Jesus Calling

I WANT ALL PEOPLE to revere My Name, regarding it as sacred because it represents Me. Since you honor My Name, you are free to enjoy the good things I have promised: healing in the intimacy of My Presence, exuberant Joy that cannot be contained, and much more. As you bask in these delightful blessings, remember to tell others about your glorious King; then they also can become worshipers who praise My holy Name.

But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth … like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.

~ MALACHI 4:2 [AMP]

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

~ EXODUS 20:7

Also read: PSALM 24:7 [NKJV]

Before You Turn Out the Light: Conduct yourself so that My Name is upheld in both your conversations and your actions.

Jesus Calling

TO LIVE IN My Presence consistently, you must expose and expel your rebellious tendencies. When something interferes with your plans or desires, you tend to resent the interference. Try to become aware of each resentment, however petty it may seem. Don’t push those unpleasant feelings down; instead, let them come to the surface where you can deal with them. Ask My Spirit to increase your awareness of resentful feelings. Bring them boldly into the Light of My Presence so that I can free you from them.

The ultimate solution to rebellious tendencies is submission to My authority over you. Intellectually, you rejoice in My sovereignty, without which the world would be a terrifying place. But when My sovereign will encroaches on your little domain of control, you often react with telltale resentment.

The best response to losses or thwarted hopes is praise: The LORD gives and the LORD takes away. Blessed be the name of the LORD . Remember that all good things ~ your possessions, your family and friends, your health and abilities, your time ~ are gifts from Me. Instead of feeling entitled to all these blessings, respond to them with gratitude. Be prepared to let go of anything I take from you, but never let go of My hand!

PSALM 139:23–24; 1 PETER 5:6; JOB 1:21 NKJV

Jesus Calling

I UNDERSTAND HOW VULNERABLE YOU ARE to things that impact your senses. Because of this human tendency, My Word exhorts you to be alert and prayerful—fixing your eyes on Me, bringing every thought captive to Me. Bring Me your restless heart, and wait while I speak Peace into its depths—stilling the troubled waters of your soul. 

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
~ MARK 4:39 [NKJV]

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
~ 2 CORINTHIANS 10:5

Also read:

EPHESIANS 6:18; HEBREWS 12:2

Before You Turn Out the Light: Find a quiet place, away from the noise of the world, where you can listen in My Presence and hear My voice.

Jesus Calling

STAY CALMLY CONSCIOUS OF ME today, no matter what. Remember that I go before you as well as with you into the day. Nothing takes Me by surprise. I will not allow circumstances to overwhelm you so long as you look to Me. I will help you cope with whatever the moment presents. Collaborating with Me brings blessings that far outweigh all your troubles. Awareness of My Presence contains Joy that can endure all eventualities.

PSALM 23:1~4 [NKJV]; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:16–17; PSALM 28:7

Jesus Calling

YOUR DIFFICULTIES DO NOT SIGNIFY LACK OF FAITH or lack of blessing—they are means to help you stay on the path I have chosen for you. Though the way before you may be steep and rocky, it is nonetheless the path of Life. It is where you encounter My luminous Presence, radiating Peace that transcends your limitations.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

~ HABAKKUK 3:17–19

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~ PHILIPPIANS 4:7

Before You Turn Out the Light 

Have no doubt: I am blessing you according to your needs and My unique design for you.

Jesus Calling

YOUR DIFFICULTIES DO NOT SIGNIFY LACK OF FAITH or lack of blessing—they are means to help you stay on the path I have chosen for you. Though the way before you may be steep and rocky, it is nonetheless the path of Life. It is where you encounter My luminous Presence, radiating Peace that transcends your limitations.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

~ HABAKKUK 3:17–19

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~ PHILIPPIANS 4:7

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