All Your Piles

Let’s take a look at all the piles entrenching your life and examine what has been built up, taking up your energy and attention. Some of it needs to be disposed of. Some, you must carry. Other piles you have been trying to hide in a corner, ignoring them or clinging with unwillingness to part with old ways. I see your piles. You cannot and don’t need to hide them from Me in embarrassment or shame. I notice all these things calling to you and leaving you overwhelmed, angry, and frustrated. Let Me help you clear a path, decreasing the clutter. Instead of blaming Me, ask Me to help tackle them one by one, a little at a time each day. I’ll help you figure out what to discard, what to attend to, and what needs to be put away for now. See how I make way to create something new, allowing you to breathe easier.

#reduceclutter; #nomoreanxiety; #makewayforthenew; #Godcanhelp

Listen to the Stillness

It is so important, yet rare, that you take the time for quieting. Listen to the stillness of this moment. Absorb it, opening your mind to this simplicity, – then you can hear My great voice. Today, be freed just to listen with no expectations placed on you. I call you to truly rest and bask in the quiet. You don’t have to always be productive in order to be loved by Me. Practice the art of meditation today. Be still and know that I am God. Know Me. Know I Am. Just be still.

#bestill; #simplicity; #hearGodsvoice; #nomoreanxiety

Get Rid of the Clutter and Haste

You can be inspired and inspiring. Watch those around you who live joyfully or peacefully, and emulate a lifestyle that devotes itself to those things. Simplicity is a spiritual discipline worth practicing and will help you get there. As you learn to simplify your choices, schedule, and environment, you make room for My spontaneity to enter. Slowing down your activity level will make you more receptive to the slight twists and bends of the journey I’d like to lead you on. I make ways in the wilderness. You’ll find the path I have marked for you. For now, get rid of the clutter and haste. Slowing and simplifying will bring greater joy and peace of mind to you. Less is more.

#slowing; #getridoftheclutter; #nomoreanxiety; #simplicitybringspeace

Let Me Soothe Away the Strain

Know that I am God. My desire isn’t to have you work yourself to the bone. I want you to treasure your spirit as I treasure you. Lay your weary head on My shoulder. Let Me soothe away the strain. I am indeed pleased with you. Work less hard in the sense of taking things one task at a time and not overwhelming yourself. Look for Me in the eyes of others who see you as kind, compassionate, and capable. They recognize your fatigue, too, so there’s no need to hide it. Close your eyes and rest on My shoulder as needed today. Let Me help comfort and rejuvenate you as you drink from My well.

#findrest; #dontworktoohard; #godshelpishere; #bekindtoyourself

Excited Observation

I call you to simplicity as a gift filled with My Peace. Find quiet contentment by taking a walk or just enjoying the birds.  Use excited observation with eyes open to My wonder. By enhancing your ability to be aware, you’ll find a vision for loveliness that allows healing. Stress will dissipate as you hone this skill of being present and fully aware in the moment.

#mindfulness; #nomoreanxiety; #findpeaceinthepresent; #awareness

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.

Stop Pushing Yourself to the Limit

I will love you for all time, no if’s, and’s or buts. You may be making things harder in your mind than they need to be. Stop your crazy-making ways of striving all the time, as if pushing yourself to the limit somehow pleases Me. That is distorted thinking. Yes, I call you to action – but not action that causes you to burn out. Daily I encourage you to BE STILL and know Me. This time of quiet is necessary to rejuvenate your Spirit. By connecting with Me each morning you can reap the benefit of enhanced awareness of My constant companionship throughout the day. I never leave your side, even when you aren’t ‘being productive’. My love for you is unending. 

Look In Another Direction

What are you choking on? Technology, words, unhealthy habits, worries? Take a drink from My well and let it wash over these things. Let Me take precedence in your thoughts. Turn away from these distractions as often as you can, aiming your sights on Me instead. There is so much offered in the world that fills you with discomfort. I call you to look in another direction. I teach joy and healing through learning the art of being still. Work toward simplifying life around you, eliminating excess activity and stimulation. Calm your soul by striving for a With-God life like this. In this very moment you can find Peace and connection to Me. Notice how My Light is all around you.

Preparing for Bigger Things

I am preparing you for bigger things to come. Sit with that thought for a moment. It’s not you who must prepare for My plans; your job is simply to be ready to receive. Be open to learning, trying new things, and receiving My work within you. Anxiety will try to creep in and take over, but you can resist that old habit by recognizing this is not all up to you. I am a trustworthy God. Be child-like with curiosity and enthusiasm for the new things I want you to experience. You will be equipped to step boldly onto the path I draw you to, – confident and assured that My will is doable and sure.

Do One Thing

As you get better at slowing down, you will also get better at finding calmness. When pressure and anxiety start to build in your head, take down one piece at a time from the mound of to-dos. Set all else aside, trusting Me to help you find the time to address each thing. I want you to see how effective reliance upon Me can be. Practice this “do one thing” method for an hour and see what we can get done together as you invest your trust in My provision. It doesn’t all have to be done in a day. I’ll supply what you need as you leave the rest to Me.