Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

June 12

“Let me help you get through this day. There are many possible paths to travel between your getting up in the morning ad your l u in down at night. Stay alert to the many choice – points along the way, being continually aware of my presence. You will get through this day one way or the other. One way is to moan and groan, stumbling along with shuffling feet. This n will get you to the end of the day eventually, but there is a better way. You can choose to walk with me along the path of peace, leaving on me as much as you need. There will still be difficulties along the way, but you can face them confidently in my strength. Thank me for each problem you encounter, and watch to see how I transform trials into blessings.”❤

~1 Corinthians 10:10; Luke 1:79; 2 Samuel 22:29-30

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Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

From August 2:

“Bring Me thr sacrifice of your time: a most precious commodity. In this action-addicted world, few of My children take time to sit quietly in My presence. But for those who do, blessings flow like streams of living water. I, thr One from whom all blessings flow, am also blessed by our time together. This is a deep mystery; do not try to fathom it. Instead, glorify Me by delighting in Me. Enjoy Me now and forever!”❤

(Psalm 21:6; John 7:37-38; Psalm 103:11; Psalm 34:3)

Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

July 29

“Come to Me continually. I am meant to be the center of your consciousness, the anchor of your soul. Your mind will wander from Me, but the question is how far will you allow it to wander. An anchor on a short rope lets a boat drift only slightly before the taut line tugs the boat back toward the center. Similarly, as you drift away from Me, My Spirit within you gives a tug, prompting you to return to Me. As you become increasingly attuned to My presence, the length of rope on your soul’s anchor is shortened. You wander only a short distance before feeling that inner tug- telling you to return to your true center in Me.” ❤

Hebrews 6:19; 1 John 2:28; Matthew 22:37

Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

June 9

“Seek to live in My love, which covers a multitude of sins: both yours and others’. Wear My love like a cloak of light, covering you from head to toe. Have no fear, for perfect love decimates fear. Look at other people through lenses of love; see them from My perspective. This is how you walk in the light, and it pleases Me.

I want My body of believers to be radiant with the light of My presence. How I grieve when pockets of darkness increasingly dim the love-light. Return to Me, your first love! Gaze at Me in the splendor of holiness, and My live will once again envelop you in light.” ❤

(1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 4:18; Revelation 2:4)

Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

July 23

“I am the light of the world. Men crawl through their lives cursing the darkness, but all the while I am shining brightly. I desire each of My followers to be a light-bearer. The Holy Spirit who lives in you can shine from your face, making Me visible to people around you. Ask My Spirit to live through you as you wend your way through this day. Hold My hand in joyful trust, for I never leave your side. The light of My presence is shining upon you. Brighten up the world by reflecting who I am. ~ John 8:12; Matthew 5:14-16; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Exodus 3:14”

Excerpt from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

From May 7:

“If you learn to trust me– really trust me– with your whole being, then nothing can separate you from my peace. Everything you endure can be put in good use by allowing it to train you in trusting me. This is how you foil the works of evil, growing in grace through the very adversity that was meant to harm you. Joseph was a prime example of this divine reversal, declaring to his brothers, ‘You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.’

“Do not fear what this day, or any day, may bring your way. Consentrate on trusting me and on doing what needs to be done. Relax in my sovereignty, remembering that I go before you, as well as with you, into each day. Fear no evil, for I can bring good out of every situation you will ever encounter.” (From Isaiah 26:4; Genesis 50:20 NASB; Psalm 23:4)❤

Wisdom of Fasting Book Teaser

God does not suggest fasting. It is not a proposition, it is an order. Jesus said “When you fast…”. He did not say “if” or “when it’s quite convenient”. No, it is an order.

So fasting then is an act of obedience. So, as with any act of n obedience mentioned in the Bible, there are serious blessings when we do it.

It is not an act of comfort.. That is certainly true to the physical call part ofus. But it actually brings great comfort when we do it. God comforts us through the Holy Spirit and provides the means of strength to completenit.

Fasting can be many thinga. It can be obtaining from sex for a specified time to pray. It may mean not eating and having only clear liquids or water during a certain time so you can pray. Fasting can be obtaining from cell phones and tech and anti-social media for a specific time to pray. It may be abstaining from drugs or alcohol or gambling or pornography- hopefully all those are permanent, to pray. You know what is precious to you. The traditional fast is about food, though, and I like this one best.

Here is why fasting from food is my favorite. It drives you to a state of hunger, discomfort, less strength physically, want, need, and as such, when you pray humbly for that needed strength and satisfaction and pray diligently, God of all ability can step in in a meaningful way to draw close to you. He does not hesitate to comfort and fill you and answer prayer tangibly and this is so very precious and beautiful. No experience ever tops this.

When we obey, specifically obey with fasting, and I do so on a weekly basis, you are deepening your humble, building your faith, relying on God, out of comfort, and this combination is a precious gift to God. He loves it, accepts it and gives you a spiritual hug. This is a way to experience God much more intimately, more deeply, more precious and see His glory up close.

And of course, obeying with fasting and prayer is a growth of wisdom each time you partake of this dedicated time with God. There is no doubt you are putting God first. No greater way to put all your attention on God and that is certainly a walk toward wisdom and growth.‘❤

More to come…❤