Jesus Calling

“RECOGNIZING YOUR NEEDINESS is only half the battle The other half is to believe that I can—and will—supply all you need. Wait expectantly in My Presence, ready to receive My Peace in full measure.


Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

~ 2 THESSALONIANS 3:16

My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

~ PHILIPPIANS 4:19 [NKJV]

Also read:
JOHN 14:27


~ Before You Turn Out the Light~


Acknowledge to Me not only your need but
also your desire. Then wait on Me.”

Jesus Calling

“I SPEAK TO YOU CONTINUALLY. My nature is to communicate, though not always in words. I fling glorious sunsets across the sky, day after day after day. I speak in the faces and voices of loved ones. I caress you with a gentle breeze that refreshes and delights you. I speak softly in the depths of your spirit, where I have taken up residence.

You can find Me in each moment, when you have eyes that see and ears that hear. Ask My Spirit to sharpen your spiritual eyesight and hearing. I rejoice each time you discover My Presence. Practice looking and listening for Me during quiet intervals. Gradually you will find Me in more and more of your moments. You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me above all else.

PSALM 8:1–4; PSALM 19:1–2; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:19; JEREMIAH 29:13”

Jesus Calling

DON’T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF. 

I can bring good even out of your mistakes. Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of time and energy, leading only to frustration. Instead of floundering in the past, release your mistakes to Me. Look to Me in trust, anticipating that My infinite creativity can weave both good choices and bad into a lovely design. Because you are human, you will continue to make mistakes. Thinking that you should live an error-free life is symptomatic of pride. Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for other people in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on Me. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes. Trust Me, and watch to see what I will do. 

ROMANS 8:28; PROVERBS 11:2; MICAH 7:7

Jesus Calling

LIVING IN DEPENDENCE ON ME is the way to enjoy abundant life. You are learning to appreciate tough times because they amplify your awareness of My Presence. Tasks that you used to dread are becoming rich opportunities to enjoy My closeness. When you feel tired, you remember that I am your Strength; you take pleasure in leaning on Me. I am pleased by your tendency to turn to Me more and more frequently, especially when you are alone.

When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you bask in the blessing of My nearness, My life can flow through you to others. This is abundant life!

PSALM 18:1–2; PROVERBS 29:25; JOHN 10:10 NKJV

Jesus Calling

YOU NEED STILLNESS—outer and inner—to hear My gentle whispers in your heart. Find a quiet place where the noise of the world is minimal. Then focus your mind on this verse: Cease striving and know that I am God. Be still, let go, and relax in My Presence while I commune with you in holy whispers.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 
~ EPHESIANS 3:16–17 

 Ceasing striving and know that I am God.
~PSALM 46:10 [NASB]

Also read: HEBREWS 1:2; 1 KINGS 19:12 

Before You Turn Out the Light Delight in Me and My righteousness that purifies you.

Jesus Calling

I HAVE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED the greatest miracle—saving you from your sins. The next time you face an “impossible” situation, turn to Me immediately with a hopeful heart. All things are possible with Me!

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
~ MATTHEW 19:26 

 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
~ DEUTERONOMY 33:27 [NKJV] 
 

Also read: JAMES 1:2–3; HABAKKUK 3:17–18

Before You Turn Out the Light …
Be courageous—“impossibilities” are My specialty!

Jesus Calling

FOCUS YOUR ENTIRE BEING on My living Presence. I am most assuredly with you, enveloping you in My Love and Peace. While you relax in My Presence, I am molding your mind and cleansing your heart. I am re-creating you into the one I designed you to be.

As you move from stillness into the activities of your day, do not relinquish your attentiveness to Me. If something troubles you, talk it over with Me. If you get bored with what you are doing, fill the time with prayers and praise. When someone irritates you, don’t let your thoughts linger on that person’s faults. Gently nudge your mind back to Me. Every moment is precious if you keep your focus on Me. Any day can be a good day because My Presence permeates all time.

PSALM 89:15–16; 1 JOHN 3:19–20; JUDE V V. 24–25; PSALM 41:12

Jesus Calling

TRUST ME IN TIMES OF CONFUSION ~ when things don’t make sense and nothing you do seems to help. Invite Me to enter into your struggles ~ to be ever so close to you. Though others may not understand what you’re going through, I understand perfectly, and I am with you, watching over you continually.

“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

My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

~PSALM 63:8

Also read: JOHN 15:26 NKJV

Before You Turn Out the Light:

Rest assured that there is a way forward, even though you can’t yet see it. Take My hand ~ and trust.

Jesus Calling

YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED PERSONAL BENEFITS from thanking Me for hard situations, but there is more—much more! Your sacrifice of thanksgiving has divine Power to weaken spiritual strongholds of evil. Moreover, your patient endurance of suffering can strengthen and encourage My people on earth.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

~ PROVERBS 3:5

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

~ 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3–4

Also read: PSALM 107:22; EPHESIANS 5:20

Before You Turn Out the Light: Trust deeply in My goodness, My mercy, My Love.

Jesus Calling

COME TO ME AND REST. Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather—as if judging were your main function in life. But I created you first and foremost to know Me and to live in rich communication with Me. When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role.

Relate to Me as creature to Creator, sheep to Shepherd, subject to King, clay to Potter. Allow Me to have My way in your life. Rather than evaluating My ways with you, accept them thankfully. The intimacy I offer you is not an invitation to act as if you were My equal. Worship Me as King of kings while walking hand in hand with Me down the path of Life.

MATTHEW 7:1; JOHN 17:3; ROMANS 9:20–21; 1 TIMOTHY 6:15