Who am I? Who are YOU?

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One of my greatest struggles while living with chronic illness and disability has been the loss of my identity as a pastor . . . as a productive person in the world. I grew up with a belief system that said my value was determined by what I could DO. People are constantly implying that I need to get healed so that I can really do ministry once again. What they seem to imply is that the ministry of prayer and spiritual support I offer is not a worthwhile ministry.

I have come to know that my true identity is as a child of God . . . as
the Beloved. There is nothing I can DO to earn this position . . . it comes as God’s grace. I am “good enough” just being who I was created to be.

Naturally, just as a little child wants to please their parent because they love them, me desire is to give back to God in whatever way I am able.
In the eyes of the world, my prayers may seem like a pittance. But I know that God honors whatever we offer . . . even as Jesus honored the widow’s mite.

Whoever you are . . .whatever your circumstances . . .
YOU are the Beloved child of a loving God.

May you know this blessing deep within your heart today.

~ Anna Lin

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The Hills Are Alive ~ ~ ~

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You are playing your music again
And I run after each golden tone.

Suddenly I ring like a gong struck by God.
Oh, my heart is indestructible whenever You play on it.

Strike me, Beloved, again and again.
Never stop sounding my wild thunder heart.

~ Janine Canan
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Your Beauty Shall Enfold Me

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Your Beauty shall enfold me
as I walk my path this day;
Forever held in Love’s embrace
Your Presence comes to say:

“Beloved ~ child of joy to me,
Rest deeply now in peace,
for I have blessed you mightily,
Look here now, and you shall see?

You are all you’re meant to be;
Living freely, bright and fair;
Beloved ~ child of my joy,
you are held in loving care.”

~ Anna Lin
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Artist Of Poetry You Come

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Artist of Poetry You come
to lead me on this day;
I know not how or why or when
I shall be given the words to sing
upon my heart and soul.

Yet You have promised to send them
to my being –
to feed the hunger
that lives inside of me.

O blessed One
whose only thought is Love,
Come forth to teach me
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What God Wants You To Know More Than Anything Else ~ ~ ~

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I LOVE YOU with an everlasting Love.

More than any other message throughout the Bible, God is constantly sharing this deep, steadfast Love for all of humankind.

In the challenges of life we may become so focused on our life circumstances that we forget this abiding Presence of Love and Grace.

Then, as we pause for a moment ~ just a single moment to be aware of God’s Presence ~ the Love beyond all understanding flows through us and we are strengthened for the tasks of the day.
Listen now, as the Divine Spirit gently speaks to you in this moment ~ Continue reading