I see you dragging your feet into this day. I know not every day feels “joyful”, especially during this holiday season during a pandemic. Let Me help you rise to the occasion. Think of Me standing before you, beckoning you with a smile into My glorious conservatory. There is life, color, growth, sounds, and refreshment all right inside. My plans for you are teeming with tropical life! Don’t look so forlorn. Today has surprises of its own built in when you have eyes that recognize and capture special moments. Let your Spirit be lifted in hopeful anticipation. Look for and notice color in life today!
When dread creeps into your thoughts, that’s usually a sign of unfounded worry. Once the real event actually unfolds, you’ll see how My Goodness comes through. Glimpses of Me can show up in just a glance: a view from a car window as you drive; the lilt of someone’s laughter; a call or text that you weren’t expecting but brings delight. My Goodness is the reality and hope you can cling to. Anticipate positive things and feel that burden of anxiety lifted from your chest. I am here, making all things new.
You are Mine for all times. In sickness and in health; for richer or for poorer. Just like a marriage vow made in love, I am committed and dedicated to you. But unlike a marriage with its human ups and downs, – its flaws and passions and disappointments, – I am steadily present and constantly attentive to you. I am filled with desire for your well-being. Come to Me as your first love. Together we can be dedicated to loving ways in the world. Let Me show you support. In return, voice your commitment to Me and allow My love to heal your tender heart. You’ll receive My overwhelming love for you and find comfort and security in My Presence.
Your ability to connect to others comes from within, so use genuine conversation and reflect My Light of Love and Hope through your eyes and warm words. This comes naturally to you when you allow yourself to invest faith in My design. Believe in your inherent Goodness and trust your capacity to influence the world in positive ways today. No vision of that is too big or too small. Take full advantage of the opportunities I place before you to lovingly and brightly impact the world around you.
In My Presence you are made well. Instead of scrutinizing your every discomfort, brush away the negativity. Fend it off with loving self-talk and reassuring reminders that in God’s image you are A-OK and you can get better. You are not too broken. Make a conscious choice to say “God is with me, so I can get through anything.” Physical discomfort, emotional pain, and spiritual distress are all subject to My Healing. Turn to Me to be made well.
Be off to a good start today, – relaxed and optimistic. Hold onto this frame of mind. You can live with a hopeful outlook because I have already deemed your life holy and beloved, with Good plans in store. Don’t let any little trip-hazards take away that hopeful view. We’re in this whole life together, so go enjoy the day with all My surprises in store beckoning you to rejoice and be glad in it.
Quiet yourself, then brace yourself. I have definite plans for you which you do not know or cannot see clearly yet. I am definitely guiding this process, so release your cares to Me. I know it take such an act of faith to simply trust Me in all the unknowns. Draw near to Me and ready yourself to receive. You don’t have to know everything right now. I’ll share bits and pieces as you are ready. Seek Me and find Me already in your midst today. Even though you don’t trust the current circumstances around you, you can find confident trust within My plans in store for you.
Others have their eye on you, – watching with curiosity how you live a with-God life instilled with such confidence and hope. Tell them. Tell them how you know Me and how trustworthy I am. Tell them they can know Me, too. Tell them how I understand their pain like no other can: intimately and compassionately, – and how I heal. Tell them that My Light outshines and overpowers any darkness they are experiencing. My love rules with kindness and forgiveness. Tell them how I listen, and I know every detail of their struggles as well as their joys. Reassure them that I have Good plans in store. I am Your God. I am theirs, too. Speak truth to those who will listen in a hungry world.
Sometimes being “lighthearted” takes a conscious effort. When life is discouraging, choosing to believe in My ability to help you overcome can be hard. Choose belief today anyway. Defiantly stand in the face of all that seeks to overwhelm you and say, “My God is bigger than this!” I am a trustworthy and loving God who notices and attends to every detail of your life. You can aim your face to My Light of hope and let it fill your heart with courage to get through the day. There is joy up ahead, and reason to be Light-hearted yet today.
Touch the pages of My Word and recognize that they are REAL, – passed down from age to age so that you, too, may hear My voice and the voice of My Father. Holy, sacred text connecting you to heavenly realms of understanding, guidance, and consolation. Then, place your fingertips on your head and heart, recognizing that My Presence is also real within you. I am an active God, full of wonder, desire, love, compassion and forgiveness. It’s important that you stop criticizing and condemning yourself for every flaw. Allow Grace to wash your mind clear from harmful worries and any misperceptions as you take in My story and choose to walk in the holy steps I place on your path. Walk in joy, connected with Me as a tangible, forgiving, loving God.