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Son Day for Sunday

Palm Sunday

Open Wide the Gates

 “Open the gates and those who keep the truth will enter in.” (Is. 26)

We have taken a brief respite here in Jerusalem. Everyone is welcoming us, “Hosanna!”

As we take this mini-break on the road, the weariness of travel falls off.

The Peace of Christ moves into our hearts and lives; holding back outside forces that want to offer conflict instead of resolution, “Bring into human condition, found in the likeness of being human.” (Phil. 2)

Remain focused. Keep your hands and hearts open and God will open wide, the gates!

“In rejoicing, God is my peace!”

Hidden Gems – Week 5

A Surprise Visit!

The great awakening is on the horizon.”

Pay attention to everything you do and everywhere you go; it is of utmost importance, “Jesus rarely comes where we expect him.” He appears where we least expect him and always in the most illogical situations.”*

As we continue our road trip, we are reminded we are part of something much bigger than ourselves. We have to be ready for Christ’s “surprise visit” at every turn.

The readiness of the experience will not be brought about by acts of service, but through intense spiritual reality via child-like faith.

Are you ready for your surprise visit?

 “Be ready!”(Lk. 12)

 

*Utmost

Hidden Gems – Week 4

God Knows!

“I am walking my destiny and living the dream.”

Whenever we stop short of our true desire in prayer and say, “Maybe this is not God’s will.” Jesus asks: “Will you continue to follow me and the path I am on; drinking of my cup?”

“Those without hope are always running after things.” God knows what we need and when we need it.

Our spiritual destiny is to carry on.

  “Delight yourself in the one who gives you the desires of your heart.”(Ps. 37)

Bud Forth

“The dawn has secrets to tell you…”

Stop being a prisoner of your own thoughts.

Don’t get stuck in the mud. “The dawn does have secrets to tell you, don’t go back to sleep.”

Step out and live your life. Create the reality you want by connecting with your Spirit.

There is much reparation need within; abide your time accordingly.

“Listen to me, you holy children; bud forth as a rose growing by a brook of water.” (Sir. 39)

Son Day for Sunday

Falling Spiritually!

“When I fell the first time, it was for you.”

We are back on the trail and a bit of weariness has set in; “Holy Spirit, help me to discern the nature of a lost soul, as a picture of my desire to be closer to God.”

Jesus said, “I tried to walk but stumbled and fell due to the weight of that tree and your pain.”

As humans having a spiritual experience, we can identify what it feels like to stumble and fall.

Jesus offers us the Trinity of life while balancing the heaviness of this world.

How can one completely heal, unless we see Christ in the reflection of this experience?

 “The third fall represented the whole of humanity.”

 

*All excerpts taken from Deliver Me O Lord by Patricia A. Zorn

Hidden Gems – Week 3

“There is nothing covered, that will not be revealed; nor hidden, that will not be made known.”

Wait and believe; stop looking for answers in empty holes.

Many worry about the enemy jumping into dry spaces created by doubt, indecision, residual anger or bitterness. What do you subject yourself to in such a state?

Some of the terrain you walk upon might be a bit unstable; don’t lose heart. Unexpected events and the strain of life can wear you down and this will have a long-term effect on the state of one’s Spirit that is unsettled or disturbed.

Even if there is an aspect of Jesus’ life that chills your heart to its core and makes your entire spiritual life, gasp for air; the Cross you move towards, on this journey, is where one can crucify that part of self that hinders progress and joy.

Remember, when the darkness of dismay comes, endure it. Out of it, comes the ability to travel all the way with Jesus; to Golgotha and beyond!

“I don’t want you wandering in darkness. I want you walking in faith, freedom and healing. Don’t you get it?”

On the Road

This journey we are on and season we are in, is very important!

We cannot bring God’s vision to fruition through our own human efforts such as reasoning or thinking. One must live under the direct inspiration of the vision, with the help of the Holy Shekinah Spirit until the truth is revealed, “The truth shall set you free.”

The road ahead will have its setbacks, but don’t waiver. My road is still your road!