This is the day the Lord has made. I ask you to be glad and rejoice in it. Don’t let simple worries or spinning imaginings of “what if’s” take away your capacity to be content in the moment. I am your God, and I desire to bring about good things including justice and kindness. Bring me an act of love or a glad heart as your worship offering today.
I see your pain. I hear your fearful and occasionally agitated voice, and I recognize your wish for peace and love. Remind yourself that I long for you all the day long. Our connection is not “magical”, – it is REAL. My tender heart is yours. My strength is there for you. Seek My kingdom first in your decision-making, and discover that I am there with you all the way through even when life feels painful. Imagine my loving, supportive arms around you in these moments. Hear My tender voice speaking at times through others, too. Utilize thankfulness as a tool to draw closer to Me.
Do your best. That’s an offer in gold for Me. I don’t ask for perfection from you or anyone else. Using the skills I designed in you to the best of your ability is an act of grateful worship. I’m perfectly okay with mistakes. Keep offering your best, knowing that you are enough for Me, exactly as you are!
Honoring Me comes in many shapes and forms. Listening and being attentive to others is one of them. Another way is to take time to pause, reflect, and be thankful. I am the Giver of all Good things. Take time to acknowledge what is going well or what showed blessing, and remember how I have brought you through many tough things already. Even if you are unhappy now in your current situation, you can honor Me by investing trust that I am at work in your life, bringing Goodness out of the ashes. My love for you is real and eternal.
Ultimately, I am the One with you. Yes, Me- the Great I AM! The fact that I am your God is no small truth. Why allow yourself to be so anxious when the opportunity to grasp the enormity of My Presence is with you always? I’m not just hanging out occasionally. Call upon Me, then listen. I will guide you. Watch for Me every day and thank Me for the circumstances I have already changed for you. Don’t listen to the false one trying to lure you back to places of distrust, anxiety, or despair. You never have to be afraid because I will help you handle anything that comes your way. I am a God who saves, and I love you dearly.
Cherish is a good word to ponder. Cherish the life you have and the ones you love. It’s valuable and important to connect with old friends. Try taking things slowly and see how it feels. You don’t have to rush all the time. There is time enough for everything, and time to appreciate what you have. Let this kind of peaceful pace resonate.
I will give you the energy and the calmness you need. Your job will be to inspire others. You have the gift of encouragement; let that be your focus for now. Start by encouraging yourself! Acknowledge your own talents and giftedness. Be grateful for how I have designed and equipped you. Look for ways to focus your energy and passion. See how there is a capacity to change and adapt. Don’t give in to fear. Study what I place in your head to dream about. Let this become your new focus. Turn everything else over to Me.
Don’t drown out My voice with technology and unnecessary noise all the time. Take breaks from all that and BE STILL. Allow your senses to calm down from this over-stimulating environment. Delight in silence and Light. Listen for the smallest sounds; take notice of things around you in a new way. Observe this moment. Contemplate how I give you all good things. I accept and love you FULLY in this place. Connect with My Presence in this way, and take an inner peace away with you as you move on to the tasks at hand, knowing you are loved and you are Mine. Be grateful for this truth. Let Me take the pressure off of you. You never have to go it alone.
I hear your struggle. I AM with you, – your constant companion. Time alone with Me is good. Do not feel bad about wanting that. I am yours any time of day, any place…in the solitude and in a crowd. Whisper My name. Breathe in My calming presence. Squeeze My hand tightly and be ASSURED I hear you and see you, and wish to bring you comfort. You can be grateful for that, and be strong against the winds of distraction. Stand firm upon My rock. As you face that blustering wind, know that you need not fear or doubt your strength because I AM IMMEDIATELY and CONSTANTLY with you. Just don’t let go of My hand, and keep your eyes on Me. TRUST Me. Confidence is yours to hold. Behold My strength as your constant companion and refuge. You are worthy of My love simply because I made you.
It’s okay that you don’t feel 100% joyful today. I never intended you to experience only joy when you decided to follow Me. I do gift you with the capacity to be grateful, though, – and joy is born out of gratitude. I also offer simple peace to you, with open access to finding your fill of that. My peace is always available. It takes self-discipline to learn to set aside your worries , wishes, and needs long enough to hear My ever-present reassurance that ALL IS WELL. Return to simplicity of thought. In the present moment, practice allowing a contentment with your life just as it IS, knowing that your future is addressed by My loving hands.