Today (January 11, 2020) I’m sitting in the living area in my two-bedroom apartment in Hendersonville Tennessee. I’ve just finished my prayer time with God as well as spending time in His Word.
I’m on my second cup of coffee with cinnamon roll creamer (so good). My dog Willow, who is 100lbs, is curled up in the smallest ball she can get into right next to me on the couch. My beautiful daughter Shiloh is in a bouncy chair fighting off a nap, and my lovely wife is in our bedroom behind me catching up on some much needed sleep.
I love these types of mornings. I’m not in a hurry to get to the gym or another meeting. I’m not scarfing down breakfast so I can hop on a phone call. I’m just present. That’s it. Just present.
I believe God through the Holy Spirit spoke to me this morning and it wasn’t through my prayer time, even though that was good. I wasn’t through the passage of Scripture I studied this morning, even though it was filled with truth.
He spoke to me by just being.
As I made my coffee, got my daughter settled, and Willow blopped down beside me, I looked outside and the wind was just going insane. Trees were bending, doors and windows were cracking, and I could hear it as if I was standing outside in an open field.
Throughout my prayer time, spending time in the Word, and making sure Shiloh was good the wind distracted me. As soon as I got my attention back on the passage, a huge gust came and made the door crack. After this happened several more times, I just stared out the window next and watched the powerful wind at work.
In Mark 4 Jesus is doing some amazing teaching and when He was done, He and the disciples got into a boat and traveled to the other side. Jesus being tired from all His teaching goes down to the stern of the boat to sleep. During His sleep a great windstorm began and caused the waves to crash against the boat.
The disciples go to Jesus and say, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” In response to this question Jesus “awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He [Jesus] said to them, ‘Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?’”
Simply, the Holy Spirit showed me, no matter how great the storm is outside I’ve got the greatest power on the inside-Jesus. The wind my life may cause great fear in my heart and waves to affect more and more areas of my life, but Jesus has the power of peace, and in faith I must trust and walk in it.
In just being Holy Spirit spoke to me this morning.
Be where your feet are.
 Mark 4:38b ESV
 Mark 4:39-40 ESV
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