Titanium seems to work! Yet now need note to fly…🤷🏼‍♂️😉😎

I can understand why FAA and airlines may wonder what all this selection of specialized medical hardware inside of me is. Note from doctor has to be with me and scanned in with tickets when going to Hawaii, December of 2016. Good part was, as metal detectors saw me more as a human IED…got to go in wheelchair to the front of the line repeatedly for more personalized review of my situation👍🤙🏽😇

Harborview Hospital XRays done during first 3 weeks in hospital. 9/7/2012-9/28/2012.

There is more metal in spine T5-T8 to keep spine from becoming completely severed, there for “just a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Please help me raise money for Eksoskeleton through nonprofit being set up through The Foss Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries…🙏😇👍

Thanks to one and ALL!!!😊🤙🏽

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Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 12/26 forward…

December 26

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…
I am the gift that continuously gives—bounteously, with no strings attached. Unconditional Love is such a radical concept that even My most devoted followers fail to grasp it fully. Absolutely nothing in heaven or on earth can cause Me to stop loving you. You may feel more loved when you are performing according to your expectations. But My Love for you is perfect; therefore it is not subject to variation. What does vary is your awareness of My loving Presence.

When you are dissatisfied with your behavior, you tend to feel unworthy of My Love. You may unconsciously punish yourself by withdrawing from Me and attributing the distance between us to My displeasure. Instead of returning to Me and receiving My Love, you attempt to earn My approval by trying harder. All the while, I am aching to hold you in My everlasting arms, to enfold you in My Love. When you are feeling unworthy or unloved, come to Me. Then ask for receptivity to My unfailing Love.

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him… There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.                    —1 John 4:15–16, 18

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” —Deuteronomy 33:27

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. —Psalm 13:5

Dear God, thank You for Your perfect love as You let me know there is nothing I may do to earn such a gift as you I do not need to fear Your love for so long as I accept Your love I will be made perfect by You coming down from heaven, being made man and willingly being the perfect sacrifice for me and all who believe, indeed your love cannot be earned as it is a gift known as grace that I may enter heaven, not because of me earning a prize, but rather accepting the gift of Your love, in Jesus name, amen.
December 27

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am preparing you for what is on the road ahead, just around the bend. Take time to be still in My Presence so that I can strengthen you. The busier you become, the more you need this time apart with Me. So many people think that time spent with Me is a luxury they cannot afford. As a result, they live and work in their own strength—until that becomes depleted. Then they either cry out to Me for help or turn away in bitterness.

How much better it is to walk close to Me, depending on My strength and trusting Me in every situation. If you live in this way, you will do less but accomplish far more. Your unhurried pace of living will stand out in this rush-crazed age. Some people may deem you lazy, but many more will be blessed by your peacefulness.Walk in the Light with Me, and you will reflect Me to the watching world.

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. —Isaiah 64:4

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  —John 15:5

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.                 —Psalm 36:9

Dear God, thank You for preparing the way for me, keep me on Your path and wanting to be with you as opposed to help me to want to walk close with You depending on You for my strength and security, in Jesus name, amen.

December 28

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present Help in trouble. Therefore, you don’t need to be afraid of anything—not even cataclysmic circumstances. The media are increasingly devoted to fear-inducing subject matter: terrorism, serial killers, environmental catastrophes. If you focus on such dangers and forget that I am your Refuge in all circumstances, you will become increasingly fearful. Every day I manifest My grace in countless places and situations, but the media take no notice. I shower not only blessings but also outright miracles on your planet.

As you grow closer to Me, I open your eyes to see more and more of My Presence all around you. Things that most people hardly notice, like shifting shades of sunlight, fill you with heart-bursting Joy. You have eyes that see and ears that hear, so proclaim My abiding Presence in the world.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. —Psalm 46:1–3

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. —Psalm 89:15

Dear God, thank You for showing me Your miracles in my life that I may continue to live, breathe, and learn about Your endless love as you work major miracles in my life and continue with abundant smaller blessings day in and day out, help me to be aware of Your goodness and grace that I may give thanks and continue to glorify your name, in Jesus name, amen.
December 29

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me with every fiber of your being! What I can accomplish in and through you is proportional to how much you depend on Me. One aspect of this is the degree to which you trust Me in a crisis or major decision. Some people fail miserably here, while others are at their best in tough times. Another aspect is even more telling: the constancy of your trust in Me. People who rely on Me in the midst of adversity may forget about Me when life is flowing smoothly. Difficult times can jolt you into awareness of your need for Me, whereas smooth sailing can lull you into the stupor of self-sufficiency.

