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Darkness & Light

“I walk in the presence of the Light and I am not afraid.”*

As darkness attempts to cover the world, the Light will always prevail. Keep this truth in your heart no matter what comes down the pike.

See yourself, daily, bathed in the Light of Christ. This inner radiance dissolves anything that is not divinely planned; dis-ease, lack, loss or limitation. You are wondrous in your manifestation of self.

Your desire to pursue this path of hope and glory, in the light, is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

Always find the light in every situation no matter what and leave the plan of your life to the divine planner.

Remember: the Light is always stronger than the darkness.

“I walk with Jesus Christ and I am not afraid!”*

 

Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 80

 

 

Digging Ditches & Preparing for Rain

“We limit ourselves via our narrow vision.”

“Dig deep into the earth beyond the cracks. Here is where you will see the truth. At your feet, I will present you with a banquet of choices.
First, step out and be. Find that part of you that longs to be with me on this side of the station. All you need to do is cross the road and I will be waiting for you.
Here is where we will begin our journey together, the new journey; the one without all the forks in the road.
Do you remember when I referred to those around me as ‘friends?’ This is how I think of you. I will meet you on holy ground, standing shoulder to shoulder.
You are moving into a new consciousness of Light & Truth. The rain is coming. Are you ready now? Have you dug those holes?
Some areas will be covered over and others will be opened. The holes you dug will be filled with water and those not meant to be will drain away.”

Make this valley full of ditches. You will neither see the wind or the rain, but the holes will be filled with water. (2Kgs.)

A Lesson in Faith

“A Storm of Wind Began to Howl”*

“What happens when the winds begin to howl and the waves of life are breaking all around you?”*

When we take our eyes off God, we lose power and one’s faith begins to flicker; allowing a dark cloud to form. What rules the day?

Do you have a spirit to stir and “ears to hear?”

God says, “Be not afraid; neither doubt. I am your guide.” (2 Esdras)

God always helps when we don’t know what to do providing a solution in action, while finding solid/holy ground once again.

  “I have run the race and kept the faith.”

 

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 12 by Patricia A. Zorn

Beware of Darkness

“Speak to my children and tell them to move forward.”

In her book “The Wisdom of Florence S. Shinn” the author uses the backdrop of the Crossing of the Red Sea; describing how the locusts of doubt and fear can dog you at every turn.

When God’s children were crying out, he told Moses, “I have come to deliver them out of darkness and into a land flowing with milk and honey.”

We have a tendency to look at the road block in front of us, instead of finding an alternative route. This is an easy trap to fall into when life unexpectedly takes a swipe at us. It is not always easy to see the forest through the trees.

When meeting challenges in life or ministry there is always a wilderness to pass through before one reaches her/his Promised Land; not everyone gets it or understands.

Recently, when dealing with a difficult situation and under extreme pressure due to time constraints, I needed help. I searched the internet and found two companies that could assist with what I needed to be done.

The first person I spoke with couldn’t help. I didn’t give up. I dialed the 2nd number and the person on the other end had a cancellation and would help us to lighten the load; a window opened.

Shinn writes, “Each one of you has a Promised Land, a heart’s desire; but you have been so enslaved by your negative thoughts, it seems very far away and too good to be true. You consider trusting God a very risky proposition.”

God always steps in on the 11th hour whether we are aware of it or not.

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve plodded along wondering which way to turn and then heard these inspiring words, “Don’t look back, look up and see all the greatness I have in store for you” encouraging me to chart a new course.”*  

“My Light is like a sword. I will come to clear the fields of darkness. The fruit (Spirit and Truth) that is ripe will already be harvested and that which is rotten will wither away and die.”

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 81

When the Unexpected Comes Knocking

“Before you call, I answer.”

How can one attain peace when life is in turmoil?

What about the negative thoughts keep circling around or confusion that knocks one off her/his path? In bewilderment, our vision becomes distorted; we don’t have the whole picture; what if?

We feel trapped, as though we have to go to battle for someone or something. Whose battle is it? Is the battle ours to fight? No.

“Rest in the Lord. Do not fret.”

Learning to get out of God’s way can be a challenge, but not impossible.

 “The government rests upon God’s shoulders.”

Take action instead of reacting by moving out of the driver’s seat.

We may receive a word from a friend or an inspiration from the Spirit nudging us to follow a different course; opening the door to peace and hope.

Letting go and believing God works in mysterious ways and unexpected places, with wonders; will allow one to maintain a balance when the unexpected comes knocking.

 “When you are in trouble, I will be with you!”

A Sweet Voice

O god, who has power over all, listen to the voice of the desperate, and deliver us.” (Est. 4)

“Never heed the voices of the world – only the tender Divine Voice.

Listen and you will never be disappointed; anxious thoughts and tired nerves will become rested. The Voice Divine; not so much in strength as in tenderness and not so much in power as in restfulness.

‘Cast all your cares upon him; for he cares for you.’ ( 1 Pt)

Tenderness and restfulness will heal your scars and make you strong and then it must be your task to let all your power be My Power! 

You are My great care; never feel at the mercy of the world. 

My angels guard you day and night and nothing can harm you.”*

“Very quietly I speak, listen for My Voice!”

 

*God Calling

Constant Companion

“See me as your constant companion, take me everywhere with you!”

Open your eyes, a new season is here.

In the fullness of time and latter day rain, we will have Light and Truth.

Watch as the plants continue to bear fruit. This is a direct reflection of what one can manifest in her/his life.

A Light has risen for the upright of heart.

See me in every situation. My Light permeates everyone and everything. There is no space of place I cannot reach; even into the depth of one’s heart and soul, “I will not abandon you.”

Do not allow the disconcerted confusion or despair to interfere with your journey or the work you have been called to do.

When you can’t figure something out, ask for my help. Put me in the middle of every situation.

“God is within, as well as all about us; we are consciously within the presence of God and are present in God!”

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