Be Still

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’ve Got This

You don’t need to be so afraid. I’ve got this. The day ahead may have unanticipated pressures, but I already know about them and how, together, we will resolve them. Move with Me, deliberately and intentionally aware of My companionship and might. With confidence, speak holy words of wisdom and thoughtfulness around others. When things come up and stressful tension starts to rise, pause, close your eyes, and envision My loving face reminding you, “I’ve got this.” I will help you figure out answers, responses, and next steps. Before you know it, the day will come to a close. All which needs to be addressed or accomplished will have been taken care of for this day by My Grace, and the rest is meant for another day. Pause often. You need Me, and you will find Me already in your midst. 

Down a Notch

Why are you so hurried all the time? The pace you drive is not always helpful or important. Teaching yourself to slow down would be a good thing, for it allows My hand to be more at work in your life. When you are rushed from place to place or activity to activity, it becomes too easy to overlook that which is essential in the moment. It also builds anxiety and stress, and My ever-present call to you is for peace. Bring life down a notch, even in the middle of this busy holiday season, purposefully.  See how much more aware you become of needs, and of My brilliance surrounding you.  You can then respond accordingly. Take secret pleasure in recognizing this spiritual accomplishment. My ways are not the world’s ways. 

No Aimless Wandering

Do you find yourself feeling anxious already today? Don’t deny My Presence with you. I long for you to acknowledge Me. Actively seek to be communing with Me. Avoid wandering aimlessly into your day, – busy with tasks galore but absent-mindedly unaware that I am always with you. This kind of self-reliance will trip you up. Start your day with Me instead, asking for guidance. Be receptive to all I have in store for you. Familiarize yourself with My soothing voice expressing love for and confidence in you. This is not just “all in your head”. My love for you is real, and is the greatest truth you can ever know! I say it again: Don’t deny My Presence, both with you and in you. The richness of right relationship with Me has endless Goodness in store when you choose to be aware of Me and My purpose in your life. No more aimless wandering; come with Me into your day. 

Holy Desire

What are you hungry for? Attention? Prestige? Stability? Excess? Find your ultimate security and pleasure in Me first. When you fix your eyes on Me, something happens to the appeal of other things. You realize these things alone won’t satisfy you, – or bring you peace, – like being in relationship with Me does. Your desires can be for Good when brought into focus by My Lighting. You may need to release your grip on what you are striving toward for a while, allowing Me to take away that which is unhealthy for you, and to reorder your priorities. Be hungry for Love first, and for the good of all. Stand ready to take notice of times when you need to retreat into the background. I will organize for the greater Good, and you will find satisfaction as you see it unfold. Be filled with holy desire. We are One. 

Turn the Handle

I give you this day.  Notice Me in it.  Something will speak to you – perhaps in a bird’s song, in the quiet & stillness, or maybe through a voice speaking words you long to hear.  Listen for Me.  Look for Me.  Beauty is all around if you take time to get the right perspective.  I know your pains, your worries.  I AM attending to them, you can rely on that with certainty.  You can still find peace, even when all does not seem “right”, by focusing on TRUST in My Goodness and My help.  Ever constantly, I stand at your door waiting for you to turn the handle to open it.  I AM there.  I will wait.

The Grand Scheme

Take a big breath in.  Hold it. Then release it, slowly, breathing your anxieties and troubles out. Breathe in LIGHT, goodness, peace.  Breathe out worries, restlessness, anger, sadness, fear.  Do this repeatedly in a quiet space until you can clear the way to sensing My Presence behind your closed eyes.  So little of what you fret about really matters in the grand scheme of things.  I don’t mean to say that your worries and frustrations are not important to me. Heavens no! But I am trying to teach you that My Peace is here for you more readily than you may be allowing it to be. Remove your clutter of needless or trivial details.  I long to help you purge yourself of dark thoughts, and instead fill the well of your soul with refreshing waters of encouragement, forgiveness, and love.  My love is dazzling!  My waters are pure, clean, holy – and always available for you to wash away your dark, hurt, angry, hurtful, worried, retaliatory thoughts.  My ways are LIGHT; full of GOODNESS.  Let Me help you push away the darkness that clouds your head and heart. Bring those troubles to Me, and leave them with Me.  Then, go to My well and have your fill.

Constant Companion

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. 

Inclusion

You are a LIGHT to others.  Don’t recede into darkness, or separateness.  Your gift is inclusion; – reaching out to others who can’t always reach back.  Many aren’t good at reaching beyond the awkwardness of mistakes.  If I have taught you nothing else, it’s how to stand strong and move forward.  Now I need you to hear Me calling you even deeper.  I am reaching into your soul. You have a purpose here: a rich, meaningful purpose. Others look to you for leadership – they always have.  Your leadership is one of inclusion, purpose, compassion.  In the past you were hurt because you “felt” excluded, yet you weren’t.   Yours is the leadership in that arena.  Yours is that gift – to be welcoming, outgoing.  I will bless that.  Let My waves of Grace and Glory wash over you now.  Rest, trustingly cradled in My arms, as I renew you and restore your broken Spirit.  I am big enough to do just that! You are meant to be included, as well. 

My Good

You are My faithful servant.  Serve for ME, – My Good.  My Good is when you touch the lives of others – in a passing hello, in more attentive conversations, or in working together on complicated activities.  My Good abounds – everywhere! Take some of it in today. I give My Good for YOU, too. I’m not a demanding God who only asks you to serve serve serve.  Today you can receive.  Any day, you can receive My Good; it’s not selfish to do so.  I think you forget that, and that’s where the “it’s not enough” anxiety filters in.  Insulate yourself against this by taking time with Me daily, absorbing My gifts to you in the form of rest, quiet time, help from others, and gifts from others.  You are talented – so talented, but you are only one person.  Others are okay with this – they don’t expect nearly as much out of you as you think or try to meet up to.  “Less is More”. You are allowed to DO less in order to be replenished more.  I do not ask for your weariness.  I ask you to bring joy, and in order to do so you must receive it, so fill your own well first with My Living Water.  Receive My Joy today so that My Good can be accomplished.  Let it surprise you with how easy it is to find, and how satisfying it is.