This is the devotional I read for July 9 and 10. Yes, I bunch up the readings and then let them sink in for a while before I bite off another bunch. I read the book “Jesus Calling” as my morning devos. and then I do longer readings from other books and a portion of scripture for my evening devos. This blessed me, and I just want to share it with you.
“Stop worrying long enough to hear My voice. I speak softly to you in the depths of your being. Your mind shuttles back and forth, hither and yon, weaving webs of anxious confusion. As My thoughts rise up within you, they become entangled in those sticky webs of worry. Thus, my voice is muffled, and you hear only ‘white noise.’
“Ask My Spirit to quiet your mind so that you can think My thoughts. This ability is an awesome benefit of being my child, patterned after My own image. Do not be deafened by the noise of the world or that of your own thinking. Instead, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Sit quietly in My Presence, letting My thoughts reprogram your thinking.
“Relax in my peaceful Presence. Do not bring performance pressures into our sacred space of communion. When you are with someone you trust completely, you are free to be yourself… I know the worst about you, but I also see the best in you. I long for you to trust me enough to be fully yourself with Me. When you are real with Me, I am able to bring out the best in you: the very gifts I have planted in your soul. Relax and enjoy our friendship.”
~Jesus Calling by Sarah Young