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Having Jesus in our boat

by Vanessa

"But He was in the hind part of the boat, asleep on a pillow; and they awoke Him and said unto Him, Master, do you not care that we are perishing?" (Mark 4:38).

It is good to have Jesus in one's boat (in one's life), but it is not enough. In this passage, Jesus was certainly in the boat with the disciples, but sleeping peacefully. It is only when "having been awakened, he confronted the wind and said to the sea, Silence! Be still! Then the wind ceased and a great calm descended" (Mark 4:39).

As for us, can we say like the apostle Paul did, "it is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me"? For when Christ lives in us, which is to say, is awakened, He will speak through our mouth and say to our difficult circumstances, "Silence! Be still!" Thus, by his authority and through his Word, Rhema, He will muzzle (original meaning of the Greek verb 'phimoo', translated by ‘to silence' in English) the enemy in our life, to force it to keep silent.