Slowing

I am aiming you toward a slower pace. When you have less activity going on you can be more observant. My Love arrives not because of your performance or accomplishments. Rather, it arrives by Grace in moments of time glimpsed here and there. You’ll miss its impact when you are too busy or frantic to take notice. Be grateful for less mobility right now. Come, hang out with Me in the stillness, observing what begins to stand out and make sense to you. My gifts will arrive most clearly in your slowing.

Listen To Small Things

Allow Me to calm you. Take these peaceful, quiet moments when you can get them and appreciate how I call you to rest. Sometimes what you need most is to stop and be silent. Listen to small things – clocks ticking, birds calling, washing machine humming, – whatever is going on. Just take notice and appreciate how calming this can be. Then, remind yourself of one of my most important phrases: “Be still, and know that I am God.” I am YOUR God, lovingly present and bringing good out of every circumstance. As you breathe in this truth, exhale doubt and fear.

Let Me Do the Heavy Lifting

Start with this: be still. Be still and know. Know simplicity. Trust the plain and simple truth that you are LOVED, – truly loved!  I am Good, and I am in you. Now, go and love others. Don’t make your day harder than it needs to be. Love yourself, love others. Lead by listening and being kind. Share. This is all good, simple, doable stuff. It doesn’t have to take anything extraordinary. Let Me do the heavy lifting today. Together we will carry out meaningful plans.

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. 

Permission to Take Breaks

Things will get done. You like everything neat and tidied up. I watch you aiming for no loose ends and mentally forming strategies to handle everything before you in an effort to not feel overwhelmed. Today I invite you to meet Me and relax even with the undone. Give yourself permission to take breaks. As you sit and are present with Me in the moment, My Grace is attending to your every need. Allow Me to soothe your frazzled mind as you practice being still. Know My love for you is real.

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.

Know That I Am God

Our connection is true and valid. Faith is not a fake or worthless thing. (Try it again if you haven’t done it in a while). Stop the worldly pace long enough to be still and know that I am God. I want to calm your anxious thoughts, soothe your worried mind, and give you the gift of listening in total love to help soften your edges. I know the big picture for your life. Listen for My voice of love and tenderness for you. Seek Me with all your heart, and find Me already with you. You don’t have to face the world alone; I am here! Now and for always.

Replenishment

I don’t call you to a life that is HARDER. The slowing of your pace or productivity, if done for My Purposes, is totally acceptable. There are times requiring much of your focus and energy, but I am also a God of replenishment. The world’s standards and demands can pull you in many directions, yet I call you to simplify. Ask for My Guidance as you discern when to move and when to rest; when to interact and when to be still. In all things, know that I am God.

Take Off the Pressure to Perform

I know how you struggle with finding or maintaining a peaceful state of mind. It feels like there is so much to do and so little time some days. I want you to take off the pressure to perform. The best way to manage that is to intentionally pause and linger in moments. Stop long enough to whisper My name and recognize My calming Presence. Listen for small sounds and focus on the gentle Light I place around you. In this quiet, hushed place you can be refreshed- reminded that you never go it alone. I am with you, equipping you and taking care of the outcomes. You will have all you need.

Rest is Primary

Turn down the volume of the radio in your head, trying to play several stations all at once. Try listening for the still, small voice which is Mine. Tenderly I tell you, “You are so loved”, – by many and by Me. Stop berating yourself and piling up the lists of actions you think are required to be worthy of love. It’s okay to sit still. Practice the art of doing less in order to grow strengthened for the journey ahead. There is much that will be required of you eventually. For now, though, rest is primary. Hear My words so that you can be rejuvenated before taking action.