By Sarah Young
From Betsy Hall, Editor. At our last Women’s Association meeting, Lillian shared a devotion from the book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you, Jesus Calling invites you to experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is always with you. This popular book of daily devotions was followed up by Jesus Listens, which I happened to see in a coffee shop the very next day! That was a message I could not ignore. I wanted you all to be inspired by what the PRP women heard:
It is good that you recognize your weakness. That keeps you looking to Me, your strength. Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in continual dependence on Me. Instead of trying to fit this day into a preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing. This mind-set will free you to enjoy Me and to find what I have planned for you to do. This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own plan.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. Lighten up and laugh with Me. You have Me on your side, so what are you worried about? I can equip you to do absolutely anything, as long as it is My will. The more difficult your day, the more I yearn to help you. Anxiety wraps you up in yourself, trapping you in your own thoughts. When you look to Me and whisper My Name, you break free and receive My help. Focus on Me, and you will find Peace in My Presence.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22