If we go about allowing God to guide us in releasing His power to charge each other, we become a community of highly-charged vehicles of God moving on earth, bringing His blessings from heaven.
Meditation Thought: “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” (Isaiah 40:29)
When sin and sorrow have brought about a spirit which has lost power – a “dead battery” spirit – the love of the Father, the sacrifice of the Son, the power of the Holy Spirit are the “jumper cables” to bring new life – but they must be attached to the dead battery spirit: who will bring the power? Someone who believes the jumper cables will revive the battery. it could be anyone – a most unlikely one. We must constantly look to the spirits of those we meet to determine if they need “re-charging” to be powerful once again. If we go about allowing God to guide us in releasing His power to charge each other, we become a community of highly-charged vehicles of God moving on earth, bringing His blessings from heaven.
Rejoice in the security of My hand enclosing yours; let me lead you gently.
Meditation Thought: “For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:15)
“Come, My children – take My hand in yours, and with your other hand reach out to clasp another: I will pass on the warmth of My love and grace and power through you. Be not afraid of the hand you hold – even if it feels cold, clammy, dirty, rough: your other hand which clasps mine will be all the comfort you need. And as the ministering of My ways passes from Me to you to another, their hand is cleansed, relaxed, healed, made strong and sure – sure enough one day to let go of your hand and reach directly for My hand, which became visible to them through your hand which they could see with their eyes before they could see My hand in faith. And so the pattern repeats: My Word is spread, My grace is spread, My Kingdom is spread throughout the earth.
Do not go seeking far and wide for hands to hold: only hold My hand, look to Me, and you will realize that a hand has taken hold of your other hand. Do not strain to serve Me: only rejoice in the security of My hand enclosing yours; let me lead you gently but firmly. The more you trust Me, the more relaxed you can be in our walk together – turn over the cares of your life to Me, for I wish to dissolve them, sometimes they will disappear one by one, sometimes they are so entwined that the release of one will release many. But always the care comes as a potential for My blessing, if you will but trust My leading in it and through it and out of it. Learn how to reinforce your trust in Me, and you will learn how to cast your burdens away, quickly becoming stronger in faith and trust and releasing more of yourself to Christ within you with each cast.”
Believe that I do not ask you to work in vain, but to work to produce a bountiful harvest, for you, for your family, for your fellow creatures.
Meditation Thought: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
A guaranteed harvest! What farmer would not eagerly plant, till, gather – despite difficulties and setbacks – knowing that all of his or her effort positively would be rewarded if they do not give in and give up to the difficulties? This is what our Father would have us realize; He sent His Son to us with His Message:
“Your harvest is guaranteed: your faith is not misplaced – believe that I do not ask you to work in vain, but to work to produce a bountiful harvest, for you, for your family, for your fellow creatures. My guarantee is your motive and incentive to persevere when the storms and preying insects and droughts come into your life. Turn to Me for your method of coping with the crisis; I will lead you through it, bringing new knowledge and wisdom in overcoming that will increase the harvest beyond even your fondest dreams. I give you the seed, I nourish it – do your part to make it thrive despite all that would destroy it. Study My ways which I wish you to know – but which I will not force upon you – you will learn a superior method of farming, to your joy, and to the amazement of the world. Let Me teach you to set up a ‘model farm’ that the world may be brought from wilderness and chaos and little harvesting into productive lands, feeding My people who will praise My name.”
Turn your fears over to Me to be transformed into works of faith.
Meditation Thought: “When we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.” (1 Corinthians 11:32)
“Take heart and be glad that you are disciplined, for the discipline will save you from the perils of deep dangers. As you learn from discipline the wisdom and knowledge of My Kingdom, so the peace and joy of even discipline shall be miraculously yours. Though the cure be painful, the knowledge that beyond the pain is the health will give you acceptance, a willing cooperative heart, a mind determined to overcome, and the releasing of My power into and through you. Welcome every event, welcome every word, welcome every person into your life – for each has a purpose, each is a part of My plan for you and for the world.
Turn your fears over to Me to be transformed into works of faith: let your feelings not have dominion over you! The Word acted upon in faith despite feelings is the seed of the miracle I will work in your life, the miracle that will enhance My body and its works on earth. Live the Word, live the Word – and glory shall be Mine.”
I desire to love you and care for you – allow Me this pleasure.
