Utter chaos, I felt like my day was spinning out of control. I had heard something come across the scanner late yesterday that troubled me and then I received a text this morning that worried me. My plate was piled high. As soon as I’d remove something, a whole clump was dumped onto it. I could feel my head begin to pound right behind my head with each item added THUMP THUMP THUMP! I could feel a migraine looming, silently threatening to consume the rest of day and I had no time for that. Poppa, help me. I literally prayed all day just keeping it at bay. Overwhelmed. This day had completely overwhelmed me, but it didn’t defeat me. You see, I started a new routine today. It meant the sacrifice of getting up earlier than usual so that I read my Bible, devotion, write in my prayer journal, and post the Scripture picture BEFORE beginning my work day. I had already prepared my day to succeed so there is no way I could not thrive through it migraine free. I turned up the praise music and pressed on until I got everything I needed to do done and that “thump” never made it past a tension headache.
I sat down to write my blog this evening and “Peace, be still” was in my spirit. It brought me to Mark 4:39-41, “39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” When that chaos was swirling around me today with the phone ringing, the emails, and the tasks going crazy all I had to do was claim that peace. I had prayed for it this morning so it was already there. I had prayed for the Holy Ghost to feel this place with His presence as I played a very anointed playlist. He was here! Me getting frazzled was the human in me, I need to tap into the Jesus in me! Less of me and more of Him. I am definitely a work in progress, but I love how He shows us these things. He took the chaos of my day, the frustrations from it to say daughter I was there, my peace was there. All you had to do was calm yourself and listen. That tension headache, could have been a day with NO headache had I tapped into that peace. Certainly something to think on. Thank You Poppa for the lesson. I pray my lesson helps you realize that you too can claim that peace in the middle of life’s chaos! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8￼ithgal