by Stan Coffey

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How God Speaks through Life's Storms (8 of 8)
Series: The Awesome Power of Listening to God
Stan Coffey
Matthew 8:18, 23-27

We've talked about God speaking through impressions of the Holy Spirit, God speaking to us directly through His word, God speaking through us through other Christians in the body of Christ. We've talked about God speaking to us through our pain.

Another way that God speaks to us is through the storms of life. That's what you find here in the 8th chapter of the gospel of Matthew.

Matthew 8:18, 23- 27 (NIV) -- ''When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. (23) Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. (24) Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. (25) The disciples went and woke him, saying, 'Lord, save us! We're going to drown.' (26) He replied, 'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?' Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. (27) The men were amazed and asked, 'What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!''

I was looking at this verse and I thought over the last few days that I wish Jesus would give me the power to speak to the winds. We've had wonderful temperatures, but the winds have been a little rough.

There are a lot of winds and storms that come to us in life. In fact, I want to give you some statistics today, being the helpful, concerned pastor that I am. I want to give you some safety tips that I came across.

1. Don't ride in an automobile because twenty percent of all fatal
accidents happen in an automobile. So, stay away from that.

2. Don't stay at home because seventeen percent of all accidents
happen at home.

3. Don't walk, because fifteen percent of all accidents involve
pedestrians out walking.

4. Don't travel by air, by rail or by water because sixteen
percent of all accident happen that way ...

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