Don’t Have To Do More To Be Loved

You don’t have to ‘do more’ to be loved. Wait here and listen to Me. You are deeply loved, right here and right now. Just breathe. Calm the busy thoughts distracting you and stressing you out. Sit here with Me for as long as it takes to settle down inside. I am here, and I am already fully pleased with you. There’s no need to be worried about impressing Me or others. I’d rather have your attentive companionship than 1,000 things accomplished. It’s okay to pause throughout your day, doing a bit less and just sitting, being appreciative as you connect to Me. Find joy resurfacing as you practice being aware of My Presence and finding balance between work, rest, and play.

#calming; #youareenough; #findingbalance

Slowing

I am aiming you toward a slower pace. When you have less activity going on you can be more observant. My Love arrives not because of your performance or accomplishments. Rather, it arrives by Grace in moments of time glimpsed here and there. You’ll miss its impact when you are too busy or frantic to take notice. Be grateful for less mobility right now. Come, hang out with Me in the stillness, observing what begins to stand out and make sense to you. My gifts will arrive most clearly in your slowing.

Push the Pause Button

When you sit with Me, pushing the pause button on the rest of the day, it’s easier to experience how calming My Presence can be. Take the effort to pause, making the time to rest in My Light and comfort long enough to reassure you. No matter what lies ahead in this day or the next, you don’t have to live frantically driven by anxiety anymore. You can live cupped in the palm of My hands, steadying you and bracing you for the things you face. Gratitude will flow easily from this. No matter what, I’ll be there, giving exactly enough comfort and strength to accept and bear what is. 

Conversation With Me

Think about Me today so that I can help you with whatever gives you anxiety or frustration. Make it part of your day to say hello to Me. Maybe mention, “Thank you”. Feel free to ask, “Did you notice____?” or “Would you like me to ____?” You fill in the blank in this intimate conversation with Me. Make ours a friendship you can’t wait to share each moment with or each decision made together. I can’t wait to spend the day with you! Let’s chat often, bringing awareness of My company and attentive love ever-so-alive for you. 

Everything That Is Essential

Some days it’s hard to find direction with the way your mind spins with mini panic attacks: “Don’t forget ____!” “Make sure you ____!”  It’s at these times when you most need Me but can hardly hear My voice over the din of to-do’s. Stop and recognize that I will equip you, and everything that is essential will get done.  Thank Me for My companionship. Recognize your neediness and ask for My help. Only then can I step in to effectively provide you with peace. Remember Who is in charge and Who you belong to. Not everything will get done today, but that’s okay. I’ll still love you and help you see what matters most.

Alert In The Present

Why do you fill your head with anxious thoughts, problems to analyze, and preparing for things that haven’t even arisen as concerns yet? You spend so much energy planning ahead for things that never happen. Try practicing being alert in the present today instead. Notice the play of light outside your window. Feel the cool air coming inside. Take in each sound: clock ticking, birds calling, dog barking, the ceiling fan. Notice the variety of colors and textures as you move your eyes to slowly scan left to right. In quiet observance of things around you, you can take your mind off the “to-do list” and see the calming effect being with Me in the present can bring.  Now, thank Me for the with-God life you have readily available at your fingertips. Go in peace.

Worthiness

Many people struggle to accept their worthiness of My unconditional love. I will move mountains to show how much I desire to be with you and in you. You are lovely to Me, and worthy of My time and attention. is that so hard to believe? Today is a great day to praise Me and sit in grateful devotion. Push your mountains of worries, doubt, and distractions to one side and let’s meet in the middle of the ravine, basking in Light and Love for a while. Weep with Me. Release your cares fully to Me because I understand. You needn’t be ashamed of your tears. Know that I understand your sadness and humility as well as your awe, then allow My gentle touch on your whole life in praise and gratitude today.

Receive

You don’t need to feel guilty or undeserving when I lavish good things on you. Receive. Enjoy. Appreciate. Take nothing for granted. My will for you includes kindnesses bestowed upon you to nurture your Spirit. Life doesn’t always have to be hard. Greet this day looking forward to what I have in store for you, and let your heart be light as you anticipate great things!

Grateful Grin

Practice the art of peaceful smiling. Just pause, look around, and put forth a grateful grin toward all you see in the moment, knowing that you and I are meeting right here, right now. Like our own little secret, you can take pleasure in this connection. Trust that I am here, bestowing Goodness upon you. I am working everything out for your future so you don’t have to worry or think about that right now. Just smile and say, “You’ve got this, God, – and I’ve got you, so all is well”. Thank Me as I smile upon you, as well.

Spread Joyfulness

Days like today are such a gift! I love it when you wake up with a grateful heart and notice how the break of dawn brings such mysteries of hope, Light, and color. Take in My dappled sunlight, ever on the move and calling you to hold onto a Spirit of Joy. Be willing to spread that joyfulness. Let Me use you to bring hope and goodness to others simply by keeping a twinkle in your eye and a grin on your face. You can lift the mood of a whole environment this way.