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.”
Is love in your heart? Love of whom? Yourself? Your God? Your family? Your enemies? All who hear you will know!
Meditation Thought: “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart” (Matthew 15:18)
What is in your heart flows out through your mouth. Is love in your heart? Love of whom? Yourself? Your God? Your family? Your enemies? All who hear you will know! You cannot hide who you are – try as you might. But you can change who you are: you can change your heart – when you open your heart to the Spirit, you transform your heart you have a new one – an all-encompassing love.
What proceeds from your mouth is a river – a river that overflows onto all who hear you; does your river dirty and pollute them – or does it cleanse and refresh? It depends upon whether your river originates from a heart purified by obedience to your Creator’s will in the form of the Spirit filtering all un-God-like particles from your heart.
Every word you utter is either unfiltered or filtered, and the results of your words are directly related to your choice of using the Spirit-filter or not.
Suggested prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, dwell within my heart; be the filter that cleanses, purifies and glorifies the words proceeding from my heart. I would have a river pure and bright, bringing renewal to all it touches: help me, Father, to trust you to aid me in installing the holy Filter before the word flows from me – Lord Jesus, through Your loving sacrifice you made the installing of the Filter possible – thank you! Holy Spirit, by an act of my will, and by the determination of my mind, and the focusing of my emotions on the precepts of the kingdom, I reshape my heart to allow Your Filter to be installed and maintained in my heart. Amen.
But the heart can accept it, for My Spirit is in the heart.
Meditation Thought: “And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray… And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.” (Matthew 14:23, 25)
“ ‘Pray: walk – walk miraculously.’
This is a spiritual law. Learn it by mind, by emotions, by obedience. Apply it all of the time, everywhere. It is a universal law, unchanging. It is not written in the mind, but in the heart – the spirit. The mind cannot accept it, for self controls the mind. But the heart can accept it, for My Spirit is in the heart. By an act of your will, the directing of self, look first to your heart for My Spirit, who then directs your self to the proper place in your mind to accomplish My will in you and through you. This is the key to the act of using the spiritual law of “pray – walk miraculously.” It is a matter of the right sequence and right place for every thought, word and deed. Spirit, time, matter: all must be coordinated and harmonized to accomplish My will – which is what man terms ‘a miracle’.”
It is when the blessings are released that the harvest of fruit is realized that was within the seed of the Word, and nourished in your faith and obedience.
Meditation Thought: “As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” (Matthew 13:23)
“When your mind is attuned to My Word, then your will is attuned to My will, and your faith reaches up to Me to release the blessings which are stored in My special place for you – just waiting for you to reach the stage of needing them, desiring that they come to you, and requesting them. It is when the blessings are released that the harvest of fruit is realized that was within the seed of the Word, and nourished in your faith and obedience.”