Springtime brings new life. Little buds form, and new life awaits asunder. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, changes occur. Then, with a quiet entrance, beauty floods the scene. This is how it is with man when they put down the shield and allow Me to work within them. Tiny changes occur within. No one sees, not even those who are being changed. New faith is formed, a lightness fills the void, and new growth begins to show. A freedom is felt within. Soon others begin to notice. The chains have fallen from the enslaved spirit. Life becomes a joy instead of a drudgery that must be endured. What has taken place? A choice has been made. The choice to surrender to only Me. The choice to crowd out the negative voices of those who would like to see failure. The choice to live fully in My Presence. Freedom that comes from only Me.