THE PRESENT GIFT

The Present Gift is to be fully alive and active in the ‘Now Moment’; to release all attachments to outcomes, schedules, obligations and demands. In other words it means to simply “BE”!

We may experience difficulty in doing this because we have become a society controlled by a clock, a manmade mechanism to guide us through the day. We gauge all our actions by the time, the stroke of the clock.

I personally own several watches but never wear one. I gave up the attachment many years when I attended a class facilitated by Rev. Adunni. I am never late, actually I normally arrive early to all my commitments. For me there is freedom in not always checking my wrist to ’see’ if I am on time or what time it is, but that works for me.

The ‘Now Moment’ is fully lived when I am totally present in whatever activity I find myself engaged in. There is always a gift in that moment of being fully present to it.

Today remember to be completely and actively in ‘The Present Gift’. Unwrap it with the excitement of a child. What is your gift? Do you really appreciate it? Show your gratitude for the contents of your gift, it has come to bless you.

I appreciate the many gifts contained in the individual presents given to me this day. Each one is unique and special, valuable and worthy of my absolute attention.

Today I live solely in ‘The Present Gift’.

 

SPRINKLES OF JOY

 

June 2nd

Spread JOY everywhere you go today. Sprinkle JOY on all situations in your life. Concentrate on JOY this day. Enjoy the rewards that only JOY can bring.

Sprinkle JOY on the challenges and watch them fade away. Sprinkle JOY on your Spirit today and observe the remarkable difference in what manifest for you. Think thoughts of JOY and you will smile.

JOY is life at its best, regardless to what you might be entertaining in your thoughts. JOY will not and cannot coexist with anything other than its likeness. Sorrows and disharmony melts away. Conflicts and worry vanishes. Chaos loses it home in your head. Your heart is filled with love and Thanksgiving.

Oh what JOY I expect to experience today! I cooperate with the Spirit of JOY as it moves gently through my affairs. I willingly allow JOY to flow into my world. JOY is a welcomed guest in my surroundings.

I am a cloud of JOY showering all in and on my path with this gift. I fill myself up, like a rain cloud ready to burst. At the right time, which is now, I allow my JOY rain to wet each thing or person. This is my choice for today. I am a cloud of JOY ready, willing and able to add to the richness and abundance for myself and others.

JOY! An incredible feeling that uplifts and magnifies. An emotion so absolute it brings happiness to all.

Today I choose only JOY! I Am JOY! I radiate JOY! I exemplify JOY!

FLAWLESS FLOW

 

Flawless is defined as without any cracks; no blemishes; whole and complete. Flow is to pour out. Just imagine God at work in your life, gifting you with Life that represents a Flawless Flow! WOW! I had to just breathe that in for a moment, Flawless Flow by God! What a magnificent vision.

 

God has given us every thing we require to live an abundant and prosperous life. Are we ready to receive it, knowing that it is our birthright? The Kingdom is ours! The fullness of the earth is ours! Riches of every kind are ours! These are the promises given to us. I stand ready to accept and receive my good. How about you?

 

We must tend to any blockages that are in the way of this flow from God. Is there any negative energy that is dwelling in your thoughts or heart?  Do you seek a higher way in interacting with others? Do you honor who you are, right where you are? Are you waiting for that one thing to make you more complete? Well I am here to tell you that you need not wait any longer. God said YOU ARE WORTHY AND DESERVING…RIGHT NOW!

 

You must know that is true in the deepest crevices of your being. You must believe that God’s promises are true. When we have accepted that right here, right now, exactly as we are is perfect to The Creator then we can move forward in complete confidence. We are the ones who choose to judge; not Allah, God, The Source. You are a perfect expression period.

 

As we move in this knowingness of energy the Flawless Flow can go to work in our lives because we are expecting it to. We only concentrate on that which we desire and nothing else. We focus our entire energy on creating our perfect life because we know that honors our Creator. We have abundance manifesting in our lives. A rich life is our inheritance. I declare and accept God’s Flawless Flow NOW!

JUST KEEP GOING

 

March 7th

 

When we are in the midst of a challenge, it can be difficult to maintain a positive attitude about the outcome. However each of us knows without doubt that we will look back on this seeming situation and laugh knowing that it too has passed!

 

I know I have been asked by several people if I truly believed in the message I have on my voicemail, “Its All Good, All The Time”. I usually laugh because I can tell the person is in the middle of something and they are looking for confirmation that it is going to turn out okay. My response is that while we are ‘in it’ it looks very dark and dismal, but if we just keep going we will eventually reach the other side of it, whatever ‘it is’. On that other side we can once again declare, “It is all good all the time.”

