JE­SUS HAS THE AN­SWER

Simple Grace - - Mood Index -

Dear child, no apolo­gies are nec­es­sary here. You do a beau­ti­ful thing when you take time out of your day to send your heart out to Me in prayer. The rea­son for your sleepi­ness of­ten lies with the Holy Spirit Him­self. As He mar­ries with your spirit and does

His work of teach­ing and re­mak­ing, sleepi­ness is some­times a side ef­fect. Fall­ing asleep in prayer is more likely a sign of true sur­ren­der than of dis­re­spect.

Think back to when you were a child: Do you re­mem­ber your hard­est class? As your mind tried to ab­sorb the con­cepts in this class, you likely felt groggy and as though you wished to sleep. In­deed, it of­ten helped to study be­fore bed so your mind could do the re­pro­cess­ing nec­es­sary dur­ing sleep. So too with what the Spirit brings you: It’s of­ten hard teach­ing that re­quires rest and time to fully ab­sorb. Please don’t let this feel­ing dis­cour­age you from per­se­ver­ing.

Let’s spend a lit­tle time to­gether now. Find a com­fort­able po­si­tion and re­lax and close your eyes. Send Me the love and joy and grat­i­tude that you feel in a big bou­quet of feel­ing. Feel your spirit lift as the Holy Spirit brings you My love. Rest in this feel­ing. If your mind goes blank and groggy, this is no prob­lem…sim­ply con­tinue to rest in Me and let the Spirit do His work. Af­ter a few min­utes, gen­tly open your eyes and know that you are beau­ti­fully new.

“The Holy Spirit, whom the Fa­ther will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your re­mem­brance all things that I said to you.”

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