Patience

What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Patience

The disciples are completely unable to see Jesus as he truly is even though the winds and sea obey him. They are blinded or limited by their inabilities and earthly ways of understanding. Jesus knows this, experiences it all the way to his death but this does not stop him from providing the proof. It takes Jesus to empty himself completely and for the Holy Spirit to finish the job of teaching the disciples. Jesus has patience, the Holy Spirit has perfect timing and we might learn from this patience and way of being in our relationship with him and others.

Thank you for speaking to me Jesus

How do I respond to what you are saying personally to me today?

I don’t know how I will really end up in being with Jesus in this world, or what he will end up shaping me like. I do hear that I need to empty myself completely in order for the Holy Spirit to finish the job and that others may never see who I truly am. At this point in my life I don’t think I really know myself with perfect clarity either. It’s time to stop, take stock of what God has been telling me lately and empty myself. I will fast for gratitude instead of for seeking answers and direction and empty my body as well as my mind through meditating. Patience my friend.

Prayer:

Lord,
I stop and reflect on your love and works within me.
I am grateful, help me to empty me completely so that I can see you more clearly
Consolidate all the teachings and learnings you have set in my being.
I Lean into your peace and put on your yoke.
Amen

Matthew 8:23-27

Jesus got into the boat followed by his disciples. Without warning a storm broke over the lake, so violent that the waves were breaking right over the boat. But he was asleep. So they went to him and woke him saying, ‘Save us, Lord, we are going down!’ And he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened, you men of little faith?’ And with that he stood up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and all was calm again. The men were astounded and said, ‘Whatever kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him.’