Years after Jesus had appeared to me and after reading the Bible and books about the Bible, etc., I sat in front of a Christian bookstore one day and talked to Jesus before going in. I asked Him to help me choose a book that would feed my hungry spirit because learning about doctrines, dogmas, etc. left me dry when I longed more for Him than anything else. When I walked into the bookstore, my eyes instantly fell to a small brown book sitting all by itself on the bottom of the first bookcase I saw. It had the words God Calling embossed in gold on the front cover but nothing else. It didn't look very interesting, so I put it back and walked further along looking at different books. I was so tired of buying books that I was bored with before I finished the 1st chapter. As I stood waiting for the cashier, I felt led to run back and get the little brown book. I'm so glad I did because it was a huge help to me in understanding the Scriptures. It was a book of daily devotions by two women who called themselves Anonymous. They claimed they waited in prayer in the presence of the Lord each day and were given these devotions to write. I'll share them here each day and you can decide. I've been sharing them daily each and every day now with everyone I possibly can. Whatever the Lord gives to me that has helped me, I share it with others who say they are helped by them, too. Since reading God Calling, I then came across it's sequel God @ Eventide and then Jesus Calling. I've added songs to them, too, the edify our spirits in these difficult days. The Bible says to put on the garment of praise to lift the spirit of heaviness....and St. Augustine says to sing is to pray twice, right? If they don't help you grow in understanding and knowledge of Jesus, then please disregard/ignore them.
God bless you
God bless you
JESUS CALLING - May 13
Thank Me in the midst of the crucible. When things seem all wrong, look for growth opportunities. Especially, look for areas where you need to let go, leaving your cares in My able hands. Do you trust Me to orchestrate your life events as I choose, or are you still trying to make things go according to your will? If you keep trying to carry out your intentions while I am leading you in another direction, you deify your desires.
Be on the lookout for what I am doing in your life. Worship Me by living close to Me, thanking Me in all circumstances.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
—1 Peter 5:6–7
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
—1 Thessalonians 5:18
Link: https: //youtu.be/bdoN-XB5k_4
What Joy follows self-conquest! You cannot conquer and control others until you have completely conquered yourself.
Can you see yourselves absolutely unmoved? Think of Me before the mocking soldiers, being struck, spat upon, and answering never a word - never a word. Try to see that as Divine Power. Remember by that Power of perfect silence, perfect self-control, you can alone prove your right to govern.
Never judge. The heart of man is so delicate, so complex, only its Maker can know it. Each heart is so different, actuated by different motives, controlled by different circumstances, influenced by different sufferings.
How can one judge of another? Leave to Me the unraveling of the puzzles of life. Leave to Me the teaching of understanding. Bring each heart to Me, its Maker, and leave it with Me. Secure in the certainty that all that is wrong I can set right.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1
~ GOD CALLING 5/13
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS
The Way of Holiness differs for each of My followers as the character of each differs. My command for you is not necessarily My command for another.
My followers often forget this. Because I may have told them to take a certain road they are sure that you should be walking in the same way.
Heed them not. Remember, too, that a way of discipline for you may not be My Will for another.
~ GOD @ EVENTIDE 5/13
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GET UP AND FIGHT
My Princess Warrior,
The greatest battle you may ever fight is the fight to forgive yourself. Remember, My beloved, all My chosen ones had to get up and receive My gift of grace to finish living out their faith.
I gave My disciple Peter the strength to get up from guilt from denying he ever knew Me. I gave My anointed King David the grace to get up from the shame of committing adultery. I gave My apostle Paul the mercy to get up from pride and arrogance. I gave My warrior Gideon the courage to stand above his fears. The time is now to accept My forgiveness, and finish what I called you to do. Nothing can keep you down, because My power to rise again is in you.
Your King who helps you up whenever you fall
"Even if godly people fall down seven times, They always get up."
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