Thoughts from the Spirit today.
When Jesus rebuked the disciples for not having faith in the incident when he stopped the winds and waves in the boat, he was not rebuking them for not believing in the fact that Jesus could save them.
37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
He rebuked them for:
a) accusing God for not caring.
b) not rebuking the storms and waves themselves.
Today you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Jesus dwells in you. He is the “same boat” with you. He is inseparable from you. When the storms and waves come, remember 2 things.
He cares deeply for you. You have his authority. You too can rebuke the storms and the waves in your life.