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Meditation — June 7, 2019

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2019

Scripture: “In all truth I tell you, when you were young you put on your own belt and walked where you liked; but when you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt round you and take you where you would rather not go.” John 21:18
Prayer: I have visions of accompanying my father to a host of doctors in his old age and isn’t it wonderful that I am experiencing similar care from loved ones accompanying me to a round of examinations where my only responsibility is to be present—awake.
Response: There are so many lessons and signs of the Lord’s nestled in your memory. What a joy to be able to identify with your acts of love and kindness in the past to what you are experiencing now in the presence of loved ones!
Who would have thought—least of all you—that there would come a time when history repeated itself in the presence of loved ones. Can you sense with more clarity what your father experienced years ago, even though at that point in his life he was unable to express his appreciation and love except through a vacant stare?
This is a day to pray for those experiencing unexpected hardship and do not have the loved ones that surround you to offer comfort and love. Praise the ever-loving Lord who is present whenever one experiences unfathomable trials and sparks smiles of thanksgiving on all participants. Praise your ever-loving God!
All for today.

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Meditation — June 6, 2019

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Scripture: I bless Yahweh who is my counsellor, even at night my heart instructs me. I keep Yahweh before me always, for with him at my right hand, nothing can shake me. Psalm 16 (In a quiet voice: of David):7-8
Prayer: What extraordinary comfort I receive in reflecting upon these words of scripture early this morning. Keep me always in your presence Lord.
Response: Why is it upon reading these words that your first impulse is to share the sentiments of scripture with friends and family, and to allow the comfort to spread into all regions of who you are and becoming at the deepest level of being. You could not do this were it not for the fact that the anointed words leave you breathless.
What a blessing to reach a revered age in years—though no longer able to run down the path to the ocean—yet eager to take in the sentiments of King David whispered to you in your quiet chamber of reflection this morning.
Discover how this blessing is framed for you—as a new painting of the heart—in each moment of this blossoming day before you. Praise your Ever-Loving Creator!

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Meditation — June 4, 2019

Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

God you rained down a shower of blessings, when your heritage was weary you gave it strength. Your family found a home, which you in your generosity provided for the humble. Psalm 68 (of David):9-10
Before I turned out the light last night, I read the poems that were published in my “Searching Sand Crabs in the Dark.” Oh, what a journey it revealed for me, and when I completed reading, I took a deep breath and thanked the Lord for His presence, His vigilance, in my life.
The Lord has accompanied you all these years. You should note that it is with increasing awareness that you measure your steps as you explore the inner corridors of your heart in His grace. Consider the times, even most recently, when you were caught in a sudden deluge of rain, that is what occurring in your life quite regularly and has for some time as He leads you along paths that you might not have visited earlier.
His presence has not been without His nudge for you to be ever more aware, especially of who you are among strangers and loved ones. Could you ever imagine that you would now be more inclined to listen when in the past you might have been described as someone expressing his dominant, “expert” opinion?
It may be difficult to imagine when you were ever weary, but your exuberance in the present is an indication of the Lord’s work within the deepest recesses of who you are and becoming in His grace and love. Praise God!
All for this morning.

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Meditation — June 3, 2019

Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019

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
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

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
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.
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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