Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 11/18 forward…

November 30

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Problems are part of life. They are inescapable: woven into the very fabric of this fallen world. You tend to go into problem-solving mode all too readily, acting as if you have the capacity to fix everything. This is a habitual response, so automatic that it bypasses your conscious thinking. Not only does this habit frustrate you, it also distances you from Me.

Do not let fixing things be your top priority. You are ever so limited in your capacity to correct all that is wrong in the world around you. Don’t weigh yourself down with responsibilities that are not your own. Instead, make your relationship with Me your primary concern. Talk with Me about whatever is on your mind, seeking My perspective on the situation. Rather than trying to fix everything that comes to your attention, ask Me to show you what is truly important. Remember that you are en route to heaven, and let your problems fade in the Light of eternity.

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. —Psalm 32:8

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”           —Luke 10:41–42

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.  —Philippians 3:20–21

Dear God, thank You for reminding me to come to you with my problems rather than run about trying to fix them on my own without You there in my life guiding me in dependence on You oh Lord, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 29

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Let Me infuse My Peace into your innermost being. As you sit quietly in the Light of My Presence, you can sense Peace growing within you. This is not something that you accomplish through self-discipline and willpower; it is opening yourself to receive My blessing.

In this age of independence, people find it hard to acknowledge their neediness. However, I have taken you along a path that has highlighted your need for Me: placing you in situations where your strengths were irrelevant and your weaknesses were glaringly evident. Through the aridity of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and closer to Myself. You have discovered flowers of Peace blossoming in the most desolate places.You have learned to thank Me for hard times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them I accomplish My best work. You have realized that needing Me is the key to knowing Me intimately, which is the gift above all gifts.

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. —Isaiah 58:11

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. —Isaiah 40:11

Dear God, thank You for providing Your peace to me as You have drawn me closer to You that I may come to know Your peace and thank You for hard times and difficult journeys that I may come to know You and needing You is the key to knowing You, in Jesus name, amen. 
   

November 28

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Rest in the deep assurance of My unfailing Love. Let your body, mind, and spirit relax in My Presence. Release into My care anything that is troubling you, so that you can focus your full attention on Me. Be awed by the vast dimensions of My Love for you: wider, longer, higher, and deeper than anything you know. Rejoice that this marvelous Love is yours forever!

The best response to this glorious gift is a life steeped in thankfulness. Every time you thank Me, you acknowledge that I am your Lord and Provider. This is the proper stance for a child of God: receiving with thanksgiving. Bring Me the sacrifice of gratitude, and watch to see how much I bless you.

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

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, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.                               —Ephesians 3:16–19

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 Your unfailing love in this world that I may trust in You above all else  knowing Your vast love will be sufficient for me if I accept through faith all You have set aside for me in Your will in Your time in Your Way for which I am eternally thankful for and grateful for, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 27

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Let thankfulness rule in your heart. As you thank Me for blessings in your life, a marvelous thing happens. It is as if scales fall off your eyes, enabling you to see more and more of My glorious riches. With your eyes thus opened, you can help yourself to whatever you need from My treasure house. Each time you receive one of My golden gifts, let your thankfulness sing out praises to My Name. “Hallelujahs” are the language of heaven, and they can become the language of your heart.

A life of praise and thankfulness becomes a life filled with miracles. Instead of trying to be in control, you focus on Me and what I am doing. This is the power of praise: centering your entire being in Me. This is how I created you to live, for I made you in My own image. Enjoy abundant life by overflowing with praise and thankfulness.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… And be thankful.                 —Colossians 3:15”

Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized. —Acts 9:18

And again they shouted: “Hallelujah!…” The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!” Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.”                                —Revelation 19:3–6

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  —Psalm 100:4

Dear God, You have taught me to be thankful guided by Your mercy, grace, and teachings, it is my prayer to You that You may change the hearts of those I hold dear to me as a time will come when every tongue will confess and every knee will bow as even the demons will recognize You as Lord, God Almighty and praise you, I pray family, friends and yes that I myself will remain faithful and thankful to the end as Your word promises nothing can get between us, in Jesus name, amen. 
   

