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June 12, 2022


“I AM with you.  I  AM  with  you,  and  I  AM  here  to  celebrate,  with  you.    Celebrate  who  you  are,  that  you  have  been  given  life,  eternal  life,  which  cannot  be  taken  from  you,  it  is  yours,  forever.    And  this  eternal  life,  that  is  yours,  was  given  to  you,  by  God,  The  Creator  of  All  Things  created  you,  and  at  the  core  of  your  being,  God  gave  you  the  gift  of  perfection  to  carry  with  you  forever,  a  perfect  child  of  God.    And  held  within  this  ‘knowing,’  there  grows  confidence,  in  who  you  are.    For  some  of  you,  it  might  be  hard  to  imagine,  no  end;  but  I  tell  you  there  is  no  end;  you  live  forever,  in  the  love,  of  your  Eternal  Parent;  and  this  is  true  confidence!

“In the world created by human beings, there is such a thing as ‘worldly confidence,’ and many of you see it, over and over again.  Perhaps most, if not all of you… have experienced confidence to some degree, or another… you have had the experience of feeling confident, in what you are doing, and how you are doing it, probably many times over and over again; for, each of you, no matter how young you are, or how old you are, you have encountered situations, or tasks, which you knew you could master, because of the training you had, and because you knew how to do something, there was confidence in doing it; in fact, most of you don’t even think about these things that you do, with great confidence, because you have mastered them to such a degree that they are daily occurrences: preparing a pot of coffee, mowing a lawn, driving a car, washing dishes, painting a picture, reading a book, singing a song.  You overlook these things, because you have mastered them to such a degree, you are so confident in what you are doing that it seems like nothing at all.  Very little effort is put forth by you to rise-up, and prepare a cup of coffee.  This comes from confidence, and having confidence makes it easy and effortless, everything flows, because you know, what you are doing, and how to do it.

“Most of you have experienced, or seen in others, lack of confidence.  A simple example would be: children in the summer, at a swimming pool: one, jumping into the water, and swimming from one end to the other, laughing as they got out on the other side; and one standing there, hesitant, finally being coerced into jump-in, struggling to such a degree, that they had to be rescued from the water.  One exhibited ‘confidence,’ in ‘knowing they could get to the other side,’ the other exhibited ‘a lack of confidence, not knowing they could do it at all.’  This simple example can be used in probably most situations.  Confidence grows, from: knowing who you are, and what you are doing, and knowing you know how to do it.  It is easy to see, and with a bit of trying, it is easy to do, too.

“The biggest step, ~ in creating ~ ‘a state of confidence,’ ~ within yourself, ~ is acknowledging, ~ your eternal heritage, ~ as a child of God!

“Once you acknowledge and accept this, everything falls into place, and there is no fear, or doubt, within you.  But most of you are still at a place where you saying, ‘Wow, that is a great thing.  I hope that is what I am doing.  I pray that I am an eternal child of God.  It feels good.  It feels right.’  Those are the ones who lack the confidence to jump into the pool, and swim to the other side.  But the ones who say, ‘Wow, that’s right!  I am a child of God, and I live forever!  This is a portion, of my eternal life; and if I am here, and at this place, this is where God intends for me to be,’  this  is  confidence;  and  spiritual  confidence  ripples,  into  your  worldly  confidence,  as  well.

“With a bit of practice, anyone can: drive a car, mow the lawn, cook a meal, and the more you do it, the more confident you are that you can do it, and do it well.

“This week, I ask you to apply this to your spiritual life, so that you will be ‘confident,’ in whom you are, and it will change this lifetime upon Earth, forever!  The experiences you take Home, to Heaven, will be with you, ‘shining examples, of life upon Earth.’  But it all begins, with accepting who you are.  So let us repeat this, one more time.  It is that important…

I speak the truth…  You are a child of God!  You are an eternal being, encased in human form, for a time.  At your creation, you were given ‘a piece of perfection,’ from your heavenly Parent; and, it remains with you… forever! 

“Repeat these things, sing them, say them, and live them, and confidence will be yours.  And with this state of confidence… doubt, and fear, and worry, and concern are swept away; for a child of God… should have no worry!

       “Rise-up, and sing this day, for you are a child, of The Great I AM, in every way… an eternal child … of The Great I AM.”