Standing Out

Look for the most vivid color that you can spot in your surroundings. Hone in on it, trying to notice every detail for a moment. See how it stands out, intricately woven. That’s how you are to Me: worthy of being noticed and even admired. Acknowledge My Presence within the design. Allow yourself to be astonished by this truth and take time to appreciate our Goodness together. You matter to Me. Practice this simple act of observance everywhere you go today, impressed by the clarity of how  one thing can stand out so clearly as evidence and a reminder of My Presence and love in the world.

Instilled Ability

I have big things in store for you – bigger than you can even imagine. Let My plan unfold with an open mind to all that I call you to do. You are already Mine, – instilled with ability to bring about my purposes of healing, connection, and kingdom-building. Trust Me with this every day work, uttering a willingness to accept whatever is laid before you. Nothing will be too hard with Me there to guide and accompany you. You can even be peaceful in the process. There’s no need to waste energy on anxiety. Put aside those old ways, ready for all that’s coming.

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.

Be a Companion To Others

My hand is at work in your life in mostly imperceptible ways. This does not mean I’m orchestrating only demands upon you, nor does it mean your life will be free of hardships. I ask you to be a companion to others along the way. I need your voice to help shepherd and guide My sheep on earth. Do so patiently today- and trust My involvement in your acts of outreach. I will give you the words to say and the steps to take in bringing My Good to all that you encounter today. In this, you will know joy. 

Sit in Utter Peace

I know how you get anxious. Elect instead to sit in utter peace with Me. Permit yourself to stay in this space awhile. Receive My gift of genuine love and deep, satisfying calm.  Replenish yourself in My love-light, taking in deep, calming breaths. Trust that I will not overwhelm you in the day ahead. You can be a person of Light and Goodness. Just “be”. In this practice you can find rest for your weary soul. 

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.

Release Concerns about Outcomes

My ways are higher, with lofty goals in store for you. I want you to get reacquainted with this concept – broadening your expectations with an openness to bigger things. In order to move forward this will entail letting go of life as you know it. To recognize My Plan for you, you must be willing to release concerns about outcomes. Let Me take care of that end. Be bold and brave, My love. You are ready for much more. 

I Move That Way in Your Life

Take notice of the breeze. Sometimes it picks up, moving fast and rustling things around you. Other times it pauses with complete stillness. I move that way in your life. You won’t necessarily be able to know how I am moving, but I have a plan. If life feels flustered it might be My Spirit bringing winds of change. Other times I may be calling you to stay put. You can be calm either way, knowing I love you. Rely on Me  to be in control. You don’t have to see, know, or understand everything in order to be at peace. Work on trusting Me in whatever way the wind blows. 

Good Day

Let’s have a GOOD day today. Slow things down and take intentional breaks, pausing to find contentment in your surroundings. Take notice of My little gifts I send you in the moment. Everyday things, – sights, sounds, weather, nature, – can bring pleasure and calming. Tell yourself often “God’s got this. Things will work out. I can still enjoy today.” You might be surprised at how much of a difference this approach makes when you trust Me to render Goodness out of every circumstance. 

Resiliency When Wounded

You’ve been wounded. This is real. Vivid, visceral memories that cannot and need not be denied. I give you resiliency and backing to confront evil ways with calm honesty. It doesn’t have to be a fly-off-the-handle rant. Speaking the truth will always be met with some level of adversity by those who cannot tolerate it and want their own control. I am in control, though. My Love is what rules, even over darkness. Once you have spoken your peace, move on. Move forward with Grace on your side, because My Grace calms and validates. My Grace supports you even when others have let you down. My love will heal you to your CORE. Eventually it will be easier to let go of the anger and hurt you feel. All things in due time.