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Weathering The Storm

May 1, 2014
While I was praying and pondering what to write here today I got a phone call from a nurse I used to work the midnight shift with back in the early 90′s.  Yes, she calls often.  Her call prompted me to re-share the following again.  I am glad to report that she remains a dear sister in Christ to me after all these years.
“A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.  The disciples woke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown.’  He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Peace!  Be still!’  Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to His disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid?  Do you still have no faith?’  They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this?  Even the wind and waves obey Him!”  Mark 4: 37-41
A Canadian friend and I were exchanging testimonies yesterday, so I thought I would also share this story here today:
Back in 1992 I was working as a Psychiatric Technician in a mental health facility.  I was at the nurses station charting when this HUGE patient came up and punched out the wire reinforced window, during a fit of rage.  There was glass and blood everywhere.  This guy was six foot eight and weighed over 400 pounds.  All the staff stood up and looked at each other first in disbelief and then everyone turned and looked directly at me expecting that I should be the one to do something about the problem at hand.
I stepped out of the station and into the hallway about 8 feet away from the troubled patient.  The psychiatrist asked the patient if he was alright, but got no response.  Then I spoke to the giant, asking him to calm down.  He raised his fist and took a big step towards me.  I asked him to think about what he was doing.  Again no response.  Then I said, “You are a big man and you could hurt me, but I am pretty big too and you are also going to get hurt if you want to fight.”  Again no response.  Then I stepped right up to him and whispered in his ear.  Immediately he calmly turned around and went back to his room.
The staff was dumbfounded and the psychiatrist who was a German Jew asked me, “Vat did ewe say to heem?”  I then faced everyone and said, ” I just told him peace, be still, in Jesus Name.”  The Doc did not know what to say at first, but a few moments later he actually said, “Jesus huh? I don’t understand it, but it worked. Good job Kirk.”  All the other staff just smiled and nodded in agreement.  
During the clean up I was asked very probing questions about what happened and I just kept giving all the credit and glory to Jesus.  Several days later I worked a midnight shift and the nurse who worked nights questioned me about the incident.  After a couple of hours of conversation she asked Jesus to invade her life and she still serves Him to this day.  The name of Jesus is very powerful and He can calm any storm, be it weather or emotional.  Anyway, that’s just another day in the life of this long haired Jesus freak.
Love and ……
Kirk Out !



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  1. What a beautiful testimony.

  2. Glad to know you live by Faith in Christ Jesus, and we need no praises, plaudits or popularity, we do not have to be right, tops praised, rewarded or regarded, for Christ unto Father is our, way, truth and new life in Spirit and truth
    Our way is rough, companions few, yet our guide is reliable, and we do not flinch in the face of sacrifice, meander at the maze of mediocrity, look back, for we have crossed over the line and live by Faith in the finished works of Christ unto Father, for the new life we have in thanksgiving and praise all day long
    We are a part of the fellowship of the unashamed, the die has been cast, the decision made, not to look back, for we now live by Faith in the Son, knowing all shall turn out for the best, thanks to Father through Son
    So will we or won’t we stand up for the truth, God does just love us all, or does God?
    For me I won’t shut up, let up, slow up, until I have paid up, prayed up, shown up for Christ, I must go until he comes, for I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed, and you all as well, if one believes
    Loving you all the way Father does through Christ
    Romans 8:9
    But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
    Sp we each decide for ourselves, what do we want Spirit of truth, (God’s) or man’s self survival ways in harming others to get what they want?

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