The wisdom of the ages is the wisdom of the moment. Consecrate your moment, and you consecrate your life.
Meditation Thought: “…nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39)
“These things I tell you: The wisdom of the ages is the wisdom of the moment. The knowledge you need is in you through the Spirit operating as you make possible His operation in your life by yielding your will to Mine. Consecrate your moment, and you consecrate your life. Use all available means to release your faith fully, to receive Divine Revelation and Power. The Word, the WORD, releases your faith. Acting on the Word releases the works.
Encased in My Spirit, powered by My Spirit, in harmony with My Spirit, – then you are the person standing in the gap, connecting Me to the world. Oh, my loved one, trust Me. I am your loving Father: all joy is Mine to be recognized by you as I truly am. My joy shall be your joy if you believe this, if you act on this, if you expect this. Peace, Peace, Peace, My love.”
In His image, we are blessed.
Meditation Thought: “O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.” (Psalm 130:7)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Combined: “The Lord is steadfast love and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
It is the Lord’s steadfast love that redeems us – if only we recognize and acknowledge that we need redemption! Then – Oh Joy! – He cleanses us from all unrighteousness: a definition of being in His image! In His image, we are blessed with His power and resources; His love and grace; His will worked in us and through us. His redemptive love changing every person it touches through us!
You can choose now; you can choose at other ‘nows’ – but a time will come when you recognize that the time of choosing is in the past.
Meditation Thought: ““Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” (Matthew 24:42)
Your Lord is here. Believe this, be conscious of this, act according to this. Your Lord is with you at every moment your faith believes He is with you. One day the Lord will be seen by means other than faith, and all will know that He is Lord and He is with them.
The Presence of the Lord is instantaneous as your will and your mind desire His presence. It is similar to your call to a loved one in another room – you call, they come. They were not far away, but were waiting to come to you until you called. They did not intrude, but came when our desire for them was made known.
The righteous rejoice in the Presence of the Lord, but the foolish and unrighteous fear His Presence. Nevertheless, at some time, at some place, all see the glory of the Lord and rejoice or tremble. You can choose now; you can choose at other ‘nows’ – but a time will come when you recognize that the time of choosing is in the past, and the present is your time of judgment. You do not know at what moment choosing has yielded to judgment: prepare for this eventuality by presuming that this moment is the “judgment moment”.
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Jesus came to save you because He loves you. It’s that simple. And that glorious. And that mysterious. And that awesome. And that true. Yes, you. He loves YOU that much!
Those of you who read this blog regularly know that the posts are not my own writing. (https://meditationsofmymomsheart.com/about/). This one is.
Today is Easter. Easter can mean different things to different people. It’s a time for family, for fun, for chocolate, for eggs, for bunnies. But do you know why we celebrate it? Perhaps you are familiar with John 3:16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
But do you know the following verse? “ For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Now try replacing the words “the world” in those two verses with your name. Still true! Jesus came to save you because He loves you. It’s that simple. And that glorious. And that mysterious. And that awesome. And that true. Yes, you. He loves YOU that much! If you’d like to know more, try talking to God. That’s what prayer is – a conversation with your personal creator. Feel free to contact me, too, if you’d like.
No life-pattern is the same: Let Me help you.
Meditation Thought: “You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6)
“‘Be not alarmed, for this must take place.’ Trust Me that this statement is true for all that happens in your life. Your choices make My choices: I weave a thread, then you weave a thread… and I weave another thread. As you seek My way, you weave a pattern more easily blended into the whole which I envision. We can develop a smooth, pleasing rhythm, a harmony of purpose, a finished piece of more beauty if you will make effort to seek the pattern I have in mind to produce from your special abilities and talents, directed along with My spiritual works manifested in your life. No life-pattern is the same: Let Me help you to understand the grandeur of a life dedicated to My works. It is the very willingness to humble self as much as is needed that results in works of grandeur and awe that bring glory to Me and joy to My workers.”
Many are willing to do some things My way – but few are willing to do all things My way.
Meditation Thought: ““For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14)
“Do it My way! If you seek to have Me be your sure guide, your loving host, your caring companion, your power in the journey of your life in human form – do it My way! Not the world’s way or your way – but My way: the way of the Word, the way of righteousness, the way of love, the way of forgiveness, the way of giving, giving, giving – and then giving more.
So few are chosen because so few choose My way totally. Many are willing to do some things My way – but few are willing to do all things My way. Only one tiny flaw in the whole can ruin the whole: this is why you must not pick and choose areas to do it My way or your way, but in every area do it My way.
