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

Jesus Calling

I AM WITH YOU, within you, all around you—continually at work in your life. Dare to ask great things of Me, remembering who I am. Pondering My limitless ability to help you will strengthen your faith and encourage you to pray boldly.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us …
~ EPHESIANS 3:20 [NKJV]

“For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.”
~ LUKE 11:10 [AMP]

JEREMIAH 30:17; LUKE 18:2,7 

Before You Turn Out the Light Tonight ~> Dare to pray boldly because of who I am.

Jesus Calling

WATCH YOUR WORDS DILIGENTLY

Words have such great power to bless or to wound. When you speak carelessly or negatively, you damage others as well as yourself. This ability to verbalize is an awesome privilege, granted only to those I created in My image. You need help in wielding this mighty power responsibly.

Though the world applauds quick-witted retorts, My instructions about communication are quite different: Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Ask My Spirit to help you whenever you speak. I have trained you to pray—“Help me, Holy Spirit”—before answering the phone, and you have seen the benefits of this discipline. Simply apply the same discipline to communicating with people around you. If they are silent, pray before speaking to them. If they are talking, pray before responding. These are split-second prayers, but they put you in touch with My Presence. In this way, your speaking comes under the control of My Spirit. As positive speech patterns replace your negative ones, the increase in your Joy will amaze you.

PROVERBS 12:18; JAMES 1:19; EPHESIANS 4:29

Jesus Calling [Morning]

I AM NEARER than you think, richly present in all your moments. You are connected to Me by Love-bonds that nothing can sever. However, you may sometimes feel alone because your union with Me is invisible. Ask Me to open your eyes so that you can find Me everywhere. The more aware you are of My Presence, the safer you feel. This is not some sort of escape from reality; it is tuning in to ultimate reality. I am far more Real than the world you can see, hear, and touch. Faith is the confirmation of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.

PSALM 90:14; ACTS 17:27–28; HEBREWS 11:1 [AMP]

Jesus Calling

NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON in your life at this time, your hope in Me is secure. Be constant in prayer—especially when you are struggling. As you stay in communication with Me, I help you to be steadfast and patient in suffering.

Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.

~ ROMANS 12:12 [AMP]

“I give [My followers] eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”

~ JOHN 10:28 [NKJV]

Also read: TITUS 2:11, 13; ROMANS 8:6

Before You Turn Out the Light: 

Your prayers need not be pretty or proper. Just bring your petitions to Me.

Jesus Calling

MY LOVE FOR YOU IS UNQUENCHABLE—it is even stronger than the bond between a mother and her baby. I want you to really come to know—practically, through experience—My Love, which far surpasses mere knowledge. Thus you can experience My Love in full measure.

[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!
~ EPHESIANS 3:19 [AMP]

Also read: SONG OF SONGS 8:7 NKJV; HOSEA 2:19; ISAIAH 49:15–16 

Before You Turn Out the Light: If you will reflect on the many times you’ve experienced My Love, you’ll never have to wonder what I think of you.

Jesus Calling

I, THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, am with you and for you. What more could you need? When you feel some lack, it is because you are not connecting with Me at a deep level. I offer abundant Life; your part is to trust Me, refusing to worry about anything.

It is not so much adverse events that make you anxious as it is your thoughts about those events. Your mind engages in efforts to take control of a situation, to bring about the result you desire. Your thoughts close in on the problem like ravenous wolves. Determined to make things go your way, you forget that I am in charge of your life. The only remedy is to switch your focus from the problem to My Presence. Stop all your striving, and watch to see what I will do. I am the Lord! 
[ROMANS 8:31–32; MICAH 7:7; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:3]

YOU ARE ACCUSTOMED TO WORRY-THOUGHTS roaming freely in your brain, so you must train yourself to bring all your cares into My Presence. Remember that you are never alone in your struggles: I am always aware of you and your circumstances. I can help you because I have all authority in heaven and on earth.

Let [God] have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. 
~ 1 PETER 5:7 [TLB]

Jesus came and spoke to [the disciples], saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” 
MATTHEW 28:18 [NKJV]

Before You Turn Out the Light:
If your mind and heart have wandered today, give yourself grace, and return to Me now.

Jesus Calling

LEARN TO RELATE to others through My Love rather than yours. Your human love is ever so limited, full of flaws and manipulation. My loving Presence, which always enfolds you, is available to bless others as well as you. Instead of trying harder to help people through your own paltry supplies, become aware of My unlimited supply, which is accessible to you continually. Let My Love envelop your outreach to other people.

Many of My precious children have fallen prey to burnout. A better description of their condition might be “drainout.” Countless interactions with needy people have drained them, without their conscious awareness. You are among these weary ones, who are like wounded soldiers needing R & R. Take time to rest in the Love-Light of My Presence. I will gradually restore to you the energy that you have lost over the years. Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and you will find rest for your souls.

PSALM 36:5; EXODUS 33:14; MATTHEW 11:28–29

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ME is so saturated in grace that the two are forever inseparable. I want you to rest in the perfection of your salvation. My glorious grace makes you holy and blameless in My sight, so nothing you do or fail to do can ever separate you from My Love. For by grace you have been saved through faith.

~ EPHESIANS 2:8 [NKJV]

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ROMANS 8:38 – 39, EPHESIANS 2:8 [NKJV]

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~ ROMANS 8:38 – 39

Jesus Calling

YOU KNOW THAT YOU FALL SHORT of My holy standard every single day; nonetheless, in My sight you are gloriously righteous. Your redemption, the forgiveness of sins, was accomplished through My blood—poured out freely because I love you. How wide and long and high and deep is this vast ocean of Love I have for you.

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. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 
~ EPHESIANS 3:16 ~ 3:19

Before You Turn Out the Light 

Try to absorb these words of blessing: You are holy and blameless in My sight.

Jesus Calling

LEARN TO LIVE FROM A PLACE OF RESTING in Me. We can deal with your problems together—you and I—so there is no need to panic. The more you return to Me—to our resting place—the more peaceful and joyful your life will be.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

~ PHILIPPIANS 4:13 NKJV

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

~ PROVERBS 18:10 NKJV Also read: ISAIAH 9:6

Before You Turn Out the Light Refuse to panic. Release your fears and return to My rest.