From the Pulpit & Into the Garden: "Grow Where You are Planted – Scatter Seeds of Inspiration!"

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Where You Are!

“I will walk with you, talk with you, lift you up and direct you.”*

It’s not about where you are; it’s about where I want you to be. Placement, timing and perception are all necessary components in the life of one who is moving into a new modality of being or season.

Whereas, looking back over the years, one can see the key points or happenings in her/his life that changed the course or path. Now, we stand in that same plane of existence.

It is time to pick up the pace, in order to keep time and be; with all I have in store for you.

Change is necessary and can be unpleasant, but at the end of it all, there will be a purpose.

Keep stepping into your next mode or new life, while existing in your present situation. It is all good in the scheme of things.

As always, let go and be. Watch what I will do and you will find where you are, is where I want you to be!

“Stepping in and out with Christ requires one to get out of the way.” *

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life

In My Time!

“Allow my time to be your time, keep pace with me.” (PAZ)

Yearning comes from knowing; all is coming to pass as it is, “In My Time.”

You are impatient believing there is not enough time, but there is; life is eternal.

Don’t give up before the miracle happens by manifesting fear. Dig deep for your faith, it’s in there.

I AM calling you out of the depths of Egypt; switching from unconsciousness into consciousness; moving from darkness into My Light.

You are called in this new time to let go of all that has nothing to do with your life’s journey and move on.

I AM the master designer. I have a plan and a purpose for you. Follow my direction and all will be well. I have brought you out of the pit to live and find joy.

See with vision, clarity and purpose; leaving the results and divine timing in my hands.

“Yahweh will keep your going out and your coming in; from this time forward and forever more.” (Ps. 121)

The Little Things

“Follow your path inspired by God, inspired by the Spirit.”*

Where are we now? It is time to focus on the “Little Things” in life.

Take time to smell a flower, pull a weed, cut back overgrowth. Tend to the garden in your own yard. Make sure everything is ready for winters nap; prepare and wait.

This is also a time of introspection as you move about the garden. Pay attention to the “Little Things.” Watch for a butterfly or dragonfly; imitate the gentleness of movement.

Make sure your own steps are soft; barely noticed.

There is so much more to see and learn. Slow down your pace.

“Make us more aware of the goodness of God and how well he tends his garden.” (St. Therese)

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 79

Pressing Into It

“They were unharmed in the middle of the fire.” (Dn. 3)

Many times on his ministry journey, Jesus put himself in the middle of more than one situation; in spite of what was coming down the road, “God is greater than what resides in one’s heart.”

“The seed that is sown in good soil is like someone who hears the Word and understands it and that being bears fruit.” (Mt. 13)

When we struggle, we are called to put God in the middle of everything in our lives; our labor, our relationships, ministry, etc.

“When we pray, reflections and images often pass through our minds. We are surprised to find ourselves saying, ‘My thoughts are wandering. My heart is distracted.’ *

When we press into it, we have to put Jesus in the middle or nothing works.

“Yes, I am in the middle of it and so are you. You don’t belong in the middle, so get out.”

 

When the Unexpected Comes Knocking

“Before you call, I answer.”

How can one attain peace when life is in turmoil?

What about the negative thoughts keep circling around or confusion that knocks one off her/his path? In bewilderment, our vision becomes distorted; we don’t have the whole picture; what if?

We feel trapped, as though we have to go to battle for someone or something. Whose battle is it? Is the battle ours to fight? No.

“Rest in the Lord. Do not fret.”

Learning to get out of God’s way can be a challenge, but not impossible.

 “The government rests upon God’s shoulders.”

Take action instead of reacting by moving out of the driver’s seat.

We may receive a word from a friend or an inspiration from the Spirit nudging us to follow a different course; opening the door to peace and hope.

Letting go and believing God works in mysterious ways and unexpected places, with wonders; will allow one to maintain a balance when the unexpected comes knocking.

 “When you are in trouble, I will be with you!”

Constant Companion

“See me as your constant companion, take me everywhere with you!”

Open your eyes, a new season is here.

In the fullness of time and latter day rain, we will have Light and Truth.

Watch as the plants continue to bear fruit. This is a direct reflection of what one can manifest in her/his life.

A Light has risen for the upright of heart.

See me in every situation. My Light permeates everyone and everything. There is no space of place I cannot reach; even into the depth of one’s heart and soul, “I will not abandon you.”

Do not allow the disconcerted confusion or despair to interfere with your journey or the work you have been called to do.

When you can’t figure something out, ask for my help. Put me in the middle of every situation.

“God is within, as well as all about us; we are consciously within the presence of God and are present in God!”

Bearing Fruit – God is My Strength!

“Now that you have planted your seed, allow yourself to bloom and grow.”

A Vision:

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.”

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