Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 10/14 forward…

October 22
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

No matter what your circumstances may be, you can find Joy in My Presence. On some days Joy is generously strewn along your life-path, glistening in the sunlight. On days like that, being content is as simple as breathing the next breath or taking the next step. Other days are overcast and gloomy; you feel the strain of the journey, which seems endless. Dull gray rocks greet your gaze and cause your feet to ache. Yet Joy is still attainable. Search for it as for hidden treasure.

Begin by remembering that I have created this day; it is not a chance occurrence. Recall that I am present with you whether you sense My Presence or not. Then, start talking with Me about whatever is on your mind. Rejoice in the fact that I understand you perfectly, and I know exactly what you are experiencing. As you continue communicating with Me, your mood will gradually lighten. Awareness of My marvelous Companionship can infuse Joy into the grayest day.

Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.                    —Psalm 21:6

And if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure. —Proverbs 2:4

Dear God, thank you forcreating this day and everything in it, help me to see your hand in it just as you made me aware of Your hand when I was thrown into the guard rail breaking a total of 34 bones including the femur, the hardest bone in the body to break, you showed me Your grace in many ways that day and since then You continue to show me Your good will and Grace for me, in Jesus Name, amen. 

 

October 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

To live in My Presence consistently, you must expose and expel your rebellious tendencies. When something interferes with your plans or desires, you tend to resent the interference. Try to become aware of each resentment, however petty it may seem. Don’t push those unpleasant feelings down; instead, let them come to the surface where you can deal with them. Ask My Spirit to increase your awareness of resentful feelings. Bring them boldly into the Light of My Presence, so that I can free you from them.

The ultimate solution to rebellious tendencies is submission to My authority over you. Intellectually you rejoice in My sovereignty, without which the world would be a terrifying place. But when My sovereign will encroaches on your little domain of control, you often react with telltale resentment.

The best response to losses or thwarted hopes is praise: The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Remember that all good things—your possessions, your family and friends, your health and abilities, your time—are gifts from Me. Instead of feeling entitled to all these blessings, respond to them with gratitude. Be prepared to let go of anything I take from you, but never let go of My hand!

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.                               —Psalm 139:23–24

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.                 —1 Peter 5:6

And he said… “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”                            —Job 1:21 nkjv

Dear God, thank You for Your gift of life, help me hold on to Your hand and follow Your will for me keep me steadfast in your love and honor Your will for me as I have been given the gift of life and still at times find myself continuing to try  and control my little portion of my world when I have lost my ability to walk, my career has been stripped, and yet I need to praise You as You are by my side providing those in my life to do Your will in me through your grace, thank You Lord Jesus, in Jesus name, amen.

  

 October 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am your living God, far more abundantly alive than the most vivacious person you know. The human body is wonderfully crafted, but gravity and the inevitable effects of aging weigh it down. Even the most superb athlete cannot maintain his fitness over many decades. Lasting abundant life can be found in Me alone. Do not be anxious about the weakness of your body. Instead, view it as the prelude to My infusing energy into your being.

As you identify more and more fully with Me, My Life becomes increasingly intertwined with yours. Though the process of aging continues, inwardly you grow stronger with the passing years. Those who live close to Me develop an inner aliveness that makes them seem youthful in spite of their years. Let My Life shine through you, as you walk in the Light with Me.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. —Psalm 139:14

To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.  —Colossians 1:29

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.  —1 John 1:7

Dear God, thank You for being alive within me and becoming intertwined with You as You work to heal me and granting me your strength within me that I may come to follow Your higher path for me, in Jesus name, amen.
  

October 19

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Come to Me with your defenses down, ready to be blessed and filled with My Presence. Relax, and feel the relief of being totally open and authentic with Me. You have nothing to hide and nothing to disclose, because I know everything about you already. You can have no other relationship like this one. Take time to savor its richness, basking in My golden Light.

One of the worst consequences of the Fall is the elaborate barriers people erect between themselves and others. Facades abound in the world, even in My Body, the church. Sometimes, church is the last place where people feel free to be themselves. They cover up with Sunday clothes and Sunday smiles. They feel relief when they leave because of the strain of false fellowship. The best antidote to this artificial atmosphere is practicing My Presence at church. Let your primary focus be communing with Me, worshiping Me, glorifying Me. Then you will be able to smile at others with My Joy and love them with My Love.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.  —1 John 1:5–7

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  —Exodus 33:14

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…think about such things….                   -Philippians 4:8

  
Dear God, thank You for your presence, You know our every thought and still You love us and forgive us through grace if only we have faith and ask forgiveness; You are pure and You are the light of the world You paid the price for our sins and as we study Your word we may learn to live lives that share Your light with those around us so that they too may be drawn to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, in Jesus name, amen. 
  