November 26

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

This is the day that I have made! As you rejoice in this day of life, it will yield up to you precious gifts and beneficial training. Walk with Me along the high road of thanksgiving, and you will find all the delights I have made ready for you.

To protect your thankfulness, you must remember that you reside in a fallen world, where blessings and sorrows intermingle freely. A constant focus on adversity defeats many Christians. They walk through a day that is brimming with beauty and brightness, seeing only the grayness of their thoughts. Neglecting the practice of giving thanks has darkened their minds. How precious are My children who remember to thank Me at all times. They can walk through the darkest days with Joy in their hearts because they know that the Light of My Presence is still shining on them. Rejoice in this day that I have made, for I am your steadfast Companion.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.           —Psalm 118:24

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 all of Your precious gifts set aside for me based on Your will, keep my eyes open and my heart ready to accept all that You have set aside for me, that I may stay in close communion with You and give You thanks throughout the day, in Jesus name, amen.

       

November 25

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Thank Me frequently as you journey through today. This practice makes it possible to pray without ceasing, as the apostle Paul taught. If you are serious about learning to pray continually, the best approach is to thank Me in every situation. These thankful prayers provide a solid foundation on which you can build all your other prayers. Moreover, a grateful attitude makes it easier for you to communicate with Me.

When your mind is occupied with thanking Me, you have no time for worrying or complaining. If you practice thankfulness consistently, negative thought patterns will gradually grow weaker and weaker. Draw near to Me with a grateful heart, and My Presence will fill you with Joy and Peace.

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.                           —1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 kjv

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  —James 4:8

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 returning my phone this morning as it really is my contact with the outside world whether sharing Your Word or taking care of lesser yet still important tasks in today’s world, You were with me and while asking for Your assistance, did not need to be overwhelmed by concerns as You took care of things, thank You for Your strength and guidance, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 24

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience—at times, blind obedience. To people who don’t know Me intimately, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank Me for heartrending hardships. Nonetheless, those who obey Me in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain.
Thankfulness opens your heart to My Presence and your mind to My thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to see from My perspective. It is this Light of My Presence that removes the sting from adversity.
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.                       —Ephesians 5:20

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.        —Psalm 118:1

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 the many trials you have put me through that draw me closer to You. I know You love me and those You have placed in my life, I am blessed by the many people who seem to care for me out of the goodness of their hearts, grant them peace and love as you see fit, help me to recognize and give thanks to You and to them as we receive Joy and love from You our heavenly Father, in Jesus name, amen.
November 23

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As you sit quietly in My Presence, let Me fill your heart and mind with thankfulness. This is the most direct way to achieve a thankful stance. If your mind needs a focal point, gaze at My Love poured out for you on the cross. Remember that nothing in heaven or on earth can separate you from that Love. This remembrance builds a foundation of gratitude in you, a foundation that circumstances cannot shake.

As you go through this day, look for tiny treasures strategically placed along the way. I lovingly go before you and plant little pleasures to brighten your day. Look carefully for them, and pluck them one by one. When you reach the end of the day, you will have gathered a lovely bouquet. Offer it up to Me with a grateful heart. Receive My Peace as you lie down to sleep, with thankful thoughts playing a lullaby in your mind.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.       —Romans 8:38–39

You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.  —Psalm 4:7–8

Dear God, thank You for filling my heart and my mind with thankfulness as you have pored out Your love for me on the cross that I may be saved through Your grace, in Jesus name, amen.

   
November 22

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

A thankful attitude opens windows of heaven. Spiritual blessings fall freely onto you through those openings into eternity. Moreover, as you look up with a grateful heart, you get glimpses of Glory through those windows. You cannot yet live in heaven, but you can experience foretastes of your ultimate home. Such samples of heavenly fare revive your hope. Thankfulness opens you up to these experiences, which then provide further reasons to be grateful. Thus, your path becomes an upward spiral: ever increasing in gladness.

