Monday, April 14, 2014

Jesus Calling

It has been a crazy couple of weeks for our family. We put a lot of time, money, energy, and effort into a plan that didn’t quite work out. On top of all that, we had a busy schedule of events…and the kids were sick…all three of them. Knowing the spiritual warfare we had been encountering, my mom slipped me a devotional last night while we were having Sunday dinner. She had bookmarked a page just for me. 

The following excerpt is from “Jesus is Calling” 365 Day Devotional by Sarah Young:
(It is written as though Jesus is speaking directly to you, the reader.)

“THIS IS THE DAY THAT I HAVE MADE. Rejoice and be glad in it. Begin the day with open hands of faith, ready to receive all that I am pouring into this brief portion of your life. Be careful not to complain about anything, even the weather, since I am the Author of your circumstances. The best way to handle unwanted circumstances is to thank Me for them. This act of faith frees you from resentment and frees Me to work My ways into the situation, so that good emerges from it.
            To find Joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries. I knew what I was doing when I divided time into twenty-four hour segments. I understand human frailty, and I know that you can bear the weight of only one day at a time. Do not worry about tomorrow or get stuck in the past. There is abundant Life in My Presence today.”

                        This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
                                                            Psalm 118:24

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 3:13-14

I pray this devotional richly blesses you. Have a blessed day in the Lord.


Heavenly Father, we thank you that your love for us is constant despite our circumstances. We lift up every concern, fear, failure, disappointment, uncertainty…everything to You. We thank you for who you are: the great I AM. May we have the peace of knowing that you hold our lives in your hands, and your hands are all-powerful, ever-loving, and perfect.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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