Within these next twenty four hours, will you live it as your last, or as your first?
We are God’s children. “He is our God; we are the people he cares for, the flock for which he provides. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
Do not nurture the doubts within.
Nurture the voice of truth and hope.
Connect with your Spirit.
Do not allow the mind and its negativity to direct your day, or your life.
With your new pair of spiritual shoes, go out to the ends of the earth and walk on Holy Ground.
Reach for the deepness of your spirit and God will direct you in all of your cares and affairs.
Are you in the midst of a large crowd feeling small?
Do you yearn for a closer relationship with Christ?
Are you a standing on Holy Ground spiritually or is your foundation shaky?
Remember the saying, “If the shoe fits, wear it?”
When you buy a pair of shoes, you usually carry them home in a shoebox.
Does one shoe size fit all? No.
Do you attend the same Church?
Many of us have been raised in one denomination or another never really getting set free, just substituting one shoebox for another.
Do you want to move beyond the shoebox, take your shoes out and update them, or get a new pair of shoes constructed by God?
God can call us to stand on Holy Ground and make the place where we walk holy everyday, not just on Sunday.
I encourage you to think outside the shoebox.
This year, 2012, Reverend Zorn is presenting her, “AWOL Finding God Retreat Series” and is available as a Retreat Leader for your church or 12 Step group.
“Through my ever-growing faith, may I be set from the hindrances that separate me from God.”
In the beginning of 2011, during my “Time of Prayer and Healing”, I received a vision.
As I was meditating and praying, I was shown a large mountain full of dirt and rock.
In front of me, on the side of the mountain was a large grey boulder.
I saw myself kneeling and rededicating myself to God.
It was impressed in my spirit that I was going to be climbing that mountain in 2011, and my foundation better be in something solid like a rock, or would be slipping and sliding all the way through.
Kneeling is an act of letting go and a sign of trust in God completely to become the person He wants me to be.
The rock is God. In Psalm 91, the psalmist writes, “You are my refuge and my fortress. You are my God in you I trust.”
God can lift us up and change our circumstances. He is the God of miracles.
Recently, while in prayer, I received another vision.
On the horizon, I saw a sliver of light coming through on the dawn of a new day representing that which is to come in 2012, hope.
Then a dear friend called me with a word from the prophet Jeremiah, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Two weeks later, I received a message from another dear friend that it is important to see the good in another, especially those who can cause issues or problems. Think about the good within that being and he/she will begin to grow.
You can find the good in another person, but you don’t have to “join the path”.
As a dear friend told me years ago, “Bless the being and the path he/she is on.”
Just say no if something does not resonate with your spirit.
You are on the path you are meant to be on.
Everything you have worked so hard for is going to come to fruition beginning on January 1, 2012.
The great writer, Emmet Fox sums it up best, “As far as you are concerned, the character that things will bear will be the character that you first impress upon them. Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you. If you put your condemnation upon anything in life, it will hit back at you and hurt you. If you bless any situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time it will gradually fade out.”
“We would like you to understand that all life is held in God’s love.
Preparation is made for all the events in man’s life.
We would have you think of the Great Spirit (Holy Spirit) as one who always loves you.
We leave you the spirit of tranquility, of inner peace, and a feeling of deep thankfulness that God is, and that you are safe in Divine Love.”