As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace.
This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace,
long to pour Myself into your neediness.
My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match.
I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own.
I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use.
I want you to be filled with My very Being,
permeated through and through with Peace.
Thank Me for My peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings.
Whisper My Name in loving tenderness.
My Peace, which lives continually in your spirit,
will gradually work its way through your entire being.
~ Sarah Young, in Jesus Calling
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance
all that I have said to you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
“Come back to me with all your heart . . .”
~ Joel 2:12
COME TO ME, Come to Me, Come to Me.
This is My continual invitation to you,
proclaimed in holy whispers.
When your heart and mind are quiet,
you can hear Me inviting you to draw near.
Coming close to Me requires no great effort
on your part; it is more like ceasing to resist
the magnetic pull of My Love. Open yourself
to My loving Presence, so that I may fill you
with My fullness. I want you to experience
how wide and long and high and deep is
My Love for you, so that you can know My Love
that surpasses knowledge. This vast ocean
of Love cannot be measured or explained,
but it can be experienced.
It’s all right to be human. When your mind wanders while you are praying, don’t be surprised or upset.
Simply return your attention to Me.
Share a secret smile with Me, knowing that I understand.
Rejoice in My Love for you, which has no limits or conditions.
Whisper My Name in Loving contentment, assured that I will never leave you or forsake you. Intersperse these peaceful interludes abundantly throughout your day.
This practice will enable you to attain a quiet and gentle spirit, which is pleasing to Me.
As you live in close contact with Me, the Light of My Presence filters through you to bless others. Your weakness and woundedness are the openings through which the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines forth. My strength and power show themselves most effective in your weakness.
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.
Come to Me and rest. I am all about you,
to bless and restore. Breathe Me in with
each breath. The way just ahead of you
is very steep. Slow down and cling
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Learn to listen to Me even while you are listening to other people.
As they open their souls to your scrutiny, you are on holy ground.
You need the help of My Spirit to respond appropriately.
Ask the Spirit to think through you, live through you, love through
you. My own Being is alive within you in the Person of the Holy Spirit.
If you respond to others’ needs through your unaided thought processes,
you offer them dry crumbs. When the Spirit empowers your listening
and speaking, My streams of living water flow through you to other
people. Be a channel of My Love, Joy, and Peace by listening to Me
as you listen to others.
I speak to you continually. My nature is to communicate, though not always in words.
I fling glorious sunsets across the sky, day after day after day. I speak in the faces and
voices of loved ones. I caress you with a gentle breeze that refreshes and delights you.
I speak softly in the depths of your spirit, where I have taken up residence.
You can find Me in each moment, when you have eyes that see and ears that hear.
Ask My Spirit to sharpen your spiritual eyesight and hearing. I rejoice each time you
discover My Presence. Practice looking and listening for Me during quiet intervals.
Gradually you will find Me in more and more of your moments. You will seek Me and
find Me, when you seek Me above all else.
Meet Me in morning stillness, while the earth is fresh with the dew of My Presence.
Worship Me in the beauty of holiness. Sing love songs to My holy Name. As you give yourself to Me, My Spirit swells within you till you are flooded with divine Presence.
The world’s way of pursuing riches is grasping and hoarding. You attain My riches by letting go and giving. The more you give yourself to Me and My ways, the more I fill you with inexpressible, heavenly Joy.
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