Jesus Calling

I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS

These were the last words I spoke before ascending into heaven. I continue to proclaim this promise to all who will listen. People respond to My continual Presence in various ways. Most Christians accept this teaching as truth but ignore it in their daily living. Some ill-taught or wounded believers fear (and may even resent) My awareness of all they do, say, and think. A few people center their lives around this glorious promise and find themselves blessed beyond all expectations. When My Presence is the focal point of your consciousness, all the pieces of your life fall into place. As you gaze at Me through the eyes of your heart, you can see the world around you from My perspective. The fact that I am with you makes every moment of your life meaningful.

[MATTHEW 28:20; PSALM 139:1–4]

Dear Jesus

Thank Me when things do not go your way, because spiritual blessings come wrapped in trials.

Dear Jesus,

If I thank You every time things don’t go my way, I’ll be thanking You very frequently! Often I feel as if things are stacked against me, seemingly designed to frustrate me. I have to admit that thanking You is one of the last things I feel like doing when I’m frustrated.

Beloved, earth as I originally created it was sublimely perfect. However, the world in its fallen condition is full of frustrations. I understand your feelings, but I still maintain that thanking Me is the best response. When you do so, you acknowledge that I am greater than you and your problems. Thanking Me when you feel like complaining is a supernatural response: It requires the help of My Spirit. As you give thanks in obedience to My Word and in reliance on the Spirit, your feelings of frustration will begin to diminish. Instead of trying harder and harder to make things go your way, you can release your concerns to Me.

Consider the possibility that I may be bringing much good out of the very things that upset you. Open your eyes and your mind, to look for something new. Seek to see things from My perspective, and you will discover treasures in your trials.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

[Genesis 1:31]

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

[1 Thessalonians 5:18]

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”

[Isaiah 43:18–19]

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

AS YOU WAIT attentively in My Presence, the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shinesupon you. This radiant knowledge transcends all understanding. It transforms every fiber of your being: renewing your mind, cleansing your heart, invigorating your body. Open yourself fully to My Presence; be awed by My glorious Being.

Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. There was nothing glorious about that setting, though angels lit up the sky proclaiming, “Glory!” to awestruck shepherds.

When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My Glory. I became poor so that you might become rich. Sing hallelujahs to My holy Name!

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
[2 Corinthians 4:6]

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
[Philippians 2:6–7]

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest.”
[Luke 2:13–14]

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
[2 Corinthians 8:9]

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

I SPEAK TO YOU from the depths of eternity. Before the world was formed, I AM! You hear Me in the depths of your being, where I have taken up residence. I am Christ in you, the hope of Glory. I, your Lord and Savior, am alive within you. Learn to tune in to My living Presence by seeking Me in silence.

As you celebrate the wonder of My birth in Bethlehem, celebrate also your rebirth into eternal life. This everlasting gift was the sole purpose of My entering your sin-stained world. Receive My gift with awe and humility. Take time to explore the vast dimensions of My Love. Allow thankfulness to flow freely from your heart in response to My glorious gift. Let My Peace rule in your heart, and be thankful.

Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God.

[Psalm 90:2]

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

[Colossians 1:27]

In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

[John 3:3]

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

[Colossians 3:15]

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Today

Put Your Trust In Me, And I Will Keep You

PUT YOUR TRUST IN ME, AND I WILL KEEP YOU safe. There is a deep, deep yearning in your heart for safety and security. You can mask these longings with activity for a time, but only for a time. These feelings actually serve a very good purpose. Properly used, they can point you to Me and My sufficiency. I am the only One who can really, ultimately keep you safe.

Whenever you start to feel insecure—about anything—come to Me. Talk with Me about your fears and concerns; then affirm your trust in Me. Voicing your trust connects you with Me at a deep level. It also pushes back the darkness of deception. The evil one has been deceiving people ever since time began, since the Garden of Eden. Do not listen to his lies. Instead, put your trust in Me, for I am absolute Truth. As you come to know Me—the Truth—better and better, I make you increasingly free.

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

[Proverbs 29:25]

The LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

[Genesis 3:13]

Jesus said to [Thomas], “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

[John 14:6]

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

[John 8:32]

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Today

My Grace Is Sufficient For You

MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU. THIS GRACE is enough to get you through your toughest times. Do you believe this? It's one thing to believe it when circumstances are going your way. It's another thing altogether when you're struggling just to take the next step. Yet this is when My grace is the most precious and glorious— when you know you cannot go another step without it. Then it becomes the shining focus of your life.

I invite you to drink deeply from the exceeding riches of My grace—My favor, mercy, and lovingkindness. It is a free gift that opens the way for you into eternity. It also provides what you need to live now, in this fractured world. So come freely into My Presence and pour out your heart to Me. I do not always say yes to your petitions, but I do give you what you need. And I always give you Myself—My compassionate understanding, My unfailing Love.

Do not be ashamed of your weaknesses; boast about them! Through them you are learning to depend more on Me, so that My Power may dwell in you.

[The Lord] has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

[2 Corinthians 12:9]

[God] made us alive together with Christ . . . that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

[Ephesians 2:6–7]

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

[Isaiah 54:1]

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

I AM SPEAKING in the depths of your being. Be still so that you can hear My voice. I speak in the language of Love; My words fill you with Life and Peace, Joy and Hope. I desire to talk with all of My children, but many are too busy to listen. The “work ethic” has them tied up in knots. They submit wholeheartedly to this taskmaster, wondering why they feel so distant from Me.

Living close to Me requires making Me your First Love—your highest priority. As you seek My Presence above all else, you experience Peace and Joy in full measure. I also am blessed when you make Me first in your life. While you journey through life in My Presence, My Glory brightens the world around you.

The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.

[PSALM 119:64]

The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.

[ISAIAH 50:4]

“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.

[REVELATION 2:4]

ISee, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

[ISAIAH 60:2

~ Sarah Young ~