Devotions

July 27

HOPE is a golden cord connecting you to heaven.  This cord helps you hold your head up high, even when multiple trials are buffeting you.  I never leave your side, and I never let go of your hand.  But without the cord of hope, your head may clump and your feet may shuffle as you journey uphill with Me.  Hope lifts your perspective from your weary feet to the glorious view you can see from the high road.  You are reminded that the road we’re traveling together is ultimately a highway to heaven.  When you consider this radiant destination, the roughness or smoothness of the road ahead becomes much less significant.  I am training you to hold I your heart a dual focus:  My continual Presence and the hope of heaven.

Romans 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Hebrews 6:18-19

July 28

LET MY LOVE seep into the inner recesses of your being.  Do not close off any part of yourself from Me.  I know you inside and out, so do not try to present a “cleaned-up” self to Me.  Wounds that you shut away from the Light of My Love will fester and become wormy.  Secret sins that you “hide” from Me can split off and develop lives of their own, controlling you without your realizing it. 

Open yourself fully to My transforming Presence.  Let My brilliant Love-Light search out and destroy hidden fears.  This process requires time alone with Me, as My Love soaks into your innermost being.  Enjoy My perfect Love, which expels every trace of fear.

Psalm 139:1-4, 23-24; 1 John 4:18 (AMP)

July 29

COME TO ME CONTINUALLY.  I am meant to be the Creator of your consciousness, the Anchor of your soul.  Your mind will wander from Me, but the question is how far 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

July 30

WORSHIP ME in the beauty of holiness.  I created beauty to declare the existence of My holy Being.  A magnificent rose, a hauntingly glorious sunset, oceanic splendor—all these things were meant to proclaim My Presence in the world.  Most people rush past these proclamations without giving them a second thought.  Some people use beauty, especially feminine loveliness, to sell their products. 

How precious are My children who are awed by nature’s beauty; this opens them up to My holy Presence.  Even before you knew Me personally, you responded to My creation with wonder.  This is a gift, and it carries responsibility with it.  Declare My glorious Being to the world.  The whole earth is full of My radiant beautyMy Glory!

Psalm 29:2(NKJV); Isaiah 6:3

July 31

TRUST ME in depths of your being.  It is there that I live in constant communion with you.  When you feel flustered and frazzled on the outside, do not get upset with yourself.  You are only human, and the swirl of events going on all around you will sometimes feel overwhelming.  Rather than scolding yourself for your humanness, remind yourself that I am both with you and within you. 

I am with you at all times, encouraging and supportive rather than condemning.  I know that deep within you, where I live, My Peace is your continual experience.  Slow down your pace of living for a time.  Quiet your mind in My Presence.  Then you will be able to hear Me bestowing the resurrection blessing:  Peace be with you.

Colossians 1:27; Matthew 28:20; John 20:19

August 1

NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU from My Love.  Let this divine assurance trickle through your mind and into your heart and soul.  Whenever you start to feel fearful or anxious, repeat this unconditional promise:  “Nothing can separate me from Your Love, Jesus.” 

Most of mankind’s misery stems from feeling unloved.  In the midst of adverse circumstances, people tend to feel that love has been withdrawn and they have been forsaken.  This feeling of abandonment is often worse than the adversity itself.  Be assured that I never abandon any of My children, not even temporarily.  I will never leave you or forsake you!  My Presence watches over you continually.  I have engraved you on the palms of My hands.

Romans 8:38-39; Joshua 1:5; Isaiah 49:15-16

August 2

BRING ME THE 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, the One from whom all blessings flow, am 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 7:38; Psalm 103:11

 (Taken from "Jesus Calling" Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young - An Inspirational Dayspring Daybrightner)