We all surrender to something. If it is not to God, it may be to the chaos of the world. Don't surrender to the expectations or opinions of others; to pride, fear, or the almighty dollar. We are free to choose what we surrender to everyday but not to the consequences of our choice. Say yes to God's plan of reason and reap the blessings.
The choices we make today determine the life we live tomorrow. Great starts in life do not guarantee great finishes. Just because we did not have a great beginning doesn't mean we can't finish well. We will never live the life beyond what we think and say to ourselves every day.
9/28/15 Our true authentic self is never without hope. It is inseparable from the God who is love. The light of hope is never hidden by a veil of fear. The false disguise we wear at times is at the mercy of circumstances, as well as our own inner turmoil. The longer we live, the more we may realize the need for a relationship with the solitude and rest that only God can impart.
When chaos comes to visit, focus on something orderly at that moment. It brings us back to balance. By finding order in the present moment, our minds realign and accept the possibility of order. Work consciously on the patterns active in the present, while healing the confusion and limits of the past. Choose new affirming ways to live and love in the world.
Energy flows where attention goes. When we focus on negativity, it grows and intensifies its power over us. Focusing on love, light, and blessings received energizes and empowers us. When we focus on positive thoughts, positive results will follow. Love is the most powerful energy of all and produces positive outcomes.
9/25/15 God will never prove to be unfaithful to those who trust His promises. Given enough time, people will let us down in some way. God never fails, never misleads, and never lets us down. God is faithful yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It is impossible for God to deceive us. He is forever faithful.
9/24/15 Home is the place to take off our guarded masks. It should calm and energize; a quiet refuge that is comforting. A home brings to mind the past, present, and the future. It is a gathering place to give us a sense of safety and strength. A happy home is where love begins. All we have is all we need. Home is where we all make our beginnings.
9/23/15 Ships don't sink because of the water around them. It is the crack internally that allows the water to sink them. Bitterness and resentment are the cracks in our outer shell. Our difficulties should be anchored in God's amazing grace to keep our outside problems from piercing the inner dwellings of our hearts. We can't stop the storms but we can stay safe in God's protected embrace.
9/22/15 Prayer engages the spiritual realm into the physical, the unseen with the seen. It is connecting through an act of faith. An answer to prayer may not be immediately obvious. We are surrounded on all sides by the spiritual realm. Prayer is the means of contacting the invisible spiritual realm and bringing it into the physical world. It is earthly permission for heavenly interference. God encourages us to humbly ask for help, while continuing to pray for one another.
9/21/15 We all carry built up and repressed emotions within us, longing for a simple touch that restores the wonder into our lives. We are misguided in our search for it. Wonder is one of those gifts that needs guarding. Sometimes we may go running after a new experience in search of peace, when it was right under our noses all along.