Tides

I am not blessed with an abundance of patience and anyone who knows me will confirm this.  Living near the coast has been a blessing in many ways and having owned several boats over the years I had to learn about tides, someone says that tide waits for no man.  Where I live we have an average of 8-foot tides every day.  That means that every 24 hours the tide will be high and low by 8 feet, twice.  It does not matter what time you want to depart, you will not go until the tide is favorable.  That helps to learn patience and it really does when you make a mistake and get stuck on the bottom and most wait patiently for the tide to return and float your boat.  Something we all find a way to accomplish if we boat long enough.  I admit my patience has been stretched recently with what is happening in the country.

Smith Wigglesworth said this morning, “We may be in a very low ebb of the tide, but it is good to be in a place where the tide can rise.  Everything depends on our being filled with the Holy Spirit.  If He can only get us in readiness for His plan to be worked out, it will be wonderful.”  I have learned that no matter how low the tide goes it will come in again in hours.  And all boats will rise with it.

Hebrews 11:1 tells us, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Tomorrow, I will be praying and fasting for my faith to be exercised as I hope for a rising tide and a new infilling of His Holy Spirit power to sustain us while we wait for the tide to rise.

Maranatha, Jim

LIFE does not meet tonight, we look forward to getting together on the 19th.  May God bless you and keep you until then!

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