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We say, 

11 “What strength do I have, that I should hope?
      And what is my end, that I should prolong my life? 

 12 Is my strength the strength of stones?
      Or is my flesh bronze?

 13 Is my help not within me?
      And is success driven from me? (Job 6:11-13, New King James Version)

But God says, “You have Me. And in Me, you have life. Take My yoke. Carry My burden. But the yoke with which you are bound? The burden that you carry? It is not Mine. Therefore your strength is that of stone, and your courage stiff with fright that you are unable to move. But I say take My yoke, My burden, and I will give you My strength for which to carry it. For My strength does not fail, and My muscles are not lax. But man’s strength fails because they lift man’s burdens. Not Mine. There is a difference.”


A ship is much larger, much heavier, and much steadier than a little boat. It is able to weather great storms that would crush individual boats. Therefore, the odds of survival are greater when sailing aboard a great ship than a personal, small boat.

That being said, the people of God are having problems because:

  • They are rejecting the ship of God in favor of sailing their own, smaller vessels. The advantage of this is you don’t have to follow the rules and stricter lifestyle of a large ship. The disadvantage is should problems arise, you are a grand total one-man crew.
  • We are trying to weigh the ship down with too much baggage. Such cargo is the worries, frustrations, and burdens of a sinful lifestyle. Such weight has a tendency to drag the ship down, slow its progress, and overall be a hindrance to the ship’s divine mission. It must be tossed overboard.
  • We are not listening to the Captain of the ship. In Acts, the big Captain, God, told the little captain, Paul, to warn the people about the voyage. The people didn’t listen, the voyage went bad, and the ship sank. God will send us a little captain (a spiritual leader) to make His will known to the sailors. If the people don’t listen, can they really be surprised if the cost is high?

And we will notice in Acts that the key to the sailor’s survival is that they stay on the ship—not jump overboard too early.  The same applies to us. If we’re sailing onboard the ship of God, it is not wise to jump overboard and try to weather the storms on our own. Cause we might drown.

Therefore we must pray:

  • Pray against loss of life aboard our spiritual ship.
  • Pray that our brothers and sisters will work together to keep the ship operational.
  • Pray for the little captain who is God’s spokesman to the crew—that he stay strong in the midst of adversity and continues to hear the voice of God.

(Inspired from Apostle Jones sermon, The Ship wont Sink Cause I’m on it.)

When will this earth learn to heal?
When will the crying and anger,
Accept healing and soothing?
When will the darkness give way to the light?

We look around and see pain.
We look around and see anger.
We look around and see fighting.
We look around and see destruction.

We miss the sunlight,
Dancing off the golden rays,
Come to fight the shadows,
Of this life.

We miss the peace,
Knocking at the door,
Telling us, baby,
It’s going to be alright.

We miss the flowers,
Churning, growing, sprouting,
Bringing color after a rainy day,
Bringing life to an empty soul.

We miss the love,
A gentle breeze,
Blowing through our lives,
Touching and healing our needs.

Come on, my brothers and sisters!

Come on, and choose the sunlight,
Come on, and feel the peace,
Come on, and touch the flowers,
Come on, and bathe in true love.

God is reaching and calling,
He is yearning to relieve,
This weighing on our hearts,
This burning fire consuming our souls.

This pain is blinding,
These burdens are heavy,
This sorrow everlasting,
This toil unchanging.

God has strength for our burdens.
God has the salve for our pain.
God has the peace for our sorrow.
God has the love to cover everything.

If we can look beyond our trials and sorrow,
If we can look beyond the torment of our past,
If we can look beyond the darkness of this world,
We will find peace, love and joy in God’s hands.