Jesus Always

You are a letter from Me, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God—on the tablet of your heart. Because you are one of My followers, the Holy Spirit is in you. He equips and empowers you to do far more than you could ever do on your own. So don’t be intimidated by challenging circumstances or tough times. The third Person of the Godhead lives inside you! Ponder the implications of this glorious truth. You can do much more than you think possible when you walk in My ways, asking the Helper to strengthen you as you go step by step with Me.

The Spirit writes on the tablet of your heart not only to bless you but also to draw others to Me. When you are with people who don’t know Me, He can make you a living letter from Me. One of the shortest but most effective prayers is: “Help me, Holy Spirit.” Use this prayer as often as you need, inviting Him to bring gospel truths alive through you.

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

~ 2 Corinthians 3:3

You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

~ Romans 8:9

“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.”

~ John 15:26

Jesus Always

I delight in those who fear Me, who put their hope in My unfailing Love. “Fear of the Lord” is often misunderstood, but it is the foundation of spiritual wisdom and knowledge. It consists of reverential awe, adoration, and submission to My will. You submit to Me by exchanging your attitudes and goals for Mine. Since I am your Creator, aligning yourself with Me is the best way to live. When your lifestyle exhibits this biblical fear, I take delight in you. Seek to feel My pleasure shining on you at such times. 

Living according to My will is not easy; there will be many ups and downs as you journey with Me. But no matter what is happening, you can find hope in My unfailing Love. In your world today, many people are feeling desperate. They’ve become disillusioned and cynical because they put their confidence in the wrong thing. But My steadfast Love will never let you down—it will never let you go! Cling to hope, beloved. It’s a golden cord connecting you to Me.

The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
~ Psalm 147:11 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
~ Proverbs 1:7

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
~ Lamentations 3:22–23 

Jesus Always

Your life is a precious gift from Me. Open your hands and your heart to receive this day gratefully. Relate to Me as your Savior and Friend, but remember I am also your Creator-God: All things were created by Me. As you go through this day that I’ve gifted to you, look for signs of My abiding Presence. I am with you, watching over you continually. On bright, joyful days, speak to Me about the pleasures I provide; as you thank Me for them, your Joy will expand abundantly. On dark, difficult days, grasp My hand in trusting dependence. I will help you, beloved.

Your physical life is an amazing gift, but your spiritual life is a treasure of infinite value! People who don’t know Me as Savior will spend an eternity in terrible separation from Me. But because you belong to Me, you will live with Me forever, enjoying a glorified body that will never get sick or tired. Since I have saved you by grace through faith, let thankfulness for this indescribable gift fill you with overflowing Joy!

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
~ Colossians 1:16 

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
~ Genesis 28:15

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
~ Isaiah 41:13 

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
~ Ephesians 2:8

Jesus Always

I give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. So do not be discouraged by your weakness. There are many kinds of weaknesses, and no one is exempt from all of them. I use them to keep My loved ones humble and to train them to wait on Me in trusting dependence. I have promised that those who wait on Me will gain new strength.

This waiting is not meant to be practiced only sometimes. I designed you to look to Me continually, knowing Me as the Living One who sees you always. Waiting on Me is closely related to trusting Me. The more time you spend focusing on Me, the more you will trust Me. And the more you trust Me, the more you will want to spend time with Me. Waiting on Me in the midst of your moments also increases your hope in Me. This hope blesses you in countless ways—lifting you above your circumstances, enabling you to praise Me for the help of My Presence.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
~ Isaiah 40:29

Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
~ Isaiah 40:30–31 NASB

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi [A well to the Living One Who sees me]; it is between Kadesh and Bered.
~ Genesis 16:14 AMP

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.
~ Psalm 42:5 NASB

Jesus Always

Put your trust in Me so you can discover My unfailing Love shining on in the midst of your troubles. When you are struggling with discouragement, you need to assert your trust in Me over and over again. It is vital to remember who I am: Creator and Sustainer of the universe, as well as your Savior, Lord, and Friend. You can count on Me because My Love for you is unfailing. It never runs out or grows dim, and it is not dependent on how well you’re performing. Just as I am the same yesterday, today, and forever, so is My perfect Love.

Lift up your soul to Me—waiting in My Presence with no pretense and no demands. As you dedicate time to waiting and worshiping, I gradually transform you and open up the way before you. I will not necessarily reveal future things to you, but I will show you the way through this day—step by step. So trust Me wholeheartedly, beloved, for I am taking care of you wonderfully well!

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
~ Psalm 143:8

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
~ Hebrews 1:1–2 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
~ Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Always

No matter how you’re feeling, remember that you are not on trial. There is no condemnation for those who belong to Me—those who know Me as Savior. You have already been judged “Not guilty!” in the courts of heaven. 

I came to earth to set you free from bondage to sin. I long to see you living joyfully in that freedom. Learn to enjoy your guilt-free position in My kingdom, refusing to be weighed down or shackled. The world is in a fallen condition where sin and evil abound, but I have overcome the world!

The best response to the grace lavished on you is thankfulness—gratitude that fuels a desire to live according to My will. The closer you live to Me, the better you can discern My will; also, the more you can experience My Peace and Joy. Knowing Me intimately helps you trust Me enough to receive Peace from Me even in the midst of trouble. Overflowing with thankfulness has the delightful “side effect” of increasing your Joy. Live freely and joyously in My Presence, beloved!

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
~ Romans 8:1 

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
~ John 8:36 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
~ John 16:33 

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
~ Colossians 2:6–7

Jesus Always

I am training you to be an overcomer—to find Joy in the midst of circumstances that previously would have defeated you. Your ability to transcend trouble is based on this rock-solid fact: I have overcome the world; I have already won the ultimate victory! Nonetheless, as I taught, you will have trouble in this world. So expect to encounter many difficulties as you journey through life. You inhabit a planet that is always at war, and the enemy of your soul never rests. But don’t be afraid, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. This is good reason to rejoice!

When you are in the midst of challenging circumstances, it is crucial to keep trusting Me. Whisper “I trust You, Jesus” as often as you need—remembering I am always near. Ask Me to help you learn all that I have for you in this trial. Look for flowers of Joy growing in the rich soil of adversity. The sunlight of My Face is shining upon you, beloved.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
~ John 16:33 

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
~ 1 John 4:4

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
~ Psalm 145:18 

“The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.”
~ Numbers 6:25