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.

Jesus Calling

THANK ME FOR THE GLORIOUS GIFT OF MY SPIRIT

This is like priming the pump of a well. As you bring Me the sacrifice of thanksgiving, regardless of your feelings, My Spirit is able to work more freely within you. This produces more thankfulness and more freedom, until you are overflowing with gratitude.

I shower blessings on you daily, but sometimes you don’t perceive them. When your mind is stuck on a negative focus, you see neither Me nor My gifts. In faith, thank Me for whatever is preoccupying your mind. This will clear the blockage so that you can find Me.

PSALM 50:14; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:5; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:17; PSALM 95:2 NKJV

Jesus Calling

THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WRONG WAYS to handle difficulties: Some people simply pretend they don’t exist, like ostriches hiding their heads in the sand; you, however, tend to go to the other extreme, focusing on problems much more than necessary. I am training you to pry your mind away from trouble so you can fix your thoughts on Me.

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

~ PSALM 145:18

For He Himself is our peace.

~ EPHESIANS 2:14 NKJV

Also read: HEBREW S 3:1

Before You Turn Out the Light 

Persevere in directing your wayward thoughts toward Me. In Me is your Peace.

Jesus Calling

I AM LEADING YOU, STEP BY STEP, through your life. Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy—even precarious. That is how it should be. Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine. This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion: doubting My promises to care for you.

Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.

DEUTERONOMY 29:29; LUKE 12:25–26; PSALM 32:8

Jesus Calling

I WANT YOU TO TRUST ME with all your heart and all your mind. Instead of relying on your own understanding to help you feel in control, ask My Spirit to control your mind. As you look to Me, trusting Me and talking with Me, I straighten out the path before you.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

~ PROVERBS 3:5–6 [AMP]

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

~ ROMANS 8:6