I care as much about your tiny trust-steps through daily life as about your dramatic leaps of faith. You may think that no one notices, but the One who is always beside you sees everything—and rejoices. Consistently trusting in Me is vital to flourishing in My Presence.

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. —Psalm 40:4

When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?    —Psalm 56:3–4

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. —Psalm 62:8

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. —Isaiah 26:3–4

Dear God, thank You for Your love and caring that I may count on You in tough times while remembering to thank You and appreciate Your goodness and love when things are going well and not think I am in control but recognize Your goodness, mercy and grace allow for such things, according to Your will, in Jesus name, amen.

December 30

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am leading you along a way that is uniquely right for you. The closer to Me you grow, the more fully you become your true self—the one I designed you to be. Because you are one of a kind, the path you are traveling with Me diverges increasingly from that of other people. However, in My mysterious wisdom and ways, I enable you to follow this solitary path while staying in close contact with others. In fact, the more completely you devote yourself to Me, the more freely you can love people.

Marvel at the beauty of a life intertwined with My Presence. Rejoice as we journey together in intimate communion. Enjoy the adventure of finding yourself through losing yourself in Me.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!                 —2 Corinthians 5:17

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.                         —Ephesians 2:10

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from You God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.       —1 John 4:7–8

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” —John 15:4

Dear God, thank You for loving me and, though far from perfect, I can be forgiven, strengthened and renewed in Your love for me that I may receive Your grace and share Your love and Your light with others as You see fit. Continue to be with me teach me and love me as you see fit, knowing I can be one with You through whom all things were made, in Jesus name, amen.

December 31

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness. My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match. I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own. I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use. I want you to be filled with My very Being, permeated through and through with Peace.

Thank Me for My peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings.Whisper My Name in loving tenderness. My Peace, which lives continually in your spirit, will gradually work its way through your entire being.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. —2 Corinthians 4:7

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. —John 14:26–27

Dear God, thank You for Your peace which passes all understanding as a gift from You to me and all who believe as You have created us to live in dependence on You Lord that we may be comforted by the Holy Spirit, awaiting Your return, in Jesus name, amen.

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 12/14 forward…

December 14

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Rest in Me, my child, forgetting about the worries of the world. Focus on Me—Emmanuel—and let My living Presence envelop you in Peace. Tune in to My eternal security, for I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. If you live on the surface of life by focusing on ever-changing phenomena, you will find yourself echoing the words of Solomon: “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” Living in collaboration with Me is the way to instill meaning into your days. Begin each day alone with Me, so that you can experience the reality of My Presence. As you spend time with Me, the way before you opens up step by step. Arise from the stillness of our communion, and gradually begin your journey through the day. Hold My hand in deliberate dependence on Me, and I will smooth out the path before you.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.                        —Hebrews 13:8
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”            —Ecclesiastes 1:2

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  —Proverbs 3:6

Dear God, thank You for being here with me as I learn to live according to Your will for me following in Your grace, keep me safe and secure knowing You are there for me all the days of my life in peace everlasting, in Jesus name, amen.

   December 15

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Your longing for heaven is good, because it is an extension of your yearning for Me. The hope of heaven is meant to strengthen and encourage you, filling you with wondrous Joy. Many Christians have misunderstood this word hope, believing that it denotes wishful thinking. Nothing could be farther from the truth! As soon as I became your Savior, heaven became your ultimate destination. The phrase hope of heaven highlights the benefits you can enjoy even while remaining on earth. This hope keeps you spiritually alive during dark times of adversity; it brightens your path and heightens your awareness of My Presence. My desire is that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.            —Romans 8:23–25

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.                               —Hebrews 6:18–19

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.            —Romans 15:13

Dear God, thank You for granting me assurance of Your will for me that I will be with you through the power of the Holy Spirit as You are with me, in Jesus name, amen.
   
