Jesus Calling

LEAVE OUTCOMES UP TO ME. Follow Me wherever I lead, without worrying about how it will all turn out. Think of your life as an adventure, with Me as your Guide and Companion. Live in the now, concentrating on staying in step with Me. When our path leads to a cliff, be willing to climb it with My help. When we come to a resting place, take time to be refreshed in My Presence. Enjoy the rhythm of life lived close to Me.

You already know the ultimate destination of your journey: your entrance into heaven. So keep your focus on the path just before you, leaving outcomes up to Me.

“When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”
[John 10:4]

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
[Psalm 27:13–14]

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
[Exodus 15:1]

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

I WILL NEVER LIMIT MYSELF to doing only what you can anticipate and understand—to do so would be to cease being God! So expect your life to become increasingly surprising as you grow closer to Me. You will discover traces of My vibrant Presence in unusual places.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

[ISAIAH 55: 9]

With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.

[PSALM 18:29]

Also read: 1 PETER 1:8

Before You Turn Out the Light:

Start expecting each new day to contain surprises.

In this, you’ll view unforeseen events not as

something wrong but as something from Me.”

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

DO NOT LET any set of circumstances intimidate you. The more challenging your day, the more of My Power I place at your disposal. You seem to think that I empower you equally each day, but this is not so. Your tendency upon awakening is to assess the difficulties ahead of you, measuring them against your average strength. This is an exercise in unreality.

I know what each of your days will contain, and I empower you accordingly. The degree to which I strengthen you on a given day is based mainly on two variables: the difficulty of your circumstances, and your willingness to depend on Me for help. Try to view challenging days as opportunities to receive more of My Power than usual. Look to Me for all that you need, and watch to see what I will do. As your day, so shall your strength be.

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.
[Ephesians 1:18–20]

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
[Psalm 105:4]

Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; as your days, so shall your strength be.
[Deuteronomy 33:25]

 

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

FOCUS YOUR ENTIRE BEING on My living Presence. I am most assuredly with you, enveloping you in My Love and Peace. While you relax in My Presence, I am molding your mind and cleansing your heart. I am re-creating you into the one I designed you to be.

As you move from stillness into the activities of your day, do not relinquish your attentiveness to Me. If something troubles you, talk it over with Me. If you get bored with what you are doing, fill the time with prayers and praise. When someone irritates you, don’t let your thoughts linger on that person’s faults. Gently nudge your mind back to Me. Every moment is precious if you keep your focus on Me. Any day can be a good day because My Presence permeates all time.

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

[Psalm 89:15–16]

This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

[1 John 3:19–20]

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

[Jude vv. 24–25]

In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

[Psalm 41:12]

~ Sarah Young ~

 

Jesus Calling

LEARN TO APPRECIATE difficult days. Be stimulated by the challenges you encounter along your way. As you journey through rough terrain with Me, gain confidence from your knowledge that together we can handle anything. This knowledge is comprised of three parts: your relationship with Me, promises in the Bible, and past experiences of coping successfully during hard times.

Look back on your life, and see how I have helped you through difficult days. If you are tempted to think, “Yes, but that was then, and this is now,” remember who I AM! Although you and your circumstances may change dramatically, I remain the same throughout time and eternity. This is the basis of your confidence. In My Presence you live and move and have your being.


“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

[Isaiah 41:10]

But you remain the same, and your years will never end.

[Psalm 102:27]

God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. “For in him we live and move and have our being.” As some of your own poets have said, “We are his offspring.”

[Acts 17:27–28]

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

IN ORDER TO DO SOMETHING WELL, you need to feel at peace about the many other things you could be doing but are not. When you have set your priorities according to My will, you can relax and focus on accomplishing what I deem important. As you seek to please Me above all else, you will grow more and more into the workmanship—the masterpiece—I created you to be.

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

[PSALM 119:103–105]

We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

[EPHESIANS 2:10]

Also read:

PSALM 105:4

Before You Turn Out The Light:

As you look at all of tomorrow’s possibilities before you, seek My Face and My will.

~ Sarah Young ~

Jesus Calling

YOU CAN LIVE as close to Me as you choose. I set up no barriers between us; neither do I tear down barriers that you erect.

People tend to think their circumstances determine the quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control those situations. They feel happy when things are going well and sad or frustrated when things don’t turn out as they’d hoped. They rarely question this correlation between their circumstances and feelings. Yet it is possible to be content in any and every situation.

Put more energy into trusting Me and enjoying My Presence. Don’t let your well-being depend on your circumstances. Instead, connect your joy to My precious promises:

I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will meet all your needs according to My glorious riches. Nothing in all creation will be able to separate you from My Love.

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.

[Philippians 4:12]

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.”

[Genesis 28:15]

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

[Philippians 4:19]

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]

~ Sarah Young ~