A Journal Submitted by: Sara McDaniel
And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel; They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain! God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and at the last turn—Zion! God in full view!
Psalm 84:5-7 The Message
Sara, life is a journey and you are traveling with Me—with a deep consciousness of Me, of My Life and My Presence within you. Life IS a journey. In this journey you are constantly moving along. You cannot standstill, it’s impossible, it IS a journey! You will see different things as we travel, different places, different people, different problems, different blessings, different opportunities and different resting places.
Your life is a road that I am traveling on. On this road, because I am with you, I will experience the things you experience and I will help you adjust to all inharmonious circumstances. I will show you the good and lead you to the springs and pools of refreshing that I have for you. These pools show you the way things really are, the big picture. They will cleanse your heart and soul and give you the peace and joy you need.Remember, My Presence with you is the green pasture you can rest on, and it is always present for you.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He leads me beside still waters, He makes me lie down in green pastures.
If you let my word be living and active in you daily, this will be your daily stream and it will quench your daily thirst.
Sara, you have learned to never live off of past experiences. Because I am in you and with you and living through your life, there is always something new to teach and show you. This is relationship, this is life itself—a deep consciousness of Me every now moment. Yes, you do remember what I taught you before but more than anything you need to talk to Me now, daily so you are reassured of My Presence and so I can prepare you for this day and for what’s coming next.
Looking back at past experiences is a strange way to live! It’s like walking backwards. How will you avoid potholes that lie ahead if you’re not looking forwards and listening to my current instruction for where we are right now? Self-pity is just like sitting down in the middle of the road and crying because you are tired. Sara, my sweet, when you’re tired, don’t sit in the middle of the dusty road causing a blockage for everyone. Come aside with Me to the green grass and the still waters and I will give you rest, I will ease, relieve and refresh your soul so we can move on joyfully. It’s not wrong to be tired but you must recognize and handle it correctly. You will always have My Presence, keep choosing obedience to whatever I have for you and you will see fruit, its guaranteed.
Thank you Father! Your words bring comfort to my soul. You will never leave me and you know all that lies ahead. As this road of mine curves up the mountain, thank you that I know that at the last curve, You will be in full view! I am journeying with you into Your heart. Amen.