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Meditation — June 3, 2019

Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Scripture: 
 
The Lord is near. Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude, and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-8
Prayer: 
I am sitting in my usual seat at dawn, sensing the Lord’s presence. Why else does such an appropriate scripture selection just come to me in answer to my prayer this morning.
Response: Is it your usual seat, or the ever-presence of the Lord you sense this morning in the silence of your heart? The Lord meets your consciousness whatever your circumstances. It is then that you drift in the flow of His grace that no external circumstance can disturb.
In fact, you are experiencing a re-birth in His Spirit where all distractions and concerns dissolve in His loving embrace. How did you possibly exist before you became aware in grace of His presence—just now. Quite extraordinary isn’t it? All you must do is to let go and be in His presence. It is then that the wind outside your window takes on the flow of His grace that envelops you.
Yes, the Lord is near, hearing and responding to the deepest murmurs of your heart. Follow the path that is before you because He is alongside urging your spirit to embrace His continence in your life even more closely. Praise God!
All for this morning.

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Meditation — June 2, 2019

Posted on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Scripture: 
May the God of our Lord Jesus, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. Ephesians 1:17
Prayer:
 
I sit here in silence. My heart is filled with thanksgiving to the Lord’s love and reassurance and His grace that quickens the sparkle within me that knows intimately His presence.
Response: 
 
You are blessed to hear His whisper within, as clear as your beating heart or the breath you take as you await His embrace and call. Consider how the Lord prompts your response each moment when you pause and deliberately listen to Him—like now.
Isn’t it a wonder how you are stripped of trepidation through His love manifested in those you love and those whom you are called to hear and hearten? If only you could recall that exact moment when His voice undiminished seized your attention and changed you into who you are this morning.
Bless those who carried His message to you in the past, and for the insights and grace you received along the way to respond as you did and do each day of your life, filled with the excitement of His accompanying you on the path to eternity. Praise your Ever-Loving God!
All for this morning.

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Meditation — June 1, 2019

Posted on Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Scripture: 
“Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete.” John 16:24
Prayer: 
What an invitation to prayer as I sit this early morning, following thunderous rain of the previous night. Yes, Lord, I ask for clarity of purpose.
Response: 
You are thrilled with the invitation to pray. No script before you, simply the surging of your heart this morning. Consider the range of your prayer as you sit at ease in the dim light following dawn. You are like someone heading out on a new trail in the forest.
This trail, while not familiar, invites you with the assurance that the Lord accompanies you as you turn let then right under the guidance of the Lord just before you. How blessed to spend a morning in the forest of the Lord as the rumble of the thunder recedes.
The silence surrounding is your invitation to go deeper still into His radiance and grace. What could possibly disturb the peace that you are experiencing this very moment. Praise the Lord!
All for this morning.

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Meditation — May 31, 2019

Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Scripture: 
Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardships; keep praying regularly; share with any of God’s holy people who are in need; look for opportunities to be hospitable. Romans 12:13
Prayer: 
It is early morning and I am awake to the Lord’s presence within me, leading me into another day of opportunity. Draw me close.
Response: 
Who are you but to be close in the Lord’s presence, awaiting with anticipation the path that is unfolding first within your heart and then in the footsteps of another day of discovery and you listen to the birds summoning your attention.
How blessed you are to awake with awareness and zeal, to be able to fold your hands in prayer, to look out beyond the sanctuary of your silent room to those beginning their day, perhaps in confusion of purpose as they rush to exit their homes.
Keep special note of what unfolds for you in the Lord’s love, and in the path along which He leads you this day. You just might be surprised about what is awaiting you. Bless the all-loving God.
All for this morning.

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Meditation — November 14, 2018

Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Scripture: I shall lead the blind by a road that they do not know, by paths they do not know I shall conduct them. I shall turn the darkness into light before them and the quagmires into solid ground. This I shall do—without fail. Isaiah 42:16
 
Prayer: I feel blind this morning. Though I woke early, it took some time before I rose and took my daily walk to the beach. I am glad I did so because I viewed high above me cormorants sailing on the stiff wind over a turbulent ocean. They sailed individually—not in pairs, as if this was there time to be separate and alone to be guided by the wind. I too am sailing, though not so high, responding to His guidance in the breeze.
 
Response: You have ventured onto many roads that you did not know and were conscious that you were being led by His presence. How else would you have experienced the fullness of life and continue to do so? Meeting your spouse by chance—was it chance—is a wonderful example of the intricate and colorful design that you fashioned with her.
 
Your years have trained you to look for the signs as you did this morning, looking up to catch the cormorants frolicking alone on the sweeping wind. You see aloneness is not all that bad—it defines you and sharpens your senses and contributes to who you are and becoming in the Lord’s grip.
 
Consider sharing your flying experience with those solitary who are hesitant of getting off the ground in prayer. Discover today and the following how and why you were meant to fly. Praise God!
 
All for this morning

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