Today was busy.
Computer-crashing-twice-before-8.30am, losing-your-power-cable-at-the-worst-possible-moment, can’t-find-a-parking-space-when-you-really-need-one, feeling-super-disorganised-about-running-important-training-for-12-young-people, busy.
And in the midst of seeming-chaos, I find my default position is still not the prayerful calm of quiet rest, but the frantic clattering thoughts of a million-and-one disconnected ideas.
Yet today, as I drove up yet another level of a jam-packed multi story car park, I felt Holy Spirit lean in close and whisper gently to my frazzled mind, ‘Peta. Calm down. Stop. Rest. Breathe me in, and take a moment to know my strength.’
So I did.
With 4 minutes to make it to my first appointment, I pulled into a parking space, stopped, and took a moment to fix the eyes of my heart on Him.
And rested for just a minute.
And breathed Him in.
And took a moment, just to know.
Know. His. Strength.
I stopped my express-train thoughts.
And rested in His gentle promises.
And breathed in the faith and the vision that He had for my day.
And took a moment, just to know that it was all going to be ok.
Because of His strength.
And you know, my day got a whole lot better from there on in.
Funny now His perspective changes everything.
But it does make perfect sense.
Matthew 11 v 28-30 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for you souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light.