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.
Don’t be in such a hurry to rush off into your busy day. Hang with Me for a while, absorbing My peaceful pace. Slow your busy mind, training it to seek My calming thoughts. Start with the soothing reminder that ALL IS WELL because I have you in the palm of My hand. Nothing is insurmountable. I am with you and for you. Enter this day at ease because you are Mine, fully equipped for whatever is laid out before you.
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.
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.
I give you your daily bread, with provisions for everything needed to sustain you in this day. Don’t jump too far ahead with your planning, though, – otherwise you might overlook the things I have in store for you today! Simple joys, moments with gorgeous views…receive these little delights as love-messages from Me. I am already working in your life in and through time. If it feels like I’m calling you to do a lot, remember that I don’t ask you to go solo. Nothing you do, think, need, or say goes unnoticed by Me, your Provider of all. Take this bread and eat it, remembering and acknowledging Me as sovereign over every aspect of your life.
Go into this day knowing you are well-equipped for whatever tasks you have lined up to do. I give you the tools you need: reasoning, wisdom, words to speak, energy. When anxiety begins to bundle you in knots, turn to Me to help untwist them. I know what is important and necessary as well as what can be discarded, but you do not always know or see these things as clearly. When you find yourself overwhelmed or wrestling, think to turn to Me for help. Pause, and allow the Great I Am to breathe calm into you, giving you the direction you need one piece at a time.
My burden is intended to be light, – easy. Live in love. Stop all the planning and listen. My will for you is to be in the moment. You are My artist, fully capable of calming yourself by capturing images to paint in your mind. See the early morning blue light and notice the interplay of light and dark. Soothe yourself with music, sights, and sounds – all provided by Me to delight your day today. It is good to carry these calming images with you. My Will is done in simple moments such as these.
Take a gentle day today. No rush. There are no real demands other than to slow things down. Life is very busy and, – although full of Goodness, – there is need for rest time. Indulge yourself in some time off. Leave some of the to-do’s for another day. I give you this: permission to NOT do for a day. Try it, and be faithful to it. See what joy this brings. You put so much pressure on yourself to get all the little tasks done. It’s impressive how much you accomplish, but I don’t ask you to wear yourself thin. I call you to a true day of REST, weekly. This has been hard for you to manage. Take it seriously. I need you to rest up so that you will be strengthened for what is ahead. Rest helps alleviate unwarranted fears. Trust Me at all times, and ingest My Light.
You can still find rest in the mix of busy to-do’s. Remember, though, that it is easier to find Me in the stillness than in the hectic craze of activity. I want to “Wow” you with My delights, – but you must be moving slowly enough to catch them. Take one thing at a time, and delight in each small step or task. Pause, then notice Me and My gifts to you in beauty, simplicity, life, and Light. There is time enough for everything. Pace yourself to allow room for Me.
You belong. So often you question this, – filled with worry that you do not fit in or that you will always be an outsider. This is simply not true! I designed you with supreme value. Your worth cannot be measured by others reactions to you. I still call you to connect and be involved. Work on trusting that you are an essential part of every group or situation you encounter today. You belong exactly where I’ve placed you, and you are meant to be with those you interact with. Feel safe knowing My love for you never fails. Don’t judge yourself or others with such harshness. Relax and be yourself. It’s OK! I’m right there with you, always.