A MESSAGE FROM JESUS - LIVE IN THANK-FULLNESS!
A MESSAGE FROM JESUS – LIVE IN THANK-FULLNESS
November 21: I am pleased with you, my Beloved one(s). Allow yourself to become fully aware of My Pleasure shining upon you. You don’t have to perform well in order to Re-Ceive My Love. In fact, a performance focus will pull you away from Me toward a form of Pharisee-ism. This can be a subtle form of idolatry; worshipping your own self and your “good works”. It can also be a source of deep discouragement when your “works” don’t measure up to your expectations. Re-Ceive is the Key word. It means to “Embrace within you again”. Just Re-Ceive My Perfect Love as I offer it to you unconditionally, and as you share it, you are FULL-Filled in that Love that you are gifting to others.
Shift your focus from your “performance” to My radiant “Presence.” The Light of My Love shines on you continually, regardless of your feelings or behavior. Your choice is to be receptive to this unconditional perfect Love that I offer to you. Thank-Fullness and trust are your primary receptors. Thank Me for everything. Trust in Me at ALL TIMES IN ALL THINGS. These simple disciplines will keep you open to My Loving “Presence”.
Thank Me throughout this day for My Presence and My Peace. These are gifts of Super-natural proportions. During my Life among you in flesh, I have comforted My followers with these messages: Peace be with you ALWAYS! I AM with you ALWAYS! I will be your Comforter For-Ever. You are created as a Be-ing of Light from the beginning with Me – to shine forth with My Light to all around you and to fill the world with My Light and Love. Your choice is just to Re-Ceive and share.
Listen to My still small Voice as I offer you My Peace and Presence in FULL measure. The best way to Re-Ceive these glorious Gifts is to thank Me for them.
It is impossible to spend too much time thanking and praising Me. I created you first and foremost to glorify Me, and I sanctify and glorify you as you Come unto Me. Thanksgiving and praise put you in intimate relationship with Me, opening the way to My Riches to flow into you. As you thank Me for My Presence and Peace, you Real-ize My richest Gifts.
November 22: A Thank-Full attitude opens the windows of Heaven. Gratitude is the KEY to the “Door” of Heaven. Heaven is loving relationship with Me and with others. Will you choose to “enter” in right now? Spiritual blessings fall freely to you through those openings into “the Eternal Now”. Moreover, as you look up with a great-Full heart, you get glimpses of My “Glory” through those windows - in your soul. You can live abundantly in My Heaven within you; you can taste my Love and Presence as often as you choose to. Such deliciousness of My Love can revive your Hope. Thank-Fullness opens you up to these experiences, which then provide further reasons to be Great-Full. Thus your path IN Me becomes an upward spiral: ever increasing in “Gladness” and Joy.
Thank-Fullness is not some sort of magic formula; it is the language of Love, which enables you to commune-icate intimately with Me. A Thank-Full mind-set does not entail a denial of reality with its plethora of problems, but rather a realization that most of those troubles and problems are the fear in your mind that you are “not enough” – which is “False Evidence only Appearing Real”. Your fears are an illusion that you have conjured up in your mind. They are NOT reality. My Love is the only Reality and it is constant and forever. Thank-Fullness is the realization of My Love for you. It Re-JOY-ces in Me, your Saviour, in the midst of what only appears as trials and tribulations. I AM your Re-Fuge and Strength, an ever-present and well-proved Help at all times, and in ALL THINGS that you are called to experience. I am the True Light that is IN you, and you are IN Me – I AM your breath, your life, your existence.
November 23: As you sit quietly in My “Presence”, let Me fill your heart and mind with Thank-Fullness. This is the most direct way to Re-Ceive a Thank-Full state of BE-ing. If your mind needs a focal point, gaze at My Love poured out for you in the “Garden” and on the cross. Re-Member that no-thing in Heaven or on earth can separate you from My Love. This Re-Member-ance builds a foundation of Gratitude in you, a foundation that circumstances can never shake.
As you go through this day, look for tiny treasures strategically placed along the way. I lovingly go before you, I make the crooked places straight, and I plant little pleasures to Lighten your day. Look carefully for them (lest you miss them), and pluck these flowers one by one to hold to your heart. When you reach the end of the day, you will have gathered a lovely bouquet that warms your heart. Offer it up to Me with a Great-Full heart. Re-Ceive My Peace as you lie down to sleep, with ThankFull thoughts playing a lullaby in your too-busy mind.
November 24: ThankFullness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have entreated you to give thanks for ALL THINGS. There is an element of mystery in this action: you give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience – at times a blind obedience – just trusting in Me and walking with Me, regardless of the fact you may know not where I am leading you.
To people who don’t know me intimately as you do, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank Me for heart-rending experiences. Nonetheless, those who walk with Me (obedience), are able to float through and around the storms of Life, not choosing to be part of the storms.
