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

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!