Cut Yourself Some Slack

You have a hard time giving yourself permission to take a break. Even when the break involves communication with Me, you still feel the urge to rush off and ‘be productive’ elsewhere. Cut yourself some slack. Get in tune with the essential nature of finding quiet time with Me. I can make your movement so much more efficient and effortless, but your striving must be for building My kingdom. Any other purpose will make you spin your wheels and burn out your engine. Be ignited for My plans, fueled by quiet thought and prayer time daily. Giving yourself room and permission to pause doesn’t make you a ‘slacker’. It’s essential to become grounded with Me first and foremost.

Take Off the Pressure to Perform

I know how you struggle with finding or maintaining a peaceful state of mind. It feels like there is so much to do and so little time some days. I want you to take off the pressure to perform. The best way to manage that is to intentionally pause and linger in moments. Stop long enough to whisper My name and recognize My calming Presence. Listen for small sounds and focus on the gentle Light I place around you. In this quiet, hushed place you can be refreshed- reminded that you never go it alone. I am with you, equipping you and taking care of the outcomes. You will have all you need.

Stop Over-Thinking Things

In My hands. All of it is in My hands. You can stop over-thinking things by focusing on that phrase. No detail goes unnoticed or unrecognized by Me. I am intimately aware of all your concerns as well as your habits of worry. I love you and am tenderly and gently holding every fragment of your life and mind. Shush now, My child. All is well. You don’t have to be so afraid.

Rest is Primary

Turn down the volume of the radio in your head, trying to play several stations all at once. Try listening for the still, small voice which is Mine. Tenderly I tell you, “You are so loved”, – by many and by Me. Stop berating yourself and piling up the lists of actions you think are required to be worthy of love. It’s okay to sit still. Practice the art of doing less in order to grow strengthened for the journey ahead. There is much that will be required of you eventually. For now, though, rest is primary. Hear My words so that you can be rejuvenated before taking action.

Find My Lively Presence

Hush your mind. Know that I am alive in you and not a distant thought or far-off friend. I actively inhabit your body and soul. I won’t arrange your day so that you will come meet with Me. No, – your free will is in charge of that and your time is yours to choose how you spend it. I leap joyfully when you consciously and conscientiously choose to be present to Me, listening to My voice. Turn to Me – hourly, minute by minute, – and find My lively Presence already within. You can be satisfied with Me alone; come and find your fill.

Sit Still, At Peace Inside

It is really important that you take big chunks of time out of your routine to break free from the demands of the day. Learn to sit still, relaxing your face and jaw, – breathing in and out deeply and slowly. I meet you in this space and place every time. Let Me remind you that I am in charge as your loving Provider. All the details will work out in due time whether you obsess about them or not. Strive to be at peace inside knowing I am trustworthy and reliable. 

Change Habits of Over-Commitment

You don’t have to be “on” all the time. Stepping back and taking time to unplug is equally as important as constantly striving to do and be your best self. You have become a harsh taskmaster over the years. I want you to examine and change habits of over-commitment or feelings of hyper-responsibility. Remember, I’m the One in charge. I call you to add rest breaks into your schedule. Find balance by committing quiet time with Me daily. Release your need to control everything, trusting Me with the outcomes instead. I don’t want you weighed down by over-responsibility. Come to Me, all you who labor and are weary; find rest in Me.

What Hope Looks Like

Come to Me in the quiet of the morning and be fed small bites of comfort. I am tenderly taking care of you, healing your hurts and wounds. Don’t get stuck in a pity party for yourself. That doesn’t help, and it fogs up the window showing how clearly I am working in your life. Instead, go to the window and look out. Find the dawn again, with hope on the horizon because I am with you. I sustain; I heal. I need you to demonstrate what hope looks like to others. Hope assures you that I will bring Good out of every circumstance and trial.

One Thing at at Time

Take it slow today – with deliberate focus on one task, one conversation, one thing at a time. If you are having trouble prioritizing, write it all down and ask Me to look over the list with you. I’ll help you get started and it will flow much easier when you remember this is not all up to you. Sit with Me in quiet awareness of My Presence. Allow My grace to refocus, replenish, and refresh you. Entrust Me with your whole life and your whole list. I am yours, and you are Mine.

Your True Home Beckons You

I see you working so hard to keep it all together. So many pressures and demands on your time. Sneak in a few moments with Me throughout the day. These mini get-aways and breaks can replenish you, helping you find calm even amidst your busiest day. I am calling you home to a place of R & R that welcomes you with constant love and support. Your true home beckons you: dwell with Me daily inside your head and heart. Come home as often as you can.