You spoke to storms. Would You speak to ours?
You calmed the hearts of the apostles. Would You calm the chaos within us?
You told them to fear not. Say the same to us.
We are weary from our worry, battered and belittled by the gales of life.
Oh Prince of Peace, bequeath to us a spirit of calm.
Quench anxiety. Stir courage.
Let us know less fret and more faith.
In Your name, Amen.
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 AMPC
Good morning and happy Friday-eve!
I pray that your week has been productive. My study time this morning and week have had my wheels turning.
This time last year, I was unemployed.
I had been working a contract position and the position ended that February.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it is still relevant now because this post will go into a bit more detail about the series of events and some of the recent revelations I received during my meditation time today.
No matter what I talk about on this blog or any of my social media sites, I will always come back to sharing what the Lord has done for me.
When I was a little girl– I promised the Lord that if He would take my life and make it something different– something more than I could ever do on my own— I would let the world know what He’d done for me.
If you don’t remember any other thing about me, please know this– Every accomplishment, every good opportunity, every review (big or small), is God keeping His promises to me. I know that for a fact.
I do not take it for granted and I believe with every fiber of my being that if God can do that for me, He can and will do it for you.
If you accept Him as Lord and Savior, if you purpose in your heart to trust Him, to build a relationship with Him– not that you will be perfect ( I am most certainly NOT), but that you will continue to press towards the mark to accomplish whatever purpose it is that God has placed you on this Earth for– I KNOW He is FAITHFUL to do just EVERY GOOD THING He has promised in His word.
I thought more critically about what I wanted to post in this series and had this realization:
I don’t want this to fill the posts in this series with my thoughts or suggestions of what these images mean and how you should reflect on them in light of this Lent/Easter season, nor do I want it to be filled with facts or sound like a tour guide or travel sales pitch– because that is NOT the goal of this.
However, I do want to share these images and some portions of my experience with you.
Today’s verse is a heavy one. There’s a lot to unpack and a lot of wisdom here.
If you think about it, some of the greatest reality checks come from those who know and love us the most.