Meditation Thought: “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
“Picture yourself choosing various objects laid out before you to drop into a transparent cylinder of time: the overall pattern is determined by the objects you choose. If you listen to Me, I will enable you to choose objects which will produce a pattern of glowing loveliness and beauty, a column of time giving pleasure to the world and to the Kingdom.
If you choose to ignore My wisdom and knowledge of the whole in selecting the objects, the column of time will be clouded and dark and jumbled, making no pattern of loveliness. Do not become so preoccupied with the necessity of selecting that you forget to consult Me. Walk in the Way, the Word, the Spirit to discover My selections for your ideal pattern. Trust Me – knowing that as the infant, you cannot function properly without the care of your Father. I desire to love you and care for you – allow Me this pleasure.”
Meditation Thought: “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?” (1 Corinthians 6:15)
Christ is in each cell! Christ, My Lord, right here; we are one. With the yielding of my will to His will, my body is transformed into Christ living in the world today.
How can I treat His body with anything but care and love?
Would I flail Him (abuse Him mentally)?
Would I deny Him the nourishment He needs?
Would I deny Him the movement He needs for health when He is confined in a body?
I must treat Christ within me (my body) as I would treat a member of my family – providing all that is needed for His perfect health and welfare.
We walk in the peace of forgiveness, and the hope of the future for we know that future is secure.
Meditation Thought: “for we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
We walk by the inner light and not the outer darkness.
We walk in the joy of the Lord and not the confusion of the world.
We walk in the righteousness of the way and not the the selfishness of the heart.
We walk in love, not in envy.
We walk in service, and not in demanding to be served.
We walk beside the still waters, while the storm rages only a short distance away.
We walk in the peace of forgiveness, and the hope of the future for we know that future is secure, fashioned as a place of refuge and heart’s desires by our loving Father, if we will walk by faith in Him and not by faith in ourselves.
Cleanse me, shine me, beautify me.
Meditation Thought: “ Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)
Oh Lord, help me to every day improve my temple to be more fitting as a place for You to dwell. Cleanse me of sin, shine me with your righteousness, beautify me with your love. Let me be a place where others are drawn to worship You, to come to learn more about You, to rejoice in You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Take time to compare the temple you are with the temple of those who walked with Jesus. This will help you to restructure and redecorate your own temple in a manner more befitting the residence of God on earth. Jesus as man was the perfect temple: no mortal can become a perfect temple – but it is possible to yield to the Spirit within you to the point of becoming a pleasing temple, a temple based on the Ideal Temple, copying it as you come to study the Ideal Temple.
Grow into a tree that stands firm in the storms; one that shelters.
Meditation Thought: “The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; (Isaiah 35:1-2)
Life – life – life- the dormant seed of your life comes into true Life when Jesus is injected by the invitation of the seed to let Him in.
Grow – grow into a glorious testimony of the ways of the Lord: into a fruitful tree; a tree that shelters, that stands firm in the storms. Take your nourishment that you may grow: the Word, the obedience, the works, the heart-attitude – these are the supplements that make you stronger than you are without your Lord being within you – for these are the ways He constantly fills you with His Presence.
Do not look for supplements where the simple look: to the world. Those supplements will harm you, render you weak and ineffective, fruitless and sparsely leaved, as a blight.
Send your roots down, searching deeply for the foundation of the Truth to uphold you that you might fulfill the potential that was contained in the seed of your birth.
The wisdom on the ages is set before you; will you partake?
Meditation Thought: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
The wisdom on the ages is set before you; will you partake? It is the background for the action taking place in your life – its presence affects your performance. Your performance affects your audience.
Come, the time is ripe to be directed into a great performance of the Father’s will – you have been rehearsing, practicing, now come the years in your life of the performance of what you have been learning. Each performance brings its own peculiarities, its own joys and hazards – but always the Director is in charge – if you will listen to Him, that the performance of the moment is the only performance to be considered for it it be as effective as possible to you and to your audience.
You know not the effects of your performance, you must believe with all your heart that the instructions of your Director are bringing your performance to exquisite perfection that it may bring enlightenment and appreciation into all who see it, that they might rise up to give glory to the Author, and recognition to the Director, how by His own direct example demonstrates to you how you are to perform. Will you obey the Director, trusting His judgment is better than yours?