Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 5/2 forward…

May 11

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Thank Me for your problems. As soon as your mind gets snagged on a difficulty, bring it to Me with thanksgiving. Then ask Me to show you My way to handle the situation. The very act of thanking Me releases your mind from its negative focus. As you turn your attention to Me, the problem fades in significance and loses its power to trip you up. Together we can deal with the situation, either facing it head-on or putting it aside for later consideration.

Most of the situations that entangle your mind are not today’s concerns; you have borrowed them from tomorrow. In this case, I lift the problem out of today and deposit it in the future, where it is veiled from your eyes. In its place I give you My Peace, which flows freely from My Presence.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
—Philippians 4:6

“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 14:27

Dear Lord, thank you  for being there for me, especially when I start getting ahead of myself worrying about tomorrow’s problems. Thank you for granting me peace knowing together we can tackle any problems that come along, one day at a time, trusting in you Lord Jesus and your peace that passes ALL understanding, in Jesus name, amen.

May 10

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Do not resist or run from the difficulties in your life. These problems are not random mistakes; they are hand-tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth. Embrace all the circumstances that I allow in your life, trusting Me to bring good out of them. View problems as opportunities to rely more fully on Me.

When you start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me. Thus, your needs become doorways to deep dependence on Me and increasing intimacy between us. Although self-sufficiency is acclaimed in the world, reliance on Me produces abundant living in My kingdom. Thank Me for the difficulties in your life, since they provide protection from the idolatry of self-reliance.

“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

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
—2 Corinthians 1:8–9

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
—Ephesians 5:20

Dear Lord, thank you for bringing me to a place in my life where I have been made abundantly aware of your presence in my life through daily challenges faced, here and now, you always find a way for me to feel your presence and know you are in control frustrations arise when I have expectations that arise from self reliance, until I remember, while it is important to put forth effort, you are in control and ALL things happen according to your will. Let thy will be done in Jesus name, amen.

May 9

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Don’t be so hard on yourself. I can bring good even out of your mistakes.Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of time and energy, leading only to frustration. Instead of floundering in the past, release your mistakes to Me. Look to Me in trust, anticipating that My infinite creativity can weave both good choices and bad into a lovely design.

Because you are human, you will continue to make mistakes. Thinking that you should live an error-free life is symptomatic of pride. Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for other people in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on Me. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes. Trust Me, and watch to see what I will do.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
—Romans 8:28

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
—Micah 7:7

Dear God, thank you for bringing your love and understanding to me prior to life changing events that I might understand that in You, ALL things work for good for me and all who love you if only we can have faith and trust in You above all else as You will be there in ALL things to work good according to Your will, in Jesus name, amen.

May 8

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Do not long for the absence of problems in your life. That is an unrealistic goal, since in this world you will have trouble. You have an eternity of problem-free living reserved for you in heaven. Rejoice in that inheritance, which no one can take away from you, but do not seek your heaven on earth.

Begin each day anticipating problems, asking Me to equip you for whatever difficulties you will encounter. The best equipping is My living Presence, My hand that never lets go of yours. Discuss everything with Me. Take a lighthearted view of trouble, seeing it as a challenge that you and I together can handle. Remember that I am on your side, and I have overcome the world.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
—John 16:33

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
—Isaiah 41:13

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
—Philippians 4:13

Dear God, thank you for your presence in my life to help equip me for whatever problems come my way. Togethe, we can and will take care of whatever comes my way, staying close to you following your path in my life as as I keep a light heart knowing you are with me and heaven awaits when i have finished with you by my side, in Jesus name, amen.

May 7

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

If you learn to trust Me—really trust Me—with your whole being, then nothing can separate you from My Peace. Everything you endure can be put to good use by allowing it to train you in trusting Me. This is how you foil the works of evil, growing in grace through the very adversity that was meant to harm you. Joseph was a prime example of this divine reversal, declaring to his brothers: “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.

Do not fear what this day, or any day, may bring your way. Concentrate on trusting Me and on doing what needs to be done. Relax in My sovereignty, remembering that I go before you, as well as with you, into each day. Fear no evil, for I can bring good out of every situation you will ever encounter.