December 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am speaking in the depths of your being. Be still, so that you can hear My voice. I speak in the language of Love; My words fill you with Life and Peace, Joy and hope. I desire to talk with all of My children, but many are too busy to listen. The “work ethic” has them tied up in knots. They submit wholeheartedly to this taskmaster, wondering why they feel so distant from Me.

Living close to Me requires making Me your First Love—your highest priority. As you seek My Presence above all else, you experience Peace and Joy in full measure. I also am blessed when you make Me first in your life. While you journey through life in My Presence, My Glory brightens the world around you.

The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. —Isaiah 50:4

“Yet I hold t
his against you: You have forsaken your first love.”    
  —Revelation 2:4

See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.                      —Isaiah 60:2

Dear God, thank You for keeping me close to You, hearing You speak to me through Your word and knowing You grant me peace and love and Joy when I make You first in my life for You to shine Your full glory to lighten the world around me, in Jesus name, amen.

   
December 17

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Come to Me with your gaping emptiness, knowing that in Me you are complete. As you rest quietly in My Presence, My Light within you grows brighter and brighter. Facing the emptiness inside you is simply the prelude to being filled with My fullness. Therefore, rejoice on those days when you drag yourself out of bed, feeling sluggish and inadequate. Tell yourself that this is a perfect day to depend on Me in childlike trust. If you persevere in this dependence as you go through the day, you will discover at bedtime that Joy and Peace have become your companions. You may not realize at what point they joined you on your journey, but you will feel the beneficial effects of their presence. The perfect end to such a day is a doxology of gratitude. I am He from whom all blessings flow!

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.              —2 Corinthians 4:6

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven… Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” —Matthew 5:3, 6

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. —Colossians 2:9–10

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.   —Psalm 150:6

Dear God, thank You for filling me with Your love and Your light that I may trust in You Lord and Your joy  and peace shall fill me as I feel Your presence from whom all blessings flow, in Jesus name, amen.  

   
December 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

When you are plagued by a persistent problem—one that goes on and on—view it as a rich opportunity. An ongoing problem is like a tutor who is always by your side. The learning possibilities are limited only by your willingness to be teachable. In faith, thank Me for your problem. Ask Me to open your eyes and your heart to all that I am accomplishing through this difficulty. Once you have become grateful for a problem, it loses its power to drag you down. On the contrary, your thankful attitude will lift you up into heavenly places with Me. From this perspective, your difficulty can be seen as a slight, temporary distress that is producing for you a transcendent Glory never to cease!

Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  —Isaiah 30:20–21

For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!].         —2 Corinthians 4:17 amp

Dear God, thank You for providing me opportunities to remove the scales from my eyes and know You are with me guiding me on Your path chosen for me, teaching me, loving me that I may know You as my Lord and Saviour as I move toward eternal glory in, Jesus name, amen.
December 19

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Do not be weighed down by the clutter in your life: lots of little chores to do sometime, in no particular order. If you focus too much on these petty tasks, trying to get them all out of the way, you will discover that they are endless. They can eat up as much time as you devote to them.

Instead of trying to do all your chores at once, choose the ones that need to be done today. Let the rest slip into the background of your mind, so I can be in the forefront of your awareness. Remember that your ultimate goal is living close to Me, being responsive to My initiatives. I can communicate with you most readily when your mind is uncluttered and turned toward Me. Seek My Face continually throughout this day. Let My Presence bring order to your thoughts, infusing Peace into your entire being.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.     —Proverbs 16:3

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” —Matthew 6:33

Dear God, thank You reminding me to keep You at the center of my life living close to You with my eyes fixed on You that You may guide me in Your ways, as reminded last night, prayer is talking to God; meditation is quietly listening for God’s response, in Jesus name, amen.

  

December 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

When I joined the ranks of humanity, born into the humblest conditions, My Glory was hidden from all but a few people. Occasionally, streaks of Glory shone out of Me, especially when I began to do miracles. Toward the end of My life, I was taunted and tempted to display more of My awesome Power than My Father’s plan permitted. I could have called down legions of angels to rescue Me at any point. Imagine the self-control required of a martyr who could free Himself at will! All of this was necessary to provide the relationship with Me that you now enjoy. Let your life become a praise song to Me by proclaiming My glorious Presence in the world.

