Jesus Calling

THANK ME FOR THE GLORIOUS GIFT OF MY SPIRIT

This is like priming the pump of a well. As you bring Me the sacrifice of thanksgiving, regardless of your feelings, My Spirit is able to work more freely within you. This produces more thankfulness and more freedom, until you are overflowing with gratitude.

I shower blessings on you daily, but sometimes you don’t perceive them. When your mind is stuck on a negative focus, you see neither Me nor My gifts. In faith, thank Me for whatever is preoccupying your mind. This will clear the blockage so that you can find Me.

PSALM 50:14; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:5; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:17; PSALM 95:2 NKJV

Jesus Calling

THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WRONG WAYS to handle difficulties: Some people simply pretend they don’t exist, like ostriches hiding their heads in the sand; you, however, tend to go to the other extreme, focusing on problems much more than necessary. I am training you to pry your mind away from trouble so you can fix your thoughts on Me.

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

~ PSALM 145:18

For He Himself is our peace.

~ EPHESIANS 2:14 NKJV

Also read: HEBREW S 3:1

Before You Turn Out the Light 

Persevere in directing your wayward thoughts toward Me. In Me is your Peace.

Jesus Calling

I AM LEADING YOU, STEP BY STEP, through your life. Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy—even precarious. That is how it should be. Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine. This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion: doubting My promises to care for you.

Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.

DEUTERONOMY 29:29; LUKE 12:25–26; PSALM 32:8

Jesus Calling

I WANT YOU TO TRUST ME with all your heart and all your mind. Instead of relying on your own understanding to help you feel in control, ask My Spirit to control your mind. As you look to Me, trusting Me and talking with Me, I straighten out the path before you.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

~ PROVERBS 3:5–6 [AMP]

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

~ ROMANS 8:6

Jesus Calling

THE WORLD IS FULL OF TROUBLE, but I have overcome the world! I call you to transcend your troubles by looking up to Me. I am training you to be an overcomer—unfettered by circumstances. 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ PHILIPPIANS 4:6–7

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
~ JOHN 16:33 [NKJV
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Also read: EPHESIANS 2:6

Before you turn out the light:
Breathe in the Peace of My Presence, saying no to problems and yes to Me.

Jesus Calling

I AM YOUR STRENGTH AND SHIELD 🛡 I plan out each day and have it ready for you long before you arise from bed. I also provide the strength you need each step of the way. Instead of assessing your energy level and wondering about what’s on the road ahead, concentrate on staying in touch with Me. My Power flows freely into you through our open communication. Refuse to waste energy worrying, and you will have strength to spare.

Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am your Shield. But unlike inanimate armor, I am always alert and active. My Presence watches over you continually, protecting you from both known and unknown dangers. Entrust yourself to My watch-care, which is the best security system available. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.

[PSALM 28:7; MATTHEW 6:34; PSALM 56:3–4; GENESIS 28:15]

Jesus Calling

GROWING IN GRACE IS ALL ABOUT trusting Me: in good times, in bad times, at all times. One of the best ways of connecting with Me—here and now—is trusting Me in the very situation where you find yourself. Be encouraged by knowing that though you may see only darkness, My Light is shining through you in surpassing splendor!

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

~ 1 JOHN 1:7

Even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.

~ PSALM 139:10 [NKJV]

Also read: PSALM 62:8

Before You Turn Out the Light 

Grasp My hand in the dark, and don’t let go, for I will never let go of you.