Everything That Is Essential

Some days it’s hard to find direction with the way your mind spins with mini panic attacks: “Don’t forget ____!” “Make sure you ____!”  It’s at these times when you most need Me but can hardly hear My voice over the din of to-do’s. Stop and recognize that I will equip you, and everything that is essential will get done.  Thank Me for My companionship. Recognize your neediness and ask for My help. Only then can I step in to effectively provide you with peace. Remember Who is in charge and Who you belong to. Not everything will get done today, but that’s okay. I’ll still love you and help you see what matters most.

Allowing Changes

All around you change is happening. Don’t be afraid of this; I plan it for Good. Stop all of your own attempts at planning or controlling and release yourself fully into My care arrangements specifically designed for you. By allowing changes to unfold with acceptance on your part, the way will be easier and more clear to see. Find peace as you practice this level of trust in Me. 

Release the Pressure of What-Ifs

As you stop long enough to truly listen for Me, My Grace sweeps in like the rush of fresh air when you crack open a window. The heat of tension and stress escapes out a little at the same time. I aim to soothe you as much as to guide you. I call you to peace. Find balance by slowing your pace and accepting today as it is. Release the pressure of “what-ifs” and “how to’s”, aiming to be present in the moment and trusting My work in your life. Take one thing at a time and crack that window open as often as you can remember to breathe. I am with you and there for you.

Laugh Out Loud

Today, listen to My sincere call to you to slow your pace. I ask you to release these fervent efforts to always be on top of ‘tackling the next thing’. Instead, enjoy the present moment. I want to see you laugh out loud, or listen joyfully and open your eyes in wonder, amazement, and appreciation of My beauty placed in your surroundings. Morning light dancing through the leaves, bird song, the smell of green apples or fresh laundry. The work will still get done in due time. Hear Me beckoning you in small moments as you proceed through your day, and at the end, take time to recall our vivid encounters. Relax, enjoying My Peaceful Presence with you.

Alert In The Present

Why do you fill your head with anxious thoughts, problems to analyze, and preparing for things that haven’t even arisen as concerns yet? You spend so much energy planning ahead for things that never happen. Try practicing being alert in the present today instead. Notice the play of light outside your window. Feel the cool air coming inside. Take in each sound: clock ticking, birds calling, dog barking, the ceiling fan. Notice the variety of colors and textures as you move your eyes to slowly scan left to right. In quiet observance of things around you, you can take your mind off the “to-do list” and see the calming effect being with Me in the present can bring.  Now, thank Me for the with-God life you have readily available at your fingertips. Go in peace.

What We’re Worried About

Most of what we’re worried about never comes true. Release your worries and cares prayerfully into My capable hands. Be confident that I am still attending to every detail even in this confusing time. Close your eyes, finding that still, small place where we can commune without words. I send you My Love-light. Let it wash over concerns that linger. Experience My Grace pouring over these moments, freeing you to relax and find the source of all peace. I am with you, in you, and I have plans in store beyond your capacity to imagine right now. Have faith that what I have in store is ultimately going to bring Goodness. You can trust that I will meet your needs one day at a time. 

Pace Yourself

Pace yourself. Take a moment here and there to just breathe in My beauty placed around you. Stop and be grateful for our companionship. You aren’t expected to be busy every second of the day. By stopping to take it all in you will find the amazing gift of My Peace readily accessible anywhere you need it. My almost unfathomable love is available every second of the day so remind yourself often to pause and receive it!

Be Yourself Without Agonizing Afterward

You don’t have to worry so much about agendas, impressions, and accomplishments. Today is a day of connection. I call you to listen well, smile, laugh, and be yourself without agonizing about it afterward. I am in you and all around. You may even find yourself enjoying the interactions today. I love you just as you are, and there is freedom in allowing this to sink in. You can trust that I will bring you peace, because I am the Prince of Peace, after all.

Happiness Can Fall Into Place

I know you try your very best every day. I see you striving diligently to work hard, be thoughtful, and be fruitful. Thank you, My child, for your dedicated service to Me and My kingdom. Some think all of this hard work only brings rewards in heaven. I tell you that you can expect good things as soon as in this day ahead – not because it was “earned”, but because I desire your happiness. Awareness of My constant Presence with you is all you need to find true peace.  From there, happiness can fall into place. Find Me in your midst, joyfully awaiting your attention and companionship.

 

Trusting the Decisions

I made you a smart person who is capable of clear thinking, sound judgment, and good decision-making. Even with all that ability, though, sometimes life hands out situations that are hard to sort out. I can tell you this much: as you make your choices, I will never leave your side. When you ask for My guidance, I will lead the way. You have to work on trusting the decisions and not looking back or second-guessing the choices that are made. Move on, facing forward with determination, faith, confidence, and peace of mind. Knowing I am with you always will help you rest. You can’t go wrong with Me.