Thankfulness is not some sort of magic formula; it is the language of Love, which enables you to communicate intimately with Me. A thankful mind-set does not entail a denial of reality with its plethora of problems. Instead, it rejoices in Me, your Savior, in the midst of trials and tribulations. I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present and well-proved help in trouble.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.                    —Habakkuk 3:17–18

God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.             —Psalm 46:1 amp

Dear God, thank You Lord for Your continued blessings, thank you for providing me with all that I need as my refuge and strength! Continue to guide me that I may be renewed in You accepting your grace and Your will for me, in Jesus name, amen.
   
November 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Thank me throughout this day for My Presence and My Peace. These are gifts of supernatural proportions. Ever since the resurrection, I have comforted My followers with these messages: Peace be with you, and I am with you always. Listen as I offer you My Peace and Presence in full measure. The best way to receive these glorious gifts is to thank Me for them.

It is impossible to spend too much time thanking and praising Me. I created you first and foremost to glorify Me. Thanksgiving and praise put you in proper relationship with Me, opening the way for My riches to flow into you. As you thank Me for My Presence and Peace, you appropriate My richest gifts.

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” —Luke 24:36

“… 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

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. —Hebrews 13:15

Dear God, thank You for Your peace and Your presence offered to me through Your grace that I might find my way, called according to Your purpose praising You and knowing You love me and will grant me grace according to your calling, in Jesus name, amen. 

   

November 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…
I am pleased with you, My child. Allow yourself to become fully aware of My pleasure shining upon you. You don’t have to perform well in order to receive My Love. In fact, a performance focus will pull you away from Me, toward some sort of Pharisaism. This can be a subtle form of idolatry: worshiping your own good works. It can also be a source of deep discouragement when your works don’t measure up to your expectations.

Shift your focus from your performance to My radiant Presence. The Light of My Love shines on you continually, regardless of your feelings or behavior. Your responsibility is to be receptive to this unconditional Love. Thankfulness and trust are your primary receptors. Thank Me for everything; trust in Me at all times. These simple disciplines will keep you open to My loving Presence.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. —Ephesians 2:8–9

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, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.                              —Ephesians 3:16–19

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

Dear God, thank You for providing the light of Your love in full measure that I may be saved through Your grace and radiance shining uncontinually upon me that I may accept Your love and forgiveness while being thankful and trusting in You at all times, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 19

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Leave outcomes up to Me. Follow Me wherever I lead, without worrying about how it will all turn out. Think of your life as an adventure, with Me as your Guide and Companion. Live in the now, concentrating on staying in step with Me. When our path leads to a cliff, be willing to climb it with My help.When we come to a resting place, take time to be refreshed in My Presence. Enjoy the rhythm of life lived close to Me.

You already know the ultimate destination of your journey: your entrance into heaven. So keep your focus on the path just before you, leaving outcomes up to Me.

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. —Psalm 27:13–14

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.”                        —Exodus 15:13

Dear God, thank You for being with me and guiding me teaching me to leave outcomes up to you, knowing you are there for me leading me on the path to heaven, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Come to Me, and rest in My Peace. My Face is shining upon you, in rays of Peace transcending understanding. Instead of trying to figure things out yourself, you can relax in the Presence of the One who knows everything.As you lean on Me in trusting dependence, you feel peaceful and complete. This is how I designed you to live: in close communion with Me.

When you are around other people, you tend to cater to their expectations—real or imagined. You feel enslaved to pleasing them, and your awareness of My Presence grows dim. Your efforts to win their approval eventually exhaust you. You offer these people dry crumbs rather than the living water of My Spirit flowing through you. This is not My way for you! Stay in touch with Me, even during your busiest moments. Let My Spirit give you words of grace as you live in the Light of My Peace.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:6–7

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”    —John 7:38

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.                     —Ephesians 5:18–20

Dear God, thank You for allowing me to rest in Your peace which transcends all understanding that I may lean on You oh Lord in trusting dependence as Your living water flows through me to share words of living grace through me as I live in the light of your grace, in Jesus name, amen.
   

  

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