Saturday, March 13, 2010

Seeking God

There is a story of about a sea captain who in his retirement skippered a boat taking day-trippers to Shetland Islands .

On one trip, the boat was full of young people.
They laughed at the old captain when they saw him say a prayer before sailing out,
because the day was fine and the sea was calm.
However they weren't long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to pitch violently.
The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer.
But he replied, "I say my prayers when it's calm. When it's rough I attend to my ship."

Here is a lesson for us:

If we cannot seek God in quiet moments of our lives; we are not likely to find him when trouble strikes. We are more likely to panic.

But if we have learnt to seek him and trust him in quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the going gets rough.


pretzel said...

yeah, absolutely agree :)

Stardust said...

=) I'm guilty of seeking Him earnestly, mostly at difficult times. This one certainly has so much to learn from. Thanks.. Blessed week!

bp said...

me guilty of the desperate pleas when i'm at my rope's end. thanks for the reminder... isn't consistency key in so many things? learning, so much more to learn. god bless, n i hope you can steal some quiet moments for yourself during the schoolhols, which can be just as busy, i know!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Mom, I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent.
And hands that help are Holier than lips that pray.
Have a nice day, and keep a song in your heart, Lee.