Peace be still-
Peace be still? What does this look like to you? I had big plans of coloring this amazing masterpiece around Mark 4:39. I had this vision of a beautiful page colored and decorated just right. It would be absolutely amazing. The thing was, the more I tried to control the page and the coloring the more chaotic it became. Needless to say it was not turning out as I had planned. Boy is that true of the different seasons of life. Then I realized that once again I was trying to control what was happening instead of just enjoying the coloring. I don’t know about you but I know for us and our family there has been a lot of chaos in our lives lately. Trying to stay in that peaceful space just seems a bit far to reach sometimes. I started to dig into the word about finding peace and to be still. Jesus rebuked the winds to calm the sea in Mark 4:39. I have found that when my mind starts to head down that path of fear I have to rebuke that fear and re-focus on His words of faith. We cannot have a fear thought and a faith thought at the same time, it is one or the other. We must rebuke the fear and lean into the faith thoughts, even if we have to fake it until we believe it. In John 14:27 Jesus says ” Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives to you. Let not your heart not be troubled nor be afraid.” Peace I leave with you? Not as the world gives to you? What??? When we lean into Jesus that’s where we find the peace. I don’t know what may be going on in your life but remember that the Creator does and He’s got this, even if your life’s coloring page does not look as beautiful as you think it should be.
So I share with you my bible journal page using the new Peace be still and the wave border Mascil. It’s funny because the more I have been looking at my mess of a page the more I really am enjoying it.
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