Let Me Infuse My Peace

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LET ME INFUSE MY PEACE into your innermost being.  As you sit quietly in the Light of My Presence, you can sense Peace growing within you.  This is not something that you accomplish through self-discipline and willpower; it is opening yourself to receive My blessing.

In this age of independence, people find it hard to acknowledge their neediness.  However, I have taken you along a path that has highlighted your need for Me: placing you in situations where your strengths were irrelevant and your weaknesses were glaringly evident.  Through the aridity of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and closer to Myself.  you have discovered flowers of Peace blossoming in the most desolate  places.  You have learned to thank Me for hard times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them I accomplish My best work.  You have realized that needing Me is the key to knowing Me intimately, which is the gift above all gifts.

    “The LORD will guide you always:  He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.  You will be like a well watered  garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. ”   Isaiah 58:11

He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.   Isaiah 40:11

Rest

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REST IN THE DEEP ASSURANCE of My Presence.  Release into My care any thing that is troubling you, so that you can focus your full attention on Me. Be awed the vast dimensions of My Love for you; wider, longer , higher, and deeper than anything you know.  Rejoice that this marvelous Love is yours forever!

The best response to this glorious gift is a life steeped in thankfulness.  Every time you thank Me, you acknowledge that I am your Lord and Provider.  This is the proper stance for a child of God; receiving with thanksgiving.  Bring Me the sacrifice of gratitude, and watch to see how much I bless you.

Cast your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being , so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power , together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpass knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:16-17

Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men.  Let them sacrifice thank offering and tell of His works with songs of joy.   Psalm 107:21-22

Thankfulness

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LET THANKFULNESS RULE in you heart.   As you thank Me for blessings in  your life, a marvelous thing happens.  It is as if scales fall off your eyes, enabling you to see more and more of My glorious riches.  With your eyes thus opened, you can help yourself to whatever you need from My treasure house.  Each time you receive one of My golden gifts, let your thankfulness sing out praises to My Name.  ” Hallelujahs” are the language of heaven, and they can become the language of your heart.

A life of praise and thankfulness becomes a life filled with miracles.  Instead of trying to be in control, you focus on Me and what I am doing.  This is the power of praise: centering your entire being in Me.  This is how I created you to live for I made you in My own image.  Enjoy abundant life by overflowing with praise and thankfulness .

        Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts….And be thankful.
                             Colossians 3:15

    Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again.  He got up and was baptized.   Acts 9:18

    And again they shouted:  “Hallelujah!….”  The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne.  And they cried: ” Amen, Hallelujah!”….Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our god all you   His servants, you who fear Him, both small ”  Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.”  Revelations 19:3-6

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

I Am Pleaded With You, My Child

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I AM PLEASED WITH YOU, MY CHILD.  Allow yourself to become fully aware of My pleasure shining upon you. You don’t have to perform well in order to receive My Love.  In fact, a performance focus will pull you away from Me, toward some sort of Pharisaism.   This can be a subtle form of idolatry: worshiping your own good works.  It can also be a source of deep discouragement when your works don’t measure up to your expectations.

Shift your focus from your performance to My radiant Presence.  The Light of My Love shines on you continually, regardless of your feelings or behavior.  Your responsibility is to be receptive to this unconditional Love.  Thankfulness and trust are your primary receptors.  Thank Me for everything; trust in  Me at all times.  These simple disciplines will keep you open to My loving Presence.

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.   Ephesians 2:8-9

   I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you,  being rooted and established in love, may have power , together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Ephesians 3:16-19

  Trust in Him at all times.  O people; pour out your hearts to Him , for God is our refuge.
Psalm 62:8

Do Not Be Surprised

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DO NOT BE SURPRISED by the fiery attacks on your mind.  When you struggle to find Me and to live in My Peace, don’t let discouragement set in. You are engaged in massive warfare, spiritually speaking.  The evil one abhors your closeness to Me, and his demons underlings are determined to destroy our intimacy.  When you find yourself in the thick of battle, call upon My Name:  “Jesus, help me!”  At that instant, the battle becomes Mine; your role is simply to trust Me as I fight for you.

My Name, properly used, has unlimited Power to bless and protect.  At the end of time, every knee will bow (in heaven, on earth, and under the earth)  When My Name is proclaimed.  People who have used “Jesus” as a shoddy swear word will fall down in terror on that awesome day.  But all those who have drawn near Me through trustingly uttering My Name will be filled with inexpressible and glorious Joy.  This is your great hope, as you await My return.

