightful inheritance of power.
For what then was the life of my word manifested to the person of Jesus, who walked upon the waters that obeyed his commands? He came that you might have life AND that you would have life eternal. Life is the word you live. Choose the words of power. They are right there for you in my book for life. Use those words he used because he came that he might show you.
39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:39-40 NLT