Thursday, July 12, 2018

Responding to Storms Like Jesus Did

by Emily Conrad

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about wind and waves, writing about how trials bring us closer to Jesus. Because of conversations that arose out of that post, I read accounts from the Gospels of instances where Jesus and the disciples faced rough seas together.

Jesus certainly had a different way of responding to wind and waves than his followers did. And I don't simply mean His ability to pull Peter up out of the water or to calm a sea with His words.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Obeying God Despite the Risk

by Emily Conrad

I read one sentence, and I knew what I had to do.

I don’t often feel like God is prodding me into a risk, but over the course of months, I kept encountering hints that He was calling me to dismantle a figurative safety net I wanted to leave in place.

Reluctant, I reasoned my way into changing nothing. What if I fail at what I'm trying to do? I’ll need that safety net! But then, He used my own words to show me that the only safety net I need is Him.