Winds of Change

Judy Tafelski

Positive change starts within, with the surrender of a morning prayer.

As I surrender to my greatest, highest good, I stop resisting and start going with the flow.

I can meet the “winds of change” that I encounter in life and grow stronger every day.
Responsive Reading for Sunday, June 25

“His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5  King James Version).

I will surrender to my greatest highest good. I will release any fear that blocks my way.

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
  to sing praise to your name, Most High,
To proclaim your love in the morning . . . .  
For you make me jubilant, LORD, by your deeds;
  at the works of your hands I shout for joy.  
How great are your works, LORD!
  How profound your purpose!” (Psalm 92:2-6).  

For every step I take is taken in pure faith, and I am stronger every moment every day.

“If you set your heart aright and stretch out your hands toward him . . . .
Surely then you may lift up your face in innocence; you may stand firm and unafraid. For then you shall forget your misery, or recall it like waters that have ebbed away.  Then your life shall be brighter than the noonday; its gloom shall become as the morning” (Job 11:13-17).

My mind is willing and my heart is open wide. I trust my instincts and let Spirit be my guide.

“All you winds, bless the Lord;   praise and exalt him above all forever . . . .  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever” (Daniel 3:65).

I vow to live a life that’s real and true and free, as I continue walking in this mystery.

Guardian of My Heart

Leddy Hammock

(quotations from Lessons in Truth by H. Emilie Cady:

“I am a child or manifestation of God, and every moment His life, love, wisdom, power flow into and through me. I am one with God, and am governed by His law.”

My own indwelling Father is “all the life and health, all the strength and peace and joy, all the wisdom and support” that I could ever require or desire.

Our Father is “All-Good?always good, always love. He never changes, no matter what we do or may have done. He is always trying to pour more of Himself through us into visibility so as to make us grander, larger, fuller, freer individuals.”

“The whole business of your Lord (the Father within) is to care for you, to love you with an everlasting love, to note your slightest cry, and to rescue you.”

Take a Step

Leddy Hammock

(inspired by lyrics by Harold Payne):

I walk in the footsteps of those who’ve gone before. And this road I travel on will lift me up and make me strong.

I get my inspiration from the words of the children. I’m trying to teach myself what they already know.

If I can show my fellow man what a child can understand then the seeds that I have sown will surely grow.

If I take one step in the right direction, if I touch one heart along the way, and if that one step becomes a chain reaction, then my journey has not been in vain.

Love Is My Energy

Leddy Hammock

In the Silence, I feel the presence and peace of God.

Jesus went to the mountaintop to pray. He left the crowds and his disciples to be fully present in the Silence. My mountaintop retreat may be symbolic as I seek time apart. Whether in a chapel, a favorite chair, or quiet moments carved out from a hectic schedule, I spend time in silent communion with God.

In the Silence, I turn within to a private meeting place. In this inner chamber, away from outer distractions, I pray, meditate, and listen. I am open and receptive to the still, small voice, to inspiration, to divine direction. Here in sacred oneness, I feel the assurance and peace of God. I relax my body, gently set aside my concerns, focus on my breathing, and allow myself to be enfolded in divine love. In the Silence, there is peace as I let go and let God.
He went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.
(Matthew 14:23)

Take this Call

Leddy Hammock

(from lyrics by Sue Rtiley and Leddy Hammock:

“Let there be less of me, let there be more of Thee ? less of the human, more of the divine.

Less that belongs to me, more that is Thine, more of God’s nature, and less that is mine.

Order and harmony now are in place. Where there is harmony, discord will cease. Where there is harmony, there will be peace.

Not personality, but Individuality ? more of the Christ Self shining through me.

Teach me humility. Let me your servant be. Give me serenity, selfless and free.

Order and harmony, now are in place. Where there is harmony, discord will ease. Where there is harmony, there will be peace.

Did U See this Coming?

Leddy Hammock

Highlights (inspired by lyrics from “Imagining” by Sue Riley and Leddy Hammock:

Thoughts held in mind are mirrored in kind, around me reflecting in kind all that I see.

I am imagining what the fullness of time can bring. The eyes of the Infinite [are] beholding me.

All through the ages, so tenderly gazing, with love and compassion enfolding me.

In the temple that is prayer, You will find me there, in the temple that is prayer.

Radical Moms

Leddy Hammock

I do not let disappointment get me down. I watch for blessings and stay strong.

I give thanks in advance for double blessings! I do not settle for limits.

I bravely accept good ideas and I am unafraid of change. The walls of limitation come crashing down and swiftly set me free.

I speak sweetly and expect delightful outcomes, even when faced with seeming difficulties.

I am a good worker and a good friend and others are good to me. I am inspired by “radical moms!”

I am leaving behind me the life I have known. No matter how hopeless this journey may seem, don’t ask me to give up my dream!
   

Yes, You May!

Leddy Hammock

I am standing at the gate of unlimited possibility, ready for the blessing only Spirit can bestow.

Faith is the power to receive and to give form.

It takes hold of desire when I believe.  I hold onto my faith. The Truth will be revealed.

Nothing’s incurable.  All things can be healed.  What I believe I can conceive, and, in faith, I will receive.

Nothing is impossible.  It is never too late.

Nothing is too much for God, no challenge too great.

Faith Lift

Leddy Hammock

If I start feeling “blue,” I give myself a little time ? prayer time ? to get ready for my “faith lift.”

With sunny days and beds of roses, it’s easy to pretend for awhile. But when I can’t keep that “painted on smile,” I get ready for a “faith lift.”

I know that God always hears me. I trust and rest in Spirit for my “faith lift.”

If I start out feeling “down,” I make time for healing prayer and I give thanks in advance for the “faith lift” that always comes!

Love the Earth

Leddy Hammock

Native American Chant:

“The Earth is Our Mother, we must take care of Her.

The sacred ground we walk upon with every step we take.”

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