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Who is in your boat? Jesus or Jonah
Who is in your boat is very important. It determines if the hale-force wind during a storm will be silenced or not.
If Jonah is in your boat, you are in trouble. why? because you will lose all your goods trying to stop the wind even though Jonah himself is on the boat asleep.
Read the Whole of Jonah 1. But the verse of inverses is Jonah 1:4-5 NIV.
Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. 5 All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.
Jonah was a disadvantage to the sailors and they lost even more with having Jonah in their ship.
Again I ask, who is in your boat?
If Jesus is in your boat, you are still in trouble why? because you will have to go to meet him to ask for help before he can rebuke the wind. You have to be willing to surrender to Jesus and believe that he is the only one able to calm the storm. Not using your human knowledge to figure it out, but allowing Jesus to calm the storm. Jesus in the boat alone won’t save you, you have to be willing to ask for his help before he can come through.
Mark 4:35-41 NIV
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 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?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!
Again I ask, who is in your boat? Jesus or Jonah.