Jesus Calling

First of all, I am sorry I have not written anything in a while! I have had so much school work and have not had much time to work on my blog! Since I have been so busy lately, I have not been spending time with God every day either like I should be doing. After not journaling and reading my bible for about a week I started missing God in my life, even though it had only been a week I could tell such a big difference. I started feeling guilty and missing him a lot more than I thought I would after just a few days. It was sort of a wake-up call of how much I needed Jesus in my life. I have a daily devotional called “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young that I don’t read every day, but I usually just read it when I just need something to think about or if I need something to help me get back on track with God. I opened to the page for November 1st, and what I read could not have been more relevant.
It said, “Do not be discouraged by the difficulty of keeping your focus on Me. I know that your heart’s desire is to be aware of My Presence continually. This is a lofty goal; you aim toward it but never fully achieve it in this life. Don’t let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead, try to see yourself as I see you. First of all, I am delighted by your desire to walk closely with Me, through your life. I am pleased each time you initiate communication with Me, In addition, I notice the progress you have made since you first resolved to live in My presence.
When you realized that your mind has wandered away from Me, don’t be alarmed or surprised. You live in a world that has been rigged to distract you. Each time you plow your way through the massive distractions to communicated with Me, you achieve a victory. Rejoice in these tiny triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days.”
Honestly, after I read this I was in shock. There are 365 different pages, in this book and the one on November 1st happened to be on the exact thing I was feeling. Even though I haven’t talked to God in a while, this showed me he is always listening and watching over me. This confirmed God literally knows everything about us and is always trying to talk to us in different ways. I think if I read this a year ago I would not think this was Jesus talking to me, I would just think it’s some random bible verse I read that day. Now I know everything God shows us is for a reason and nothing is just a coincidence.
I thought I would share this because I think it is something everyone can relate to. In our generation, it is so easy to get distracted by everything else going on, that sometimes we can forget what is really important, but God understands that. No matter where we are in our personal relationship with, He will always be chasing after us.

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