AM LEADING YOU ALONG THE HIGH ROAD, but there are descents as well as
ascents. In the distance you see
snow-covered peaks glistening in brilliant sunlight. Your longing to reach those peaks is good,
but you must not take shortcuts. Your
assignment is to follow Me, allowing Me to direct your path. Let the heights beckon you onward, but stay
close to Me.
to trust Me when things go “wrong.”
Disruptions to your routine your dependence on Me. Trusting acceptance of trials brings
blessings that far outweigh them all. Walk hand in hand with Me through this
day. I have lovingly planned every inch
of the way. Trust does not falter when
the path becomes rocky and steep. Breathe
deep draughts of My Presence, and hold tightly to My hand. Together we can make it!
John 21:19; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Habakkuk 3:19
SEEK MY FACE, and you
will find more than you ever dreamed possible.
Let Me displace worry at the
center of your being. I am like a
supersaturated cloud, showering Peace into the pool of your mind. My nature is to bless. Your nature is to receive with thanksgiving. This is a true fit, designed before the
foundation of the world. Glorify Me by
receiving My blessings gratefully.
am the goal of all your searching. When you seek Me, you find Me and are
satisfied. When lesser goals capture
your attention, I fade into the background of your life. I am still there, watching and waiting; but
you function as if you were alone.
Actually, My Light shines on every situation you will ever face. Live radiantly by expanding your focus to
include Me in all your moments. Let
nothing dampen your search for Me.
Psalm 27:8(NKJV); Philippians 4:7(MSG);
THIS DAY WITH AWARENESS OF WHO IS BOSS.
As you make plans for the day, remember that it is I who orchestrate the
events of your life. On days when things
go smoothly, according to your plans, you may be unaware of My sovereign
Presence. On days when your plans are
thwarted, be on the lookout for Me! I
may be doing something important in your life, something quite different from
what you expected. It is essential at
such times to stay in communication with Me, accepting My way as better than
yours. Don’t try to figure out what is
happening. Simply trust Me and thank Me
in advance for the good that will come out of it all. I know
the plans I have for you, and they are good.
Isaiah 55:9-11; Jeremiah 29:11
WANT YOU TO BE ALL MINE. I am weaning
you from other dependencies. Your
security rests in Me alone—not in
other people, not in circumstances.
Depending only on Me may feel like walking on a tightrope, but there is
a safety net underneath: the everlasting arms. So don’t be afraid of falling. Instead, look ahead to Me. I am always before you, beckoning you on—one step at a time. Neither
height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, can separate you from My
Deuteronomy 33:27; Romans 8:39
TO TRUST ME in more and more areas of your life. Anything that tends to make you anxious is a
growth opportunity. Instead of running
away from these challenges, embrace them, eager to gain all the blessings I
have hidden in the difficulties. If you
believe that I am sovereign over every aspect of your life, it is possible to
trust Me in all situations. Don’t waste energy regretting the way things are or
thinking about what might have been.
Start at the present moment—accepting
things exactly as they are—and search
for My way in the midst of those circumstances.
is like a staff you can lean on, as you journey uphill with Me. If you are trusting in Me consistently, the
staff will bear as much of your weight as needed. Lean
on. Trust, and be confident in Me with all your heart and mind.
52:8; Proverbs 3:5-6(AMP)
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 gently spirit, which is pleasing to Me.
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.
Deuteronomy 31:6; 1 Peter 3:4; 2 Corinthians
4:6-7; 2 Corinthians 12:9(AMP)
PEACE is the treasure of treasures: the pearl of great price. It is an exquisitely costly gift, both for
the Giver and the receiver. I purchased
this Peace for you with My blood. You
receive this gift by trusting Me in the midst of life’s storms. If you have the world’s peace—everything going your way—you don’t seek My unfathomable
Peace. Thank Me when things do not go
your way, because spiritual blessings come wrapped in trials. Adverse circumstances are normal in a fallen world. Expect them each day. Rejoice in the face of hardship, for I have overcome the world.
Matthew 13:46(NKJV); James 1:2; John 16:33
MY LOVE ENFOLD YOU in the radiance of My Glory.
Sit still in the Light of My Presence, and receive My Peace. These quiet moments with Me transcend time,
accomplishing far more than you can imagine.
