When the storms of life come out of nowhere and send us titling out of control, do we hang tight or let go? Casting Crowns encourages us to let go and “Just Be Held.” This act of surrender and trust in God truly means we abandon our own control, but does not mean that we will be out of control. God Himself can carry us through in His capable hands if we will let him.
Paul’s sailing companions learned this the hard way in Acts 27. Let’s see what we can learn from their experiences.
On this episode I discuss:
- Using published devotions to take a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture (Bible Interaction Tool Exercise)
- Casting Crowns’ Thrive Challenge Devotion on this song
- Mark Hall’s testimony “behind the song” – YouTube Video
- B.I.T.E. of reading more Scripture
- Commit to a daily devotion and read the referenced Scripture out loud
- Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of the section it is included in
- Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of the chapter it is included in
- Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of several chapters leading up to it
- Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of the entire book (or large portion of chapters)
- Paul’s journey leading up to Acts 27 – Acts 21-27
- The storm Paul and his companions encountered on a ship heading to Rome as a prisoner and how the sailors responded
- First they abandoned their purpose
- Then they abandoned the tools they needed to function
- Then they abandoned all hope
- My thoughts this week
- Stop rehearsing your sorrows
- Don’t try to play out the entire story in your mind – trust God
- Sometimes it is your brokenness that will lead to your rescue
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