Testimony of the hand of God in Ryan Meek's Life.
Ryan Meek's testimony.
Trying to figure out what to do, on a sunny afternoon in Florida I asked my uncle if I could take out the jet ski. We had done this before and we're ready to spend an afternoon of sunshine and fun. That was not how the day went, as wee took off the throttle got stuck and we hit the dock at 55. I landed on the dock of a retired a force veteran, he said the noise was so loud that he thoughts airplane had crashed in his back yard. Still awake I told him the throttle stuck. My girl friend was face down in the water, he revived her. I spent 49 days in a coma. God was watching over me, my faith was made stronger, the doctors said I would be a vegetable. They said it was hopeless, he is brain dead, the neurologist said to start planning on pulling the plug. 90% of people in this situation end up a vegetable for the rest of their life. Only 1% ever recover to live a normal life. But God had other plans. During this time my family had a motto, "God's got this. " We trusted that God was in control. It took along time to learn how to talk and walk again. Today Ryan is singing and serving God.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
Dr. Paul Cushman. St Cloud Church of God.
Do you feel like your life is a storm and no matter what way you turn that the winds are against you?
Today there is a gospel being preached about health and wealth, every thing is going well, smooth sailing.
There are those that preach once you accept Jesus it's all going to be great., no more problems... Jesus said differently...“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 KJV
TWO TYPES OF STORMS
A STORM OF CORRECTION.
When a Christian is going the wrong way a storm will come to help us correct our course. How sad it is when God gives us direction and we ignore it. I would rather have a God who corrects me than one who lets me live in error.
“My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
Proverbs 3:11-12 KJV
This type of storm is not there to destroy you, but put you in the correct direction. When a father corrects his child it is not because he hates then, but because he loves them.
When you are off track some time a storm is what it takes to steer us in a better direction.
A STORM OF PERFECTION.
Some times in the perfect will of God there are still storms. You can be doing the perfect will of God and still have storms in life. Let them bring you closer to God. Some storms are writhing God's will to let them happen.
Stephen was still beheaded.
Paul was still ship wrecked.
Peter was still crucified.
Job still lost it all.
Jesus sent the disciples out to sea, even they were in a storm.
“And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
Matthew 14:22-33 KJV
If you are faithful to Jesus he will come walking to you in the midst of your storm, don't give up, morning will come and the us will shine one more time.
He never comes too early and never too late.
Contrary winds can cause you to get your eyes off Jesus. Peter took his eyes off Jesus and started to focus on the storm around him. He started to sink, but Jesus stretched out his hand.
Did they forget what happened in chapter 8?
“But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”
Matthew 8:22-27 KJV
Q: Where was Jesus during this storm?
Jesus was right there, Jesus can calm the storm. He knows that there is a storm, he knows our thoughts, just because you are I the midst of a storm, that doesn't mean your backslid.
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
Isaiah 43:2 KJV
Q: Are you I a storm today?
God is there to see you though, trust him, he's got this.
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