Whatever is burdening you, I urge you to set it down. Take a break from obsessing about it or trying to fix it. Put it next to you on the table and come sit with Me for a bit, instead. Relax in My Presence, – experiencing a return of calm and peacefulness. Even if this is only momentary before you scramble to pick it all back up, remember that you can take a break from fretting as often as you need to. I will be waiting, each time.
Think of the word “softness” today. You can tread lightly wherever you walk, – not driven to impose on others but being gently present instead. I am not hard on you, but you often are on yourself. It hurts when Me when you do that and I ache for you to show more self-compassion, too. Try going softly today – especially lightening up on the self-criticism. You are loved fully by Me, exactly as you are.
It’s okay if you have to work at being peaceful. Your active mind tugs at your efforts, and the world calls you to constant distraction. This is why I teach things like “being present in the moment” and the importance of slowing down. Being at peace requires an intentional choice to pause and meet Me in the present. One glance My way and you will be better able to recognize that all is well. Peace results from a deep will to trust in Me. My Goodness overrides all else in the world. My love for you is real.
I am not a dismissive God. The things you think about are not considered too trivial for My listening ear. Let Me love your tender heart and anxious thoughts today. Please don’t view Me as a critical judge of you. Instead, see Me as a compassionate, attentive, and accepting God. Only then can you begin to release the things that bind you. Using skillful hands, I’ll help sort things out. Let Me take over your worries about the hard stuff so that you can concentrate with peace of mind. Focus only on that which is placed before you today, letting Me take care of the rest.
You have a heart that gets stirred when injustice occurs. I designed you that way. Getting all worked up is not a negative thing as long as you use the skills I give built into your reaction. To effect change takes a certain amount of wisdom mixed with restraint. You don’t have to know it all. Exercise caution, and don’t react in haste. I know your intent is good but it is equally important to pause, – bringing the tough stuff before Me first before you act or speak. Curb your tongue, watch your temper, and slow your roll until you hear and know My guidance with a willingness to put it into effect. This kind of caution will serve you well in making My kingdom of Love come and dominate.
I give you lots of food for thought. Sometimes you rush through My word like a fast-food meal in the drive-through. Instead, try taking your time as with a sit-down meal, appreciating each bite and ingesting it until it nourishes you. My word is the lamp to light your way. Come to My banquet with a grateful heart, ready to take it all in and become truly satisfied and full. Let Me reassure you, fulfilling every need so that you can find joy and peace.
Your heart is not made of stone. It’s made by Me, for love. Sure, it may have some rough edges which have become hardened over in attempts to be self-protective. I can help file those down, returning you to the soft nature of My original design. Ask Me to assist you. Give Me the power to help you release old hurts, getting rid of defensiveness that binds you. You don’t have to remain impaired by a heart locked up so tightly. Trust Me more. Let Love override all things, including your misguided desire to be in control. Put Me in charge of the outcomes, knowing that in your vulnerability others will be drawn closer to you and to My Spirit within you. I will keep you safe, always.
You can still be positive even when others around you are irritable. Walk with peaceful steps in their presence, allowing them their feelings without judgement. try not to label feelings as “good” or “bad”. Allow My Peace to descend on you, and watch it spread to those around you. Be My calming Presence with My Love-Light emanating in and through you, even without words to say. Leave the rest up to Me to fix.
It’s so important that you take a day of rest. Your world bombards you with a constant stream of electronics and pressures, all vying for your attention. I call you to put down your phone and quiet your busy mind. Use all of your senses taking in this day and moment. See color, feel temperature and movement, take time to truly taste each bite. Touch the things and people I place before you today with eye-opening wonder. See how enlivened you become when you use a day of rest like this to be rejuvenated and restored.
This is the season of Peace. My way is meant to be gentle, kind, and considerate. So much energy is wasted on imagined conversations or encounters with others, anxiously preparing responses in advance. Let Me handle that for you. You don’t have to be on the defensive with Me in your thoughts. Trust Me to be present in all your interactions with others, allowing My calmness to supersede all else. You can brush off the remains of anger and hurt others caused you or may try to push onto you, knowing it isn’t yours to fix. Show compassion, and leave the rest up to Me to address.