LET MY LOVE

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LET MY LOVE seep into the inner recesses of your being.   Do not close off any part of yourself from Me.  I know you inside and out, so do not try to present a “cleaned-up” self to Me.  Wounds that you shut away from the Light of My Love will fester and become wormy.  Secret sins that you “hide” from Me can split off and develop lives of their own, controlling you without your realizing it.

Open yourself fully to My transforming Presence.  Let My brilliant Love-Light search out and destroy hidden fears.  This process requires time alone with Me, as My Love soaks into your innermost being.  Enjoy My perfect Love, which expels every trace of fear.

       O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely.  O LORD……Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Psalm 139:1-4, 23-24

There is no fear in love (dread does not exist), but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!  For fear brings with it the thought of punishment and (so) he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love.  (is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection).

1 John 4:18

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Relax Let Me Lead You

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RELAX AND LET ME LEAD YOU through this day.  I have everything under control: My control.

You tend to peer anxiously into the day that is before you, trying to figure out what to do, and when.  Meanwhile, the phone or the doorbell rings, and you have to reshuffle your plans.  All that planning ties you up in knots and distracts you from Me.  Attentiveness to Me is not only for your quiet time, but for all your time.  As you look to Me , I show you what to do now and next.

 

Vast quantities of time and energy are wasted in obsessive planning.  When you let me direct your steps, you are set free to enjoy Me and to find what I have prepared for you this day. 

 

     I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.  Psalm 32:8

 

    Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.    Psalm 119:35

 

   Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You.  Show

me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.   Psalm143:8

Thankfulness

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THANKFULNESS OPENS THE DOOR  to My Presence.   Though I am always with you, I have gone to great measures to preserve your freedom of choice.  I have placed a door between you and Me, and I have empowered you to open or close that door.  These are many ways to open it, but a grateful attitude is one of the most effective.  There are many ways to open it, but a grateful attitude is one of the most effective.

Thankfulness is built on a substructure of trust.  When thankful words stick in your throat, you need to check up on your foundation of trust.  When thankfulness flows freely from your heart and lips, let your gratitude draw you closer to Me.  I want you to learn the art of giving thanks in all circumstances. See how many times you can thank Me daily; this will awaken your awareness to a multitude of blessings.  It will also cushion the impact of trials when they come against you.  Practice My Presence by practicing the discipline of thankfulness.

   Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His court with praise: give thanks to Him and praise His name.  Psalm 100:4

   Give thanks in all circumstances , for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.    1 Thessalonians5:18

I Am The Light Of The World

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I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.  Men crawl through their lives cursing the darkness, but all the while I am shining brightly.  I desire each of My followers to be a Light-bearer.  The Holy Spirit who lives in you can shine from your face, making Me visible to people around you. Ask My Spirit to live through you, as you wend your way through this day.  Hold My hand in joyful trust, for I never leave your side.  The Light of My Presence is shining upon you.  Brighten up the world by reflecting who I AM.

    When Jesus spoke again to the people , he said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.     John 8:12

     “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden .  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on the its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”     Matthew 5:14

       And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory , are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing  glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.      2 Corinthians 3:18

     God said to Moses,  “I AM WHO I AM.  This is what you are to say to the Israelites:  ‘ I AM has sent me to you.'”

  Exodus 3:14

As You Listen

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AS YOU LISTEN  to birds calling to one another, hear also My Love-call to you.  I speak to you continually: through sights , sounds, thoughts, impressions, scriptures.  There is no limit to the variety of ways I can communicate with you. Your part is to be attentive to My messages, in whatever form they come.  When you set out to find Me in a day, you discover that the world is vibrantly alive with My Presence.  You can find Me not only in beauty and bird calls, but also in tragedy and faces filled with grief.  I can take the deepest sorrow and weave it into a pattern for good.

Search for Me and My messages, as you go through this day.  You will seek ME and find ME when you seek Me with your whole being. 

   “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”   John10:27

   We are assured and know that ( God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are  (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to  (His) design and purpose.  Romans8:28   

     “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”    Jeremiah 29:13

   

REST IN MY PRESENCE

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REST IN MY PRESENCE WHEN
 you need refreshment.  Resting is not necessarily idleness, as people often perceive it.  When you relax in My company, you are demonstrating  trust in Me.

