We are continuing our blog post series entitled “In the Eye of the Storm”. If you remember from our previous post, Charlotte had mentioned the three types of personalities that were aboard the ship in the storm with the Apostle Paul. The three personalities were the roper, thrower, and no hoper.
Today we will be discussing about the the “thrower“.
In Acts 27:18-20, in order to prevent the ship from sinking, the crew threw the cargo overboard. The next day they threw the ship’s equipment away and any other things they could think of, that wasn’t necessary for their survival.
“We can disregard things in the panic!” Charlotte Gambill
She points out that the enemy will try to give us suggestions of things or people to throw away during our moment of weakness.
As I was pondering and reflecting on these particular scripture verses, I was led to the Book of Exodus. Before Moses went up to the mountain where God resided, the people exclaimed, “We will do everything the Lord has told us to do.”
Moses stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
Moses was getting ready to bring down the Ten Commandments, and God commanded him to quickly go down the mountain because the Israelites were worshiping an idol. The people had lost faith in Moses and in God. They didn’t know what happened to Moses. They panicked and were in fear.
And Arron took the gold, melted it down, and molded and tooled it into the shape of a calf.
The people threw away not a “thing”, but their faith (belief, obedience, and trust) in God!
Have you ever been in a situation that troubled you so much, that you didn’t turned to God and pray? Do you react or respond to difficulties in your life? If you react, you may not be listening to your Spirit. When you respond, you think things out rationally and in a calm manner.
Offense is the tool the enemy will use often to cause chaos, hate, indifference, and division between people. Has a church member or employee ever offended you? Has your spouse or sibling ever offended you?
Do you agree, that your faith might have been shaken? Did you ever make a foolish decision or decisions in the mist of your worry and panic or grief?