My Beloved Soul
You are not meant to be overwhelmed by life. Call on my mercy to lighten your burden. Let me show you the easy way, the way of peace amidst turmoil, the way of trust amid uncertainty and the way of love in challenging times. My love wants to answer all your questions, it wants to calm all your fears and help you to find a breath of joy in all things. My grace wants to turn your humanness into holiness. Then you will simply expect my mercy and it will be yours.
“So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and favor and to find help in time of need.” Hebrews 4: 16
My Beloved Soul
My son knew what it would take to change peoples hearts. He knew that in order to save you in every way, it would take his sacrifice on the cross. He knew the depth of your hurt and your unforgiveness. And so he gave himself up to the crowds, lived out his words of love for you right to the end. Walk lightly. Let go of your tiresome burdens. My son gave his life so that you might enjoy the forgiven life. Don’t let him down.
“Just Father, the world has not known you, but I have known you; and these men have known that you sent me. To them I have revealed your name, and I will continue to reveal it so that your love for me may live in them, and I may live in them.” John 17: 25,26
My Beloved Soul
Thank you for your faithfulness to prayer. That quiet space that you and I share enables you to find the wisdom and strength to handle life’s problems. And when you leave the quiet time and step back into the world, you take with you a peace the world cannot give. That peace then finds its way into the lives of those around you. From Me to you to those I give you, I send the peace that passeth all understanding.
May the Lord give strength to his people; may the Lord bless his people with peace. Ps. 29:11
Doing good, being kindhearted and compassionate to others is a saintly way of life. But that way of life must be balanced with being good, kindhearted and compassionate with yourself. Stop thinking that saying no once in a while is a selfish act. I am calling you to freedom from all the “shoulds” and “have to’s” that you have allowed into your life. When you can let go of those lies, then and only then will you know what your soul needs for nourishment. I am sending you the grace you will need to discern your truth.
God help us to live slowly: To move simply: To look softly: To allow emptiness: To let the heart create for us. Amen - Prayer by Michael Leunig
Why do you try so hard?
Why do you put so much pressure on yourself about so many things?
The only pressure you need to feel is my loving touch. And that touch is gentle and life giving. I want you to live slower, let your life flow and unfold gracefully. Don’t try to prove yourself perfect.
Take care of yourself, my beloved soul.
“In prayer.....come empty.......do nothing.”
~St. John of the Cross
In every question, in every emotion, in every moment of despair, trust in me. Believe in my guidance. Know that I am the answer in your questions; I am the peace in your emotions; I am your comfort in desperate times. I want you to know that I am guiding you always, even when you can’t let go. Grasp onto my hand and let me show you the way. I will lead you in everything.
“Prayer of Protection”
The light of God surrounds me; The love of God enfolds me; The power of God protects me; The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is.
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