TRUST THE PROCESS
MARK 4:35-41 35-38 Late that day he said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side.” They took him in the boat as he was. Other boats came along. A huge storm came up. Waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. And Jesus was in the stern, head on a pillow, sleeping! They roused him, saying, “Teacher, is it nothing to you that we’re going down?”
39-40 Awake now, he told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. Jesus reprimanded the disciples: “Why are you such cowards? Don’t you have any faith at all?”
41 They were in absolute awe, staggered. “Who is this, anyway?” they asked. “Wind and sea at his beck and call!”
MARK 6:45-51 45-46 As soon as the meal was finished, Jesus insisted that the disciples get in the boat and go on ahead across to Bethsaida while he dismissed the congregation. After sending them off, he climbed a mountain to pray.
47-49 Late at night, the boat was far out at sea; Jesus was still by himself on land. He could see his men struggling with the oars, the wind having come up against them. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them, walking on the sea. He intended to go right by them. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and screamed, scared out of their wits.
50-52 Jesus was quick to comfort them: “Courage! It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” As soon as he climbed into the boat, the wind died down. They were stunned, shaking their heads, wondering what was going on. They didn’t understand what he had done at the supper. None of this had yet penetrated their hearts.
MARK 8:11-21 11-12 When they arrived, the Pharisees came out and started in on him, badgering him to prove himself, pushing him up against the wall. Provoked, he said, “Why does this generation clamor for miraculous guarantees? If I have anything to say about it, you’ll not get so much as a hint of a guarantee.”
13-15 He then left them, got back in the boat, and headed for the other side. But the disciples forgot to pack a lunch. Except for a single loaf of bread, there wasn’t a crumb in the boat. Jesus warned, “Be very careful. Keep a sharp eye out for the contaminating yeast of Pharisees and the followers of Herod.”
16-19 Meanwhile, the disciples were finding fault with each other because they had forgotten to bring bread. Jesus overheard and said, “Why are you fussing because you forgot bread? Don’t you see the point of all this? Don’t you get it at all? Remember the five loaves I broke for the five thousand? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up?” They said, “Twelve.”
20 “And the seven loaves for the four thousand—how many bags full of leftovers did you get?”
21 He said, “Do you still not get it?”
“WHAT WE CALL THE PROCESS GOD CALLS THE END” OSWALD CHAMBERS MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST
TRUST THE PROCESS
ARE WE LIVING FOR TOMORROW OR LIVING IN THE MOMENT?
TRUST THE PROCESS
“WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.”
COMMON DENOMINATOR FOR DISCIPLES — TOGETHER
WE ARE NOT IN THE BOAT ALONE
AT OUR MOMENT OF WEAKNESS, WE HAVE JESUS IN THE BOAT
AS LONG AS WE HAVE JESUS, WE HAVE HOPE
2 CORINTHIANS 12
IF JESUS IS IN YOUR BOAT, THE FATHER IS PRESENT
FAMILY AND FAITH AND A FATHER
JOHN 10:30 JESUS AND THE FATHER ARE ONE
JOHN 14:9 IF YOU’VE SEEN JESUS, YOU’VE SEEN THE FATHER
PRESENT — NOW — TODAY
TODAY IS THE GATEWAY TO DESTINY AND PURPOSE
IF WE REALIZE THAT OBEDIENCE IS THE END THEN EACH MOMENT IS PRECIOUS
2 CORINTHIANS 6:2 For God says, "At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you." Indeed, the "right time" is now. Today is the day of salvation.
YOUR TODAY WILL BECOME THE YESTERDAY THAT FUELS YOUR TOMORROW