I give you lots of food for thought. Sometimes you rush through My word like a fast-food meal in the drive-through. Instead, try taking your time as with a sit-down meal, appreciating each bite and ingesting it until it nourishes you. My word is the lamp to light your way. Come to My banquet with a grateful heart, ready to take it all in and become truly satisfied and full. Let Me reassure you, fulfilling every need so that you can find joy and peace.
You will have your fill. Just when you worry that there won’t be enough time, resources, skill, or ability, – look to Me as your rock. I am steadfast and generous, supplying just enough for what you need. Sometimes it may feel overly-abundant and other times, meager. If you truly examine it with a grateful heart, you will see that the supply is always plenty (especially in hindsight). Use your capacity for gratitude today to supplement what I provide for you and find your way to My intended path of Peace.
My love is easy: past wrongs forgiven; gentle kisses on your brow. Tender wishes for you to have a pleasant day. I watch you prepare for the tasks ahead of you and rush off into the flurry of activity. Stop long enough to feel My warmth: genuine and persistent. Unstoppable. Nothing you do can “earn” or “un-earn” My love. See My joy radiating all around you, and rest in My peace. Whatever you most need – joy, peace, or love – is available to you. Follow My ways, and simply offer up a heart of gratitude.
My child, – how good it is to see your smiling face! Practice smiling more. Your demeanor affects your outlook. When one wears a dead-pan or irritated look, it can fade the joy of the Spirit all around. Practicing tenderness and affectionate gestures allows My Light to beam in, bringing comfort and healing both inwardly and outwardly. It’s a simple gesture; an offering, if you will, of gratitude for life in general. Offer up a smile and watch the impact. See how it changes not only the atmosphere around you but also pervades your own Spirit. Bring Light to My people with this positive gesture, allowing it to permeate the very fiber of your being.
I will show you the way you need to go. I will lead you and others to fresh, new pastures. Take care of My sheep today and along the way because I have given you shepherding skills to use. Go up to the pastures that are wide and deep and vast. You’ll be able to see things in a fresh, new perspective from this vantage point. There you will find plenty of food, rest, and Light for a balanced lifestyle. I will meet you in this place. Walk slow and steady on your way there, exploring and appreciating one pasture at a time.
This is the day the Lord has made. I ask you to be glad and rejoice in it. Don’t let simple worries or spinning imaginings of “what if’s” take away your capacity to be content in the moment. I am your God, and I desire to bring about good things including justice and kindness. Bring me an act of love or a glad heart as your worship offering today.
I see your pain. I hear your fearful and occasionally agitated voice, and I recognize your wish for peace and love. Remind yourself that I long for you all the day long. Our connection is not “magical”, – it is REAL. My tender heart is yours. My strength is there for you. Seek My kingdom first in your decision-making, and discover that I am there with you all the way through even when life feels painful. Imagine my loving, supportive arms around you in these moments. Hear My tender voice speaking at times through others, too. Utilize thankfulness as a tool to draw closer to Me.
Honoring Me comes in many shapes and forms. Listening and being attentive to others is one of them. Another way is to take time to pause, reflect, and be thankful. I am the Giver of all Good things. Take time to acknowledge what is going well or what showed blessing, and remember how I have brought you through many tough things already. Even if you are unhappy now in your current situation, you can honor Me by investing trust that I am at work in your life, bringing Goodness out of the ashes. My love for you is real and eternal.
Ultimately, I am the One with you. Yes, Me- the Great I AM! The fact that I am your God is no small truth. Why allow yourself to be so anxious when the opportunity to grasp the enormity of My Presence is with you always? I’m not just hanging out occasionally. Call upon Me, then listen. I will guide you. Watch for Me every day and thank Me for the circumstances I have already changed for you. Don’t listen to the false one trying to lure you back to places of distrust, anxiety, or despair. You never have to be afraid because I will help you handle anything that comes your way. I am a God who saves, and I love you dearly.
Cherish is a good word to ponder. Cherish the life you have and the ones you love. It’s valuable and important to connect with old friends. Try taking things slowly and see how it feels. You don’t have to rush all the time. There is time enough for everything, and time to appreciate what you have. Let this kind of peaceful pace resonate.