By Sarah Young
Author and Missionary
Sarah Young shares uniquely inspired spiritual insight in memorable, thought-provoking
daily devotionals. Jesus Calling is written from Jesus' point
of view in a touching first-person format that enables readers to experience
the Savior speaking directly to them through scripture. Below are two
excerpts from the book.
Refresh yourself in the Peace of My Presence.
This Peace can be your portion at all times and in all circumstances.
Learn to hide in the secret of My Presence, even as you carry
out your duties in the world. I am both with you and within you. I go
before you to open up the way, and I also walk alongside you. There could
never be another companion as devoted as I am.
Because I am your constant Companion, there should be a lightness to
your step that is observable to others. Do not be weighed down with problems
and unresolved issues, for I am your burden-bearer. In the world you have
trials and distress, but don't let them get you down. I have conquered
the world and deprived it of power to harm you. In Me you may have
Psalm 31:19-20 (NASB); John 16:33 (AMP)
I want you to learn a new habit.
Try saying, "I trust You, Jesus" in response to whatever happens
to you. If there is time, think about who I AM in all My Power and Glory;
ponder also the depth and breadth of My Love for you.
This simple practice will help you to see Me in every situation, acknowledging
My sovereign control over the universe. When you view events from this
perspectve -- through the Light of My universal Presence -- fear loses
its grip on you. Adverse circumstances become growth opportunities when
you affirm your trust in Me no matter what. You receive blessings gratefully,
realizing they flow directly from My hand of grace. Your continual assertion
of trusting Me will strengthen our relationship and keep you close to
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Excerpted from Jesus
Calling, by Sarah Young. Published by Integrity
Publishers. Used by permission.
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