NOTE: Michael unexpectedly had to return to Mission Hospital in Asheville, Tuesday, August 6. We have no release date, as of yet. Audio portions of the daily messages will resume when he returns to The Quiet Place. We ask for your continued prayers during this time.
“I AM with you. On this day of days, I AM with you. In rising-up you were introduced to the new day. In washing your face or brushing your teeth you were walking into the new day. As you broke your nightly fast with something to eat and something to drink, you were walking farther into the new day. It is the new day that is unfolding all around you, and you are an integral part of this new day. Be at peace. Look around. What can you do to make this new day a wonderous day?
“So many of you are willing to travel to distant lands to fulfill a mission request. And, many of you are willing to take the time, when you encounter someone who is having difficulties making it through the day, to sit with them for a while, to listen intently with your heart, for a while. Some of you make it a practice to assist a neighbor, or a friend, or a family member, by gathering groceries, or sweeping their porch, or cutting their grass. You are willing to do many things. In fact, the human race, human beings of all sizes, and shapes, and colors are often amazing in their efforts to good, a prompting that comes from a gentle heart to help, in any way. I bless you for doing these things. I bless you for even thinking of doing these things, because it is selfless living, doing for others; and, it opens your heart, as wide as it can be, permitting you the opportunity to love unconditionally, expecting nothing in return, giving so others might have.
“There is one thing that every single human being upon the Earth can do to make the world a better place; and, it is simply by blessing everyone and everything you see. ‘I bless thee.’ You do not have to say it aloud. You can hold it upon your heart, and silently say, ‘I bless thee.’ There is not one situation, one event, or one person, which cannot be helped tremendously by your saying, ‘I bless thee.’ Blessings multiplying and growing, it is a unique way of living, sowing the blessings of God. ‘I bless thee.’ You can say it any way you wish. ‘I bless that man, right there.’ ‘I bless that child.’ ‘I bless that dog that seems to be limping.’ ‘I bless this angry co-worker, standing in front of me.’ ‘I bless thee.’ Let that be your motto of this week.
“In closing I say, with great intention, ‘I bless thee.’”