Well. Over the past 24 hours I have been busy thinking. Not being able to concentrate. Annoyed almost.
And this made me realise I lost my peace. Wait – I gave it away. And I need my peace back. You know when you hear some news or something, and it affects you negatively. You are surprised. But not really. Shocked. But totally saw it coming. Yep. That’s me today. Well. I am done with the constant brain spin. I give up. I need peace. And there’s only one way I know for sure to get my peace back: Ask God for it.
Matthew 8:26 And He said to them, Why are you timid and afraid, O you of little faith? Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great and wonderful calm ( a perfect peaceableness).
This is the story of Jesus in the boat – sleeping, at rest – when the disciples were totally freaked out because of the storm. If Jesus could calm the seas, then He can calm my mind. Your mind, your thoughts and bring a wonderful calm. Feeling better already – ready for the perfect peaceableness…
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
So here, Jesus reminds us not to allow our hearts to be troubled – our choice… no one elses! Our decision to allow trouble to be the ruler. See the bit in parentheses - stop allowing yourself to be agitated – I am obviously giving a situation control for me to ponder on it, imagine a better outcome etc etc etc. I want God’s help to be at peace, not be intimated by situations – nor be cowardly and unsettled.
These are all the opposite to peace. And you know what? What all I want is peace!
Well, don’t you worry: I didn’t only worry. No. We have had lovely friends over for the past few days. Had some sweet walks, had some fab talks and great food!
Enjoying my time off with my family. All of us And have some more friends arriving shortly – so better go bake some biscuits and get my pumpkin all into jars. Did you know I love baking/cooking/making? Thought so xoxo