Monday, February 27, 2017

For My Singletons, Pt. 23

A friend shared this message with me! Such a reminder about how God works everything out in HIS timing. Being in a season of His preparation is part of the journey. Don't underestimate each season; there's a purpose behind them.

By St. Anthony of Padua

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone,
To have a deep soul relationship with another,
To be loved thoroughly and exclusively.

But to a Christian, God says, "No, not until you are satisfied,
Fulfilled and content with being loved by Me alone,
With giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me.
With having an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone.

Discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found,
Will you be capable of the perfect human relationship,
That I have planned for you.
You will never be united to another Until you are united with Me.
Exclusive of anyone or anything else.
Exclusive of any other desires or longings.
I want you to stop planning, to stop wishing, and allow Me to give you
The most thrilling plan existing . . . one you cannot imagine.
I want you to have the best. Please allow Me to bring it to you.

You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things.
Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am.
Keep listening and learning the things that I tell you.
Just wait, that's all. Don't be anxious, don't worry
Don't look around at things others have gotten
Or that I have given them
Don't look around at the things you think you want, Just keep looking off and away up to Me,
Or you'll miss what I want to show you.
And then, when you're ready, I'll surprise you with a love
Far more wonderful than you could dream of.

You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have for you is ready,
I am working even at this moment
To have both of you ready at the same time.
Until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me
And the life I prepared for you,
You won't be able to experience the love that exemplified your relationship with Me.
And this is perfect love.

And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love, I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me. And to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection and love that I offer you with Myself. Know that I love you utterly. I AM God. Believe it and be satisfied"

Until next time.


Monday, February 13, 2017

The Moments

There are so many moments in our lives where we look for the next thing to happen. That promotion, the vacation, the next birthday, the holiday, etc. You name it, we expect it. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the gift of expectation in what we’re praying for & seeking from God, while enjoying what He has blessed us with---but what happens in the moments where we realize that we’re where God wants us to be---for now, as part of our life’s journeys. Most times, the next “thing” won’t happen until His timing comes & with His timing comes change as well.

You could be in your current position at work to be a blessing to someone else. You could be the voice of God that they hear daily; they can even see God in you when you walk, talk, & act according to how He wants you to be. Handling the tough situations that arise with what may appear to be “ease” to others, but it’s really God in you, stepping in to intercede on your behalf. But what happens if you handle the job with the looking forward to the next thing, without handling your current season the way that He wants you to? There could be that missed opportunity to reach someone for God.

Sometimes we underestimate the gifts of timing & change by missing the now & living in the tomorrow. Think of the things that you prayed for that didn’t come until His timing. If God gave it to you before you & “it” were prepared, the end result could’ve been something you definitely didn’t need or want---at that time. But in the waiting came preparation, in the waiting came change in you for growth & faith, in the waiting God created open doors & blessings that could only come from Him.

So what happens in those moments where we realize that we’re where God wants us to be? We live in the now---His now---without hesitation, but with the expectation that His timing is always on time & that the changes He’s putting us through are part of His plan for us. The moments aren’t meant to be rushed through at a high speed, but truly LIVED with appreciation for what they are & for who they are developing us to be.

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2017
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