The enemy is always competing for our attention. In the Spirit I heard him accuse us to the Father. "I bet when the storm gets overwhelming, they will stop worshiping You."
The Father answered, "No way! I know them. They will worship Me anyhow. If their ship goes under, they will walk on water. They are water walkers! They are storm chasers! They chase storms! The raging sea becomes their sidewalk to get to where I am. They are full-time worshipers, part-time anything else! Their worship brings Me to them."
Walk On Stormy Seas
What if the storm that threatens your life today has come to promote you? Have you considered walking on water?
Jesus used a storm at sea to illustrate to His disciples a life lesson: "How to walk on stormy seas". Only one out of twelve was listening. "The first thing that must take place is a strong enough storm that relentlessly batters your ship. The second event: 'How to get your feet wet.' And the grand finale: 'Just do it!' I will take over from there" (My paraphrase, see Matthew 14:22-33).
Be a Storm Chaser
Once your toes touch the water, whatever was over your head is now under your feet. The storm has weakened. You have worn it out. You have outlasted it and are now up for promotion. The storm that came to destroy you had a spiritual upgrade attached. You now have a testimony with authority to storm the gates of Hell. You have become the perfect storm in satan's kingdom. And there's no water in Hell for him to walk on!
Ship Or No Ship: I Will Worship
All my storms come without warning. I am never ready for them. But they have one thing in common: I find Jesus in them. Whether He calls me to walk through the storm or wait for the eye of it: "I know the master of the wind. I know the maker of the rain" (song by Bill Gaither). He can calm the storm or calm me in it.
"He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind." Psalm 104:3
"What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:27
Ship or no ship: I will worship Him.
Enjoy the Rapids
A tourist guide accompanied tourists down a river in a canoe. They were enjoying the peaceful river when suddenly they hit a section of rapids that rocked the canoe severely. Panic struck the tourists. But one person sitting in the back stayed calm in spite of the fear. A frantic tourist asked the person, "Why aren't you afraid of these rough rapids?" He responded, "I know the tourist guide. He has been down this river many times before. Enjoy the rapids!"
Blowing the Shofar Ministries
Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past 33 years where he is now an elder and a home missionary. He is currently an advisor at large for Aglow International. Bill faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope for 23 years and now travels full-time, both in the U.S. and internationally, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. "Humility and humor" characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is "in season," proclaiming the word of the Lord! The shofar (or ram's horn) is often used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches, and households. The shofar represents God's breath blowing into the nostrils of His people, reviving them and awakening the lost. Many of God's messages, which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of his everyday life with his family and friends.
Bill Yount's Itinerary:
Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry's discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.
January 30, 2014 (6:30pm)
International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen
133 Frederick Rd. Thurmont, Maryland
February 23, 2014 (10am)
Spirit of Christ Church
985 Wenger Lane, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
February 25, 2014 (7pm)
Lavale United Methodist Church
565 National Highway, Cumberland, Maryland
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