Monday, August 26

Jesus Calling: October 25th, 2024

Jesus Calling: October 25th

I am God with you, for all time and throughout eternity. Don't let the familiarity of that concept numb its impact on your consciousness. My perpetual Presence with you can be a continual source of Joy, springing up and flowing out in streams of abundant Life. Let your mind reverberate with meanings of My Names: Jesus--the Lord saves, and Emmanuel--God with us.  Strive to remain conscious of My Presence even in your busiest moments. Talk with Me about whatever delights you, whatever upsets you, whatever is on your mind. These tiny steps of daily disciplines, taken one after the other, will keep you close to Me on the path of Life.


Matthew 1:21-23 (NIV)
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Acts 2:28 (NIV)
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

Additional insight regarding Acts: 25-33: Peter quoted from Psalm 16 - a psalm written by David. He explained that David was not writing about himself, because David had died and was buried. Instead, he was writing as a prophet who was foretelling the Messiah who would be resurrected. Peter was emphasizing that Jesus' body was not left to rot in the grave but has, in fact, been resurrected and glorified.