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.
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.”
Stride boldly, confidently, buoyantly and joyfully.
Meditation Thought: “Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:31)
“I protect My loved ones! Go in confidence before men and angels, knowing that you have every form of strength and power needed to conquer every foe and every circumstance, when you are yielded to My Spirit and My Word.
Stride boldly, confidently, buoyantly and joyfully in this knowledge. Grow tall in the Spirit, able to see in better perspective, and able to act more vigorously. Fear not, fear not: I will sustain you, I will guide you, I will reorder whatever circumstances are necessary to do My work in you and for those for whom you pray.
And so, rely on Me, and I will give you peace. Rely on Me and I will give you the desires of your heart and fulfill the longings in your soul.”
The delight is in the Lord, who is a ’24-hour a day Lord’.
Meditation Thought: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” ( Psalm 37:4)
“Delight yourself in the Lord” – the delight is here, whether the desires of the heart are here or in the future. This is the key to the Kingdom: delight available 24 hours a day, for the delight is in the Lord, who is a ’24-hour a day Lord’, always available, always willing, always eager to guide, to bless, to work good. Choose the delight in the Lord in your life. The desires of your heart are a result of the delight – not the delight a result of fulfilled desires. Just as a stone may be enhanced by its setting, so your delight may be enhanced by fulfilled desires, but keep each in perspective and do not confuse them.
‘Delightful attitude’ will win over the factors needed to produce the desires of your heart. Not everyone has the temperament to do this humorously – but everyone has the power of being able to do it in the Spirit. Get enthused about the Lord, and doing His works, and your enthusiasm will be so contagious that all will be eager to give you the desires of your heart – because those desires are the desires of the Father whose will is to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
We all allow cloudiness of heart at times – but we can step out anew in faith and hope.
Meditation Thought: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8)
Those who are not aware that their spirit could see through a pure heart to God simply do not understand the thought-process and actions for those who are able to see into a place (God’s Kingdom) from which they have blocked off their view.
We all allow cloudiness of heart at times – but we can recognize it and then take action to clear out the impurities by repenting and seeking forgiveness and stepping out anew in faith and hope.
I am within you and therefore with you.
Meditation Thought: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)
“Blessed are those who trust Me as they mourn for they shall be comforted by love so deep, miracles so large, blessings so abundant, that they shall rejoice in the mourning, praising My Name. For out of ashes rises My glory for all to see and praise. There is a rhythm, but whether you are in the trough or on the peak, I am within you and therefore with you, moving you – in troughs, yes, as well as peaks – but always the movement directs us toward our purpose: communion in deeper fellowship through eternity; a surer knowledge of true love and the expression of that love.
The dark of the mourning shall be dispelled by My grace and My love, and the light of My glory shall make your life a shining through the sacrifice of My Son, who brought into focus the misty mystery of My will for My people. Look into the clear Truth He has revealed to those who turn to where the Truth lies. Study It, ponder It, absorb It; Truth is the fusion of My Word and My Spirit and all power for good is released through the acknowledgement and acceptance into very fiber of your being – spirit, mind, body and emotions – of It.
Do not look for evidence of truth in the world, for you will be deceived by half-truths and camouflaged truths.
Meditation Thought: ““Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17)
“The kingdom of heaven is ‘at hand’. This moment. Now! The kingdom is at hand now because ‘now’ is when you are made aware of the spiritual kingdom as a reality. Repent, and choose the kingdom now. If you push it aside, instead of entering in, you choose Satan – evil, rebellion to your Creator and My will – you choose the losing side.
Do not look for evidence of truth in the world, for you will be deceived by half-truths and camouflaged truths. You will think you hold treasure in your hands because it is so attractively wrapped – but the time will come when the wrappings will be removed, and the contents revealed.
The truths of the world are then revealed as snares, traps which you have chosen yourself as your gifts of life. You will be ensnared as you open your packages – caught in the despair of knowing you denied yourself the joys of fellowship with the One who created you in love and hope, and denied yourself the joy of eternal life with Him.
Look closely at the ‘packages’ of the moment – the choices. The Word describes the packages – both the wrappings and the true contents of the packages.
- The wrapping appears:
- As a denial of pleasures others seek
- As a restriction of your own will
- As actions making you appear foolish
- But the content is:
- Joy in Service
- The peace of righteousness
- The exhilaration of God’s will
- Transformed lives
And so, at each point of your life, you choose from the packages available to you. If you are ignorant of the fact that the wrappings are key-coded to the contents, you are likely to choose grief for yourself. But, if you heed the call of My Creative Spirit to your own spirit, then you can hear the instructions of how to ‘break the code’ and choose the fullness of life which is placed before you – the fullness which I long for you to choose, but which I will not force you to choose.”
Allow Me to take you on a tour of My Kingdom, within and without, and all about.
Meditation Thought: “Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20)
“Let me clasp you in My arms of gentle love, and take you where I will – for My love for you will bring you joy untold. Relax, and allow yourself to move with ease along the paths I take. My delight is to gently show you, teach you, enjoy you as you discover the Truth and allow that knowledge to change you into a more pure image of the Father – a closer image to Me: an image inspired by the Spirit as more fitting as His dwelling place.
Conceive the most beautiful, awe-inspiring pictures and thoughts of your mind, for through these can the Spirit work in every part of your being, using emotions and actions to do the Father’s will. You have asked – and I have come to abide with you as long as you desire Me – not as a guest, but as your beloved.”
“My beauty and My works know no bounds: Shown in the depths of the Grand Canyon, to the heights of Pikes’ Peak, across the ocean’s expanse – if these expressions of My works are visible in the world, cannot you trust that the far more beautiful and expansive Spiritual expressions of My works are as real?
Allow Me to take you on a tour of My Kingdom, within and without, and all about – only follow Me, follow Me: the price you pay shall bring you more value than you have ever received for any purchase. You pay by yielding your will to Mine, and you receive eternal joy and peace.”