A few years ago, one of Cyndi’s friends gave her a devotional – Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence, by Sarah Young. This gift was given in a time of extreme dispair on our end. I had just lost my job, didn’t know what to do next, daughter beginning senior year at FSU and son beginning senior year in high school. That summer was perhaps the most intimate season we’ve had with Jesus and I credit a lot of it to this book.
Here is one of the entries for this week:
“Worship Me in the beauty of holiness. All true beauty reflects soem of who I am. I am working My ways in you: the divine Artist creating loveliness within your being. My main work is to clear out debris and clutter, making room for My Spirit to take full possession. Collaborate with Me in this effort by being willing to let go of anything I choose to take away. I know what you need, and I have promised to provide all of that – abundantly!
Your sense of security must not rest in your possessions or in things going your way. I am training you to depend on Me alone, finding fulfillment in My Presence. This entails being satisfied with much or with little, accepting either as My will for the moment. Instead of grasping and controlling, your are learning to release and receive. Cultivate this receptive stance by trusting Me in every situation.”
Some great words to let sink in. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.