ThankFullness opens your heart to My Presence” and your mind to My thoughts. You may still be in the same place , with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a Light has been switched on, enabling you to see from My perspective. It is the Light of My “Presence”, My Spirit, that removes the sting from adverse situations. You will realize that these things will help you learn. You may always choose to say: What are you Gifting me? What are you teaching me? In every situation, Re-Member to ask these questions and you will grow Thank-Full in every experience and every situation.
November 25 Thank Me frequently as you journey through today. This practice makes it possible to pray without ceasing, as My Apostle Paul taught. If you are serious about learning to pray continually, just know that whatever you focus on with sincere intent – IS your prayer. You already are praying continually every day. Just remember that, and consider carefully what you are praying for. Your greatest focus is your greatest desire and that which you worship. Consider carefully what you are worshipping. ThankFullness in your focus is the prayer that keeps you continually IN Me and in My Love. Look unto Me in ALL THINGS!
These Thank-Full prayers (in your heart) provide a solid foundation on which you can build all your other prayers (focus) on that which stays eternally with you, rather than having your focus on possessions, and power, and pleasure, and your position in this world – which are natural man lusts that will not remain much past the moment you imagine they belong to you. Nothing truly “belongs” to you – but when you choose to belong to Me, then you may En-Joy Everything. I AM the Giver of ALL good (or godly) things.
A GreatFull heart allows you to actually commune-icate with Me. When your mind is occupied with thanks, you have no time for worrying or complaining. If you practice ThankFullness consistently, negative thoughts will gradually grow weaker and weaker in you. The more you look to Me, the more your your Natural Egotistical lusts weaken and fade away. Draw near to Me with a GreatFull heart, and My “Presence” will FILL you with Joy and Peace.
November 26: This is the Day that I have made for you! As you Re-Joy-ce in the day of this Life in Me, it will yield up to you precious gifts and beneficial training. He that is GreatFull is blessed a hundred fold. Walk with Me along the high road of ThanksGiving, and you will find ALL the Light and Peace and Joy that I have made ready for you. I have already prepared a Mansion of Glory and a Robe of Righteousness for you. Just choose to Re-Ceive with Great-Fullness!
To protect your thankfulness, you can choose to Re-Member that you re-side in a fallen world, where, in your minds, blessings and sorrows intermingle. Your heart can remain in Joy and Peace. A constant focus on adversity defeats many of My children. They walk through a day that is brimming with beauty and Brightness, seeing only the grayness of their illusionary thoughts and conjured fears.
They walk in darkness at Noonday. Neglecting the spirit of ThankFullness has darkened their minds. They are living in Spiritual Anorexia, refusing to Re-Ceive the feast of the Bread and the Waters of Life that I AM, which if only they would RE-Ceive, they would never hunger or thirst again. They re-Fuse to Re-Ceive the richness of My Love that I constantly extend to them. And yet, MY Arms are outstretched still. Come unto Me, all ye who are so heavy laden with all you think you need to do and have, and I will Gift you My Rest - all the Fullness of My Glory. How blessed are My children who Re-Member to Thank Me in ALL THINGS, at all times. They can walk through the darkest days with Joy in their hearts because they know that the Light of My “Presence” is still shining in them. Re-Joy-ce in this day that I have made, for I am your steadfast Companion.
November 27 Let ThankFullness rule in your heart. As you thank Me for blessings in your life, a marvelous thing happens. It is as if scales fall off your eyes, enabling you to see more and more of My glorious Riches. With your eyes thus opened, you can help yourself to whatever you need from My Treasure house. I offer them freely to you. But he who will not Re-Ceive is not compelled to Re-Ceive. Each time you Re-Ceive one of My golden gifts, let your thankfulness sing out praises to My “NAME”. “Hallelujahs” are the language of heaven, and they can become the language of your heart.
A life of praise and thankfulness becomes a life filled with miracles. Instead of trying to be “in control”, you focus on Me and what I am doing for you and IN you. This is the power of praise: centering your entire BE-ing in ME. This is how I created you to live, for I made you in My own Image. EN-Joy abundant life by overflowing with praise and ThankFullness.
November 28 Rest in the Deep assurance of My unfailing Love. Let your body, mind, and Spirit relax in My Presence”. Release into My Care anything that is troubling you so that you can focus your full attention on Me. Be awed by the vast dimensions of My Love for you: wider, longer, higher, and deeper than anything you know. Re-Joy-ce that this marvelous Love is yours forever!
The best response to this Glory-ous gift is a life steeped in ThankFullness. Every time you Thank Me, you acknowledge that I am your Husband, your Lord, Provider, Protector. I have promised over and over to “husband” you – to cherish, to care for, to provide all things necessary for your Joy and Peace. But I will not force or compel my Gifts upon you. You may choose to Re-Ceive. This is the way that I choose to provide for MY Bride – My Church, a Fullness of care and gifts to fill you full of My Love, but I will never compel. You may choose to Re-Ceive in Thanks-Giving. Re-Turn to Me with the sacrifice of broken heart and contrite spirit and gratitude, and watch to see how much I pour out a multitude of blessings upon you.
Adapted from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young