Wednesday, July 11

Jesus Calling: July 18th, 2021

Jesus Calling: July 18th

I am nearer than you think, richly present in all your moments. You are connected to Me by Love-bonds that nothing can sever. However, you may sometimes feel alone, because your union with Me is invisible. Ask Me to open your eyes, so that you can find Me everywhere. The more aware you are of My Presence, the safer you feel. This is not some sort of escape from reality; it is turning in to ultimate reality. I am far more real than the world you can see, hear, and touch. Faith is the confirmation of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality, perceiving as real fact what is not rewarded to the senses.

RELATED BIBLE VERSES:

Acts 17:27-28 (NLT)
27 “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

Additional insight regarding Acts 17:27,28: God is in his creation and close to every one of us. But he is not trapped in his creation - he is transcendent. God is the Creator, not the creation. This means that God is sovereign and in control, while at the same time he is close and personal. Let the Creator of the universe rule your life. 

Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
Great Examples of Faith
11 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

Additional insight regarding Hebrews 11:1: Do you remember how you felt when you were very young and your birthday approached? You were excited and anxious. You knew you would certainly receive gifts and other special treats. But some things would be a surprise. Birthdays combine assurance and anticipation, and so does faith! Faith is the confidence based on past experience that God's new and fresh surprises will surely be ours. 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you, Sarah. I start each day and end each day reading your incredible Jesus Calling. I forgot to read my book this morning and found your blog!

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  2. I have read jesus calling fo many years! I found jesus always a couple of years ago. And now I'm reading jesus today. I love greeting these books every morning for I know he speaks to me! Also, I love your introductions because you make yourself real. Thank you!

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  3. Great explanation of faith its like a birthday:)

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