One Big Boat, Different Paddle Part 2: He will Help Us Move the Paddle

Part 2: He will Help Us Move the Paddle

Last time I shared that we all are traveling this journey in one big boat. However, we all have our own paddle to navigate through life.

Sometimes are paddle is pretty sweet to maneuver. Life is good, things have fallen into place, there is a steady routine, our future is looking stable, and the waves of life are calm.

Then comes the fog horn. We have a change of pace and our paddle is struggling to keep things afloat. Its tiring, its taxing, and its trouble.

I am sure you would agree, most of us have both. Honestly, I like the first option of smooth sailing leaving the paddle beside me.

How can we keep pushing ahead to keep our life boat not only in survival mode, but with success? (hey, that’s like my blog title!! 😊)

Have you ever watched someone in the water struggling to keep their head above the surface? Maybe you have experienced that.  It’s awful isn’t it? Then someone hands them a paddle, and it is the most wonderful relief ever.

Remember the Apostle Peter? He had that experience. Jesus reached out and rescued Peter. Let’s read it again.

Come on!” Jesus said. Peter then got out of the boat and started walking on the water toward him.

 But when Peter saw how strong the wind was, he was afraid and started sinking. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Right away, Jesus reached out his hand. He helped Peter up and said, “You surely don’t have much faith. Why do you doubt?” Matthew 14: 29-31 (CEV)

Jesus still wants to do that to us today.

Christ obeyed God our Father and gave himself as a sacrifice for our sins to rescue us from this evil world. Galatians 1:4

There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. Jesus was truly human, and he gave himself to rescue all of us. I Timothy 2:5

He is still in the business of rescuing and helping us today. That was His purpose in coming to earth.

Crosswalk.com had an article of quotes from Corrie Ten Boom. Anything she has said, I love to read.   This is one of her quotes,

You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.

Check out the article

https://www.crosswalk.com/slideshows/20-powerful-quotes-from-corrie-ten-boom.html

Over the next few weeks, I will continue to chat about how Jesus can help us move our paddle in life.

  1. Do you want to seek His help?
  2. Do you trust His help?
  3. Do you praise when He gives help?

This is a good check for me to see all the resources Jesus has to help me navigate on this boat called Life. Will you join me? See you soon.

Grab your Paddle:

  • List some of your “paddle” issues right now and ask Jesus for help
  • Memorize Galatians 1:4 and I Timothy 2:5
  • Remember we are all in this boat together.

YOU CAN DO THIS!