The idea of these little devotionals is simple. I want to approach scripture with the understanding that God is speaking. I’m reading through the Bible and listening for God to ask me questions. I expect these questions to be fairly open-ended and plan to carry them in my mind throughout the day. I’ll share these questions with you in the hope that you find them challenging and helpful.
22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, 23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. 24 And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
From this passage I hear God asking me:
They obviously weren’t expecting him to calm the storm, so what did these guys want from Jesus?
Which were they more afraid of, the storm or Jesus’ power?
Have you ever said, “Master, I am perishing!”?
Did you? Perish, that is…
Were you afraid of me?
“Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and water, and they obey him?”
Is God asking you anything more, or anything different? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.