There is a radiance
shining beyond the sun;
it penetrates my soul in mystic wonder . . .
The Holiness of God
~ Anna Lin
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No one knew the name of this day;
Born quietly from deepest night,
It hid its face in light,
Demanded nothing for itself,
Opened out to offer each of us
A field of brightness that traveled ahead,
Providing in time, ground to hold our footsteps
And the light of thought to show the way.
The mind of the day draws no attention;
It dwells within the silence with elegance
To create a space for all our words,
Drawing us to listen inward and outward.
We seldom notice how each day is a holy place
Where the eucharist of the ordinary happens,
Transforming our broken fragments
Into an eternal continuity that keeps us.
Somewhere in us a dignity presides
That is more gracious than the smallness
That fuels us with fear and force,
A dignity that trusts the form a day takes.
So at the end of this day, we give thanks
For being betrothed to the unknown
And for the secret work
Through which the mind of the day
And wisdom of the soul become one.
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I speak to you from the depths of your being.
Hear me saying soothing words of Peace, assuring you of My Love.
Do not listen to voices of accusation, for they are not from Me.
I speak to you in love-tones, lifting you up.
My Spirit convicts cleanly, without crushing words of shame.
Let the Spirit take charge of your mind, combing out tangles of deception.
Be transformed by the truth that I live within you.
The Light of My Presence is shining upon you, in benedictions of Peace.
Let My Light shine in you; don’t dim it with worries or fears.
Holiness is letting Me live through you.
Since I dwell in you, you are fully equipped to be holy.
Pause before responding to people or situations,
giving My Spirit space to act through you.
Hasty words and actions leave no room for Me . . .
I want to inhabit all your moments – gracing your thoughts, word, and behavior.
Romans 8:1-2; Colossians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 6:19
From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young