I received this comparison of Super Woman vs. Abiding Woman from my brother, Sam, the other day and have been thinking on it ever since. Perhaps you've seen it and been encouraged. I was in that frame of mind when I sat down to read the book of Mark this morning and saw the phrase about the disciples taking Jesus away from the crowds in a boat "just as He was," before the storm.
v. 36-37: Leaving the crowd, [the disciples] took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. And there arouse a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.
Impression: Jesus was. He didn’t act, or put on a show or pull out all the stops. He simply walked and talked and healed and loved because of who He is. It did not keep the storms at bay. It did not keep life from happening around Him. Life, in fact, was full of more difficulties as a result, not less. He was unharried, unhurried, undisturbed; patient, kind, compassionate. It’s Who He is.
Application: By His Spirit, I can respond the same way. I don’t have to do, to accomplish, to perform. I am called to be—to be His workmanship, His vessel, part of His Body—where I am. Even in the storm. The storm will come. People will clamor. Needs will surmount. And I cannot do it all. I am only called to trust and obey, to do my part, as the Lord does His.