      For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:12

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.  Philippians 2:9-10

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him: and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.  1  Peter 1:8-9

Stay Ever So Close To Me

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STAY EVER SO CLOSE TO ME, and you will not deviate from the path I have prepared for you.  This is the most efficient way to stay on tracks; it is also the most enjoyable way.  Men tend to multiply duties in their observance of religion.  This practice enables them to give Me money, time, and work without yielding up to Me what I desire the most–their hearts.  Rules can be observed mechanically.  Once they become habitual, they can be followed with minimal effort and almost no thought.  These habit-forming rules provide a false sense of security, lulling the soul into a comatose condition.

What I search for in My children is an awakened soul that thrills to the Joy of My Presence!  I created mankind to glorify Me and enjoy Me forever.  I provide the Joy; your part is to glorify Me by living close to Me.

     Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  Deuteronomy 6:5

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.  Colossians 3:23

     You have made known to me the path of life;  You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.  Psalm 16:11

Walk Peacefully With Me

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WALK PEACEFULLY WITH ME through this day.   You are wondering how you will cope with all that is expected of you. You must traverse this day like any other: one step at a time.  Instead of mentally rehearsing how you will do this or that, keep your mind on My Presence and  on taking the next step.  The more demanding your day , the more help you can expect from Me.  This is a training opportunity, since I designed you for deep dependence on your Shepherd-King. Challenging times wake you up and amplify your awareness of needing My help.

When you don’t know what to do, wait while I open the way before you.  Trust that I know what I’m doing , and be ready to follow My lead. I will give strength to you, and I will bless you with Peace.

   The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  Exodus 33:14

   The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.
            Deuteronomy 33:25

   May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen
  Hebrews 13:20-21

   The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.  Psalm 29:11

Focus

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FOCUS YOUR ENTIRE BEING on My living Presence.  I am most  assuredly with you, enveloping you in My Love and Peace.  While you relax in My Presence, I am molding your mind and cleansing your heart.  I am recreating you into the one I designed you to be.

As you move from stillness into the activities of your day, do not relinquish your attentiveness to Me.  If something troubles you, talk it over with Me.  If you get bored with what you are doing, fill the time with prayers and praise .  When someone irritates you, don’t let your thoughts linger on that person’s faults.  Gently nudge your mind back to Me.  Every moment is precious if you keep your focus on Me.  Any day can be a good day, because My Presence permeates all time.

  Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.  They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.  Psalm 89:15-16

This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us.  For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.  1 John 3:19-20

To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present your before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.  Jude 24-25

   Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence , O LORD.  They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.  Psalm 89:15-16

   This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us.  For God is greater than our hearts, and he know everything.  1 John 3:19

   To Him who is able to keep your  from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior  be Glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.   Jude 24-25

   In my integrity You uphold me and set me in Your presence forever–Psalm 41:12

I Am The Culmination

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I AM THE CULMINATION  of all your hopes and desires.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last:  who is and was and is to come.  Before you knew Me, you expressed your longing for Me in hurtful ways.  You were ever so vulnerable to the evil around you in the world.  But now My Presence safely shields you, enfolding you in My loving arms.  I have lifted you out of darkness into My marvelous Light.

Though I have brought many pleasures into your life, not one of them is essential.  Receive My blessings with open hands.  Enjoy My good gifts, but do not cling to them.  Turn your attention to the Giver of all good things, and rest in the knowledge that you are complete in Me.  The one thing you absolutely need is the one thing you can never lose; My Presence with you.

     Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.   Psalm 62:5-8

     ” I am the Alpha and the Omega, ” says the Lord God, ” who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 1:8

     But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.  His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  1 Peter 2:9

   Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.   James 1:17

Beware Of Seeing Yourself

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BEWARE OF SEEING YOURSELF
through other people’s eyes.  There are several dangers to this practice.  First of all, it is nearly impossible to discern what others actually think of you.  Moreover, their views of you are variable: subject to each viewer’s spiritual,emotional, and physical condition.  The major problem with letting others define you is that it borders on idolatry.  Your concern to please others dampens your desire to please Me, your Creator.

It is much more real to see yourself through My eyes.  My gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin.  Through My eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved.  Rest in My loving gaze, and you will receive deep Peace.  Respond to My loving Presence by worshiping Me in spirit and in truth.

   And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.    Hebrews11:6

  “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,

for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”  John 4:23