This morning, my quiet time is not so quiet. My mind is a flutter with so many thoughts and concerns. My heart is heavy for the kids taken away from their parents and are in temporary shelters. My brain is thinking about the many things I want to accomplish – finish writing this bible study, meet with the youth, write tests for next semester, loose 10 lbs, clean out the fridge, and the list goes on and on.
I feel like the disciples in the boat being tossed to and fro, anxious, worried, afraid. But then I remember. Jesus is in my boat. So, I look at my storms and say, “Peace, be still!” Peace in this case means to silence. So I am silencing the voices of worry, anxiousness, and fear. I am silencing the voice that is saying, “Yours prayers aren’t enough.” I’m am silencing the voice that says, “You will never get this done.”
I am choosing to agree with Paul’s advice. I will pray about everything and worry about nothing. I will give my requests unto God and trust He will do what only He can do. So, I command my soul this morning: Peace, be still. I choose to be saturated today in prayer. Whenever an anxious thought arise, I will pray. Whenever fear raises its ugly head, I will pray. I will quiet my soul, pray, and walk in Shalom Peace.
Peace or anxiousness? The choice is mine. The choice is yours.
“Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 4:6-7 TPT