Joy In Your Own Backyard

You don’t have to travel or get away to experience joy and pleasure. Sometimes I provide that right in your own backyard. Accept My invitation to look around and find things to be grateful for. Simple things: color, light, and sounds can lift your spirit. Be reassured that I am all around you and attending to the things you have been stressing about so you can let go of them. Breathe in My fresh air and be refreshed by My gentle Presence.

#findjoy; #lotstobegratefulfor; #letgoofstress

Sit Still

It’s a gift to truly sit still, absorbing sights and sounds in the present moment. You can allow memories to surface, or thoughts and imagined scenarios for future events to rise and be acknowledged, but try to return to awareness of the present. Now, picture Me sitting with you, – noticing the same things that catch your attention. Smile at our connectedness that occurs without words. I am oh-so-familiar with your every thought and reaction. Tenderly, turn your gaze to Me, sensing My all-consuming love for you. Push busy-ness aside and see what joy I can stir up for you as you spend time with Me like this. Let Me re-energize you by restoring balance and rest in your life.

#bestill; #nomoreanxiety; #Godiswithyou

Good At Things

Look over your shoulder and find Me endearingly watching you do your thing. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and let your light shine today. I made you good at particular things, – and you know what they are, – so do them joyfully. Use your gifts with an inner peace and outward confidence. No more, no less will be asked of you. You are enough, and you are amazing!

#yourareGood; #youareenough; #letyourlightshine; #beconfident

Waves of Anxiety or Hurt

Despite the ebbs and tides of your emotions, I am the Constant in your life. Look to Me for safety, shelter, and calming. If a wave of anxiety or hurt comes over you, remember that the tide will surely pull it back out to sea again, – away from you. It will not stay in place for long. Look for what is left for you to appreciate and observe in the tide pools. See new discoveries about yourself that hold true even after the worries of life recede. You’ll find playfulness, color, and new life darting about with joyful surprises in store.

#nomoreanxiety; #GodsHelp; #healingfromhurt;

When the View Appears Bleak

The road recently has felt arduous. No matter how difficult, though, I have walked it with you. Side by side, I am carrying the roughest and most grueling parts. I know it’s hard to feel joy when the days are dark and the view appears bleak. It’s not, though. All I can do is reassure you that hope is alive and well, and there is reason to believe that lighter days are in store for you and for those you love. Cling to Me today. Hold tight, and don’t give in to discouragement. You deserve happiness and will find it yet again.

#hopeinGod; #hopeisalive; #nomoreanxiety

Notice Things

Open the shades and peer outside. Take note of the stillness and calm of the morning. Like a blanket of snow, I cover the earth, – hovering over plants and grass, and blossoms awaiting their time in the spring. But I’m not just “out there”. I am inside, – in each home and each person, – including you. I’m the One peering out, giving you eyes that see and moments to capture in your mind. Let your aim today be to notice things with curiosity and delight. See how this lifts your Spirit and your mood. Be elevated by what you take in as you discover all I’ve laid out before you.   

#takeitallin; #seetheworld; #Goodnessallaround

I Appear in Mysterious Ways

You know My face. You’ve seen Me before a thousand times, but you don’t always recognize Me. I appear in mysterious ways, you know. Sometimes I am a stranger who greets you with joy. Sometimes I am close to you, as in a dear friend. I may appear as someone in need, but-  in fact, – it is YOU who is in need. Look for Me and you will find Me. Ask Me whatever it is that you need to ask. I am always listening, always present, always available. Listen to Me in return. I speak to you in many ways. Learn to recognize My face and voice. Trust yourself when you hear or catch a glimmer of what you think may be Me. I am closer than you think.

#Godishere; #neveralone; #trustyourgut

Better Balance

You know when you’ve overdone it. Excessive activity and busy-ness leaves you stressed, fatigued, and crabby. Indulge in some R & R and consider this a Godly move. Choosing to invest in down time for rest will lead to better balance to build up your emotional and spiritual reserves. I need you to be well-balanced, not strung out on overdrive. Honor Me by honoring My design of what brings you joy and peace. Hear My call to give you rest and pleasurable activities These are part of My plan for you, too.

#findbalance; #dontoverdoit; #nomoreanxiety

Hard to Get Going

Some days are just plain hard to get going. I recognize that. No matter how much you feel weighed down, though, I am with you to help jump-start your day. I carry the heaviest burdens so you don’t have to strain yourself. Instead of taking on a “woe is me” attitude, picture Me smiling and saying, “I’ll take care of that.” Hand over your hardest or most mundane tasks to Me and move on to something else. See how this act of trust in Me improves your energy and shifts your focus. Before you know it, the day will have passed and things will have gotten done in satisfying ways. Partner with Me like this all day and see joy being renewed in your heart.

#motivation; #Godshelp; #nomoreanxiety; #youcandohardthings

Your Great Companion

You are Mine, and I am your Great Companion keeping you on track. It is you who sometimes doubts that, not Me. Do you understand what being a companion means? I ask you to talk over plans, share intimate thoughts and details, laugh, cry, and share all of life together with Me. Are you fully with Me? Discover the joy that our companionship offers today and every day. You can take it one day at a time. Tell Me everything; don’t hold anything back. I will share the load and celebrate the accomplishments. Let’s live together in the moment.

#GoWithGod; #talktoGod; #nomoreanxiety