My Voice

My voice is mighty, although you do not always hear it. It is powerful enough to mend your broken heart. It is resounding enough to cover the extent of your concerns. My voice rises above the waters, – ALL waters, – whether they are peaceful and still or rising with torrential waves. Stop. Listen. I call you to recognize first and foremost how much you are LOVED. Dip your toes in this soothing water, hearing My blessed reassurance. Turn to face Me, and find that I accept you as you are. Once you do this, listen for My call to guide you into the day. It may be a simple message, or I may ask for bold and courageous action. Either way, you are fully Mine and I am yours. 

No Aimless Wandering

Do you find yourself feeling anxious already today? Don’t deny My Presence with you. I long for you to acknowledge Me. Actively seek to be communing with Me. Avoid wandering aimlessly into your day, – busy with tasks galore but absent-mindedly unaware that I am always with you. This kind of self-reliance will trip you up. Start your day with Me instead, asking for guidance. Be receptive to all I have in store for you. Familiarize yourself with My soothing voice expressing love for and confidence in you. This is not just “all in your head”. My love for you is real, and is the greatest truth you can ever know! I say it again: Don’t deny My Presence, both with you and in you. The richness of right relationship with Me has endless Goodness in store when you choose to be aware of Me and My purpose in your life. No more aimless wandering; come with Me into your day. 

No Price-tag

Over-abundance. Excess. “Tis the season”. I used to be the reason for the season. I still am. The more you get sucked into shopping, cooking, parties, decorating, and gifting, – aiming for unattainable ideals of perfection, – the more anxious you become. I can help you with all of that. With each gift you purchase, pray wholeheartedly for the recipient. Pray that they will come to know Me, and find greater comfort, security, and satisfaction through our ongoing relationship. Then, leave that part up to Me and them, – silently, in your heart. I am an over-abundant God, seeking to lavish all with Grace and Love. You can feel free to give material things; just do so with a genuine and loving heart. There is no need for over-abundance. A simple gesture is enough. Don’t worry so much about being perceived as either “cheap”, “thoughtless”, or “excessive”. Aim for simplicity and kindness, and pray for their spiritual rest. I will supply that in excessive amounts to all who come to Me. Let Me be the supplier of holy wealth, with you being a conduit through prayer. There is no price-tag on that.

Inclusion

You are a LIGHT to others.  Don’t recede into darkness, or separateness.  Your gift is inclusion; – reaching out to others who can’t always reach back.  Many aren’t good at reaching beyond the awkwardness of mistakes.  If I have taught you nothing else, it’s how to stand strong and move forward.  Now I need you to hear Me calling you even deeper.  I am reaching into your soul. You have a purpose here: a rich, meaningful purpose. Others look to you for leadership – they always have.  Your leadership is one of inclusion, purpose, compassion.  In the past you were hurt because you “felt” excluded, yet you weren’t.   Yours is the leadership in that arena.  Yours is that gift – to be welcoming, outgoing.  I will bless that.  Let My waves of Grace and Glory wash over you now.  Rest, trustingly cradled in My arms, as I renew you and restore your broken Spirit.  I am big enough to do just that! You are meant to be included, as well. 

You Belong

I equip you.  I equip you.  I equip you!  I, in all My might and majesty, have called you to these places. See what wondrous things are being done! You make people feel special, and I need your presence doing what comes naturally to you.  Pray.  Come to Me when you feel anxious; see that I don’t judge you nearly as hard as you judge yourself.  Know that you belong to Me. “You belong” means you are LOVED, WELCOMED, secure, WANTED.  You “fit”. I care about you, and long for you to be with Me all hours of the day.  REMAIN WITH ME at all times.  It is when you are fretting and punishing yourself that you have your back to me – all you need to do is turn and run into My arms, which are outstretched and waiting to encompass you. Let Me caress away your fears as a loving, tender, reachable parent.  I am tender, kind, and fun. Laugh with Me today.  See Me all around you in the joy and love outpouring everywhere.  You are all part of My great circle of love. Enjoy this belonging.

