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. 

God Can Take It

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. 

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.

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. 

You Belong

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.

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.  

One Thing

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.  

Clean Slate

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. 

“Weary”

Lay your weary head on My shoulder. Let Me soothe away the strain. I am indeed pleased with you. Take time to hug your children, spouse, friends. Leave some chores for tomorrow, as there is time enough for everything. Take time for play and conversation each day. Work less hard, in the sense of taking things one task at a time to not overwhelm yourself. Look for Me in the eyes of others. You are a good and faithful servant. Others see you as kind, compassionate, passionate, capable, talented, loving. They recognize your fatigue, too; there is no need to hide it. Close your eyes and rest on My shoulder as you need to during the day; it will help comfort and rejuvenate you. Know that I am God. My desire is not for you to work yourself to the bone. Your true spirit is Goodness, and it is always there. You sometimes close your eyes to this truth, but I call you to stop doing that! Treasure your Spirit as I treasure you, and know that you can rest assured in Me. 

Be Amazed

How long as it been since you felt amazed? You are weighed down by many distractions, and by technology numbing the senses. My call is pure and very simple, but it takes work to remove yourself consciously in order to see and experience the depth of My love for you. Once you get a glimpse, your whole perspective can change. You can begin, – with practice and in stillness, – to notice Light, color, and sounds all around. Take time to really notice, and absorb them in quiet wonder. This is what it means to simply “be”. Try it, – intentionally. Try to empty your thoughts, concerns, the pressures of the day, or aches, pains, and annoyances, – then breathe deeply and take in your surroundings. Use all of your senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, taste. Whatever captures your attention: rest there, absorbing the Light in the details. Then remind yourself YOU ARE LOVED, – truly and deeply by Me, – just as you are. Do not doubt My all-encompassing love for you. Give yourself this calming gift and be amazed again by My love that surrounds you at all times. You are never alone; I am always Present within and near you. Let this gift carry you through your day.