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)

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Presence

Be present today. When someone talks to you, stop what you are doing, make eye contact, really actively listen and surrender to the moment. How can we possibly be who God meant us to be and fulfill His will for us without such humble sacrifice. You will never win for the Lord someone you ignore or neglect.❤

On Borrowed Time

Every moment of life, we are on borrowed time. The moment is not ours to spend as we wish for our glory or even someone else’s glory. The moments we are given are for God, who is ironically not bound by time, but that is another matter. Our moments are a gift for God, meant to being Him glory and draw us closer to Him. And this beautiful treasure of time is sacred to Him. Being my primary love language, I get the time thing. We need to make the most of our time and pack as much love and worship into each moment we can. And this honors God and brings out God’s glory and love through us. Wow.❤❤❤

Deep Time

When we operate with eternal vision and perspective, time ceases its flippancy. It values time simultaneously as a great non-issue (as the condition and choices of the spiritual heart matter more than time with passes or conditions and environments surrounding them) and as invaluable in that all these choices need to be made in the short duration of grace while we are living in the physical realm. It is simple to make these choices in the light of eternal choice of destination but gets much more complicated with the myriads of distractions and temptations. See, our enemy knows the simplicity of salvation and that God wins and has won. So our enemy creates distraction to lure us out of protection to join him in his eternal damnation. Of course, he lies about that too and promises so many beautiful things he cannot supply and has no intention of if he could.

So remember the deep time and keep am eternal perspective and tell the distractions to go to hell without you and run from them. Remain secure in the love of God and salvation through Jesus Christ. Nothing else matters much. ❤

My Daughter and I

She and I rarely have quality craft time together. We draw and color but we both love getting crafty and serious imagination – stretching takes serious time. Today we got it. It was just us two all day. We hit the park, hit the craft store, grabbed lunch and got home to craft. We set up, started, rewatched the great ideas we found on youtube, continued, and waited for paint to dry. Fabulous day!!!

A full day with your child doing what they love is an investment in them. Think about it. Why does God tell us to pray continually? Because He wants to show us love, spend time with us, heal us, strengthen us, develop us, etc. He is our example of a perfect Father, a perfect parent. So thankful for today!😄❤

Eternity Time Perspective

It takes some people a lifetime to forgive themselves, much less other people. In stark contrast, it takes Jesus one second to forgive us when we humbly ask Him to. Us forever, Jesus one second. And even better than that, Jesus forgets it entirely. How cool is that?!?!❤

My New Year’s Resolutions

I will do less that doesn’t matter am more that does.

I will be a better servant of God, my family and humanity.

I will teach my children meaningful lessons.

I will strive to honor God in everything I do and say.

The past is gone, the present is a gift worthy of intention, respect and appreciation and is in God’s hands, and the future is in God’s hands.❤