“Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let your joy overflow!
And let gentleness be seen in every relationship, for our Lord is ever near.
Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude.
Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Jesus Christ.
Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind.
And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. Put into practice the example of all that you have heard from me or seen in my life and the God of peace will be with you in all things.
Philippians 4:4-9 TPT.
“A Course in Miracles discusses a traditional Christian concept called “the gifts of the Holy Spirit.”
This idea is that, when our lives are given to the Holy Spirit to use for His purposes, new talents emerge within us.
We don’t get our lives together and then give them to God, but rather we give our lives to God and then things start coming together.
As our hearts open, our talents and gifts begin to blossom.”
A Return to Love
“It seems people cannot stop wondering about how prayer works. This is especially true at our most desperate moments.
Perhaps you are experiencing such a moment in your life right now. There is nothing more ordinary than wanting immediate resolution to a crisis—our own or that of a loved one.
Fear and worry are brutal to bear, especially where matters of survival are concerned. We become desperate to know how we will get through a financial crisis or an illness or a legal matter.
Understand this: Prayer influences actions that are in the process of unfolding.
Heaven works behind the scenes. And yet . . . every other person’s life is woven into the events of our own. Our needs—and therefore our prayers—must blend somehow into the “greater good of the whole.
No situation is just about us. Prayers are always answered, and in a way that serves all concerned.”
Intimate Conversations with the Divine