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.
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.
Posture yourself in such a way that you can remove distractions. Physically place your feet on the floor, and imagine them embedded in My word. If anything is uncomfortable, simply take note and acknowledge it, picturing Me receiving it. Physical discomforts, emotional distress, thoughts, concerns, worries…pile it on Me. I can take it, – all of it. Petty annoyances, too. It is these things that cloud your mind and weigh down your shoulders. I want to help lift the weight of the world off of you. I want your wellness, your balance; I need your right-focus. As you hand these items to Me, clear your mind to recognize My guidance. Breathe. Really, – breathe deeply and find calmness settling in. No matter what the day has in store, I am ready for you, and I am readying you for it, as well. Steady yourself this way as I equip you to deal with whatever comes your way.
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.
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.
Over-abundance. Excess. “Tis the season”. I used to be the reason for the season. I still am. The more you get sucked into shopping, cooking, parties, decorating, and gifting, – aiming for unattainable ideals of perfection, – the more anxious you become. I can help you with all of that. With each gift you purchase, pray wholeheartedly for the recipient. Pray that they will come to know Me, and find greater comfort, security, and satisfaction through our ongoing relationship. Then, leave that part up to Me and them, – silently, in your heart. I am an over-abundant God, seeking to lavish all with Grace and Love. You can feel free to give material things; just do so with a genuine and loving heart. There is no need for over-abundance. A simple gesture is enough. Don’t worry so much about being perceived as either “cheap”, “thoughtless”, or “excessive”. Aim for simplicity and kindness, and pray for their spiritual rest. I will supply that in excessive amounts to all who come to Me. Let Me be the supplier of holy wealth, with you being a conduit through prayer. There is no price-tag on that.
I equip you. I equip you. I equip you! I, in all My might and majesty, have called you to these places. See what wondrous things are being done! You make people feel special, and I need your presence doing what comes naturally to you. Pray. Come to Me when you feel anxious; see that I don’t judge you nearly as hard as you judge yourself. Know that you belong to Me. “You belong” means you are LOVED, WELCOMED, secure, WANTED. You “fit”. I care about you, and long for you to be with Me all hours of the day. REMAIN WITH ME at all times. It is when you are fretting and punishing yourself that you have your back to me – all you need to do is turn and run into My arms, which are outstretched and waiting to encompass you. Let Me caress away your fears as a loving, tender, reachable parent. I am tender, kind, and fun. Laugh with Me today. See Me all around you in the joy and love outpouring everywhere. You are all part of My great circle of love. Enjoy this belonging.
You are anxious and worried about many things. One thing only is required. Do you remember the One Thing? Follow Me. Stop worrying about what others will think. Cut back on guilt and resentment. Give with joy and do the things you LOVE; this will bring goodness. This might include taking on a new venture, perhaps, and others may like a chance to get involved, with your invitation. Free up time for friendship. I call you to a time of peace, healing, and renewal. Be gentle with yourself; be gentle toward others. Bask in my Goodness around you as you focus on following My lead for your day’s activity.
I know well the plans I have in mind for you. Take hold of my hand on this stormy sea and I will calm the winds, keeping you SAFE. Safe from being too overwhelmed. Safe from fear. Your slate is clean today! No worries… you have no worries because I have died for any wrongdoing, and you are already completely forgiven. Go in peace because I am surrounding you in Light. Know well that I love you. Harm will not come to you from this situation; find rest now. You are My child: beautiful to Me, and wondrous; kind and full of Goodness. Trust that this is what others see and know to be true. Others want to please you, – in part because you are pleasing to them, and also because they see Me in you. Let them know they are important to you, and your irritability will be overshadowed. Look to Me and see My eyes of love for you; know that this is REAL and more powerful than any shortcoming. Today and every day, you can start with a clean slate.
Delays in timing. Earth is so time-bound, and many tend to be impatient. Learning to ride the ebb and tide of events with acknowledgement of the Holy Movement guiding the current is a faith skill worth developing. This takes trust in the Master! Trust that I am looking out for you, that I am always involved and leading you exactly where you are most needed in the present as well as in the future. My intentions are good. If you are wrestling with the lack of movement or outcomes you don’t understand, stop. Pause. Consider how I used you already in this day. Who did you encounter? What did you feel drawn to notice or attend to? Act when I urge you to, planting seeds of consideration. Find My hand involved, and gather peace in that moment. Grace will carry you on with holy timing. Nothing is insurmountable.