This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. —John 2:11

The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar.  —Luke 23:35–36

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!                  —Psalm 92:1–5

Dear God, thank You for for your Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, to be with us until You come again riding on a white horse with a sword in Your eight hand to judge the living and the dead Your angels will set aside those who know Your voice and follow You on the right while those that do not will be on the left to be burned as chafe, help us to stay strong and love You as You have loved us, in Jesus name, amen.
December 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

My plan for your life is unfolding before you. Sometimes the road you are traveling seems blocked, or it opens up so painfully slowly that you must hold yourself back. Then, when time is right, the way before you suddenly clears—through no effort of your own. What you have longed for and worked for I present to you freely, as pure gift. You feel awed by the ease with which I operate in the world, and you glimpse My Power and My Glory.

Do not fear your weakness, for it is the stage on which My Power and Glory perform most brilliantly. As you persevere along the path I have prepared for you, depending on My strength to sustain you, expect to see miracles—and you will. Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly. Living by faith, rather than sight, enables you to see My Glory.

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. —Psalm 63:2

We live by faith, not by sight.           —2 Corinthians 5:7

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” —John 11:40

Dear God, thankYou for showing me miracles day after day, keep me looking to for guidance, step by step day to follow Your path for me in this world and continue to grant me Your peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name, amen.   
December 23

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

I Am King of kings and Lord of lords, dwelling in dazzlingly bright Light! I am also your Shepherd, Companion, and Friend—the One who never lets go of your hand. Worship Me in My holy Majesty; come close to Me, and rest in My Presence. You need Me both as God and as Man. Only My Incarnation on that first, long-ago Christmas could fulfill your neediness. Since I went to such extreme measures to save you from your sins, you can be assured that I will graciously give you all you need.

Nurture well your trust in Me as Savior, Lord, and Friend. I have held back nothing in My provision for you. I have even deigned to live within you! Rejoice in all that I have done for you, and My Light will shine through you into the world.

Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.      —1 Timothy 6:15–16

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.                            —Psalm 95:6–7
Dear God, thank You for Your love and compassion that I may feel Your presence and Your love for me and all who come to believe and feel Your love that we may be saved according to Your will for us, in Jesus name, amen.

 December 24

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I speak to you from the depths of eternity. Before the world was formed, I am! You hear Me in the depths of your being, where I have taken up residence. I am Christ in you, the hope of Glory. I, your Lord and Savior, am alive within you. Learn to tune in to My living Presence by seeking Me in silence.

As you celebrate the wonder of My birth in Bethlehem, celebrate also your rebirth into eternal life. This everlasting gift was the sole purpose of My entering your sin-stained world. Receive My gift with awe and humility. Take time to explore the vast dimensions of My Love. Allow thankfulness to flow freely from your heart in response to My glorious gift. Let My Peace rule in your heart, and be thankful.

Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God. —Psalm 90:2 amp

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  —Colossians 1:27

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  —Colossians 3:15

Dear God, thank You for coming to me and calling me that I may continue to live, learn, and grow with You that I may be thankful to You and appreciate all You have done for me and all believers, that we may be saved through Your grace and know You as our Lord and Savior have paid the price for my sins and will continue to guide me into everlasting peace with Your help, in Jesus Holy name, amen.
December 25

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As you wait attentively in My Presence, the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines upon you. This radiant knowledge transcends all understanding. It transforms every fiber of your being: renewing your mind, cleansing your heart, invigorating your body. Open yourself fully to My Presence; be awed by My glorious Being.

Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory, so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming “Glory!” to awe-struck shepherds.

When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My Glory. I became poor so that you might become rich. Sing hallelujahs to My holy Name!

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.             —2 Corinthians 4:6

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.                —Philippians 2:6–7

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”  —Luke 2:13–14

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.             —2 Corinthians 8:9

Dear God, thank You for coming down from heaven, taking on human form and living a perfect life with all the temptations of satan, taking on our sin and willingly becoming the perfect sacrifice to atone for my sins and all who believe that we may be saved, in Jesus name, amen.

