“Now that you have planted your seed, allow yourself to bloom and grow.”
The God of Strength offers you a staff. It symbolizes the great Mustard Tree; one with strong roots and a firm foundation, “My foundation is in the Light.”
You are a sprout that has pushed up through the earth. Continue to nurture and care for yourself.
Become familiar with your surroundings and pay attention. Don’t doubt or blow off the smallest detail
Let go and be the tree.
“Anyone who believes and has strength will do the greater works.”
“By your fruits you are known.”
What does this mean? We will have to go deeper to answer this question.
What about the fig tree described by Jesus?
We are preparing for a new season; a mirror reflection of who we are and being “of” this world.
The time is near for our convergence with the Holy Shekinah Spirit, “when the branches become green and tender” and the tree starts putting out leaves, it means that “summer is near”.
Pentecost will be Sunday, June 4, 2017. How do we prepare for this event?
Whether in ministry or in life, we are called to be and Jesus asks us to bear “good fruit.”
Take a moment to reflect: What I am doing in my spiritual life or community to bear fruit?
At times, we fall short of this goal; relying on our own power to see life through that stems from unrealistic expectations that did not begin with God, but grew from our own “vain imaginings.”
Where is my foundation? Do I have my feet firmly planted on the ground? We don’t have branches, leaves or trunks because we have not laid the foundation by preparing and planting seed (more on this next week).
“Fruit of the Vine will become one’s spiritual food.”
“Follow your path designed by God, inspired by the Spirit.”
“All your hard work has paid off. Life is exciting.”
“God has blessed us and laid a new path at our feet,” I am the vine and you are the branches. Remain in me and you will bear much fruit. (Jn. 15:6)
With that being said, I have a “Very Special Ministry Message” that I received this morning to share with all of you. If you are not in ministry, this message will speak to you, whether you are experiencing a time of transition or new beginnings in your life.
May the blessings of these sacred words resonate in your heart and Spirit:
Everyone will have a separate platform. All the trappings and politics have fallen away.
You, each, as individuals and groups are returning to your roots. You will continue to make a difference in the lives of those around you.
I will send you out 2×2, just as I did in the beginning.
You will have all you need at your fingertips. Let it go and be.
“The Path to God is the essence of the Universe and for each being it is personal.”
*All excerpts are taken from Chapter 13, “Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life.”
“For I know the plans I have for you; to give you and a future.” (Jer. 29:11)
Be determined. Don’t let anything or anyone pull you away from the path, for any reason.
Now, this is the appointed time, the anointed place; stepping into the space and not falling between the cracks.
God always has a better plan with a higher, divine purpose.
Embrace the eternal part of you that longs for the blissful connection of being at one with God.
Now is the appointed time.
The map of your being was laid out before you were born, “Before I formed you, I knew you.” Today, I know you. Take time to get to know me.
“God’s plans stand firm and can never be shaken.” (PS. 33:11)
“Holy Spirit of Light and Fire, fill us with God’s desire.”(ATITOL, pg. 84)
Jesus promised, “I will send another to be with you.” The Holy Spirit is our constant companion; eternal, divine and unchanging, never taking a day off; walking with us throughout our lives. “Each day upon rising, ask me to be with you, to come into your heart. Focus on what is right in front of you and leave the rest of the day to me.”
God gives the Shekinah Spirit, the holy breath to all who are willing and open. “Intent is the Holy Spirit in motion, calling on one to awaken her/his mind and heart to the Inner Ticker of Life.”
When the Spirit gives a word of encouragement about which trail to follow, this is the Way of Holiness. It belongs to those who are followers of the Way, God’s Truth and the Light. “I am the comforter, the caretaker of your life and heart. It is I who whispers in your ear. It is I who holds your hand. It is I who is ever present in your life.”
“I am the gentleness of your heart. I am a mighty rush of wind to your Spirit, when the wave comes over you, ‘It’s me’, Holy Spirit!”
“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.” (Mt. 4:16)
We continue our journey together and as always, we pick up spiritual gifts along the path.
A few nights ago, I had a dream and there was an owl on my pillow, next to my head; quiet and alert.
I always take special notice when the winged ones show up in a dream. There is a message for me and perhaps, for you as well.
Owl’s hunt at night and have the ability to see what others may miss. The message from this awesome creature is not to be distracted by what you see on the outside.
Here are the first two lines of the 3rd stanza of my poem: Who Is It That You Look For? Is it I, He?
So take my hand in silence, in goodness and in faith.
Never despair again about your long due wait.
(DMOL, Patricia A. Zorn, pg. 57)
Here are tips for Week 3:
- Appearances can be deceiving. “The eyes are like a lamp for the body. If your eyes are sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eyes are no good, your body will be in darkness. So if the light in you is darkness, how terribly dark it will be! (Mt. 6:22-23)
- “To Thine Own-self Be True.” Do not allow the disconcerted confusion or despair to interfere with your journey or the work you have been called to do.
“You shed light on the road leading to heartfelt compassion. You tell us turn to God and believe.” (Brother Roger)