 

As for myself, ‘in the storm’ I may get confused and want to stop or at least pull over. But instead I turn everything else off (doubt, worry, and fear) I pray asking for wisdom, courage and strength to get through to the other side. I learned this lesson while driving the highways in Alabama. To me Alabama rains are the worst I have experienced anywhere in the U.S. On several trips through the state I have encountered severe down pours of blinding rain. I wanted to pull over and wait it out. But I had no idea if someone else was there that I could not see. The fact I may cause or create an accident was not an option I wanted to risk. As I slowed down and kept going, confidence and calm always took charge. Slowly the rains would lighten and I could begin to see again. So I have used this same analogy with real life situations. If you but keep going you will reach the end of the storm regardless to how awful the down pour is currently.

 

My advice is JUST KEEP GOING. The sun will be shining and waiting on your arrival, after the storm is over.  God will Bless you through the storm!!

BALANCE

 

March 5th

 

The trilogy of success – thoughts, words and actions.

 

Thoughts are the dances in our mind. Is balance created by your thoughts and goals? Do you dance with grace and ease allowing the gentle flow to consume you totally? Are you in rhythm to the beat being played by the orchestra?

 

Words are the song we sing out loud. Is your song soothing and encouraging? Does your song inspire and uplift others and yourself? How would your song be classified; Blues, Country, Smooth Jazz, Rock and Roll, Rap, or Alternative? Has it hit the Top 20? Who wrote the words to your song?

 

Action is the careful coordination of the dance with the song. Is your partner in sync with your movements? Do you blend into a single entity? Who is your partner?

 

In the dance of life I choose several partners. God is always my constant Instructor and Counselor. As there are different dances and songs I choose my partner accordingly. In a Waltz I move slowly and gracefully with this person. Perhaps this is my life partner or significant other. We glide about through life sincerely appreciating the moves of each other.

 

In the Jitter Bug I find my social connection. This person loves to perform wild, outlandish dance steps. This is the person with whom I can let my hair down with, the one who I can be crazy with.

 

As I Cha Cha Cha, my partner is my business associate. We learn various steps together, always encouraging each other and learning together. We are dancing together, then apart yet always coming back together. We swirl as one.

 

I find Balance in my life. I dance joyfully as I sing my song of Love, Life, Peace and Happiness. I have learned to perfect various steps in the movement of life.

RESPECT LIFE

RESPECT LIFE

© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

 

February 10th

 

Life is a precious commodity. Life is a gift.

 

Today I respect all life forms. I respect my family and friends. I respect my neighbors and co-workers. I respect strangers. I respect my pets and other animals. I respect life in its various forms.

 

I demonstrate respect by showing appreciation. I say words of gratitude to people around me. I know they are doing the best they can. I willingly offer words of encouragement. I am eager to express my acceptance of kindness extended to me. I say “Thank You” and mean it.

 

I honor the life force of breath that flows through me as the same life force that flows through others. We are all the same, sustained by the same Power and Presence. Regardless to the outer layer, each is my brother or sister, my mother or father, my son or daughter. We are all members of the same family.

 

I embrace the uniqueness of all living creatures. I see no differences, I embrace all. My family extends to include everyone. It is wonderful to acknowledge the differences. To witness the diversity that makes life so full and complete. I see myself reflected by and through others. There are no differences.

 

Today, I choose to respect all life. To open my heart and mind to each person I encounter. I show love by my acceptance. I fully embrace with genuine appreciation.

 

 

GOD’S AWESOME LOVE

GOD’S AWESOME LOVE

© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

 

February 4th

 

How majestic and magnificent The Creator is! Stop and enjoy a long stare into nature.

 

As you observe the wondrous movement of existence you will be deeply moved by the AWESOMENESS! Can you see the trees breathing? They are growing a little each day. They smile through their leaves. They stretch out their arms to provide shade and comfort. They are strong yet bend with the wind, displaying their flexibility.

 

I take a lingering look into the sky. I like to make a game of it. Look at the clouds and think about what their shapes resemble and remind you of. Children love to participate in this activity. The shapes are unique, always different, always shifting. The contrast against the variations of the hues of blue in the sky is Beautiful!

 

For today while you go about your routine, remember the faces you encounter. Each person is a unique expression and creation. No two are alike, even identical twins are different. It could only be the ALL INTELLIGENT SPIRIT who would create absolutely everything as one of a kind! WOW, we must appreciate all life forms, whether human, plant or animal.

 

Today give thanks for…….

 

GOD’S AWESOME LOVE!