Sometimes Overboard is the Only Way to Safety

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Acts 27:43

But the centurion wanted to spare Paul’s life and kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land.

O-bservation:

This is the story of St. Paul’s perilous voyage to Rome. The ship he was sailing on was tossed to and fro by a tumultuous storm for 14 continuous days and nights! Finally, the sailors sensed that they were nearing shore and cut the anchors and raised the sails, hoping to make the beach. Instead, they ran aground on a sand bar and the storm continued to pound the ship until it began to break apart. They were forced to jump overboard to spare their lives. They swam and clung to broken planks from the ship until they all arrived on shore safely. Not one person aboard the ship perished!

A-pplication:

Can you imagine the intense fear that these men had experienced for two solid weeks? As they thought they were finally going to make the shore, they stuck on a sand bar instead and watched as their ship began to tear apart. They knew they would have to jump ship, but that was a fear they’d never before realized. Perhaps you’ve been living in abject fear lately. Just when you thought it was over, today it’s even worse! The thing that separates you and me from a lot of our acquaintances is that we’ve heard God’s voice in the middle of our storm. That’s always a game changer, because “Sometimes Overboard Is The Only Way To Safety!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I’m so thankful this AM that I’ve heard You speak in the middle of my storm. I know there’s peril out there. However, I’m ready to jump. Just say when. Amen

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