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.
I make all things new. I renew, refresh, revive, and rejuvenate. Stand for what you believe in. Others have their own pain; it’s not yours to fix. I am with them, and I am with you. I am present in all of this. Turn it all back over to Me. I will gently caress the fears, the hurts. Allow Me to heal. I can heal all things! See, I do make all things new. Focus on this Healing and trust Me. Concentrate on your own tasks now. These are enough for your yoke. It’s not wrong to ask for support, – that’s why I put you all together. Do not fear impressions. See everyone’s goodness and feel on an equal plane with that. Enjoy whoever you encounter today. Demonstrate equality, kindness, respect, and love. Act with acceptance (of self and others!), and know that My Grace will handle the rest. Today is such a celebration. Live it joyfully!
Take Me to heart. Breathe me in and start your day with confidence, comfort, and assurance. You can make it through this day. This day is BLESSED. You are My hands, My eyes, My voice of HOPE to people in need. Take joy in this. It can give you energy back. If any resentment lingers, push it out, bury it, and be rid of it. Find reasons to laugh today. I know it is hard – with family demands, overwhelming and exorbitant workloads to be done, and other pressures. As you attend to them, I will attend to you. Hear the bird’s song this morning – joyful, refreshing, new; singing you into this good day. Join hands with Me, your constant Presence reassuring you that together, we will make it through.
Spend time with Me. I long for your attention, and once you start, you will find you crave Mine in return. I am ever-present to you. When you feel most frazzled, seek My face. Know that I “get it”. I can console or guide you as needed. Being in relationship with Me means making the time for us to be attentive to one another. I can do that in a flash of an instant with you as well as in long, luxurious measures of prayer time. It is called Devotion for a reason. Make a love commitment of attentiveness to Me with purity of heart and with intentional and purposeful focus, just as I am devoted to you. Have you chosen to be so with Me lately? I will never chastise you for periods of absence. You will always be celebrated like My prodigal son when you turn your heart toward Me. It remains an open invitation in every hour, every moment. Come back to Me. Seek Me with your whole heart.