I will show you the way you need to go. I will lead you and others to fresh, new pastures. Take care of My sheep today and along the way because I have given you shepherding skills to use. Go up to the pastures that are wide and deep and vast. You’ll be able to see things in a fresh, new perspective from this vantage point. There you will find plenty of food, rest, and Light for a balanced lifestyle. I will meet you in this place. Walk slow and steady on your way there, exploring and appreciating one pasture at a time.
How can you question the GOOD in yourself so much? If only you could see as I see – what a marvelous sight to behold. Yes, I am talking to YOU. Take stock of the goodness and strength I have created in you. Trust me to water your garden and feed you the nutrients you need to FLOURISH. But you must take good care of yourself, as well. Be mindful of how you act, speak, and think – the choices you make to build up rather than criticize and to be healthy instead of indulging in harmful pleasures. I need you to be strong and healthy to fulfill My purpose I designed in you for this day. Take it one day at a time.
Flaws and all, I have made you uniquely and I am IN you. My children often forget that Goodness. You have MY genes in you! That’s what makes you “in My image”. Head into this day realizing you are more like Me than you’ve given yourself credit for in the past. You take after Me. You resemble Me with your mannerisms, wit, grace, style,and kindness. Take the best traits in Me and make them all part of you today. You can come by it naturally. It won’t be hard.
I see you, and I know your heart. You are weary from the frenzied thoughts always trying to plan for the unexpected, control the unknown, and fix things beyond your control. You are tired of bracing yourself for difficult encounters so often. You desire peace and reconciliation, but both feel beyond your grasp. Hear Me reminding you that you simply do not have to bear or do all of this on your own. Rest your weary head on My all-capable, consoling shoulders. Lean in to Me with your wounded, anxious heart. I am the Giver of all Good, and I intend to mend the torn tapestry within your life. I want your beautiful, colorful, intricate fabric to be on full display, brightening the room. The few frayed edges merely speak of a life well-worn. There is nothing to hide, nothing you have to keep bracing for all alone. Use My grace to find strength and confidence within.
I give you this day; notice Me in it. Something will speak to you. Listen, and look for Me. Beauty is all around when you take the time to get the right perspective. I know all that pains or worries you. Rely with certainty on the fact that I am attending to it all. You can still find peace, even when all does not seem “right”. Focus on trusting My Goodness. Constantly I stand at your door, waiting for you to turn the handle to open it and receive My loving reassurance. I am there. I will wait.
I give you your daily bread, with provisions for everything needed to sustain you in this day. Don’t jump too far ahead with your planning, though, – otherwise you might overlook the things I have in store for you today! Simple joys, moments with gorgeous views…receive these little delights as love-messages from Me. I am already working in your life in and through time. If it feels like I’m calling you to do a lot, remember that I don’t ask you to go solo. Nothing you do, think, need, or say goes unnoticed by Me, your Provider of all. Take this bread and eat it, remembering and acknowledging Me as sovereign over every aspect of your life.
I am in this day and ever present at your side. Hear My call to you in a whisper of love. Be comforted by My Presence, knowing I am not asking you to do more than you can handle. I have placed a beautiful table before you with a banquet of choices and blessings to do with as you will. You have the freedom to choose. Seek My guidance and I will be happy to point you in the right direction, with paths of righteousness, pure thoughts, and blessings abundantly available. Choose wisely.
My burden is intended to be light, – easy. Live in love. Stop all the planning and listen. My will for you is to be in the moment. You are My artist, fully capable of calming yourself by capturing images to paint in your mind. See the early morning blue light and notice the interplay of light and dark. Soothe yourself with music, sights, and sounds – all provided by Me to delight your day today. It is good to carry these calming images with you. My Will is done in simple moments such as these.
You can still find rest in the mix of busy to-do’s. Remember, though, that it is easier to find Me in the stillness than in the hectic craze of activity. I want to “Wow” you with My delights, – but you must be moving slowly enough to catch them. Take one thing at a time, and delight in each small step or task. Pause, then notice Me and My gifts to you in beauty, simplicity, life, and Light. There is time enough for everything. Pace yourself to allow room for Me.
Let Me be your ALL. Let Me help heal that which is broken, and guide you to the green pastures of peace and contentment. Allow Me to help you love yourself as you are, and find the goodness that is present and perfect within My design. I never call you to hate or berate yourself. I ask you to receive and see My love for you, and once you can do that, to share this with others. Trust the truth of My Light within. You are where you are and WHO you are for a reason: My reasons, My purpose.