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Son Day for Sunday

Lights that Flicker

“A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone.”

Sometimes “Lights that Flicker” do fade or go out altogether.

In the early stages of “the Way” disappointments came. People who were lights faded out. Those who once stood strong turned away and this still happens today.

We all have clay feet at one time or another. If we travel back to the “Garden” for a moment, we find Jesus in the midst of distress. He asks his friends to “stay here and keep watch with me.” They soon fall back to sleep and he is left alone.

As individuals or as a collective, lights can flicker and fade for a period of time.

When important individuals go away, we are sad. Yet it is meant to be; time for all involved, to move on. Now what?

Finding solace in the “Light of the World”, the one that never extinguishes is our strength.

Tune in and seek the face of God; the eternal Light of Love, the one who promises, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

“You are beautiful, be my Light!”

 

Act As If

“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.” (Luke 2:40)

We have to take special care in our relationship with God, whether we feel the move of God in our lives or not. This is a time to “Act As If.” We do this by believing that God has a plan, with every detail covered.

“Uneventful years need not be unprofitable. One of the holiest doctors of the Mediaeval Church, who was placed by Dante among the saints of paradise, said a striking thing about the youth of Jesus. “Take notice,” he said, “that His doing nothing wonderful was itself a kind of wonder. As there is power in His actions, so is there power in His retirement and His silence.” (Devotional Sermons by G.H. Morrison from e-sword)

Perhaps, you may find yourself in such a season right now where everything seems at a standstill. If it is quiet, go deep. Examine your spiritual foundation. Is it built on sand or stone?

If there are any cracks in your armor, “Act As If” and fill your foundation with Understanding, Hope, Joy, Abundance, Love and Truth and Love from God’s Mantle Box; all will produce increasing faith.

“Anyone who listens to my teaching is and applies it is a wise person who prepares the base of one’s holy life with solid rock instead of sand.” (Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 13)

 

Seek Peace in the Light

 

In you is the Source of Life. In your Light we see the Light.” (Ps. 36)

Negativity creates a sheath of fear that creeps across whatever screen we have in front of us. We are powerless over the changes happening within and around us; especially the stuff in life we have no control over.

Fear knocks one-off her/his center of being and interferes with the presence of the Light and flow of the Spirit.

As followers of “The Way”, our goal is to be a reflection of Christ’s Light and spread the good news that God is with and within us, wherever we go.

We have the innate ability to rise above the fray and uncertainty, allowing all to find peace within. “The one who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life for her/his guide.” (Jn. 8:12)

Regardless of who you are or what your station in life is, take a moment to reflect on these simple words:

Seek peace and you will have peace.

Create havoc and you will have discord.

Rise above life’s circumstances and look for a higher purpose in all areas of being.

Seek, Believe and Walk in the Light!”

Full Circle

Let all know that I wait quietly, my hope is in God.” (Prov.62)

There is a season in life when God takes care of everything and more is revealed. The key is to have patience, wait and experience faith building as one let’s go affirming, “All is well.”

When Jesus said,”If any place refuses to welcome or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.” This is a powerful passage. By wiping the dust from one’s hands or feet we give it all to God.

The 2nd part of this passage from the Book of Mark is powerful. When we finish wiping off the dust or the old stuff that does not work in the present, we “abandon those to their fate.” This gives me permission to leave behind people, places and things or as a friend of mine says I can “Bless the being and the path he/she is on.”

We come “Full Circle” to return to the sacredness of all life and meet God. This is the path of the true seeker who does not waiver regardless of which way the wind blows.

Without the Flow You Cannot Go

Life happens, you cannot stop it. Find a way to flow with it; without it, you cannot go.

The ministry, the work and the “Way”, when it began was wondrous.

In a community of equals, the Spirit flowed through everyone; women and men. We have lost that balance in this era of being.

The spiritual tide is turning and God will keep the ship on course.

Imagine yourself managing one of the oars. As your rotate the oar in and out of the water, you are following a circle of movement; flowing with the rhythm of the water, instead of pushing against the tide of life or another.

It is not about how much power or control one has; it is about going with the flow because without it, you cannot go!

Trusting As I Go

I received this poem via Positive Christianity, enjoy!

Trusting As I Go by James Dillet Freeman

Man fences in his mind
Not to shut-in but out—
He likes his world defined,
And feels at ease about
The things that have a rim
That was designed by him.

The world is too immense
To take the measure of
And put inside the fence,
Unless the fence be love—
And so I find I must
Accept most things on trust.

But trusting as I go

A Heavenly Message for You: Let Life Flow

Let Life Flow!

This is a new day and there is no need to rush; just be and let everything go.

One cannot depend upon man to meet her/his needs.

My Shekinah Spirit is not limited by anything or anyone; it is and I am.

Don’t stay stuck in fear. The outside is a reflection of what is stirring on the inside.

Your personal world is changing.

Connect with the peace of God that resides within you, and hold on.

Close your eyes and when you are ready to begin, take my hand and ask for My Spirit to show you what you need to focus on, for today.

Step through the spiritual door, and I promise you; I will pour out heaven upon you and the abundance will be overwhelming.

Let go of everything and follow my lead.

You are not out of my sight or my care.

I have prepared the way and I have a plan and a purpose for your life.

Seek it, feel it and live it.

Remember, let everything go and let life flow!