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Fear Likes to Visit My Courage

“Fear likes to come and visit my courage.”

The fear that is out there is squashing the individual power in each being and the damage within is severe. It robs one of her/his choices and humanity.

There is no power in fear; it only takes and does not give.

We have come to believe that the very things Christ stood for – “love, justice, forgiveness and kindness will not win out in the end; representing an unattainable goal.”*

One of the greatest stresses in life is waiting for God. Now what?

We are to persevere in prayer; hang on and know with certainty that God will never be defeated.

In an ongoing conversation with God via prayer, we exercise the Spirit; clearing the fear, “With God everything is possible.”

“Keep the light of faith every burning – for Jesus alone is the way that leads to the Father. He alone is the life indwelling in our hearts. He alone is the light that enlightens the darkness.”**

“Fear not; for I am thy rod, thy staff, thy strength and thy hope!”

 

*My Utmost for His Highest

**Come Be My Light, pg. 264

 

Standing in the Gap

Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Ps. 30:5)

Standing in the Gap – the In-Between space is where you can make the most difference.

It is about who you are inside; what one allows to manifest or come to the surface.

The unleashing of the darkness and Light is here. The world of hate is not waiting. Is all lost? No, never give up hope!

Look closely; there is a glimmer of promise; a slice of the sun shining through the olive trees. Act in your faith.

Be a force for change and carry the Light with you, “I have given you an example to do as I have done.” (Jn. 13:15)

Through the Power of Prayer, one operates in the hidden, the in-between place. This is where balance is found; the gap between Light and darkness and the Light always prevails.

During the darkest hours of a challenge, I may feel as if it will take a miracle to bring light back into my life.”*

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 58

When We Bless Others, God Blesses Us!

“Blessings and promises from God are from everlasting to everlasting.”

When we bless others, God blesses us.

Its okay to wait upon the urging of the Holy Spirit as God’s timing is perfect. “I make myself known to all by the Spirit within.” (Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 83)

Recently, I was being directed to let go of an item that was passed on to me.

Following the cue from Spirit, I found myself at a local thrift store donating this item and other wares that I no longer needed.

As I was handing the icon to the volunteer behind the counter, the power of the Spirit covered me. I felt blessed.

Overwhelmed in the moment and close to tears, I walked away from the counter and went out the door. I took a deep breath and continued on with my day.

Later in the week, God kept his promise; a dear friend presented me with a wondrous gift.

Yesterday, I had a package delivered by the “Blessed Trucking” company.

I am humbled and awed at the power of the Spirit and how God moves in my life.

Hold on to this statement of truth: “When we bless others, God will bless us.”

 “God is the creator of the world who does not tire or grow weary.” (Is. 40)

God’s Inner Peace

“Peace, peace to you, and peace to your helpers! For your God helps you.”

(1 Chr.12:18)

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Genuine comfort, the kind of inner peace and contentment we all desire, cannot be bought or sold; nor found in the hustle and bustle of life.

Where do you go to find solace? Are you seeking the kind of reassurance the world promises but so often fails to deliver? You are not alone. We all fall into such a trap at one time or another in this life.

Take a moment to listen and God will speak to you in a language your mind and heart can hear. Claim the inner happiness that flows freely from a loving Creator.

Here is what God says to you:

“Walk with me, my child, and draw upon my strength. The path you follow is one I have created for you, so you need not fear what lies ahead. I will be with you every moment through every turn and seeming twist, and I will lead you to a place of quiet solitude where you will find the comfort you seek.

“From the moment you first entered life, I was part of you and always will be. There are no limits to what I am and can do, and because you are my beloved child, all that I have is yours.”

Today, through your quiet talks with God, you will be profoundly comforted. In the quietness of your soul, you will gain peace of mind and true strength of spirit that will stay with you. (Positive Christianity, Daily Inspiration)

Seeking Thy Peace

The wisdom of God is readily seen by those who love her.
Those who seek will find God. (Book of Wisdom 6:12-16)

“Risen Jesus. Mystery of a presence, you never wanted us to be tormented; you clothe us in your peace.
A gospel joy comes to touch the depths of the soul.”

(Brother Roger, Taize Meditation)

RIGHT TRACK

What is that to thee, follow me!” (John 21)

Jesus was perfectly at ease in the conscious presence of the one who loves us with an everlasting love.

To Jesus, God was an intimate and friendly presence with the needle on the compass pointing in the right direction, assuring that one will stay on course and not become lost.

As spiritual beings in the midst of the human experience, we have a tendency to gaze or stay in the past becoming spiritually lost, looking for answers in places we don’t belong; blocking the blessings of today. We are not good receivers of being in God’s presence. One has to realign her/his thinking to the truth that God is close by.

As you trust God to show you the way, be encouraged you’re on the right track. Release all doubt and concern. Invite the Shekinah Spirit of God to work through you.

You can never be denied God’s wisdom and love, because you can never be separated from the presence of God. “Closer than God is breathing; nearer than hands and feet.” (Tennyson)

In his presence is power.” (Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg.37)

Shake it Off!

We are often troubled but not crushed. We are never without a friend.” (2 Cor.)

This is a very exciting time. Don’t feel bad about what does not work; embrace all that is and keep moving on.

Jesus said, “If some home or town will not welcome you or listen to you, then leave that place and shake the dust from your hands and feet.

The key is to keep moving, so you can honor the change and return to the sacredness of all life.

Greet God by following the path of one who does not waiver regardless of which way the wind blows.

Infuse the essence of God’s hope and release all the cares of this world.” (Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, page 56)

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