Jesus Calling

YOU LIVE IN AN AGE OF ENTITLEMENT, so you need to counteract the barrage of propaganda proclaiming you deserve more. My Word is sharper than any double-edged sword; I use it to perform spiritual surgery on the thoughts and attitudes of your heart. As Scripture lights up your perspective and your path, I set you free from the prison of ingratitude, releasing you to enjoy the pleasures of a thankful heart.


… to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
~ ISAIAH 42:7 

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
~ HEBREWS 4:12 

Also read: PSALM 119:105

Before You Turn Out the Light

Beseech Me to raise your perspective and secure your release from the dungeon of ungratefulness.

Jesus Calling

THOUGH I NEVER LEAVE YOU, you can leave Me by forgetting I am with you. No matter how many times you forget Me, My Love for you will never fail. Grow strong in this constant, nourishing Love.

But I am like an olive tree, flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.

~ PSALM 52:8

… to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

~ EPHESIANS 3:19 [NKJV]

Also Read:

DEUTERONOMY 31:6; ROMANS 8:26

Before You Turn Out the Light

Set your heart on living steadfastly in My Presence, as a tree rooted in Me.

Jesus Calling

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW ME as the Initiator in our relationship. If you think it is your spiritual disciplines that keep you close to Me, you are at risk. But if you are relying on Me—what I have done, am doing, will do—you know My Love for you is always assured, so you can rest in Me.

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

~ PROVERBS 4:23

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

~ JOHN 15:5 [NASB]

Also read: PSALM 42:2; PSALM 52:8 

Before You Turn Out the Light 

I am the One who pursued you first. Reflect on what this says about how much I value you.                 

Jesus Calling [Morning]

POUR ALL OF YOUR ENERGY into trusting Me. It is through trust that you stay connected to Me, aware of My Presence. Every step on your life-journey can be a step of faith. Baby steps of trust are simple for you; you can take them with almost unconscious ease. Giant steps are another matter altogether: leaping across chasms in semidarkness, scaling cliffs of uncertainty, trudging through the valley of the shadow of death. These feats require sheer concentration, as well as utter commitment to Me.

Each of My children is a unique blend of temperament, giftedness, and life experiences. Something that is a baby step for you may be a giant step for another person, and vice versa. Only I know the difficulty or ease of each segment of your journey. Beware of trying to impress others by acting as if your giant steps are only baby ones. Do not judge others who hesitate in trembling fear before an act that would be easy for you. If each of My children would seek to please Me above all else, fear of others’ judgments would vanish, as would attempts to impress others. Focus your attention on the path just ahead of you and on the One who never leaves your side.

PSALM 23:4; MATTHEW 7:1–2; PROVERBS 29:25

Jesus Calling

TRUST ME AND REFUSE TO WORRY, for I am your Strength and Song. You are feeling wobbly this morning, looking at difficult times looming ahead, measuring them against your own strength. However, they are not today’s tasks—or even tomorrow’s. So leave them in the future and come home to the present, where you will find Me waiting for you. Since I am your Strength, I can empower you to handle each task as it comes. Because I am your Song, I can give you Joy as you work alongside Me.

Keep bringing your mind back to the present moment. Among all My creatures, only humans can anticipate future events. This ability is a blessing, but it becomes a curse whenever it is misused. If you use your magnificent mind to worry about tomorrow, you cloak yourself in dark unbelief. However, when the hope of heaven fills your thoughts, the Light of My Presence envelops you. Though heaven is future, it is also present tense. As you walk in the Light with Me, you have one foot on earth and one foot in heaven. 

EXODUS 15:2; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:5; HEBREWS 10:23

Jesus Calling

THERE IS A MIGHTY BATTLE going on for control of your mind. Heaven and earth intersect in your mind; the tugs of both spheres influence your thinking. I created you with the capacity to experience foretastes of heaven. When you shut out the world and focus on My Presence, you can enjoy sitting with Me in heavenly realms. This is an incredible privilege reserved for precious ones who belong to Me and seek My Face. Your greatest strength is your desire to spend time communing with Me. As you concentrate on Me, My Spirit fills your mind with Life and Peace.

The world exerts a downward pull on your thoughts. Media bombard you with greed, lust, and cynicism. When you face these things, pray for protection and discernment. Stay in continual communication with Me whenever you walk through the wastelands of this world. Refuse to worry, because this form of worldliness will weigh you down and block awareness of My Presence. Stay alert, recognizing the battle being waged against your mind. Look forward to an eternity of strife-free living, reserved for you in heaven.

~ EPHESIANS 2:6; ROMANS 8:6; 1 JOHN 2:15, 17

Jesus Calling

YOU AND I LIVE not just with each other but also in each other. Every step you take, every word you speak, every breath you breathe—all is done in My watchful, embracing Presence. The more aware of Me you are, the more alive and complete you will feel.

“On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

—JOHN 14:20

“For in [God] we live and move and have our being.” As some of your own poets have said, “We are his offspring.”

—ACTS 17:28 Also read: COLOSSIANS 1:27 NKJV; EPHESIANS 3:17, 19 AMP

Before You Turn Out the Light Commit to start living in awareness of My divine Presence.