It’s so important that you take a day of rest. Your world bombards you with a constant stream of electronics and pressures, all vying for your attention. I call you to put down your phone and quiet your busy mind. Use all of your senses taking in this day and moment. See color, feel temperature and movement, take time to truly taste each bite. Touch the things and people I place before you today with eye-opening wonder. See how enlivened you become when you use a day of rest like this to be rejuvenated and restored.
Remain obedient to the call I place on your heart. Listen for Me daily as I gently guide you with each small task. You don’t have to see the full picture yet. It’s okay to do something small today. Each little piece adds up over time, and no act of kindness or intentional task completed in My name goes unnoticed by Me. Do these things in a Spirit of Love and willingness. Your servant heart is glorious to behold and gives My hope to others.
You are enough (even more than!). Get it into your head, and relax in this truth. Be comfortable in your own skin, because I am an amazing God and you are My amazing child. I am so proud of who you are: My creation, – oh-so-loved. Walk peaceably in this day, knowing you can have inner confidence based on My Light within you. Nothing has to ruffle your feathers. Approach each situation with a knowing and loving eye when you use My eyes that see and My ears that hear. Spread My love and joy to the world.
This is the season of Peace. My way is meant to be gentle, kind, and considerate. So much energy is wasted on imagined conversations or encounters with others, anxiously preparing responses in advance. Let Me handle that for you. You don’t have to be on the defensive with Me in your thoughts. Trust Me to be present in all your interactions with others, allowing My calmness to supersede all else. You can brush off the remains of anger and hurt others caused you or may try to push onto you, knowing it isn’t yours to fix. Show compassion, and leave the rest up to Me to address.
You are content and full. Sit with that image, acknowledging that I supply for all your needs…no more and no less than what is needed. Occasionally I send over-abundance. Perhaps you feel the opposite is true, worrying that you won’t have or be enough to get by. Fear is lying when it tells you that. I will never, – I repeat! – NEVER abandon or forsake you, – especially in your time of need. Take stock in My adequate provision for the next 24 hours. You can and will get by. I’ll supply everything that’s needed, one day at a time.
Don’t jump too far ahead with all your imaginings. I have plenty in store for you in just this day alone. Reel those thoughts in when they try to shift you into planning mode. Pull back and remind yourself to hang with Me in the present. Find the glory in the current moment. You’ll be better able to recognize Goodness when you turn to seek My smiling face. Let’s take notice in moments like this together often today, – thoroughly enjoying each other’s presence.
You are tired and uncomfortable. I’m not a distant God watching all of this without concern. The reverse is true: I am intimately aware of your needs, working behind the scenes to attend to each one. Lay your weary head on My shoulder. As you turn to Me for rest, realize how many burdens you have laid upon your shoulders. Give them over to Me, – fully, – knowing it’s not all up to you to fix. Trust Me to be in charge of your life, and feel the stress load begin to lift. Taking one thing at a time you can move forward into your day, lightened by our companionship.
I won’t overwhelm you with too much to do. Hand off the excess to Me. Trust Me to solve the puzzle and master the plan, all in due time. Focus only on today, addressing one thing at a time. Do so with an attitude of acceptance and peace, allowing calmness to rule instead of frenzy. This is how you walk in My footsteps; one small step at a time.
I see and feel the way pressure grips your heart as you start this day. Take a deep breath of reassurance and hold it. I can calm the stress once you realize and remind yourself that I’m the One in charge. This takes a willful act of trust, allowing yourself to be led by Me instead of trying to figure it all out on your own. Inhale confidence in My capacity to provide. Breathe out old ways of worry. Let’s work together on releasing pressure through faith in My love and plan for you.
Listen and watch. I am at work in and around you. I recognize your doubt, – wanting to believe in My every word but worrying that I won’t come through. I am working things out in the situation that pains you, but it takes time to see My results. Entrust Me with all of your affairs so that I can put them in right order. Let’s get rid of the excess and clutter in your head and surroundings. (This might seem impossible during the holiday season, but nothing is impossible with Me). Breathe in a sense of trust, choosing to invest in it as an act of will. Having faith in Me and My divine plan for you is a worthy investment, indeed.