Jesus Lives

Glorifying and enjoying Me is a higher priority than maintaining a tidy, structured life. Your heart resonates with this truth, but in practice, you usually strive to keep things under control. I read your thoughts with perfect accuracy, so I know how easily you lose perspective. When “order” becomes your focus, you often try to enlist My help in getting control of your circumstances.

Let’s think together about this: To glorify and enjoy Me as you desire, you need to relinquish control to Me. You may feel as if this would involve giving up something valuable, because controlling things is a way you try to feel safe. In reality, however, what I’m asking you to give up—the striving to maintain control—is something that frustrates you far more than it helps you. Even if you succeed in creating a tidy life for a time, you will not be able to maintain it.

Instead of wasting your energy on an impossible task, endeavor to celebrate your relationship with Me. Learn to walk more consistently in the Light of My Presence. Indeed, those who walk in this Light can rejoice in Me all day long, exulting in My righteousness. Glorify Me by living joyously in My energizing Light.

“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

[John 17:4–5]

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

[Psalm 139:1–2]

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

[Psalm 89:15–16]

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