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

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Following the Call

“My job is to obey the will of the one who sent me and to finish the work he gave me to do.”

Jesus talks a lot about “the work, God’s work.” When the disciples asked him about having a bite to eat, his response was, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” We are now entering a new season.

Tomorrow, there will be a heavenly and earthly shift; some seen by the human eye and the rest experienced in the spiritual. It is time, Four more months and then the harvest. But I tell you, take a good look at the fields; the crops are now ripe and ready to be harvested!

What are you being called to do?

This morning during my special time of prayer, I heard these words, “Little Tree, Little Tree, go out and represent me”; a final line to a series of writings that will be published later.

I step into this new season with refined tasks; allowing me the flexibility to continue to follow the call and be with clarity and purpose.

St. Therese writes: “He guides and inspires me every month of the day. Just when I need it, a new light shines on my problems. This happens not so much during my hours of prayer, as when I’m busy with my daily work.”

This has always been true for me. In prayer, I ask. In the work or should I say in his work, I receive the inspiration, direction or answer on how to proceed.

“We are transported to another level of consciousness and fit perfectly into a mold that God crafted from our time of birth; filling us with liquid love and moving one into a new m ode of being.”*

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 71

God’s Refuge and Strength

“You are my rock and my fortress.”

From the beginning of the new season up to this moment, a pattern of growth has been emerging in the midst of darkness.

During prayer, I received a vision of a sprout pushing up through the earth; reflecting God’s strength in times of need, even when life happens or we miss a step or two.

There is strength in the divine that we cannot see. When the tide of life pushes against us and the rain comes down, the little stalk may appear to look as though it won’t survive the battle, “Don’t let anyone intimidate you.”

“Not a single sparrow falls to the ground without God’s knowledge.”

We can take comfort that this is a temporary situation that will not last the rest of our lifetime, “What I tell you in darkness, speak it in the Light.”

The sun will come out from behind the clouds and the ground will dry a bit, “Nothing is hidden that will not be made known.”

During this transformation that cannot be seen on the outside; the little sprout emerges into a plant. It will once again reach up to its source, as a child would reach out looking to hold the hand of a loving being, “All that springs to life, your peace presence brings.”*

“God your Light is greater than the brightest star. Your Spirit awakens all things.”*

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 77

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!”

Two by Two

Prophetic Passages

“So the Father has sent me, I am sending you out; two by two!”

When one is in motion, spinning too much; it’s hard to stop and appreciate all that is around you.

You have been sent to various parts of your world just as Jesus sent out those he loved, two by two.

If you feel concerned or fearful about where you are placed, do not fear! Instead, embrace the experience of being and living.

If you are a true light bearer/helper and follower of “The Way”; you are where you are supposed to be, allowing others to find and seek what you have.

Yes, there will be more “wars and rumors of wars”, as well as weather and earth changes.

In the midst of these challenges will be you, Children of God; spreading love and hope to those who have none, a shining light in very dark spaces.

Take your place and don’t look back or too far ahead!

We go hand in hand as I send you out, two by two!

“There are 2 olive trees, one on the right and one on the left.”

Open Wide the Heart Door

My hearts’ door is closed, what shall I do?

Vision:

Around my heart was a box. Holding the clasp shut was a nail; a nail from the cross.

Like many of you, I was given a second chance to heal the pain of the past by letting go of that which does not serve; people, places, things, etc., especially anger, hidden resentment, judgment, criticism and misunderstanding.

We drive those nails into ourselves and into Jesus; it hurts.

According to Mark 11, the fig tree Jesus had cursed withered away and died. When asked about this Jesus said: “Have faith in God.” Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in her/his heart, but believes that what she/he says will come to pass, it will be done for her/him.” The old door is closed behind and cannot be open again.

In endings, we have new beginnings.

Meditation:

“Be thou removed and cast into the sea; where my eyes cannot see, but where my heart and spirit are set free.”

As we give it all to Jesus, he took all the junk and put it in a large rectangle shape box with a crank. He turned the crank; all the debris turned to dust and poured into the sea, “I did it for you, it is finished.”

The nail that held my heart box closed was removed and discarded; so can yours!

See you Sunday!

“Striving and seeking are important in the dryness of the soul, for you never know just when the rain will fall and the dried seed will swell and burst forth into flower.”*

 

*Saints Alive!

Son Day for Sunday

In and Out of Season

“Be ready: In and Out of season!

“The season does not refer to time, it refers to us.”

We have to grow where we are planted. In Season: every plant, that my Mother/Father in heaven plants shall bear fruit; “What is loosed in heaven shall be loosed on earth.”

Out of Season: Every plant that is not planted by God will not bear fruit, and wither away and die. “Let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way.”

We are moving into the time of the Latter Day Rain and the inception of the Light.

Pay special attention to where Jesus is now on the journey and continue to “Run the race with determination.”

In and Out of Season: We have to “be ready” whether we like it or not. “If we do only what we feel inclined to do, some of us would never do anything.”

“Scatter new seed with words of inspiration.”

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

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