My Good

You are My faithful servant.  Serve for ME, – My Good.  My Good is when you touch the lives of others – in a passing hello, in more attentive conversations, or in working together on complicated activities.  My Good abounds – everywhere! Take some of it in today. I give My Good for YOU, too. I’m not a demanding God who only asks you to serve serve serve.  Today you can receive.  Any day, you can receive My Good; it’s not selfish to do so.  I think you forget that, and that’s where the “it’s not enough” anxiety filters in.  Insulate yourself against this by taking time with Me daily, absorbing My gifts to you in the form of rest, quiet time, help from others, and gifts from others.  You are talented – so talented, but you are only one person.  Others are okay with this – they don’t expect nearly as much out of you as you think or try to meet up to.  “Less is More”. You are allowed to DO less in order to be replenished more.  I do not ask for your weariness.  I ask you to bring joy, and in order to do so you must receive it, so fill your own well first with My Living Water.  Receive My Joy today so that My Good can be accomplished.  Let it surprise you with how easy it is to find, and how satisfying it is.  

Clean Slate

I know well the plans I have in mind for you. Take hold of my hand on this stormy sea and I will calm the winds, keeping you SAFE. Safe from being too overwhelmed. Safe from fear. Your slate is clean today! No worries… you have no worries because I have died for any wrongdoing, and you are already completely forgiven. Go in peace because I am surrounding you in Light. Know well that I love you. Harm will not come to you from this situation; find rest now. You are My child: beautiful to Me, and wondrous; kind and full of Goodness. Trust that this is what others see and know to be true. Others want to please you, – in part because you are pleasing to them, and also because they see Me in you. Let them know they are important to you, and your irritability will be overshadowed. Look to Me and see My eyes of love for you; know that this is REAL and more powerful than any shortcoming. Today and every day, you can start with a clean slate. 

Not Yours to Fix

I make all things new. I renew, refresh, revive, and rejuvenate. Stand for what you believe in. Others have their own pain; it’s not yours to fix. I am with them, and I am with you. I am present in all of this. Turn it all back over to Me. I will gently caress the fears, the hurts. Allow Me to heal. I can heal all things! See, I do make all things new. Focus on this Healing and trust Me.  Concentrate on your own tasks now. These are enough for your yoke. It’s not wrong to ask for support, – that’s why I put you all together. Do not fear impressions. See everyone’s goodness and feel on an equal plane with that. Enjoy whoever you encounter today. Demonstrate equality, kindness, respect, and love. Act with acceptance (of self and others!), and know that My Grace will handle the rest. Today is such a celebration. Live it joyfully!

Make It Through

Take Me to heart. Breathe me in and start your day with confidence, comfort, and assurance. You can make it through this day. This day is BLESSED. You are My hands, My eyes, My voice of HOPE to people in need. Take joy in this. It can give you energy back. If any resentment lingers, push it out, bury it, and be rid of it.  Find reasons to laugh today. I know it is hard – with family demands, overwhelming and exorbitant workloads to be done, and other pressures. As you attend to them, I will attend to you. Hear the bird’s song this morning – joyful, refreshing, new; singing you into this good day. Join hands with Me, your constant Presence reassuring you that together, we will make it through. 

Handle With Care

I am in charge. I want you to know you are loving and loveable. I give you this gift packaged uniquely as you. Handle with care. Be yourself, with no pretenses. You and others need a friend like this. Take care of yourself and others. Like Simon the Cyrene, you help share the weight of My cross. I’m grateful for the way you assist others with their burdens. Gather them in and show them love. It’s not selfish or self-centered to do so. Give them your eyes and your full attention. Your kindness, like your compassion, will shine through. Be kind to yourself today – EVERY day – and it will be easier to be kind to others. Don’t beat yourself up every time you eat; enjoy your food. Be healthy and playful today. You are helping others.