Unshaken by the winds and waves


Today: Unshaken by the winds and waves

Passage: Eph 4

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. (Eph 4, NIV)

Infants are interesting. Everyone loves infants

But no one likes an infant to be an infant all the time. We expect them to grow

God expects growth in us. We grow in every other area but in the things of God!

False teachers and prophets do the most harm to the children of God

Unless we take deep root in God, it is easy to be tossed back and forth, and some have even been uprooted; we need to have a deep foundation in the word of God

Jesus told the parable of the house that was built on sand and the one that was built on the rock

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Mat 7, NIV)

One may look like a very religious person, but what matters is how a person reacts to the various storms and tests in life as well as to various wrong teachings

Those who have a strong foundation in God will stand strong and straight

Peter, one of the Disciples of Christ, was very unstable until he received the anointing of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost

Once Peter was anointed, the rivers of living water came out of him. In one preaching, 3000 people came to the saving knowledge of Christ

Peter never wavered after that. He was firm in God

When God’s word and Spirit takes us over, we will be much stronger

Daniel was a man who stood strong in the middle of adverse circumstances

He was neither shaken nor frustrated in a tempting or testing situation

Daniel was determined that nothing could affect his commitment

One of the reasons why the church becomes ineffective is because we don’t have much “Daniel”s, even among the leaders

There is a trend to compromise with the world and take the path of less resistance, which ultimately makes the church weak and ineffective

As it says in Eph 4: 11-13, it is the duty of the ministers to bring the people of God to maturity and enable them for works of service

May God help us to grow and be mature, strong children of God

God’s blessings!


Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for being such a strong foundation for me. You are my rock, my salvation. Help me to have my roots in you, to be mature and to minister to many, not wavering in the winds and storms of life. Amen