  

October 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Go gently through this day, keeping your eyes on Me. I will open up the way before you, as you take steps of trust along your path. Sometimes the way before you appears to be blocked. If you focus on the obstacle or search for a way around it, you will probably go off course. Instead, focus on Me, the Shepherd who is leading you along your life-journey. Before you know it, the “obstacle” will be behind you and you will hardly know how you passed through it.

That is the secret of success in My kingdom. Although you remain aware of the visible world around you, your primary awareness is of Me. When the road before you looks rocky, you can trust Me to get you through that rough patch. My Presence enables you to face each day with confidence.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”                        —John 10:14–15

The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth. —Isaiah 26:7

Dear God, Thank You for Your love and support knowing I can trust in You and You will lead me along the path you have set out for me, in Jesus name, amen. 
  

October 17

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Anxiety is a result of envisioning the future without Me. So the best defense against worry is staying in communication with Me. When you turn your thoughts toward Me, you can think much more positively. Remember to listen, as well as to speak, making your thoughts a dialogue with Me.

If you must consider upcoming events, follow these rules: 1) Do not linger in the future, because anxieties sprout up like mushrooms when you wander there. 2) Remember the promise of My continual Presence; include Me in any imagery that comes to mind. This mental discipline does not come easily, because you are accustomed to being god of your fantasies. However, the reality of My Presence with you, now and forevermore, outshines any fantasy you could ever imagine.

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”  —Luke 12:22–26

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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.                     —Ephesians 3:20–21

Dear God, thank You for calling me to You so that I can take one day at a time and stay in communication with You and to remember to listen for Your response accepting Your will for me, in Jesus name, amen.

  

October 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Look to Me continually for help, comfort, and companionship. Because I am always by your side, the briefest glance can connect you with Me. When you look to Me for help, it flows freely from My Presence. This recognition of your need for Me, in small matters as well as in large ones, keeps you spiritually alive.

When you need comfort, I love to enfold you in My arms. I enable you not only to feel comforted but also to be a channel through whom I comfort others. Thus you are doubly blessed, because a living channel absorbs some of whatever flows through it.

My constant Companionship is the pièce de résistance: the summit of salvation blessings. No matter what losses you experience in your life, no one can take away this glorious gift.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. —Psalm 34:4–6

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. —Psalm 105:4

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. —2 Corinthians 1:3–4

Dear God, thank You for being there to comfort me in ALL things,that You let me come to You in ALL things great and small teaching me patience while granting me healing and love in Your name with the guidance of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name, amen. 

  

October 15

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Try to stay conscious of Me as you go step by step through this day. My Presence with you is both a promise and a protection. My final statement just before I ascended into heaven was: Surely I am with you always. That promise was for all of My followers, without exception.

The promise of My Presence is a powerful protection. As you journey through your life, there are numerous pitfalls along the way. Many voices clamor for your attention, enticing you to go their way. A few steps away from your true path are pits of self-pity and despair, plateaus of pride and self-will. If you take your eyes off Me and follow another’s way, you are in grave danger. Even well-meaning friends can lead you astray if you let them usurp My place in your life. The way to stay on the path of Life is to keep your focus on Me. Awareness of My Presence is your best protection.

“And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”                       —Matthew 28:20

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.                 —Hebrews 12:1–2

Dear God, thank You for being with me and all believers to the end of time, help me do Your will according to Your calling help me follow Your path for me and keep You in my heart and focused on Your will for me now and ever after, in Jesus name, amen.

  
October 14

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Be prepared to suffer for Me, in My Name. All suffering has meaning in My kingdom. Pain and problems are opportunities to demonstrate your trust in Me. Bearing your circumstances bravely—even thanking Me for them—is one of the highest forms of praise. This sacrifice of thanksgiving rings golden-toned bells of Joy throughout heavenly realms. On earth also, your patient suffering sends out ripples of good tidings in ever-widening circles.

When suffering strikes, remember that I am sovereign and that I can bring good out of everything. Do not try to run from pain or hide from problems. Instead, accept adversity in My Name, offering it up to Me for My purposes. Thus, your suffering gains meaning and draws you closer to Me. Joy emerges from the ashes of adversity through your trust and thankfulness.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. —James 1:2–4

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.                                  —Psalm 107:21–22

Dear God, thank You for touching me directly in so many ways that You have brought me closer to You in a way which challenges me in so many ways other than just physical pain You have provided me relief in many ways and contacts in my life near and far that Your will for me might be made clear for me one day at a time that I may choose Your higher path, in Jesus name, amen.

  

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