Shipwrecked on God

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son (Col 1:13 NASB)

The LORD is my portion (Psalms 119:57 NASB)

January 30, 2010

I recently read a sermon by Vance Havner (1976). As he was expressing the nature of a true convert he made a statement that has me in sober consideration of how I want to live my out my days… Shipwrecked on God, stranded on omnipotence.There is much about this metaphor that I want to explore, but the significance of it for me at the moment is that in my “shipwreck” of a life, I would not want to be shipwrecked anywhere but on God. A survivor of a shipwreck is desperately dependent upon what the land has to offer him… What a good place to be stranded! I will embrace my heritage and walk with joy in portion. My need of being rescued is always present.

Today, marks a significant moment in my life. It was January 30, 2010 that my life looked ‘shipwrecked’. And the next several weeks would look to be so. What a good thing to be ‘shipwrecked’ on God. (READ MORE HERE)

I have just walked away from a waiting room at the Baptist hospital in Amarillo, TX where my dad just finished two surgeries. As I was walking out, I thought; “isn’t it good to be shipwrecked on God.” I walked out of the hospital and loaded my luggage into the back seat of Jim Allen’s pickup. Jim dropped me off at the Amarillo airport as I begin my journey home. Jim and I had a few moments to speak of the kindness of God in our lives. In a few hours I’ll land in Kansas City where my brother-in-law, Drew, will pick me up. I will anticipate a few God ordained moments to bless the Lord with him and his family. Then, I’ll look forward to being re-united with Silas in Idaho and a moment soon with Steve McMullin. I bless the Lord for a day when my life looked like a shipwreck to many people. I’m thankful to the Lord to have been ‘shipwrecked’ with these men.

May the Lord help me to live out my days as a shipwrecked sojourner.

My prayer on January 30, 2010: “God, protect us tonight. We are without everything but You. You and you alone do we have. Praise be to God.”

Haiti (January 30, 2010)

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