Life gets confusing at times …just plain confusing! We are bombarded with voices — mostly well-meaning — from every direction giving advice or sharing opinions. Opinions flood until we may feel like we’re drowning .
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
And as the Spirit hovered over this tossing and turning that was going on– His voice came across the waters speaking truth to my soul …
Just be about your Father’s business.
And all the confusion lifted as He commanded the wind and the waves , “Peace! Be Still!
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves,“Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. (Mark 4:39 – NIV)
And the wind of “should have’s”, “could have’s”, and “would have’s” were stilled in my mind and I remembered what He had told me in the quiet …”write for hope” …”Be available” …”let your home be a hub for the love of Jesus to others”.
Love God. Love others …
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
And I swam to shore clinging to the words of my Father and entered into His rest for me — the path He’d marked out for me. I ran to His word and found I wasn’t alone in this story — Jesus , Himself, had a story of being about His Father’s business too …
Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year to the Passover Feast.
And when He was twelve years [old], they went up, as was their custom.
And when the Feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem. Now His parents did not know this,
But, supposing Him to be in the caravan, they traveled on a day’s journey; and [then] they sought Him [diligently, looking up and down for Him] among their kinsfolk and acquaintances.
And when they failed to find Him, they went back to Jerusalem, looking for Him [up and down] all the way.
After three days they found Him [came upon Him] in the [court of the] temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
And all who heard Him were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His intelligence and understanding and His replies.
And when they [Joseph and Mary] saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, Child, why have You treated us like this? Here Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You [distressed and tormented].
And He said to them, How is it that you had to look for Me?
Did you not see and know that it is necessary [as a duty] for Me to be in My Father’s house and [occupied] about My Father’s business?
But they did not comprehend what He was saying to them.
Luke 2:41-50 (Amplified Bible )