My peace I give to you when you yield your will to mine.
My love I give to you freely.
My grace I give to you freely.
My blessing I give to you freely.
But My peace I give to you only as you yield your will to Mine, as you seek My forgiveness for the unyielded parts. For My Spirit within you must be at one with your spirit to bring harmony with Me – and harmony with Me is the definition of pease.”
My kingdom is not based on waste, but on harvest.
Meditation Thought: “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.” (Matthew 21:43)
“‘Use it or lose it’: My kingdom is not based on waste, but on harvest. It is given, that it may be added to, passed on, shared. What you receive, you are to appreciate, cultivate and share. If you do not appreciate your gift enough to seek the purpose of it, it will be taken from you and given to one who will appreciate it and fulfill its purpose.
Heed My Word! I speak to you as a citizen of My kingdom and as a citizen of the United States. My creative and supportive powers are available to you and to all who believe in Me. Come, be loyal to Me, as I am loyal to you. Be gracious to Me, as I am gracious to you. Give me your power, as I give you My power. Give Me your love as I give you My love.
We shall weave ourselves together, making a tapestry to beautify the world, to give warmth where it is cold, to inspire and to teach truth. Trust Me, obey Me, and you shall rejoice with Me.”
Look to each moment with enthusiasm, knowing it holds a key to unlock a new secret of the kingdom.
Meditation Thought: “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)
To such… looking with wonder, delighted in all the variety they find around them, excited to discover something new, open to knowledge, seeking to understand the world around them, seeking to understand themselves.
Come – come like a child to explore the kingdom – see it as a child sees the physical world: eager for every detail, rushing to learn about the latest discovery, pondering as to how it fits with the knowledge already stored away.
Look to each moment with enthusiasm, knowing it holds a key to unlock a new secret of the kingdom, as it fits together with all that is in your spirit, your mind, your emotions, your body.
“Seek ye first the kingdom” – for it is in the kingdom that the total truth lies: the truth that will make you free – not in bondage to your own self, not in bondage to another, not in bondage to the world. No, but free to peace, free to seek your purpose, free to pursue knowledge reserved for those who believe that in the kingdom is the fulfillment for which they long.
To push doubt out, take the Word in.
Meditation Thought: “…if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
Push doubt out of yourself, and this creates a vacuum in which creative powers rush to do your bidding. To push doubt out, take the Word in – as the Word pushes doubt out, the creative powers flow in. If you know this is so, you have faith, and having faith, if you will act as if the creative processes have already accomplished your desire, your movement will make these powers move in tandem with your movement – much as a beloved little child takes hold of Daddy’s finger and moves Daddy to do her bidding. If Daddy is pleased with the direction the child is taking, he goes willingly and eagerly, and adds his strength and knowledge to that of the child to accomplish the child’s objective.
Thus, if you are moving in light of the Word, you are moving in the direction of the Father’s will. If you are moving in His will, you are also attached to His power, and if you ask for His assistance, He is pleased to give it to you.
You cannot skip over fundamentals to jump to the higher planes. You will be lost, confused and discouraged. Trust Me.
Meditation Thought: “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:3)
“To learn to interpret the signs of the times – or to learn anything – you must recognize your present ignorance, and furthermore, desire to replace ignorance with knowledge. You must desire this to the point of acting. You must seek where the answers lie: the signs of the times are in My Word and My Spirit. My Spirit leads you to the Word, and My Word leads you to My Spirit. Both are necessary, for both are an integral part of every creation.
Sharpen every sense, physical, mental, spiritual, by concentrating on the development of the sense. ‘Decently and in order’ will aid you in coordination of your studies. Do not daydream about another subject as you are in the classroom, but focus on the subject you are to be learning at the moment. You have many talents and graces to be developed, and learning the signs of the times is included. You cannot skip over fundamentals to jump to the higher planes. You will be lost, confused and discouraged. Trust Me: I know your progress and your difficulties. Stop trying so hard. Relax, allow Me to place you in circumstances and to give you words to guide you. Stop reaching, and start receiving what is coming but you do not observe. Life is not a complicated as you try to make it. Simplify your life: trust Me to do the arranging of your study schedule and your work schedule and your ‘play’ schedule and your sharing schedule. Fret not any more about what is undone – but enjoy doing the activity of the moment, doing it as a sacrifice of praise to Me: for I will bless My people for faithfulness.”