Scripture Reading at beginning of meeting: Isaiah 35:3-6, 8, 10 - "Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing. Streams will burst forth in the desert, and rivers in the steppe. A highway will be there, called the holy way. Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowned with everlasting joy."
Prophecy: "My children, be not afraid. Do not waste your time worrying. Bring your worries to me. Bring your concerns to me. Leave them at the foot of my cross. Do not be discouraged. Know that I am in charge. I'm aware of what is going on. Be patient. Leave your troubles with me. Leave your worries with me. I love you. I ask you to have faith and trust in me."
Vision/Prophecy: First, I saw praying hands. I heard the words, "Into my hands and this is where life is. You must strive. I am here. You must call on me. You must come to me. I am here." And I saw the vision of the hands again and behind the hands was a beautiful blue ocean and after that I saw an eagle. I had a vision of Natalie with a beautiful diamond next to her. Then I heard the words and I do not know who the words are for, "There is time. There is still lots of time to do many things." I also, heard that we are to go inside ourselves, deep into our hearts and "That is where you will find me." Then I saw the river again but this time the river was golden. Then I saw Jesus and he had a crown. But the crown looked like a sunflower but the middle was the sun. So the Lord was crowned with the sun. And I heard these words, "You are my children. You are gathered here for me, to worship me. Come, my children, and prepare your hearts for I am coming to you. There is a great storm coming and you must be prepared. You must prepare your hearts." And then my heart started burning like a ? fire.
Prophecy: "My children, I am calling you tonight together that you may know how much I love you. You will know how much I love you so you can rest in my Spirit; when you take the time to be quiet and allow me to love you into the very depths of your hearts. Know, my children, that I will never abandon you, although at times it seems that I may be distant. This is not of my doing. It is because your hearts are restless. It is because your hearts are broken and wounded. If you come to me in trust and confidence and if you allow my Spirit to still your heart, I will let you know beyond a shadow of doubt, my love, my care and my protection that I have upon you. You are my children. You are my chosen ones and it is you in whom I desire that you be made whole that my kingdom may grow."
Confirmation/Prophecy: I can confirm the previous words. I kept hearing, "Be still. Be still, my children. Be still. Let me love you. Be still. Know that I love you. Eat my word. Meditate on my word and be still."
Scripture Reading 2 Cor 4:18 - "We do not fix our gaze on what is seen, but on what is unseen. What is seen is transitory but what is unseen lasts forever."
Scripture Reading Phil 4:4-7 - "Rejoice in the Lord always. I say again, "Rejoice!' Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near; have no anxiety, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your request known to God and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Scripture Reading Isaiah 54:4-5 - "Do not be afraid, you will not be put to shame. Do not be dismayed, you will not be disgraced. For you will forget the shame of your youth and no longer remember the curse of your widowhood. For now your Creator will be your husband; his name Yahweh Sabaoth; your redeemer will be the Holy One of Israel, he is called the God of the whole earth."
Prophecy: "I will make you anew. I will transform you, my children."
Teaching on humility. Book, "The Heart of Joy". A section entitled, "Dear Sisters" with quotes, counsel, advice that Mother Teresa offered to the sisters of her community. The chapter begins by offering some practical counsel on the means of being humble. God needs our poverty, not our abundance.
1. Speak as little as possible about yourself.
2. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others.
3. Avoid curiosity.
4. Do not interfere in the affairs of others.
5. Accept small irritations with good humor.
6. Do not dwell on the faults of others.
7. Accept censures even if unmerited.
8. Give in to the will of others.
9. Accept insults and injuries.
10. Accept contempt, being forgotten and disregarded.
11. Be courteous and delicate even when provoked by someone.
12. Do not seek to be admired and loved.
13. Do not protect yourself behind your own dignity.
14. Give in, in discussions, even when you are right.
15. Choose always the more difficult task.
A Franciscan priest also shared that Mother Teresa wanted him to say, "Good morning, Jesus," every morning when he got up. He noticed a change in his life just by saying that out loud in the morning before he went down for prayers, before he showered and shaved, etc. He already had begun his day by reminding himself the truth of the relationship that matters most which is his relationship with Jesus. Something so simple has an effect and then the other things will flow from that. The substance of the spiritual life is to be alone, speaking heart to heart to God. Remember, we're building habits that should last the whole of our lives.