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.

PSALM 89:15–16; 1 JOHN 3:19–20; JUDE V V. 24–25; PSALM 41:12

Jesus Calling

TRUST ME IN TIMES OF CONFUSION ~ when things don’t make sense and nothing you do seems to help. Invite Me to enter into your struggles ~ to be ever so close to you. Though others may not understand what you’re going through, I understand perfectly, and I am with you, watching over you continually.

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

~ GENESIS 28:15

My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

~PSALM 63:8

Also read: JOHN 15:26 NKJV

Before You Turn Out the Light:

Rest assured that there is a way forward, even though you can’t yet see it. Take My hand ~ and trust.

Jesus Calling

YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED PERSONAL BENEFITS from thanking Me for hard situations, but there is more—much more! Your sacrifice of thanksgiving has divine Power to weaken spiritual strongholds of evil. Moreover, your patient endurance of suffering can strengthen and encourage My people on earth.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

~ PROVERBS 3:5

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

~ 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3–4

Also read: PSALM 107:22; EPHESIANS 5:20

Before You Turn Out the Light: Trust deeply in My goodness, My mercy, My Love.

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.