He’s in the Boat – Journaling Prayer by LaWanda
LaWanda – O Jesus, precious Lord. ♪♪ I’m caught up in your presence, I just want to sit here at your feet. I’m caught up in this holy moment. I never want to leave. ♪♪ This moment is holy, Lord, because YOU are here.
I keep thinking of that Jonathan Edwards' quote, “You contribute nothing to salvation except the sin that made it necessary.” O Lord, how can we ever express our gratitude? And even though it is our sin that makes salvation necessary, I am so glad it is cast as far as the east is from the west and that you remember it no more. Now you can see Jesus in me. Now I reflect YOU! No ugly reminders. Just the heart of my Savior. Thank you, Jesus, precious Lord.
Lord Jesus, I see you in the boat today. Help me to remember, Lord, that you are ALWAYS here in the boat with me, calm seas or stormy ones. You are in the boat, Lord. Even if I can’t see what you are doing. Even if you are asleep in the bow. Thank you for the promises of God that tell me this, Lord. Help me to trust that it is so, Lord, regardless of what I am seeing. Help me to measure everything against your word. Help me to believe what I am reading there and not what I am seeing with my eyes. Thank you, precious Lord, please blow the breath of your Spirit on me now. I need your presence, Lord.
Jesus – LaWanda, my dear one, you have spoken truth in all of this. You do need my presence, my precious one. AND, you already have it. Even as I am in the bow of the boat, unseen by you, I am there. I need say nothing. I need do nothing. My presence is enough, in and of itself. O my dear one, my LaWanda, with a capital “W,” trusting what you are reading in My word is far better than trusting what you are seeing. It is a NO-LOSE situation. You already know how I consider My word. I honor it even above My name. There is nothing – NOTHING, NO THING, NO PERSON above it.
What you see with your eyes may or may not be “true”. In the natural, it is always up for interpretation and if the enemy is directing the traffic, you will think you see things that are true when you do not. So trust ME and not your own sight. You can feel good about knowing when to trust yourself if you are FIRST trusting ME! If you measure what you are seeing against my Word, you cannot go wrong. Measuring it against even more than one verse is even better. Trust the check I have put in your gut and remember… I am always in the boat!
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