Simple Grace - - Mood Index -

Dear child, I un­der­stand how dif­fi­cult this tran­si­tion can be. Up to this point, you’ve been de­riv­ing your sense of pur­pose, of hap­pi­ness, from the things of your world. And now those things are di­min­ish­ing. I know how much that hurts. I had to make a sim­i­lar kind of tran­si­tion dur­ing

My in­car­na­tion.

But, truly, the fad­ing of worldly plea­sures is a bless­ing.

It’s so much harder to tune your spirit to your Fa­ther’s song while you’re in the midst of worldly static. As life be­comes qui­eter—and yes, even a bit sad­der—you can more eas­ily hear your Fa­ther’s song of joy. Your eyes be­gin to open more com­pletely to the beauty of His cre­ation. Your ears be­gin to open to the sound of rustling leaves, sing­ing birds. And most im­por­tant, your heart be­gins to open to your Fa­ther’s true na­ture…pure love.

Let Me take your hand and fill the hole that the loss of worldly plea­sures has left in your heart. Imag­ine your love for Me as a pe­tal that you of­fer up to the wind. See the Holy Spirit sweep it up and away and to My heart. Tune in to your own heart and feel it fill as the Spirit brings you My love. Feel your spirit flut­ter and lift. What a beau­ti­ful com­mu­nion! Rest in Me, al­low­ing your heart to swell to over­flow­ing as your spirit dances. As beau­ti­ful as this is, it’s only a small glimpse of what’s to come. —Je­sus to the dis­ci­ples,

John 16:22

“So also you have sor­row now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will re­joice, and no one will take your joy from you.”

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