“What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving.” (Luke 12: 29, the Message Bible)
Calm yourself. Be still enough in thought and in activity, that you don’t miss what God is trying to give you. Be ready to experience His gifts, His inspiration, His blessings, His grace for this moment.
To do this, we do have to relax. We need to do our best to release ourselves from the belief that we must struggle, agonize, fight, climb, compete, or beg for our goodness, success, well-being. The personal sense of gaining isn’t getting us anything.
But God’s giving is natural, and it is right. God is the Giver. He is Love, Life, the Mind that knows and is and does. So, He is our Source—benevolent, boundless, tender, powerful, and present.
Let’s be present with God and with His offerings to us. Let’s give God what we can rightly give Him: Our attention. Our trust. Our receptiveness. This means letting go of the need to react and push and worry, and instead being ready and willing to gratefully respond to God’s generosity in this and every moment.
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