May Grace Inhabit All Your Moments Of This Day

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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

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Only Connect

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Once upon a time I stood in the stacks of the Library Science department at the University of Alberta,  in Canada,  and met God. That was during my “angry” feminist years of searching . . . in the 1970’s. . . when women were confusing assertiveness with aggression, and struggled to be free of old destructive beliefs without knowing any new models to reach towards.

And so I stood there, and opened a book, (the name of which I do not recall). And the words fell out: “ONLY CONNECT”.

When you get “a WORD” from God . . . a message from the Holy Spirit . . .
It stays with you forever . . . and you reflect upon it over and over and over
again . . . learning new wisdom and insights that will guide you on your way. Continue reading

Writing As Prayer

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Writing poetry as prayer
the words express the
love upon my heart.

This knowing gladness of
my time with Thee ~
to nurture all that’s
given with gracious generosity.

Your Presence fills my soul
with grandeur every day
to know the One who
births all love and joy.

I claim the wonders
offered always there
if I but pause to see.

Your blessings fill me
with delight;
and I bow
to humbly write as prayer.

~ Anna Lin

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The Hound Of Heaven

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THE HOUND OF HEAVEN

I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind; and in the mist of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter,
Up vistaed hopes, I sped;
And shot, precipitated,
Adown Titanic glooms of chasmed fears,
From those strong feet that followed,
followed after.
~ Francis Thompson Continue reading

I Speak To You Continually

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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.

~ Sarah Young, in Jesus Calling