Love is the Next Best Thing

Just love. My message to you today is as simple as that. Some use the phrase “do the next best thing”. I can assure you that if your motivation is to show love, it will definitely be the next best thing you can do. It’s important to toss some healthy self-love in the mix, too. Your whole life doesn’t have to be about serving others to the point of depleting yourself. Do what is needed to fill your bucket first, then go out refreshed and ready to live and love well. 

#justlove; #dothenextbestthing; #bekindtoyourself; #showGodslove

No Need to Over-Indulge

Taste. Breathe. These sensations can bring simple pleasures that I designed and crafted unique to each person. Some smells and tastes bring aversion; others, fond memories and delight. Take note of the smell and taste as your food is being prepared today or consumed to sustain life. Let Me ask you: are you eating to live, or living to eat? It is important to care for your body respectfully and not neglect it. I am a God who provides pleasure, comfort, and healing through food. There’s no need to over-indulge. I bring sustenance and Goodness, and there is room at my table for all to take, eat, and have their fill.

#enough; #tasteandseetheGoodness; #roomforall; #eattolive

Perhaps it is Time to Take a Rest

My glory is sometimes a mystery which I unfold in tiny glimpses along the way because it is too brilliant to behold all at once. Train yourself to step forward in patient trust, day by day. I will not give you too much to handle without equipping you. Your life should not involve more than you can bear; I don’t work that way. If you are feeling overburdened, perhaps it is simply time to take a rest. Self-care is just as essential as tending to others. Do not neglect the care of your vessel.

#takecareofyourself; #timeforrest; #nomoreanxiety; #trustinGod

Be Strengthened to Manage

Take care of yourself, including tending to your need for food, exercise, and rest. Build in time for conversations with Me daily as part of that self-care, too, because I want to build up your spiritual self, as well. I cannot implement the big plans I have in store for you until you can be strengthened to manage all that will be involved. There are many demands on your time. Gently I call you to be reminded that My well does not run dry. You can dip your ladle in these life-giving waters of Grace as many times as is needed to quench your parched body. As you extend yourself and thirst for more water, I will replenish and recharge your body and spirit. You will be ready for a multitude of tasks requiring your energy and concentration if you come to the well frequently. 

#selfcare; #thewelldoesnotrundry; #Graceisenough; #youwillbeready

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

Be kind to yourself today. Actually, do that EVERY day. It will be easier to treat others kindly when you practice this on yourself. Don’t beat yourself up over everything you eat, say, and do. Rehashing everything in your head isn’t serving you well, either. The truth is, I love you unconditionally! I want you to enjoy your food, cut yourself some slack, and be more playful today.  Your kindness, like your compassion, will shine through. You are helping others in ways you may not even recognize.

#dontbeatyourselfup; #bekind; #unconditionallove; #nomoreanxiety

When You Feel Defeated

Cast your cares upon Me. Send Me ALL of them, – not just the ones you think are ‘worthy’ of My attention. I care about all of your wishes, dreams, and worries, so don’t hold back. I also know when you feel defeated. I am listening, resolving, and I aim to comfort you. Drink from My well of thirst-quenching water sent to soothe your innermost thoughts. Let Me help make it well in your soul. I am here for you.

#undefeated; #youvegotthis; #itiswellwithmysoul

Benefits of Living More Aware of My Love

As you choose to live more aware of My Love for you, you’ll discover benefits like being more calm and experiencing resulting peace within. You can feed yourself well today. You may even find yourself better able to make healthy choices, – not over-indulging, but being satisfied with just enough (no more, no less). Discover balance between the tasks before you and good self-care as you pause to reflect on your with-God life. You’ll see that there’s no need to rush around. Pace yourself slowly and wisely, mindful that I am by your side with every step. Walk with Me, calm, holy and beloved. 

#BenefitsofKnowingGod; #calming; #withGodlife

Focus on Self-Kindness

Today is a good day to hole-up and focus on self-kindness. Bundle up with Me, cozied in and staying protected from the elements. You can still focus on self-care while working or attending to home-life because you and I are One. I am with you wherever you go and in whatever you are doing. Take your time. Slowing down to an easier pace will serve you well on this day of attending to better self-care. I call you to stay in close awareness of our tight, comforting relationship. My love for you is real, and we can take delight in togetherness today.

#bekindtoyourself; #Godiswithyou; #nomoreanxiety

Find Balance and Direction

Listen to the truths surfacing in your heart. I am calling you to pay attention to true self-care, which involves finding balance between activity and stillness. Already you are seeing the  benefits of this quiet time spent with Me. Simplify your life. Take time to reflect on what is most important to you vs. how you are spending your time. I speak to you on a gut-level like that. Honoring Me doesn’t mean overextending yourself, nor does it mean giving up what you enjoy. I designed you with likes and dislikes for a reason and a purpose. Ask Me to help you find balance and direction as you follow what gives you passion. That is My gift to you.

#followyourdream; #balanceiskey; #GodsPlanisGood

Allow Yourself to Like Yourself

You know Me. I can take the pressure off a little as you sit with Me, allowing Me to care for you. You are endearing to Me with the ways you love and care, – always trying so hard. Allow yourself to like yourself today. Stop picking every little thing apart and choose to be accepting and kind toward yourself. See how life-changing this can be!

#likeyourself; #takethepressureoff; #Godslove; #youarelikeable