[embedded content] “Be willing to follow wherever I lead.” “Though you don’t know what lies ahead, I know, and that is enough!” “Some of my richest blessings are just around the bend: out of sight, but nonteheless, very real.” “To receive these gifts, you must walk by faith—not by sight.” “Sometimes I lead you up a high mountain with only My hand to support you.” “The higher you climb the more spectacular the view becomes;also the more keenly you sense your separation from the world and all its problems.” “This frees you to experience exuberantly the joyous reality of My Presence.” “Give yourself fully to these Glory-moments, awash in dazzling light.” “Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.”—Psalm 96:6
[embedded content] “A thankful attitude opens windows of heaven.” “Moreover, as you look up with a grateful heart, you get glimpses of Glory through those windows.” “Such samples of heavenly fare revive your hope.” “Thus, your path becomes an upward spiral: ever increasing in gladness.” “Thankfulness is the language of Love.” “A thankful mind-set rejoices in Me, your Savior in the midst of trials and tribulations.” “I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present and well-proved help in trouble.” “I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” — Habakkuk 3:18 (NIV)
[embedded content] The Way of Peace “Come to Me, and rest in My presence…” “As you ponder the majestic mystery of the Incarnation, relax in My everlasting arms.” “Praise and worship are the best responses to the wonder of My Being.” “Sing praises to My holy Name.” “Look for a star of guidance in your own life, and be wiling to follow wherever I lead.” “I am the Light from on high that dawns upon you, to guide your feet into the way of Peace.” “We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” — John 1:14
[embedded content] “Come to me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed.” “A close walk with Me is a life of continual newness.“ “Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year. Instead, seek My Face with an open mind, knowing that your journey with me involves being transformed by the renewing of your mind.“ “As you focus your thoughts on Me, be aware that I am fully attentive to you.” “I see you with a steady eye, because My attention span is infinite.“ “I know and understand you completely; My thoughts embrace you in everlasting Love.” “Give yourself fully to this adventure of increasing attentiveness of My Presence.” “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” —Jeremiah 29:1...
[embedded content] “Walk boldy along the path of Life, relying on your ever-present Companion.” “You have every reason to be confident, because My Presence accompanies you all the days of your life—and onward into eternity.” “Fix your eyes on Me, the Author and Perfecter of your faith.” “Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am holding you by your right hand.” “Nothing can separate you from My Presence!” “For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” —Isaiah 41:13
[embedded content] “Come to Me for understanding. I comprehend you in all your complexity; no detail of your life is hidden from Me. I view you through eyes of grace, so don’t be afraid of My intimate awareness. Allow the Light of My healing Presence to shine into the deepest recesses of your being — cleansing, healing, refreshing, and renewing you. Trust Me enough to accept the full forgiveness that I offer you continually. This great gift, which cost Me My Life, is yours for all eternity. Forgiveness is at the very core of My abiding Presence. I will never leave you nor forsake you.” — Joshua 1:5
[embedded content] “Heaven is both present and future. As you walk along your life path holding My hand, you are already in touch with the essence of heaven: nearness to Me. Shimmering sunshine awakens your heart, gently reminding you of My brilliant Light. Birds and flowers, trees and skies evoke praises to My holy Name. Keep your eyes and ears fully open as you journey with Me. At the end of your life-path is an entrance to heaven. You know that you will reach your home in My perfect timing: not one moment too soon or too late.” “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.” — Hebrews 6:19
[embedded content] “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. 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. Failure highlights your dependence on Me. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes.” But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.Micah 7:7
[embedded content] As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepst need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your needinees. I want you to be filled with My very Being, permeated through and through with Peace. Thank Me for My Peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings. Whisper My Name in loving tenderness. My Peace, which lives continually in your spirit, will gradually work its way through your entire being. As it says in John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Sarah Young, author of Jesus Calling and its follow-up Jesus Always, invites you to ring in the New Year with a renewed sense of God’s Peace and Presence. These book...
[embedded content] Jesus Calling by Sarah Young – The Next Door This video companion to Episode 14 of the Jesus Calling Podcast explores how women struggling with addiction and the stigma of incarceration have found hope at The Next Door. Learn how they rediscovered the only Person who has never left them – Jesus. You can find more videos like the one above on the Jesus Calling YouTube Channel. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Jesus Calling Podcast on iTunes for more stories like these. To learn more about The Next Door, listen to this episode of the Jesus Calling Podcast by clicking here.
[embedded content] Jesus Calling and Jesus Always by Sarah Young – Reba McEntire’s Walk of Faith In this short video, Reba McEntire discusses how God’s Grace and Presence help her through times of difficulty, and how she finds daily inspiration within the pages of Jesus Calling and Jesus Always. This video is a companion piece to Episode 28 of the Jesus Calling Podcast. If you’d like to learn more about Reba’s walk with Christ, listen to this episode here. You can find more videos like the one above on the Jesus Calling YouTube Channel. And be sure to subscribe to the Jesus Calling Podcast on iTunes for more stories like these.
[embedded content] Watch and listen as Sarah Young, author of Jesus Calling, describes her love of Scripture and the Words of Jesus in this excerpt from her new book, Jesus Always. You can read more about Jesus Calling, Jesus Always, and other books by Sarah Young here. Interested in learning how Jesus Calling has touched the lives people like you? Subscribe to the Jesus Calling Podcast on iTunes! Video Transcript It was a pleasure and a privelege to be able to set aside large blocks of time for focusing on Jesus and His Word. I consider The Bible a priceless treasure. I enjoy reading it, and memorizing scripture has become increasingly precious to me. It’s so comforting to have God’s Word in my heart all the time, guiding and encouraing me day and night. Because I revere The Bib...