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A Flashlight on the Path

“At night, my soul longs for you. I watch for you at daybreak.”

The “Inner Ticker of Life” stirs within the depths of our being, waking us in our oneness and being with God.

In Psalm 139, we are reminded God is everywhere and never stops abandons us, “You are the God of the early morning, the God of the late nights, the God of the mountain peaks and the God of the sea.”

The Love of God tugs at one’s soul reaching “horizons further away from the early mornings; deeper darkness than the nights of earth, higher peaks than any mountain peaks and greater depths than any sea in nature.”

 “My Spirit within earnestly seeks you!”

A Date with Destiny

“Keep moving forward, no matter what; this is your call, your destiny!”

In order for the Kingdom of God/kinship to bear fruit on earth as it is in heaven, it is necessary for one to discover what her/his “Divine Destiny” is.

If you have pushed or tried to ram your will into a situation; the kingdom, as it is will not come. Let go and Let God; allowing the divine director, the “Inner Ticker” to guide your every step and you will always be on the right path.

What talents and gifts can you use to assist the whole of humanity, while following the plan?

“There is no limit to what you can accomplish.” Never relinquish any task or veer off the path because it seems beyond your scope or comprehension. The miracle is right around the corner.

God’s purpose is for one to discover the “mystery of God’s will.” In order to find out “who” you are, and “why” you are here; uncover the common thread/theme in your relationship with God and weave it into a new inner fabric design.

Your Destiny awaits you!

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

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 79

Get to Know Me!

“My Spirit is in every fiber of your being.”

I am closer than breathing. My Spirit resides within you. Get to know me!

Ask the questions and the answers will come if you dare to be so bold; honor who you are and step out in truth.

Don’t put all your eggs in any one basket. Discern every situation and don’t falter in your faith.

See me as your constant companion. Take me everywhere with you.

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

“Our Spirit slowly awakens as we open ourselves up to God’s healing balm.”*

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 70

 

Heart Call

“The Love of Christ poured forth for my dignity; for my humanity.”

Can we tap into God’s Love as pilgrims on the path? Yes!

Are you ready to answer the Heart Call and for “God’s Love to fill me with new life?”*

“I Love You from the depth of my being, from infinity.”**

The first attribute of right relationship with Christ is faith. The 2nd is Love, “I meet you via the Shekinah Spirit and it travels straight to the heart, if one is open.”

On this special day; while praying for a friend or beloved, take a moment to pause and meditate on these words:

“I salute the Divinity of Christ within you and I send you God’s Love.”

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life

**30 Messages of Hope

Held by the Grip of God

“There must be the agonizing grip of God’s hand on you— your life is in the grip of God for that very purpose.”

When I first read, “Held by the Grip of God” in “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers, it really struck a chord with me,

Most of us who work in ministry or do other types of service work are called by God.  “We are not here to work for God because we have chosen to do so, but because God has “laid hold of” us.

Many people step into ministry thinking they are “Called by God” and they soon find out the truth; they are not called at all.

There are days we need to hold on tight because we can’t believe what we are witnessing from another.  My faith can wobble when I step into places that take me out of my comfort zone.

I have to remember, once God has a hold of me, I must cast out the idea, “Well, I’m really not suited for this.”

I have a choice. Even if I have a bad day or my thoughts run asunder, I can stick out my hand and not let go because I am “Held by the Grip of God.”

I have a small shelf of books next to my desk. When I have an off day, I pull one off the shelf, close my eyes and pick a page; it is what I need for that moment in time.

 “Please pray for me. There is such terrible darkness within me as if everything was dead. Ask our Lord to give me courage.” (Mother Teresa, Come Be My Light)

Who Is It That You Look For? Part 3

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“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for; the conviction of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:3)

 

Perhaps your faith has been tested. You are not alone.

Here is the 2nd stanza of the poem: Who Is It That You Look For? Is it I, He?

I felt alone and weary. My body ached and cried.

I did not want to leave you. I didn’t want to die.

In the midst of a darkened hole, upon a stone slab bed;

I was no longer alone, without a place to lay my head.

My father he was with me, listening through it all.

The ground and walls shook hard as I answered ‘your’ call!

The sun rose so high on that Sunday morn’.

My clothes were white and dazzling, not a stitch was torn.

In the sleep I awoke to a brand new me. (DMOL, Patricia A. Zorn, pg. 57)

For Week 2, think about this:

“By faith we understand that the universe was created by God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” (Heb. 11)

Risen Jesus, in your Gospel we discover such a clear hope. It sustains faith even in situations where there seems no way out.” (Bro. Roger, pg. 16)

Sacred Space

Jesus took time out from his family, friends and ministry. He encouraged others to: Go into the room, close the door and pray. (Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg.15)

Have you made a decision to take this spiritual journey?

We are preparing to enter our 2nd week on this awesome expedition of “Who Is It That You Look For?”

Before we continue, let’s take a break.

I encourage you to set aside a time and space where you can be alone. Remember, there are no steadfast rules in this co-creative process.

“Many desire a place to get away from the outer fringes of life, seeking peace and harmony.”

The blessed area I am referring to is located outside of a traditional church setting or other place of worship.

Your sacred space can be anywhere you want it to be.

Infinite possibilities are blooming around you.

“When I was growing there in secret you knew I was there.” (Ps. 139:15)

Get ready! Part 2 of “Who Is It That You Look For?” will be posted tomorrow.

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