Dear Jesus

Instead of striving for a predictable, safe lifestyle, seek to know Me in greater depth and breadth. I want to make your life a glorious adventure, but you must stop clinging to old ways.

Dear Jesus,

You know how ambivalent my heart is. I long for the glorious adventure that a life abandoned to You can be. At the same time I cling to old ways, because change frightens me. I feel safest when my life is predictable and things seem to be under control. Help me break free and discover the adventures You have planned for me.

Beloved, the greatest adventure is knowing Me superabundantly: discovering how wide and long and high and deep is My Love for you. The power of My vast Love can feel overwhelming. That is why many people choose to limit their knowledge of Me, keeping Me at a safe distance. How that grieves Me! People settle for mediocrity because it feels more comfortable. However, they continue to battle fear. Only My Love is strong enough to break the hold that fear has on you. A predictable lifestyle may feel safer, but it can shield you from what you need most of all—Me!

When unexpected events shake up your routines, rejoice. This is exactly what you need, to wake you up and point you toward Me. Recognize that you are on the threshold of a new adventure, and that I will be with you every step of the way. As we venture out together, cling tightly to My hand. The more you abandon yourself to Me, the more exuberantly you can experience My Love.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

[Ephesians 3:17–18]

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

[1 John 4:18]

My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

[Psalm 63:8]

~ Sarah Young ~

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