I love sitting outside to greet the morning in spring. The sunshine and breeze perfectly complimenting each other and the temperature fresh; the sounds of nature awakening in the morning are so peaceful. I hear the birds preparing for the day and the buzz of the insects. Then without notice a horn rudely interrupts my peaceful state and I jump, I’m startled! I then hear a car race off. I’m irritated! But the beautiful sounds of nature awaking never stopped, the sunshine and breeze didn’t waver and the temperature remained steady, it was me who had changed and my peace was gone.
Life is filled with interruptions and unexpected moments just as annoying as that blasting horn. Why is it we so quickly relinquish our peace? How is it that my peace is so easily distracted and destroyed?
This came to a head for me a few Sundays later when something of great importance had gone missing from church. I freaked out! That is capital
My freakiness affected others, it affected my decision making, and it affected my ability to see God in the situation obstructing the flow of His miraculous intervention. Thank God for those kind souls that saw past my freakazoidness and loved me.
As I settled down – God opened a door that lead to an amazing opportunity.
Matthew 6:25-34 says,
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
I want to change and grow in this area of peace. As I read Matthew chapter 6 I saw that as I seek first God’s kingdom – the attributes of His kingdom, (v.33); as I am aware of the value God sees in me (v. 26), and the reality my Heavenly Father knows what I need (v.32) I will grow and be changed!
Have you had a freakazoid moment recently – well you’re not alone. Let’s continue to press in, get prayer, absorb God’s word and keep pressing on!
From my heart to yours,