Jesus Calling

WAITING IN ITSELF IS NOT A VIRTUE; the important thing is how you wait—in a resigned, impatient way—or in hope, keeping your focus on Me. When your overarching hope is for Me, you have every reason to be confident. I am your Help and your Shield.

We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

[PSALM 33:20]

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]

Also read: MATTHEW 28:18–20 NKJV

Before You Turn Out the Light:
Put your hope fully in Me. I have shielded you from many hardships, and I will continue to protect you.

Jesus Calling

I AM PLEASED when you ask My Spirit to think, live, and love through you. This is the collaborative way of living I had in mind when I created mankind. The more you collaborate with the Spirit, the freer you become free to live exuberantly, to love extravagantly, to know Me in ever-increasing intimacy!

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

[ROMANS 12:2]

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

[ROMANS 8:26–27]

Also read: ROMANS 8:6

[Before You Turn Out the Light]:

Invite My Spirit to help you yield to My will and make you who I designed you to be.

Jesus Calling

STAY ON THE HIGH ROAD WITH ME. Many voices clamor for your attention, trying to divert you to another path. But I have called you to walk ever so closely with Me, soaking in My Presence, living in My Peace. This is My unique design for you, planned before the world began.

I have called each of My children to a different path, distinctly designed for that one. Do not let anyone convince you that his path is the only right way. And be careful not to extol your path as superior to another’s way. What I require of you is to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with Me—wherever I lead.

[JOHN 14:27 NKJV; EPHESIANS 2:10; MICAH 6:8]

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

WHEN YOU TRUSTED ME AS SAVIOR, I united Myself to you in eternal matrimony. Many things threaten to rip apart this holy bond—principalities and powers, controlling people, dire circumstances—but nothing can succeed, not even death. My banner over you is Love.

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

[ROMANS 8:38 –39 NKJV]

He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.

[SONG OF SONGS 2:4]

[Also read: PSALM 145:18; COLOSSIANS 2:9]

Before You Turn Out the Light:

I am nearer than a whispered prayer. Reach out for Me.

Jesus Calling

REMEMBER THAT YOU LIVE IN a fallen world: an abnormal world tainted by sin. Much frustration and failure result from your seeking perfection in this life. There is nothing perfect in this world except Me. That is why closeness to Me satisfies deep yearnings and fills you with Joy.

I have planted longing for perfection in every human heart. This is a good desire, which I alone can fulfill. But most people seek this fulfillment in other people and earthly pleasures or achievements. Thus they create idols, before which they bow down. I will have no other gods before Me! Make Me the deepest desire of your heart. Let Me fulfill your yearning for perfection.

[ROMANS 8:22; EXODUS 20:3; PSALM 37:4]

Jesus Calling

REMIND YOURSELF FREQUENTLY that I live inside you and I am mighty! Let your awareness of My indwelling Presence drive out discouragement and fill you with great Joy. As My Life flows into yours, you are strengthened with divine might.

[The Lord] said to me, My grace (My favor and lovingkindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

[2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 AMP]

Also read: ZEPHANIAH 3:17 NKJV; JUDE V. 24

Before You Turn Out the Light

Ponder what it means to have My Power dwelling inside you—and be glad!