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 12/01 forward…

December 13

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Take time to be holy. The word holy does not mean goody-goody; it means set apart for sacred use. That is what these quiet moments in My Presence are accomplishing within you. As you focus your mind and heart on Me, you are being transformed: re-created into the one I designed you to be. This process requires blocks of time set aside for communion with Me.

The benefits of this practice are limitless. Emotional and physical healing are enhanced by your soaking in the Light of My Presence. You experience a nearness to Me that strengthens your faith and fills you with Peace. You open yourself up to receive the many blessings that I have prepared for you. You become a cleansed temple of My Holy Spirit, who is able to do in and through you immeasurably more than you ask or imagine. These are just some of the benefits of being still in My Presence.

On the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you. —2 Thessalonians 1:10

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. —Psalm 27:4

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.                —1 Corinthians 6:19

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us….                 —Ephesians 3:20

Dear God, thank You for all You do in communion with me that I may be set aside for Your holy purpose according to Your will and be made complete in you working Your will, in Jesus name, amen.
   

December 12

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am taking care of you. Feel the warmth and security of being enveloped in My loving Presence. Every detail of your life is under My control. Moreover, everything fits into a pattern for good, to those who love Me and are called according to My design and purpose.

Because the world is in an abnormal, fallen condition, people tend to think that chance governs the universe. Events may seem to occur randomly,with little or no meaning. People who view the world this way have overlooked one basic fact: the limitations of human understanding. What you know of the world you inhabit is only the tip of the iceberg. Submerged beneath the surface of the visible world are mysteries too vast for you to comprehend. If you could only see how close I am to you and how constantly I work on your behalf, you would never again doubt that I am wonderfully caring for you. This is why you must live by faith, not by sight; trusting in My mysterious, majestic Presence.

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. —Romans 8:28 amp

Then Job replied to the Lord: “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” —Job 42:1–3

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.                       —1 Peter 5:7

We live by faith, not by sight.             —2 Corinthians 5:7

Dear God , thank You for taking care of me with Your loving presence
   

December 11

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am working on your behalf. Bring Me all your concerns, including your dreams. Talk with Me about everything, letting the Light of My Presence shine on your hopes and plans. Spend time allowing My Light to infuse your dreams with life, gradually transforming them into reality. This is a very practical way of collaborating with Me. I, the Creator of the universe, have deigned to co-create with you. Do not try to hurry this process. If you want to work with Me, you have to accept My time frame. Hurry is not in My nature. Abraham and Sarah had to wait many years for the fulfillment of My promise, a son. How their long wait intensified their enjoyment of this child! Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.                   —Psalm 36:9

Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.” —Genesis 21:1–7

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].                       —Hebrews 11:1 amp

Dear God, thank You for working on me and my rehabilitation while placing things on my heart with You to be fulfilled in Your time and Your way, in Jesus name, amen.

   

December 10

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Make Me the focal point of your search for security. In your private thoughts, you are still trying to order your world so that it is predictable and feels safe. Not only is this an impossible goal, but it is also counterproductive to spiritual growth. When your private world feels unsteady and you grip My hand for support, you are living in conscious dependence on Me.

Instead of yearning for a problem-free life, rejoice that trouble can highlight your awareness of My Presence. In the darkness of adversity, you are able to see more clearly the radiance of My Face. Accept the value of problems in this life, considering them pure joy. Remember that you have an eternity of trouble-free living awaiting you in heaven.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”                        —Isaiah 41:10

Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.   —Psalm 139:10

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. —James 1:2

Dear God, thank You for allowing me to live in dependence on You knowing You are there for me help me to grow with you and know Your path is higher for me that I may follow You and will be blessed all the days of my life, in Jesus name, amen.
   

December 9

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Be willing to go out on a limb with Me. If that is where I am leading you, it is the safest place to be. Your desire to live a risk-free life is a form of unbelief. Your longing to live close to Me is at odds with your attempts to minimize risk. You are approaching a crossroads in your journey. In order to follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your tendency to play it safe.

