Hi, lovely people,
A friend recently gifted me a daily devotional book titled “Jesus Calling – Enjoying Peace in his Presence” by author Sarah Young. It is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.
As part of my daily routine, I read my devotional for the day and the corresponding Bible verses that accompany it. Then Jesus and I chat. Well, I chat and Jesus listens.
Most days all I do is thank him…for everything…including the healing, comfort and peace for those on my prayer list as well as my own family and friends. It is a wonderful way to start my day and each daily reading seems tailored made for my needs for that particular day.
Today’s devotional asked me to see things from Jesus’ perspective not my own. Boy, how I needed to hear this message. I loved this reading so much I wanted to share it with you.
What really hit home with me is where it says when things don’t go as I hope, to look to Jesus and lightheartedly say “Oh, well.” By not fretting over the smaller things it frees my emotional energy to deal with the serious problems I and my family are facing. It also reminds me that even the serious issues are temporary as God does have a plan in the works. I believe that. I have to believe that, so I do.
“Jesus Calling” is a wonderful book and one I highly recommend for yourself or as a gift. It’s available on Amazon and Christianbooks.com. I thanked my friend for this beautiful gift, but I am not sure she knows exactly how much it means to me and how Jesus called her to send it at exactly the right moment.
As you go about your day today, try what I’m doing just looking up, shrugging my shoulders and saying “oh, well.” Wishing you all…
Blessings, Peace and Love,