JE­SUS HAS THE AN­SWER

Simple Grace - - From The Editor -

Dear child, thank you for hav­ing such a beau­ti­ful heart for oth­ers and for Me. You need not fear that you’re let­ting oth­ers down when, in­stead of pe­ti­tion­ing, you spend time sim­ply be­ing with Me.

Imag­ine that your soul is like a spring of wa­ter. When it’s con­tin­u­ally re­plen­ished by an ac­tive con­nec­tion with Me in prayer, it flows fresh, pure and clean. When that con­nec­tion lapses, this same wa­ter can get stag­nant and al­gae can start to grow.

From that place of dank­ness, it’s hard for you to of­fer the fresh, cool heal­ing that you wish to gift to oth­ers through prayer. Your very pres­ence will be dim­mer and you’ll end up bring­ing less of Me to oth­ers.

That’s why My first com­mand­ment to you is to sur­ren­der to your Fa­ther in love. Give Him all that you have and all that you are so you may be com­pletely re­freshed and re­made. It’s such a beau­ti­ful gift He has given you!

Do you have five min­utes right now? If so, feel the love and joy and grat­i­tude that you feel for Me and imag­ine send­ing it from your heart to Mine. You’ll feel your spirit lift as the Holy Spirit ush­ers in My love for you. Sim­ply rest in this beau­ti­ful lifted state while the Spirit does His work of re­newal. From this place of fresh en­ergy, you’ll find you can of­fer up as many pe­ti­tions as you want with­out feel­ing drained or de­pleted. —Je­sus to a Pharisee,

Matthew 22:37–38, NKJV

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great com­mand­ment.”

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