Let Me lead you step by step through this day. If your primary focus is on Me, you can walk along perilous paths without being afraid. Eventually, you will learn to relax and enjoy the adventure of our journey together. As long as you stay close to Me, My sovereign Presence protects you wherever you go.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. —Psalm 23:4

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. —Psalm 9:10

“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”                   —John 12:26

Dear God, thank You  for encouraging us to go out on a limb with You and trust You sharing Your good news with all the earth with You by my side I will be fine with You leading me step by step I will be protected and more importantly, following the path You have set for me, in Jesus name, amen.
   

December 8

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Your needs and My riches are a perfect fit. I never meant for you to be self-sufficient. Instead, I designed you to need Me not only for daily bread but also for fulfillment of deep yearnings. I carefully crafted your longings and feelings of incompleteness, to point you to Me. Therefore, do not try to bury or deny these feelings. Beware also of trying to pacify these longings with lesser gods: people, possessions, power.

Come to Me in all your neediness, with defenses down and with desire to be blessed. As you spend time in My Presence, your deepest longings are fulfilled. Rejoice in your neediness, which enables you to find intimate completion in Me.

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.                         —Philippians 4:19

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.                —Colossians 2:2–3

Dear God, thank You for loving me making me dependent on You that in my neediness. I may come to You oh Lord in whom all knowledge, wisdom and power eminated and know I can trust in You to meet my every need and  yearning that I may be complete with Your Joy and know Your peace that passes all understanding through Christ Jesus my Lord and Savior, in Jesus name, amen. 
   

December 7

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am with you in all that you do, even in the most menial task. I am always aware of you, concerned with every detail of your life. Nothing escapes My notice—not even the number of hairs on your head. However, your awareness of My Presence falters and flickers; as a result, your life experience feels fragmented.When your focus is broad enough to include Me in your thoughts, you feel safe and complete. When your perception narrows so that problems or details fill your consciousness, you feel empty and incomplete.

Learn to look steadily at Me in all your moments and all your circumstances. Though the world is unstable and in flux, you can experience continuity through your uninterrupted awareness of My Presence. Fix your gaze on what is unseen, even as the visible world parades before your eyes.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”             —Matthew 10:29–31

By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. —Hebrews 11:27

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.                              —2 Corinthians 4:18

Dear God, thank You for being with me in all that I do, You are by my side  whether seen or unseen you are there for me, family and  friends in all that I do. 17 years ago today you took my mother to be home with You while giving me Your peace as she sharèd that we would be reunited in heaven, thank You for granting Your peace that passes  all understanding, in Jesus name, amen.

   

   
December 6

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Stay ever so close to Me, and you will not deviate from the path I have prepared for you. This is the most efficient way to stay on track; it is also the most enjoyable way. Men tend to multiply duties in their observance of religion. This practice enables them to give Me money, time, and work without yielding up to Me what I desire the most—their hearts. Rules can be observed mechanically. Once they become habitual, they can be followed with minimal effort and almost no thought. These habit-forming rules provide a false sense of security, lulling the soul into a comatose condition.

What I search for in My children is an awakened soul that thrills to the Joy of My Presence! I created mankind to glorify Me and enjoy Me forever. I provide the Joy; your part is to glorify Me by living close to Me.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.                         —Deuteronomy 6:5

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.  —Colossians 3:23

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.            —Psalm 16:11

  
Dear God thank You for desiring me to live closely with You rather than follow a bunch of man made rules, attempting to provide a false sense of security, help me live close to You glorifying You just as You wish, in Jesus name, amen.

   
December 5

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Let My Presence override everything you experience. Like a luminous veil of Light, I hover over you and everything around you. I am training you to stay conscious of Me in each situation you encounter.

When the patriarch Jacob ran away from his enraged brother, he went to sleep on a stone pillow in a land that seemed desolate. But after dreaming about heaven and angels and promises of My Presence, he awoke and exclaimed: “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” His discovery was not only for him but for all who seek Me. Whenever you feel distant from Me, say: “Surely the Lord is in this place!” Then, ask Me to give you awareness of My Presence. This is a prayer that I delight to answer.

In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.   —Psalm 31:20

When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” —Genesis 28:11–16

    
Dear God, thank You for sharing Your word that I may know You are with me, as surely the Lord is in this place, continue to heal me and grant me Your peace that comes from Your love and Your Son Jesus Christ, that You gave Your only begotten Son as a perfect unblemished sacrafice that we might be saved, in Jesus name, amen.

