Storms come into our life and when they do we normally panic. After reading Acts 27, it occured to me that storms are a part of everyone’s life. Not only that but storms come into our life with God’s full knowledge. What? You think God gets surprised? No way! The Storm in Acts 27 probably could not be avoided but the entire group of passengers could have been in a safer place had they listened to Paul, an Apostle of Jesus. He had warned them not to set sail but stay for the winter in Fair Havens. Many of our storms could be avoided if we would simply listen to Godly men and women who warn us. It seems apparent in verse 13, that often there is a calm before the storm. If we fail to listen to Godly counsel, things may be alright for a little while but eventually the storm comes, the storm gets bigger until it rages. We do what we can in a storm to keep things afloat. It seems, people will do anything to save their life. I know that when my life has been threatened with close calls, illness, and terror, my first reaction has been to panic. I am older now and realize that God is in control of my life and it will not be snuffed out one moment before He says so. The crew did what they could. The dumped cargo, and precious supplies overboard to save their own lives. How wise we are when we dump stuff out of our lives so that we can focus on what really is important in life and be saved? Finally, it becomes so obvious as I live life and as I read the Bible that although we always ask God to calm the storm, He seldom calms storms. He usually calms His child and allows the storm to rage.
Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix
Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes. View more posts