My Beloved Soul
Here I am..... always with you. No matter that you are distracted by the woe’s of the world and your own worries, I am as close as the beating of your heart. You may not feel or sense my presence but that is a lie of the ego. Turn to me.... call my name, “Jesus” ….and you will know there is no distance between us...say my name, “Jesus”.... and you will know that I would never abandon you or leave you to dwell in darkness. I will help you rise from your despair and confusion. My peace I give you, here and now, this moment, this day. I love you. Always.
“I love the Lord because he has heard my voice in supplication, because he has inclined his ear to me the day I called.” Psalm 116: l
MY BELOVED SOUL
Why would you want to be in charge? Why would you want to have to fix everything for everybody? Where is the fun in that. And I can definitely see you are not having fun. Today, give up the job of trying too hard. Put up your feet and let your mind rest in knowing that I am taking care of your loved ones. Give yourself, your sweet soul, your beautiful spirit a vacation. Relax and laugh more today. Leave your worries with me. Put your take charge self aside and go into the quiet. I am there and I long to give you the comfort you need to live in peace.
This is another day, O Lord.....if I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And If I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly.
Book Of Common Prayer
MY BELOVED SOUL
I don't need a litany of prayers or hours on your knees for you to have my attention. You are my offspring. And that means I am always at attention when it comes to your words of prayer. Whether they are few or many matters not. What matters is that you are willing to listen when I speak to you. Give me time for conversation. I am a willing listener. And I hear your quiet prayers.
“I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel, who even at night directs my heart.
I keep the Lord before me always; with him at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
My Beloved Soul,
When the mind is still, the soul breathes.
I want our quiet time together to refresh you. I want that silence to take you away from all that is tiring you, all that is distracting you, all that the world is wanting from you. Come into the quiet. Be still. Surrender your worries, your striving to figure things out, and let our quiet prayer time refresh you. Let your soul breathe you into my presence. I am here.
O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor are my eyes haughty;......I busy not myself with great things, nor with things too sublime for me. ...... Nay, rather I have stilled and quieted my soul like a weaned child. ........ Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap, (so is my soul within me) Psalm 131: l-2
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen