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 up 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!

Preparing for Bigger Things

I am preparing you for bigger things to come. Sit with that thought for a moment. It’s not you who must prepare for My plans; your job is simply to be ready to receive. Be open to learning, trying new things, and receiving My work within you. Anxiety will try to creep in and take over, but you can resist that old habit by recognizing this is not all up to you. I am a trustworthy God. Be child-like with curiosity and enthusiasm for the new things I want you to experience. You will be equipped to step boldly onto the path I draw you to, – confident and assured that My will is doable and sure.

Left Standing After the Storm

When your head is in a fog and weighed down by too many things, lift up your chin. Look up! My hand is ever-changing the world around you. Tilt your face in My direction and utter a sense of trust in My plans for you. I’ve got this. I know your whereabouts, your disappointments, and your concerns. Allow Me to water the soil around you as you experience the winds of change. Watch Me open up the skies of possibility. Things will be left standing even after the storm passes, including you. You can count on Me to be your shelter, bracing you for whatever you must weather next.

Have You Forgotten?

All things are possible with Me, your God. Have you forgotten that? Have you forgotten how much I enjoy surprising you? Haven’t you noticed the serendipitous moments that fall all around you? Take notice of them. I haven’t gone away. Goodness actually abounds, and rises above all. Remember to pay attention to the ways I am working all around you, always aiming for your wellness.  Remember in  faith that I have nothing but Good intentions to help you.

Choose Wonder and Appreciation

I know you are only one person. I recognize your weariness and worried nature. I am your God, and all who place their trust in Me will prosper. My plans are not to destroy you or break you down. Let Me reassure you: there is time enough for everything, even rest. You have worked hard for Me and I want to bless you with noticing and enjoying of My gifts of nature, sounds, sun, smells, laughter, & more. Today need not be such a stressful day. Make it one of Goodness where you choose to be in a state of wonder and appreciation. Relax, doing only one thing at a time so you can be fully present in the moment.

Doing Life With Me

Contemplate doing life with Me today. Think about everything from a shared perspective, with you and I viewing tasks, sights, and interactions with people together. Respond accordingly, – willingly taking on whatever I lay before you with the knowledge that I am working right alongside as well as within you. You can enjoy it all, sharing wonder and delight inwardly with Me. My Good intentions are fulfilled as you work with Me and love tenderly. Step lightly, cognizant of how your footing and pathway are being lit step-by-step by Me from morning till nightfall.

The Unexpected

Look for My hand in the unexpected today. In silent observation, take note of how I call you to act, respond, interact, or receive, – learning to recognize that it may be precisely the unexpected change in plan where My greatest works are being accomplished. Take note of how I supply all you need: patience, endurance, compassion, persistence, energy, then rest. I will equip you fully in this day. Practice trusting Me in these experiences and you will find My peace that goes beyond understanding.

Acknowledge Our Relationship

Do not forget about Me. You were once touched by the realization of My involvement in your life. It’s easy to be distracted by things, people, or concerns. Take time to acknowledge our relationship daily. Be aware of My majesty over your life, – guiding, supplying, healing, and holding your every need in My capable palms. I have a destination in mind for you. It takes into account your skills and experiences, calling you closer to Me while touching the lives of others in ways I have designed. All this requires listening to and recognizing our inter-connected relationship. When you forget this, you are easily pulled into wrong directions. Instead, celebrate our Oneness as your life unfolds and accomplishes My purposes, – building the kingdom together. 

I’ll Help Manage the Stress

There are a million thoughts pulling at you, vying constantly for your attention. When these small matters give out false signals making you think you’re supposed to urgently respond, it can quickly become a pitfall of stress.  That’s why sitting quietly with Me is so essential. I’ll help manage the stress, providing you with perspective. As you become more accustomed to handing your day’s activities over to Me, you’ll see that the timing and outcomes aren’t all up to you to plan, control, or work out. I’ll handle the details. Start to breathe easier by coming to Me often. I promised “Peace be with you”. Trust Me fully to lead your life well and give you this peace of mind.

Uncomfortable Times

The world has many discomforts: physical pain, weather changes, emotional distress, financial worries, relationship strains, grief & loss…I know them all. Come to Me so I can soothe you. I am a loving God who can heal the slightest irritations to the deepest trauma wounds. Hang in there; healing can take a long time. Take heart and reach out to hands there to help sort it out and make things new. Even in uncomfortable times, I will help you endure and move forward. Reach for Me to steady you when the weight and winds make you off-kilter. My way is safe and secure.