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Take Up Your Cross July 12th 2015

Who do you believe?

Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west. And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. (Acts 27:11-13 KJV)

The centurion believed his master rather than Paul.  This is a sad statement but it is not uncommon for man to place belief in opinions and ideas of other men rather than in a man of God who is preaching the truth.  This is never a smart move but it is a natural effect of a sinful heart.  Man does not naturally desires to know the things of God and further is attracted to the things of this world often suppressing the truths of God.

This centurion was however convinced of the need to sail because of the weather of winter setting in soon which would make it impossible to set sail at a later date in the near future but how do we make wrong decisions when faced with a circumstance or trial such as this.  We have heard for ourselves what is coming but often put things off just another day or think that somehow we will just slide by amid adverse conditions.

Often we fail to attain a proper relationship with God residing with Him in a safe haven as the storms and contrary winds flail about out in the open sea.  God desires that man find rest and peace with him but often mankind does not heed the warnings before the coming spiritual storm and find themselves tossed about by the waves of life rather than residing in spiritual safety in the arms of God.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearAre you spiritually prepared for the storms of life having believed the truth?  Or will you be tossed about in the open sea in the tempests coming on the horizon?

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