Robert Belanger (6 Dec 2010)
"Start Today to Plant Your Needs"

Dear Doves,

The message yesterday from Mary E. Adams contained a few words from God that I think we all need to read and ponder deeply. I am enclosing the message here in the hope that we all will stop in our tracks in this busy Christmas season and let the import of these words sink into our often distracted lives.

One of the very few things we can control is our mind and its focus and attention. Therefore, let us take this one opportunity to re-read and think carefully on the words that Mary sent yesterday, words, in my humble and simple opinion, should be immortalized somewhere, but first and foremost, in our hearts, Let us then pray from the bottom of our hearts this Christmas season that our lives will strengthened, or even changed entirely as was the heart of Mr. Scrooge, into what God wants us to be: his everlasting and intimate friend. He wants to be in our lives so very much. We will open up new possibilities for our lives if we drop our every resistance and guard and let him in completely and thoroughly into every part of our lives, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.

I urge you all to read Mary E. Adams incredibly beautiful and touching prayer for all of us at all times in our lives.
I thank you for posting this message, Mary.

As many of you already know, my two favorite Bible verses for life's needs (after John 3:16 and Romans 10:9-10) are the following.
They are illustrated so very well, I think, in the message relayed in Mary's post:

1)    "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
 Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength." Isa. 26:3-4

2)   "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Prov. 3:5-6

I pray that God in his great love for all His creation will today and every day continue to richly bless and keep every person who pauses here today to read this message.
Read God's Word every day. Please continue to respond inwardly and outwardly to His deep concern and love for you, and indeed  for us all.

(P.S. As you may have already guessed, this message was written with many tears of joy, and thanksgiving. I  am so very grateful, as always, when I am given the opportunity and privilege of bringing comforting and helpful words to the attention of those like myself who are committed to living in obedience to our Lord's teachings. Thank you Mary again for posting such an inspiring message.)


"Did you not notice that it was during the storm that you also experienced My calm and glorious presence?  Take note, my child.  Comfort your own heart and those of others who love Me.  This is how it can also be in all the storms that are to come.  Whatever happens upon the earth and in your life,  I am the One who is always and eternally with you.  Do not be distracted by the calamaties that arise.  You think of them, but seldom do you pray much about them.  Focus  on Me alone. That is the place of peace and safety, comfort and strength.  As I told My disciples before I returned into heaven: 'It is not for you to know the times and seasons which the Father hath put in his own power.'  I have told you the signs that foretell My return.  Watch for them with great joy and anticipation.
I have taught you much, yet your thoughts are  sometimes as broken and scattered as the limbs from your trees.  You forget to ask Me for the simplest of things, because you have not comprehended My burning desire for you to involve me in all your thoughts.....just as  I involve Myself in yours.  Yet you think, "I should not bother God with such simple things, as 'where did I put my car keys?'" 
You remember how you awed the night scene which I woke you to behold?  Trillions and trillions of stars, so many you could never even see with your naked eye, yet I named each one--because I care for my creation.  You are also my creation and I care for You and have written your name upon My hand. 
But be mindful of Me, as I am mindful of You.  Become aware and engrave upon your mind that I am a NOW God....this moment, this hour.  I never sleep nor slumber.  All things are mine, except the times you choose to by-pass My wisdom and provision by failing to ask for mine and then relying upon your own. 
Does a farmer plant seeds in the earth and not watch over them, observing and anticipating new growth, testing the soil for moisture and needed rains, the warmth of the sun--careful to defend his crop from invading pests?  Is one seed more important to him than another? Why, then, do you limit my concerns in your own life?  Your prayers to Me are like these seeds, and whatever you ask of Me, I am such a master gardener with My Word.  I watch over it to perform it. Each prayer is a seed in My garden. 
Give Me your seeds.  No matter the size. The things you cannot understand, the questions that lack answers, the longings and uncertainties, the fears.  This time of waiting is your opportunity to learn the lesson I am trying to teach you. 
Start today, at each and every opportunity.  Treasure the smallest need you may have.  It is not just a need--it is a seed for you to plant.  Then watch, with Me, what will become of it when I become The Gardener.
December 2010