My Spirit resides within you. Your task is merely to choose how you’ll respond to it. Many respond with skepticism or distrust. They say, “Yes! I believe”, then turn and walk away with fears, worries, and resentments from the challenges of life. They forget the abundant resource ever available within themselves to find My Peace in all circumstances. You can respond with enthusiasm, instead. The path of a life accompanied by My Presence and aware of My Peace is a road complete with the fullness of joy, and always available to you. What choice will you make in your response today?
I detect that note of sadness inside, – well-hidden from others’ observation. You can come to Me in that vulnerable space because I get it. I know exactly what you are missing, grieving, and disappointed by. It’s okay to be sad like that. I never see it as a sign of weakness. Allow Me to console you, just being near and sitting in that pool of grief together. Soon I will help you rise above it all. There is a season for everything, and joy will come in the morning.
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.
Concentrate on My flow plan for today. As activities unfold, moment by moment, allow My lead to guide your steps. Recognize the pressure for “performance” that is ego-driven, and instead, perform for Me as an audience of One. Show your stuff in honor of Me. It’s okay to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and appealing to others – this is part of how I designed you. Share news and information that edifies. Be delightful! You are My bright child in whom My Light shines. Go with confidence, joyfully, into this day with the pressure off. In you I am already well-pleased.
Today, listen to My sincere call to you to slow your pace. I ask you to release these fervent efforts to always be on top of ‘tackling the next thing’. Instead, enjoy the present moment. I want to see you laugh out loud, or listen joyfully and open your eyes in wonder, amazement, and appreciation of My beauty placed in your surroundings. Morning light dancing through the leaves, bird song, the smell of green apples or fresh laundry. The work will still get done in due time. Hear Me beckoning you in small moments as you proceed through your day, and at the end, take time to recall our vivid encounters. Relax, enjoying My Peaceful Presence with you.
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.
Being with Me is not as hard, strange, or distant as you think. All it takes is a quieting in your thoughts to realize I am already there, – listening, loving, and guiding. I want My Presence known in the world. I want you to speak with Me intimately. The benefits of this are huge, accomplishing My works and also restoring and renewing your Spirit. Without Me you can become dried up, drained, and agitated. I desire life flourishing within you, a wellspring of joy. Be cognizant of My Presence in and all around you inviting conversation between us. I am here!
I have so much affection and love for you! You shine in ways that bring Me delight. I wish you could see yourself as I see you; how differently you would walk, carrying yourself with ease, lightness, and confidence in each step. Oh how it would change you to not be so worried about what others are thinking about you. They are drawn in with joy and an eagerness to be in your presence when you emanate Our united Love-Light. This is attainable just by choosing to accept My love for you and living by it with integrity and belief.
I know what I have asked you to do can be hard. When you feel discouraged, – even angry at the load you carry for Me, – remember that I am right there with you carrying the weight and renewing your strength daily. Don’t fall under the deceptive one’s message that you “can’t handle it anymore”. That is a lie, because with Me, all things are possible. Your life, your purpose, and your joy matters to Me immensely because you are My beloved child. Step persistently into today with confident trust that your deepest desires have been heard and are being attended to by Me.
I know you try your very best every day. I see you striving diligently to work hard, be thoughtful, and be fruitful. Thank you, My child, for your dedicated service to Me and My kingdom. Some think all of this hard work only brings rewards in heaven. I tell you that you can expect good things as soon as in this day ahead – not because it was “earned”, but because I desire your happiness. Awareness of My constant Presence with you is all you need to find true peace. From there, happiness can fall into place. Find Me in your midst, joyfully awaiting your attention and companionship.