The Christian Public Servant – “balance in the storm”

March 24, 2017 – Friday

Mark 4:39 [KJV] And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Two weeks ago, I got out of balance. Everything got to me – my ministry with the brothers, and my ministry with some of the correctional officers. And my ministry with my family. Seems like everyone wanted or needed something from me. I was also anxious about something I would face in the upcoming days. So many storms at that point, and I knew I was out of balance.

Jesus faced a storm, and He did two things we all need to do. He got up and faced the problem, and He kept His balance in the storm. See, Jesus did not allow the problem to speak to Him. Instead, He spoke to the problem. He kept his balance so He could gain victory.

You may face a lot today. A storm at home. A storm of memory and regret. A storm of present words. And that storm may follow you to work. It may start at work and follow you home.

I know how you feel, for I have storms all around.

As you get ready to do His work today, use Jesus as your example. Speak to your problem and don’t let the problem speak to you. Get up in the boat and keep balance in the storm.

The wind will cease, and there will be a great calm.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Thank You for keeping me focused on You in the life of my storms. Thank You for Your balance. Amen.

Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Death Row
Holman Correctional Facility
Atmore, Alabama USA

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