For your consideration….

…who help themselves. My mother used to tell us that all of the time so my brother, sisters and I probably never gave it much thought. Indeed I could hear her this morning as the message came in.

Yikes, was my first thought when I heard, “God helps those who help themselves.” was “That sounds harsh.” I assure you it did not feel harsh but thinking how it would translate into this blog gave me pause. So, I took my time and thought, “I’ll journal while I think about it.” Well, I got the answer I was trying for. I drew the Angel Card, “Courage,” and immediately heard, “Have the courage to deliver the message we give you.” So I’ll just lay it out for us. But remember, it comes from love. It is a message of love for us.

“God helps those who help themselves.” The operative word today is help. We are often reminded that we have help available to us 24/7. We are never alone. But there is a difference between help where we are in a partnership versus being a bystander.

We all come with a life purpose and lessons to master. We are meant to be in charge and meet our lessons and challenges head-on while collaborating with our Guidance. That is different then calling for help and then taking a backseat. God is all about our highest good. “Welfare” is not his plan for us to achieve it. We have heard the saying, “Give a hand up versus a hand out.” or “”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” These are perfect examples of today’s message.

We set the pace. The harder we work, the harder our Guidance works with us. They take their cue from us.

Does this mean in really tough times when we are in clear distress that God will not step in and carry our load for us? No! Of course not, our burden will be lightened until we can get back up and carry it ourselves.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Be confident and believe in “you.”

What made me smile yesterday…..

-A nice easy morning.

-Working at my club enjoying the commanderies. I laughed out loud many times….for you Sue Patterson.

-The meal we cooked was delicious.

-Talking with Alex and James. It is good to get them together so we can chat with them both.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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