Hurricane IRMA Before Impact 

Psalm 107:43
Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord. ESV.

Today we get to meet IRMA. Initially, IRMA was scheduled to visit the other side of the state. However, as usual the majority of the forecasters were incorrect and IRMA decided to flex her muscles. Therefore, two days ago we started our preparation. Besides hanging the metal storm shutters over all the windows, loading up with food and supplies, and making sure our neighbors were likewise prepared, we did a short Bible Study on storms.

Yes Jesus stilled a storm a couple of times, and God even spoke to Job through a storm. Yet it was Psalm 107 that I stopped and reread several times. This Psalm wasn’t about any physical storm per say. Instead, the writer gave several examples of life where God intervene in the storms of people’s lives. When the people acknowledged their hopelessness and cried out for HIS help, God intervened.

These were not righteous people, but sinners who have come to the end of their rope. People who were wandering lost in the desert, chained in prison, caught in the folly of their personal sin, and battered at sea by storm waves. The common thread is God heard their repentant spirit and redeemed them.

HE turned their world from desert to pools of water. He took them from where they were and blessed them right where they stood. Like He has done so many times over, He raises the needy out of affliction and makes their life to flourish. From these actual situations, we see the love of God in action.

Today we again get to see the love of God in action as we bunker down and hold on to HIM facing the wrath of IRMA.  Our prayer is simply for human life be spared and let God magnify HIS name through all the earth from this destructive act of nature. Until then, we have prepared ourselves as best as we can and now lean on HIM.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Founder of
Vocational Discipleship 360
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Kingdom Actions #1

Romans 15:1
  • We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.ESV.

 

This morning while biking I experienced God’s Kingdom in action. The bike path takes us through a public park which maintains a 1/2 mile circular track for runners and bikers. No vehicles allowed. However today, a F-150 pickup truck decided to jump onto the track as a short-cut to the football field.  As the truck came toward me, it brought back memories of those early childhood bike games we played in the parking lot next to the library. It was called “chicken.”

Two 8 or 9 year old boys would line up their bikes across from each other on each end of the parking lot. We would count to three and ride directly toward each other at full speed. The one who chicken-out by turning away at the last minute to avoid a collision would be the loser. The other would be the winner through default.  I never avoided the collision as a youth.

Today as the maintenance truck sped toward me, my youthful “chicken” mentality initially kicked-in. However, the grown up adult mind quickly came back as I realized a bike collision into a moving truck would cause more damage to me than he. Therefore I was ready to get off the cement trail unto the grass knob and give the heavy metal truck the right-of-way. However, just then  the truck turned itself off the trail onto the grassy knob allowing me to continue without turning. The stronger gave way for the weaker.

A smile then crossed my face. I just witnessed God’s kingdom in action.  Those of us who are stronger, those of us in position of leadership, those of us who have more, need to serve those with less. When the opportunity presents itself, we are to step aside and help those who are weaker. Instead of lording over those who are weaker, we are to serve them.

It may have been a pickup truck and bike, but it was a friendly reminder that God’s ways work. How about your world? Where do you see God’s kingdom in action?

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Founder of
Vocational Discipleship 360
Author of e-Books:

Dancing With God: Life-Giving Theology Explained
Great Business Emulates a Good God
Be Radical…Follow Christ!
Simply The Messenger
Unequally Married

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