But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
—Genesis 50:20 nasb

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

Dear God, thank you for continually reminding me that you will bring good out of any situation, regardless of how desperate I may feel at times, by trusting in you and your plan for me, all things happen for good to those that love you, thanks for giving me repeated opportunities to learn this lesson while growing in your grace in Jesus name, amen.

May 6

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Do not search for security in the world you inhabit. You tend to make mental checklists of things you need to do in order to gain control of your life. If only you could check everything off your list, you could relax and be at peace. But the more you work to accomplish that goal, the more things crop up on your list. The harder you try, the more frustrated you become.

There is a better way to find security in this life. Instead of scrutinizing your checklist, focus your attention on My Presence with you. This continual contact with Me will keep you in My Peace. Moreover, I will help you sort out what is important and what is not, what needs to be done now and what does not. Fix your eyes not on what is seen (your circumstances), but on what is unseen (My Presence).

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
—Isaiah 26:3 nkjv

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 granting me peace which passes all understanding. While I have been tested in many ways, by keeping my eyes on you and trusting in you, all things shall be made right according to your will, in Jesus name, amen. 

May 5

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Come to Me for all that you need. Come into My Presence with thanksgiving, for thankfulness opens the door to My treasures. When you are thankful, you affirm the central truth that I am Good. I am Light, in whom there is no darkness at all. The assurance that I am entirely Good meets your basic need for security. Your life is not subject to the whims of a sin-stained deity.

Relax in the knowledge that the One who controls your life is totally trustworthy. Come to Me with confident expectation. There is nothing you need that I cannot provide.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
—Psalm 95:2

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
—1 John 1:5

Dear God, thank you for being directly in my life in many ways still teaching me to trust you. It has been amazing how by turning my life over to you and trusting you things will work out for me, have had many examples this past week alone, and for all who believe in you through your son our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, amen. 

May 4

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Meet Me in morning stillness, while the earth is fresh with the dew of My Presence. Worship Me in the beauty of holiness.Sing love songs to My holy Name. As you give yourself to Me, My Spirit swells within you till you are flooded with divine Presence.

The world’s way of pursuing riches is grasping and hoarding. You attain My riches by letting go and giving. The more you give yourself to Me and My ways, the more I fill you with inexpressible, heavenly Joy.

Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
—Psalm 29:2 nkjv

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.
—1 Peter 1:8

Dear God, let us give you all glory thanks and honor as we support one another with the joy of knowing your salvation that we may be there to worship the Lord together, in Jesus name, amen.

May 3

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

You cannot serve two masters.If I am truly your Master, you will desire to please Me above all others. If pleasing people is your goal, you will be enslaved to them. People can be harsh taskmasters when you give them this power over you.

If I am the Master of your life, I will also be your First Love. Your serving Me is rooted and grounded in My vast, unconditional Love for you. The lower you bow down before Me, the higher I lift you up into intimate relationship with Me. The Joy of living in My Presenceoutshines all other pleasures. I want you to reflect My joyous Light by living in increasing intimacy with Me.

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
—Matthew 6:24

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

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love…
—Ephesians 3:16–17

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, you continue to bless me with your presence and unending love.  Help me stay rooted in your love, knowing you are there for me and all things will work as intended to the glory of God! Continue to strengthen and renew me in Christ Jesus in my heart with your love shining through me with the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, amen. 

May 2

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

Living in dependence on Me is the way to enjoy abundant life. You are learning to appreciate tough times, because they amplify your awareness of My Presence. Tasks that you used to dread are becoming rich opportunities to enjoy My closeness. When you feel tired, you remember that I am your Strength; you take pleasure in leaning on Me. I am pleased by your tendency to turn to Me more and more frequently, especially when you are alone.

When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you bask in the blessing of My nearness, My life can flow through you to others. This is abundant life!

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
—Proverbs 29:25

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
—John 10:10

Dear God, you have brought this message to me time and time again showing your power in my life. Thank you for showing me your will and your way that I may follow, lean and trust on you as I continue down the path you have set before me, in Jesus name, amen.

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