Urantia, October 28, 2006.
Teacher: The Beloved.
Subject: “Run This Race Set Before You.”
Message received by Lytske.
The Beloved: “When you allow yourself the time to come before Me, you need to leave your burden of daily worries behind. You cannot partake fully of My essence when you are bent over through worry.
The whole idea of coming to Me is that you may look up into heaven’s sunshine, so the shadows vanish, burdens are lifted, and you will feel refreshed and nourished after having been in My presence.
Surely, for you to be good at practicing the Stillness, it needs to be a daily discipline. Something as vitally important as this, when persisted with, will yield its own harvest of rewards in truth, beauty and goodness. It is the character which will be chiseled into beauty through the discipline of daily duties performed.
Life is meant to be rugged, for this exercises the faith muscle. It needs to be strong to withstand the rigors of life as it is lived on this planet. And the more willing you are to go with the ebb and flow of the human spirit, and to recognize that most worries are only temporary, the easier it will be for you to rise up and be counted among the stouthearted, who can keep on believing that all is well.
Trust in the heavenly over-care¸ for many there are in the unseen world that cheer you on. There are even those, because they were born perfect, who entertain a slight feeling of envy because they lack that experience of becoming strong in the struggles of daily earth-life.
Mortal life is a gift to be used for upliftment, first for the self, and then for everyone on the planet. The Creator Father wills it so. Run this race set before you, and know that all is well.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
I Am the Satisfaction of Your Soul — The Beloved One.