"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27 (NKJV)
Perhaps you are like me- crazy busy. I have always subscribed to my mom's philosophy "I'd rather work a day to death, than see it die of natural causes." But even I will admit that I often allow busy-ness to leach the beauty and joy out of my day. I allow the clutter of life- emails, phone calls, texts, homeschooling, ministry, family responsibilities- to drive me through my day, rather than me intentionally steering my day.
I sometimes imagine Jesus walking the earth like me... and I get tickled, imagining His mad rush, giving Peter and John an anxiety disorder. Can't see it? Me either! I believe Jesus was purposeful, yet peaceful. I believe He did the important without ever drowning out the quiet communion He walked in. Always remaining and resting in the presence of His Father.
It is my prayer that today I will walk in purposeful peace. That I will be led by peace, not by a schedule. That I will perform the important and not only the urgent. I pray that I will be salt and light to all I meet.
Will you agree in prayer with me?
Dear Lord, I ask that you will enable Your church to be powerful, purposeful, and yet peaceful. Soothe the troubled souls today and apply your balm of healing and perfect rest. In the mighty Name of Jesus I ask these things. Amen.
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