Dear Jesus

A life lived close to Me will never be dull or predictable. Expect each day to contain surprises!

Dear Jesus,

I seem to have a love-hate relationship with surprises. I enjoy the adrenaline rush that accompanies them; it wakes me up and takes me beyond my ordinary routine. However, there is also a part of me that longs for my life to be predictable. In fact, I usually try to arrange things so as to minimize the possibility of being startled. Nonetheless, I do want to live close to You. If nearness to You and surprises are a package deal, then I definitely choose the package.

Beloved, a life lived close to Me could never be predictable. My ways and thoughts are too high above yours for that to be possible. I will never limit Myself to doing only what you can anticipate and understand. To do so would be to cease being God! So, expect your life to become increasingly surprising as you grow closer to Me. 

I want to help you become more joyful about your unpredictable journey with Me. There is actually much merit in expecting each day to contain surprises. This helps you view an unforeseen event not as something wrong but as something from Me. With this mind-set you are more likely to turn to Me immediately, rather than getting upset. You can ask Me to help you find all the good I have infused into the event. I also stand ready to help you respond appropriately. If you feel unsteady in the wake of a startling situation, simply draw nearer to Me.

As you learn to expect surprises each day, your life will become more exciting. You will discover traces of My vibrant Presence in unusual places. Increasingly, you will find your days bright with Joy, the pleasure of knowing Me more intimately

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
~ Isaiah 55:9 

With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. 
~ Psalm 18:29 

And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.
~ 1 Peter 1:8 [NASB]

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