Trust is a rich word, laden with meaning and direction for your life.  I want you to lean on, trust, and be confident in Me.  When you lean on Me for support, I delight in your trusting confidence.

Many people turn away from Me when they are exhausted.  They associate Me with duty and diligence, so they try to hide from My Presence when they need a break from work.  

How this saddens Me! As I spoke through My prophet Isaiah:  In returning to Me and resting in Me you shall be saved: in quietness and trust shall be your strength.

.    Lean on, trust in, be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.     Proverbs 3:5

     For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: in returning (to Me) and resting (in Me) you shall be saved: in quietness and in (trusting ) confidence shall be your strength..But you would not..    Isaiah 30:15

BRING ME ALL YOUR FEELINGS

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BRING ME ALL YOUR FEELINGS, even the ones you wish you didn’t have.  Fear and anxiety still plague you.  Feelings

per se are not sinful, but they can be temptations to sin.  Blazing missiles of fear fly at you day and night: 

these attacks from the evil one come at your relentlessly.  Use your shield of faith to extinguish those 

flaming arrows.  Affirm your trust in Me, regardless of how you feel. If you persist, your feelings will 

eventually fall in line with your faith.

Do not hide from your fear or pretend it isn’t there.  Anxiety that you hide in the recesses 

of your heart will give birth to fear of fear:  a monstrous stepchild.  Bring your anxieties out into the Light of My 

Presence, where we can deal with them together.  Concentrate on trusting Me, and 

fearfulness will gradually lose its foothold within you.

       In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

  Ephesians 6:16

     This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is

light; in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk 

in darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light , we fellowship with one another 

and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.

1 John 1:5

   Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.  The 

LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; He has  become

my salvation.    Isaiah 12:4

I Am Nearer

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I AM NEARER  than you think, richly present in all your moments.  You are connected to me by Love-bonds

that nothing can sever.  However, you may sometimes feel alone, because  your union with Me is invisible. 

Ask ME to open your eyes , so that you can find Me everywhere.  The more aware you are of My Presence,

the safer you feel.  This is not some sort of escape from reality: it is tuning in to ultimate reality.  I am far 

more Real than the world you can see, hear, and touch.  Faith is the confirmation of things we do not see

and the conviction of their reality, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the scenes.

God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.  “For in Him we live and move and have our being.”  As some of your own poets have said, 

“We are His offspring.” Acts 17:27

Now faith is the assurance ( the confirmation, the title deed)  of the things (we) hope for , being the proof of things (we) do not see and the conviction of their reality (faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.  Hebrews 11:1

Keep Walking

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KEEP WALKING  with Me along the path I have chosen for you.  Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart.  I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desire, but that is not My way for you.   Together we will forge a pathway up the high mountain.   The journey is arduous at times, and you are weak.  someday you will dance light-footed on the high peaks: but for now, your walk is often  plodding and heavy.   All I require of you is to take the next step, clinging to My hand for strength and direction.  Though the path is difficult and the scenery dull at

the moment, there are sparkling  surprises just around the bend.  Stay on the path I have selected for you.  It is truly the path of Life.

If the LORD delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm;  though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand.   Psalm 37:23-24 

You will show me the path of life;  in Your  presence is fullness of joy;  at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.   Psalm 16:11

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW

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DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW!   This is not a suggestion , but a command.  I divided time into days and nights, so that you would have manageable portions of life to handle.  My grace is sufficient for you, but its sufficiency is for only one day at a time.   When you worry about the future, you heap day upon day of troubles onto your flimsy frame.  You stagger under this heavy load, which I never intended you to carry.

Throw off this oppressive burden with one quick thrust of trust.  Anxious thoughts meander about and crisscross in your brain, but trusting Me brings you directly into My Presence.  As you thus affirm your faith, shackles of worry fall off instantly.  Enjoy My Presence continually by trusting Me at all times. 

” Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, fortomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Matthew 6:34

  But He said to me, ” My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness , so 

that Christ’s power may rest on me.   2 Corinthians12:9

 Trust in Him at all times , you people: pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.     Psalm 62:8