Devotions

Here is where you will find daily devotions that can speak to your heart.

October 26

COME TO ME when you are hurting, and I will soothe your pain.  Come to Me when you are joyful, and I will share your Joy, multiplying it many times over.  I am All you need, just when you need it.  Your deepest desires find fulfillment in Me alone.

 

This is the age of self-help.  Bookstores abound with books about “taking care of number one”, making oneself the center of all things.  The main goal of these methodologies is to become self-sufficient and confident.  You, however, have been called to take a “road less traveled”:  continual dependence on Me.  True confidence comes from knowing you are complete in My Presence.  Everything you need has its counterpart in Me.

John 15:5; James 1:4


October 27

AS YOU BECOME increasingly aware of My Presence, you find it easier to discern the way you should go.  This is one of the practical benefits of living close to Me.  Instead of wondering about what is on the road ahead or worrying about what you should do it…or when…, you can concentrate on staying in communication with Me.  When you actually arrive at a choice-point, I will show you which direction to go.

 

Many people are so preoccupied with future plans and decisions that they fail to see choices they need to make today.  Without any conscious awareness, they make their habitual responses.  People who live this way find a dullness creeping into their lives.  They sleepwalk through their days, following well-worn paths of routine.

 

I, the Creator of the universe, am the most creative Being imaginable.  I will not leave you circling in deeply rutted paths.  Instead, I will lead you along fresh trails of adventure, revealing to you things you did not know.  Stay in communication with Me.  Follow My guiding Presence.

Psalm 32:8; Genesis 1:1


October 28

DO NOT EXPECT to be treated fairly in this life.  People will say and do hurtful things to you, things that you don’t deserve.  When someone mistreats you, try to view it as an opportunity to grow in grace.  See how quickly you can forgive the one who has wounded you.  Don’t be concerned about setting the record straight.  Instead of obsessing about other people’s opinions of you, keep your focus on Me.  Ultimately, it is My view of you that counts.

 

As you concentrate on relating to Me, remember that I have clothes you in My righteousness and holiness.  I see you attired in these radiant garments, which I bought for you with My blood.  This also is not fair; it is pure gift.  When others treat you unfairly, remember that My ways with you are much better than fair.  My ways are Peace and Love, which I have poured out into your heart by My Spirit.

Colossians 3:13; Isaiah 61:10; Ephesians 1:7-8; Romans 5:5


October 29

LINGER IN MY PRESENCE A WHILE.  Rein in your impulses to plunge into the day’s activities.  Beginning your day alone with Me is essential preparation for success.  A great athlete takes time to prepare himself mentally for the feat ahead of him before he moves a muscle.  Similarly, your time of being still in My Presence equips you for the day ahead of you.  Only I know what will happen to you this day.  I have arranged the events you will encounter as you go along your way. If you are not adequately equipped for the journey, you will grow weary and lose heart.  Relax with Me while I ready you for action.

Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 12:3


October 30

I AM WITH YOU.  I am with you.  I am with you.  Heaven’s bells continually peal with that promise of My Presence.  Some people never hear those bells because their minds are earthbound and their hearts are closed to Me.  Others hear the bells only once or twice in their lifetimes, in rare moments of seeking Me above all else.  My desire is that My “sheep” hear My voice continually, for I am the ever-present Shepherd.

 

Quietness is the classroom where you learn to hear My voice.  Beginners need a quiet place in order to still their minds.  As you advance in this discipline, you gradually learn to carry the stillness with you wherever you go.  When you step back into the mainstream of life, strain to hear those glorious bells:  I am with you. I am with you.  I am with you.

Jeremiah 29:12-13; John 10:14, 27-28


October 31

LEARN TO LISTEN TO ME even while you are listening to other people.  As they open their souls to your scrutiny, you are on holy ground.  You need the help of My Spirit to respond appropriately.  Ask Him to think through you, live through you, love through you.  My own Being is alive within you in the Person of the Holy Spirit.  If you respond to others’ needs through your unaided thought processes, you offer them dry crumbs.  When the Spirit empowers your listening and speaking, My streams of living water flow through you to other people.  Be a channel of My Love, Joy, and Peace by listening to Me as you listen to others.

Exodus 3:5; 1 Corinthians 6:19; John 7:38-39




Taken from "Jesus Calling" Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young

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