God loves you and so do I. I am concerned about you and just wanted to spend a quiet moment with you before you begin your hectic week. Are you rushing already? Or do you feel centered and calm? Chances are that you have a lot on your plate this week. Everyone seems to! We need instant coffee because we don’t have enough time to let it perk. Or we stop at Starbucks to grab a cup on the go. We are always frantically rushing. Even at home we rush from one chore to another until we mindlessly plop in front of the tv exhausted. Is that what it is like at your house?
I love the fact that you and I can make choices. If you truly want to have peace in your soul, choose it! Jesus and his disciples were out in a boat and a great storm arose. The disciples were terrified. Jesus was asleep in the back of the boat and the disciples woke him. “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm (Mark 4:39). Three little words from Jesus and the storm stopped. He still speaks to you and me. Pause long enough to brew your coffee this morning. Sit quietly and meditate on the above scripture. Whatever storm you may be facing this week, know that Jesus offers peace. Be still long enough to hear him whisper to you, “Peace.” Pour yourself a cup of coffee and relax. Those few minutes of calm can set the tone for your entire week. Love you,