The Word – “So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded.” (Hebrews 10: 35 NIV)

The Thought – Within all of us, the Greater Spirit has planted seeds of success and hope within us, waiting to take root and bring us successes beyond our imagination.

But like a garden in the spring, the seeds will only take hold, sprout and grow if we see the success ahead while knowing the work necessary to reach the goal of full potential, and that means having the vision to see success in yourself or the plant you seeded.

With that vision of success, combined with the necessary work of watering and weeding, eventually the seeds that the Great Spirit planted can and will find success.

The process of weeding is as important to our own life as it is to making the success of the plant you’re cultivating for success.  We all know that we must see the weeds of emotion, of hate, of despair, of hurting, of pain, that will pop up along the road we travel and learn with the guidance of the Great Spirit how to battle those weeds of life and remove them before they take root in your life and suffocate the hopes, faith and dreams of your future endeavors and success.

Traveling life can be tough enough, but to travel the road with a chronic illness of any type, can and will require us to be alert for some extra weeding being necessary.  Much of that alertness will come when we are willing to meditate daily, many times more than just once, so that the Great Spirit can and will help open us up to have the vision of seeing how to best battle the newest weed that may be working on strangling our future that holds faith, hope, love and grace.

The Meditation – Great Spirit, thank you for being a major aid in my life – for being my very best friend who is always willing to stand by me when the weeds of life creep up and attempt to strangle my day, my future.  I look to you to open my vision with the insight to how best to defeat the weeds of life and bring to my life the hope, faith, love and grace that you promise for the future of today and tomorrow.

(Billy Dursens, March 19, 2017)