The Way of a Ship at Sea
Daily Devotional for May 9th
There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. Proverbs 30:18-19
Solomon was a man of such wisdom that his fame went throughout the land. People would come from other nations to hear the wisdom of the king of Israel. His wisdom was not natural for he had but one desire when before he ascended the throne of his father David; and that was to have the wisdom to judge his people Israel.
Three things intrigued Solomon. In particularly, the way of a ship at sea was very wonderful and amazing! First of all, the fact that a ship can even float is a miracle. Before the flood, God gave the design of a floating vessel to save the world unto a man named Noah. The world may boast of its massive battleships and other sea vessels, but God’s wisdom given to man is the reason we have such technology today. A ship that is able to stay afloat in the midst of the sea is amazing! Next, the idea that the same ship can navigate through the sea harnessing the power of the winds is more amazing!
A ship at sea is much like our lives. In of the three things Solomon beheld, each of them demonstrates an unseen power that they use in order to advance through life. The same is with your life. You cannot and will not be able to sail through this life victoriously without the help of God. As a ship is stationary in the water until the ship’s crew raises the sails into the air, so are we in this world. The sails, in essence, call upon the help of an unseen force for power that it needs and does not have within itself.
We have such a struggle in life because we attempt to sail contrary to the way God’s winds are blowing. You can’t ask God to get behind you and give you the power to do your will. He only empowers those who are sailing in His will! As the wind blows in its circuits, the Holy Spirit also moves in the direction of His purpose. If your desire is to walk in the will of God, then align your sails in the air for the wind of God to blow in His circuits. His strength; His power will carry you through the seas of life and give you the power you need.