This is from my “Jesus Calling” devotional by Sarah Young for May 2nd. It is perfect for today and just what I needed to hear!! I hope it helps someone else today too!
LIVING IN DEPENDENCE ON ME is the way to enjoy abundant life. You are learning to appreciate tough times because they amplify your awareness of My Presence. Tasks that you used to dread are becoming rich opportunities to enjoy My closeness. When you feel tired, you remember that I am your Strength; you take pleasure in leaning on Me. I am pleased by your tendency to turn to Me more and more frequently, especially when you are alone.
When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you bask in the blessing of My nearness, My life can flow through you to others. This is abundant life!
I really love this! It’s one of my favorites that I’ve read so far and is something that I’m working on. I feel it’s very fitting for where I am in my walk with Jesus. I have gotten even closer to Him during this quarantine time and have realized how much easier it is to connect with Him when I am by myself. I think that’s why I like to be by myself a lot.. and with my animals.. because I can really connect with Jesus and feel Him with me and I just love and appreciate that time with Him. I always look forward to it. And I’m realizing more and more everyday that that is what really matters in life, first and foremost.. is my relationship with Jesus. ❤
Hope you all are having a great Saturday!
God Bless you and see you soon! (Photo from 2016 ?? Enjoying a workout with my dogs)
If you liked the devotional above.. here’s a link to it so you can have one for yourself- Jesus Calling Devotional
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