Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Midweek Meditation: "A Prayer of Jesus Speaking"

This particular devotional reading is from Sarah Young's book, "Jesus Today: Experiencing Hope Through His Presence."

"Keep returning your focus to Me! I am always thinking about you and watching every-thing that concerns you. You, however, are only human, and you will lose sight of Me at times. I know how hard it is for you to stay focused on Me, especially when you are feeling weak or weary. So give yourself grace whenever you realize your mind and heart have wandered from Me. And waste no time in returning to Me by praising Me in thought, word, or song. Even whispering My Name—reverently, lovingly— can be worship.

Let Me have all your worries and cares. This may sound easy, but it is not; you are accus-tomed to worry-thoughts roaming freely in your brain. So you must train yourself to bring all your cares into My Presence, trusting Me to help you. Remember that you are never alone in your struggles: I am always aware of you and your circumstances. I can help you because I have all authority in heaven and on earth. As you come into My Presence, let go of your worries and cares—so you can cling to Me in childlike trust." (Sarah Young, Jesus Today, Thomas-Nelson, 2012, p226)


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