A Settled Heart

Mark 4:39(NKJV)
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
Do you know when you are still you can command any storm? When darkness covers the Earth, when there are outbreaks of diseases, when there are reports of natural calamities in different nations, when terrorists attack cities and politics destabilizes nations, it’s important to know and be fully persuaded we still serve a good God. He has given us His Authority to command storms from a place of stillness.
This is not the time to worry and be troubled! It is a time to be still and rest our faith in God’s goodness and His ability, to preserve us just as He preserved the children of Israel while in Goshen.
So, how will you be at rest ,in absolute trust and faith in God that He is good despite the storms in life? In the book John, Jesus gives many word pictures of who He is. These metaphors are channel gates to your soul, mind and Spirit that will give you peace and strength in the midst of storms in life. All Scripture references I have derived them from (NKJV).

Jesus is the Word

When you need wisdom, clarification and discernment, then look at the ultimate guide.
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He is the bread of life.

When you feel empty within you, look to Him for fulfillment.
John 6:35
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
John 6:51
I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”

Jesus is from above.

When you need perceptive, look to Him and ask to see life from his vantage point.
John 8:23-24
And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
John 12:32
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

Jesus is God’s son

The power to be used of Him for exploits that will make an impact for His glory, can only be found in Him.
John 10:36
Do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

He is the light

When you need guidance amid a storm, look to Him for the next step you ought to take.
John 1:4
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 9:5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Jesus is the son of man

He is truly human, sympathetic to our frailties, yet He was perfect. So, when you are feeling fragile and frail, look to your sympathetic Lord for aid.
John 8:28
Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.

Jesus is the gate for His sheep

When you need a place of safety, go to Him and you will find rest.
John 10:7
Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
John 10:14
I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.

Jesus is the resurrection

If you are facing any dead situation in your life, if you feel hopeless, despondent and frustrated, look to the one who God raised from the grave and He will raise you up and give you hope and help.
John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

Jesus is King

When you need to appeal to a higher power and a greater authority, appeal to Jesus who reigns in Majesty.
John 18:37
Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then? “Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

He is the living water

When you are thirsty for something that will quench the thirst of life, to quell the longings, to handle the cravings that seem to overpower you, then look to Jesus and His presence will bring refreshment.
John 4:10
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

Jesus is the true vine

We must be connected to Him for nourishment for life.
John 15: 1-2
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Jesus is God

If you need forgiveness, grace, mercy and a fresh start in life come to the author of life.
John 13:19
Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.
John 14:11
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
John 18:8
Jesus answered, “I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,”

Rest your faith in the goodness and the ability of God and you will know, He has a plan and has covered your blind spots.

PRAYER.
Dear Heavenly Father, I worship and exalt you for who you are. You are indeed a good God and your goodness cannot be equated with anything this world can offer. Today, I pray that your faith and stillness be formed in me. I don’t want my own faith and my own trust which are fickle, all am asking is your stillness to be formed in me that I can command storms in my finances, storms in my family, storms in my marriage, storms in my health, storms in my children and storms in my nation to  be still. I rebuke fear, worry and carnal concerns that jeopardize my peace and I choose to stand on your integrity that you are a good God in spite of the storm am currently facing. In Jesus Mighty Name I do pray and believe Amen.

Love ReinaBeaty.

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