Bring Me the sacrifice of your time, and watch to see how abundantly I
bless you and your loved ones.
the intimacy of our relationship, you are being transformed from the inside out.
As you keep your focus on Me, I form you into the one I desire you to
be. Your part is to yield to My creative
work in you, neither resisting it nor trying to speed it up. Enjoy the tempo of a God-breathed life by
letting Me set the pace. Hold My hand in
childlike trust, and the way before you will open up step by step.
Hebrews 13:15; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 73:
UP THE ILLUSION that you deserve a problem-free life. Part of you is still hungering for the
resolution of all difficulties. This is
a false hope! As I told My disciples, in the world you will have trouble. Link your hope not to problem solving in this
life but to the promise of an eternity of problem-free life in heaven. Instead of seeking perfection in this fallen
world, pour your energy into seeking Me:
the Perfect One.
is possible to enjoy Me and glorify Me in the midst of adverse
circumstances. In fact, My Light shines
most brightly through believers who trust Me in the dark. That kind of trust is supernatural: a production of My indwelling Spirit. When things seem all wrong, trust Me
anyway. I am much less interested in
right circumstances than in right responses to whatever comes your way.
John 16:33; Psalm 112:4, 7
IS A GOLDEN PATHWAY TO HEAVEN. When you
walk on this path, you live above your circumstances. My glorious Light shines more brightly on
those who follow this path of Life. Dare
to walk on the high road with Me, for it is the most direct route to heaven. The low road is circuitous: twisting and turning in agonizing knots. There the air hangs heavy, and dark, ominous
clouds predominate. Relying on your own understanding will weigh you down. Trust
in Me absolutely, and I will make your path straight.
John 14: 1-2; Proverbs 3: 5-6
I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. These
were the last words I spoke before ascending into heaven. I continue to proclaim this promise to all
who will listen. People respond to My
continual Presence in various ways. Most
Christians accept this teaching as truth but ignore it in their daily
living. Some ill-taught or wounded
believers fear (and may even resent) My awareness of all they do, say, and
think. A few people center their lives
around this glorious promise and find themselves blessed all expectations.
My Presence is the focal point of your consciousness, all the pieces of your
life fall into place. As you gaze at Me
through the eyes of your heart, you can see the world around you from My
perspective. The fact that I am with you makes every moment of your
Matthew 28:20; Psalm 139: 1-4
YOUR FOCUS ON ME. I have gifted you with
amazing freedom, including the ability to choose the focal point of your
mind. Only the crown of My creation has
such remarkable capability; this is a sign of being made in My image.
the goal of this day be to bring every
thought captive to Me. Whenever your
mind wanders, lasso those thoughts and bring them into My Presence. In My radiant Light, anxious thoughts shrink
and shrivel away. Judgmental thoughts
are unmasked as you bask in My unconditional Love. Confused ideas are untangles while you rest
in the simplicity of My Peace. I will guard you and keep you in constant
Peace, as you focus your mind on Me.
Psalm 8:5; Genesis 1:26-27; 2 Corinthians
10:5; Isaiah 26:3(AMP)
ME ONLY. Whatever occupies your mind the
most becomes your god. Worries, if
indulged, develop into idols. Anxiety
gains a life of its own, parasitically infesting your mind. Break free from this bondage by affirming
your trust in Me and refreshing yourself in My Presence. What goes on in your mind is invisible,
undetectable to other people. But I read
your thoughts continually, searching for evidence of trust in Me. I rejoice when your mind turns toward Me. Guard your thoughts diligently; good
thought-choices will keep you close to Me.
Psalm 112:7; 1 Corinthians 13:11
I AM YOUR STRENGTH AND SHIELD. I plan
out each day and heave it ready for you, long before you arise from bed.
also provide the strength you need each step of the way. Instead of assessing your energy level and
wondering about what’s on the road ahead, concentrate om staying in touch with
Me. My Power flows freely into you
through our open communication. Refuse
to waste energy worrying, and you will have strength to spare.
you start to feel afraid, remember that I am your Shield. But unlike inanimate armor, I am always alert
and active. My Presence watches over you
continually, protecting you from both known and unknown dangers. Entrust yourself to My watchcare, which is
the best security system available. I am with you and will watch over you
wherever you go.
Psalm 28:7; Matthew 6:34; Psalm 56:3-4;