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Topic: Acts 27:41
S.Acts 27:41 But striking a crosscurrent (a place open to two seas) they ran the ship aground. The prow stuck fast and remained immovable, and the stern began to break up under the violent force of the waves.
O. Daylight came during a huge storm, allowing Paul and the other men see land. They had hit a 'crosscurrent', a storm; a stream moving across a main current. The men 'took counsel', and decided to run the front of the ship into the land, so that the 'prow stuck fast and remained immovable'. This meant that the rest of the ship that could be 'broken' was allowed to "break up under the violent force of the waves".
A. I get a picture of ramming my head (the 'prow of my ship') into the Word of God/solid ground or TRUTH, and it gets 'stuck' there, while the troubles of life (crosscurrents) work away at destroying what God can not use in my life.
Every once in awhile, I NEED a shipwreck! With my head stuck in the Word of God's Truth, my faith is strengthened and all that isn't needed by God can be bashed to bits! There are 'crosscurrents' in life (conflicting opinions, where God's opinion crosses over man's opinion). The 'crosscurrent' goes against the rest of the world, conflicting with the majority. This is the Way of the Kingdom and, like Paul and his shipmates, I am to run my 'mind' (the front of my 'ship') into 'solid ground/TRUTH' where my mind is 'stuck fast and remains immovable'.
It's CHOOSING Truth and STAYING there while the 'crosscurrents' bash away.
P. Thank You for the shipwrecks, Father! Keep me strong and STUCK in Your Truth!