Scripture:

Acts 27:18-20 (MSG) Next day, out on the high seas again and badly damaged now by the storm, we dumped the cargo overboard. The third day the sailors lightened the ship further by throwing off all the tackle and provisions. It had been many days since we had seen either sun or stars. Wind and waves were battering us unmercifully, and we lost all hope of rescue.


Observation:

There are seasons in life where we feel just like the men on the ship in Acts 27 - desperate and unsure if there’s hope for getting through the present moment. But here’s something I’ve learned from going through a desperate season: MY DARK SEASON WILL NEVER DEFINE WHO GOD IS IN MY LIFE.


In other words, I WILL WORSHIP HIM NO MATTER WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH.


I remember earlier in 2020, when fear kicked in, I was doubting if ‘rescue’ would come to my season. The good thing is that every time I found myself in that position I would start to worship, thanking God for who HE IS by praying and singing his praises. Sometimes we try to figure everything out and we completely forget that we’re not called to figure it out. We’re called to pray it out.


Application:

You may be going through darkness and you may feel tired. Maybe you’re reading this while going through a really tough moment in your life. Let me tell you something: sometimes we are so distracted with the greatness of the storm that we forget the greatness of our God. Get your eyes out of the storm and put them right at your God.


REMEMBER Psalm 23:4 (MSG)

Even when the way goes through death valley,

I’m not afraid when you walk at my side.

Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure.


Create a lifestyle of worship not depending on what you’ra going through but on who He is in you.

You want him to renew your marriage? WORSHIP.

You want him to renew your finances? WORSHIP.

THE RENEWAL YOU'RE PRAYING FOR STARTS WITH THE WORSHIP OF YOUR HEART.


Today you’re in charge of how and when you worship. I want to invite you today to start changing your frame of mind when it comes to your worship to the Lord. One of the first things I Iike to do when I wake up is listen to worship music. I love to set my worship atmosphere right after I wake up.


I am challenging you to do the same. Instead of putting on the news or watching sports or whatever you do to start the day, start your day by worshiping God. SET THE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE RENEWAL YOU'RE PRAYING FOR, you’ll see how GOD is a lot bigger than your storm.


Prayer:

Dear God, I pray today for your guidance in every aspect of my life. Help me see through the storm, renew my strength, renew me in every aspect! In Jesus name I pray. Amen!


Song:

The Blessing by Elevation Worship


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