Joy, Not Drudgery

Take delight in the tasks before you today,  one at a time. Picture that I’ve laid out a “good” day for you, with things you like to do and can feel a sense of accomplishment in. I desire your joy, not drudgery. I prefer seeing your enthusiasm and optimism after so many years of sadness, anger, anxiety, and hurt. Remember, I am a loving God, continually making things new. I gather goodness out of the dust and ashes. Your encouraging spirit serves you and others well. Take heart, for I am truly with you and the desires of My heart are not different than your own. Don’t let fear or anxious anticipation of worst-case-scenarios grip you. Keep your grasp on My right hand as we move forward.

#findthejoy; #nomoreanxiety; #goodthingsarecomingyourway; #Godiswithyou

God Desires Your Joy

I have so many things I wish to create in and through you. I desire your JOY as much as you desire to be JOYFUL. You don’t have to “do” anything to earn it. I want you to try new things I place before you through My divine inspiration. Behold! I will restore you and provide more than enough to fill you with love, friendship, and joy.

#beinspired; #joy; #morethanenough; #youareloved

Stop Being So Crabby

It is in your nature to be joyful, so ask for My help to stop you from being so crabby and anxious. Take a nap, or find ways to rest. Put away the things that are stressing you out for an hour or a day so you can come back to the work I intend for you without dreading it. I never want you working from a place of dread and angst. Let Me help refresh you.

#nomoreanxiety; #findjoy; #stopbeingcrabby; #Godshelp

My Light Reflected in Your Actions

Just as Light glistens on water, I shine in and through you. Let My ways be reflected in your actions. Be transparent, and let others find Me illuminated through who you are. Let My brilliant Light warm you as you allow the breeze of My Spirit to create waves of gentle, stirring movement. Underneath the water there is much activity going on. It is home to new life. Embrace this concept and look for the new life I have been creating within you. Allow yourself to feel excited when you glimpse something new of interest. Waters of Grace are teaming with a whole array of colors and activity: life within life. Dive  in; swim freely. I have brought you to a safe harbor, spring-fed by Joy.

#BetheLight; #youareGood; #newlife; #beinspiring

Open Your Mind to New Possibilities

You have no idea what this day will bring. Just be open. Make your eyes observant and receive the delights I put in your sightline. Open your mind to new thoughts and new possibilities. Share your heart openly with kindness and caring concern for others. Openness such as this allows My peace and joy to enter in and take hold in brilliant ways.

#beopen; #Godsplan; #possibility; #Goodthingsinstore

Change Your Approach to Today

Let this day burst forth like a giant sunrise that makes you stop in your tracks. You can’t help but be wowed in My glory in moments like that. Try viewing your day from that vantage point: taking notice of the marvelous things instead of being blocked by a dreary view of all that tries to make you feel agitated or unhappy. Call upon My Spirit to help you change your approach to this day and the activities I have in store for you. Ask for help to see things as light, manageable, and doable. Put on garments of compassion and tenderness. Laugh out loud at least once today and watch your joy spill out onto others.

#bethejoy; #positivity; #youcandoit; #attitudeadjustment

Lean Into My Sturdy Frame When You’re Weak

You are going to have bumps and bruises along the way. Everyone does. Knowing Me doesn’t make you immune to them. This is not because I am a cruel, neglectful, abusive, or punishing God. Quite the contrary! People stumble through life’s realities, and there is pain and discomfort that accompanies it by the sheer nature of human existence. But I am the Great Healer, Counselor, and Advocate. I am your Companion, placing healing ointments of grace and peace upon you along the way. I see your tears; I cry along with you. I recognize your worries and irritations, never dismissing them. Find Me, the One who knows you, and lean into My sturdy frame when you are weak. You don’t always have to be strong. Just be faithful and trust the walk we are taking together. You can still find joy.

#strengthinweakness; #GodisHealer; #Godknowsyou; #youcanfindjoy

Frame Your Mindset in Eager Anticipation for Good

Like a breath of fresh air, joy comes in the morning. The dawn brings elements of hope and new perspective. Tell yourself, “Things are looking up!” and frame your mindset in eager anticipation for Good things to come, not fearing the worst-case scenario. Hoping for the best can set your feet and your mind in the right direction on course to actually see it unfold that way. Don’t forget that I am always with and for you, – by your side as we aim for bright horizons.

#findjoy; #thingsarelookingup; #hopeforthebest; #Godisforyou

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