    
     

December 4

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways My ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways and thoughts higher than yours. Remember who I am when you spend time with Me. Marvel at the wonder of being able to commune with the King of the universe—any time, any place. Never take this amazing privilege for granted!

Though I am vastly higher and greater than you, I am training you to think My thoughts. As you spend time in My Presence, My thoughts gradually form in your mind. My Spirit is the Director of this process. Sometimes He brings Bible verses to mind. Sometimes He enables you to hear Me “speak” directly to you. These communications strengthen you and prepare you for whatever is before you on your life-path. Take time to listen to My voice. Through your sacrifice of precious time, I bless you far more than you dare to ask.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” —Isaiah 55:8–9

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.                      —Colossians 4:2

I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord. —Psalm 116:17

Dear God, thank You for this day and helping me with Your higher ways as You provide ways to help me when having problems in this life You make clear to me that Your ways are indeed higher than my ways, please continue to guide me with Your love and support, in Jesus name, amen.
   

December 3

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Do not be surprised by the fiery attacks on your mind. When you struggle to find Me and to live in My Peace, don’t let discouragement set in. You are engaged in massive warfare, spiritually speaking. The evil one abhors your closeness to Me, and his demonic underlings are determined to destroy our intimacy. When you find yourself in the thick of battle, call upon My Name: “Jesus, help me!” At that instant, the battle becomes Mine; your role is simply to trust Me as I fight for you.

My Name, properly used, has unlimited Power to bless and protect. At the end of time, every knee will bow in heaven, on earth, and under the earth when My Name is proclaimed. People who have used “Jesus” as a shoddy swear word will fall down in terror on that awesome day. But all those who have drawn near Me through trustingly uttering My Name will be filled with inexpressible and glorious Joy. This is your great hope, as you await My return.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.                            —Ephesians 6:12

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.                             —Philippians 2:9–10

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.                        —1 Peter 1:8–9

Dear God, thank You for Your love and understanding trusting in You oh Lord as I await Your glorious return, Jesus help me, as I await Your glorious return, in Jesus name. Amen.
    

December 2

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am the Prince of Peace. As I said to My disciples, I say also to you: Peace be with you. Since I am your constant Companion, My Peace is steadfastly with you. When you keep your focus on Me, you experience both My Presence and My Peace. Worship Me as King of kings, Lord of lords, and Prince of Peace.

You need My Peace each moment to accomplish My purposes in your life. Sometimes you are tempted to take shortcuts, in order to reach your goal as quickly as possible. But if the shortcut requires turning your back on My peaceful Presence, you must choose the longer route. Walk with Me along paths of Peace; enjoy the journey in My Presence.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”     —John 20:19–21

Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. —Psalm 25:4 nkjv

Dear God, thank You for being the Prince of Peace please be with me as I try to grasp recovery when talking to medical doctors, they are only humans, I need to follow Your path for me per and pray for Your guidance, in Jesus name, amen.
   
December 1
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer...

I love you with an everlasting Love, which flows out from the depths of eternity. Before you were born, I knew you. Ponder the awesome mystery of a Love that encompasses you from before birth to beyond the grave.

Modern man has lost the perspective of eternity. To distract himself from the gaping jaws of death, he engages in ceaseless activity and amusement. The practice of being still in My Presence is almost a lost art, yet it is this very stillness that enables you to experience My eternal Love. You need the certainty of My loving Presence in order to weather the storms of life. During times of severe testing, even the best theology can fail you if it isn’t accompanied by experiential knowledge of Me. The ultimate protection against sinking during life’s storms is devoting time to develop your friendship with Me.

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”                        —Jeremiah 31:3

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. —Lamentations 3:22–26

Dear God, thank You for being there in Your love, as I have been tested and will continue to be tested, I can count on Your love that knew me before I was born You loved me and will continue to love me as I move towards being with you in heaven, as You are my rock and my salvation, help me to be patient and know You are with me regardless of my current situation, if I come to You pray and meditate, earnestly waiting for Your response, You will be there for me and I can count on You oh Lord and Your grace, in Jesus name, amen.