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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Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer November 6 forward…

November 17

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

There is no condemnation for those who are in Me. The law of the Spirit of Life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Not many Christians know how to live in this radical freedom, which is their birthright. I died to set you free; live freely in Me!

To walk along the path of freedom, you must keep your mind firmly fixed on Me. Many voices proclaim: “This is the way for you to go,” but only My voice tells you the true way. If you follow the way of the world with all its glitter and glamour, you will descend deeper and deeper into an abyss. Christian voices also can lead you astray: “Do this!” “Don’t do that!” “Pray this way!” “Don’t pray that way!” If you listen to all those voices, you will become increasingly confused.

Be content to be a simple sheep, listening for My voice and following Me. I will lead you into restful green pastures and guide you along paths of righteousness.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. —Romans 8:1–2

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 30:21

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”      —John 10:27

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  —Psalm 23:1–3

Dear God, thank You for setting me free with Your Spirit of Life, Christ died that I might live free from the law of sin and death, thank you for being the perfect sacrafice for my sins and all who believe in You by faith as their risen Lord and Savior You conquered death being raised on the third day, and later ascended into heaven, from which You will come again to judge the living and the dead as You have promised, in Jesus name, amen.
    

November 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As you look at the day before you, you see a twisted, complicated path, with branches going off in all directions. You wonder how you can possibly find your way through that maze. Then you remember the One who is with you always, holding you by your right hand. You recall My promise to guide you with My counsel, and you begin to relax. As you look again at the path ahead, you notice that a peaceful fog has settled over it, obscuring your view. You can see only a few steps in front of you, so you turn your attention more fully to Me and begin to enjoy My Presence.

The fog is a protection for you, calling you back into the present moment. Although I inhabit all of space and time, you can communicate with Me only here and now. Someday the fog will no longer be necessary, for you will have learned to keep your focus on Me and on the path just ahead of you.

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.                 —Psalm 73:23–24

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. —1 Corinthians 13:12

Dear God, thank You for being with me allowing me to focus on You and Your will for me that I may follow Your higher path for me and that I may enjoy Your presence, peace and love for me, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 15

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Approach problems with a light touch. When your mind moves toward a problem area, you tend to focus on that situation so intensely that you lose sight of Me. You pit yourself against the difficulty as if you had to conquer it immediately. Your mind gears up for battle, and your body becomes tense and anxious. Unless you achieve total victory, you feel defeated.

There is a better way. When a problem starts to overshadow your thoughts, bring this matter to Me. Talk with Me about it and look at it in the Light of My Presence. This puts some much-needed space between you and your concern, enabling you to see from My perspective. You will be surprised at the results. Sometimes you may even laugh at yourself for being so serious about something so insignificant.

You will always face trouble in this life. But more importantly, you will always have Me with you, helping you to handle whatever you encounter. Approach problems with a light touch by viewing them in My revealing Light.

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

“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

Dear God, thank You dear Lord for being with me that You may grant me comfort and let me remember You are in charge and will help us to overcome the works of Satan  here in our lives and abroad in Paris, help protect Your followers here and around the world that we may find peace in you during turbulent times, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 14

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Bask in the luxury of being fully understood and unconditionally loved. Dare to see yourself as I see you: radiant in My righteousness, cleansed by My blood. I view you as the one I created you to be, the one you will be in actuality when heaven becomes your home. It is My Life within you that is changing you from glory to glory. Rejoice in this mysterious miracle! Thank Me continually for the amazing gift of My Spirit within you.

Try to depend on the help of the Spirit as you go through this day of life. Pause briefly from time to time so you can consult with this Holy One inside you. He will not force you to do His bidding, but He will guide you as you give Him space in your life. Walk along this wondrous way of collaboration with My Spirit.

Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. —Psalm 34:5

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.     —2 Corinthians 5:21

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. —2 Corinthians 3:18 nkjv

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.              —Galatians 5:25

Dear God, thank You for for Your unconditional love that You would take on my sins that I might be made whole and righteous cleansed by Your blood to set me free and guide me with Your Spirit that I may walk along side You and follow Your higher path for me, as You see fit, that I may do Your will on earth and live with You in heaven eternally with my brothers and sisters in Christ, in Jesus name, amen.
   

November 13

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 am Christ in you, the hope of Glory. The One who walks beside you, holding you by your hand, is the same One who lives within you. This is a deep, unfathomable mystery. You and I are intertwined in an intimacy involving every fiber of your being. The Light of My Presence shines within you, as well as upon you. I am in you, and you are in Me; therefore, nothing in heaven or on earth can separate you from Me!

As you sit quietly in My Presence, your awareness of My Life within you is heightened. This produces the Joy of the Lord, which is your strength. I, the God of hope, fill you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in Me, so that you may bubble over with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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

“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles.”   —Isaiah 42:6

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”      —Nehemiah 8:10

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope. —Romans 15:13 amp

Dear God, thank You for shining Your light within me and upon me as Christ walks alongside me day by day holding my hand when I am weak You are there for me grantinging me strength, peace, love, and joy according to Your will that I may share with others as You direct me, in Jesus name, amen. 

   

November 12

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

This is a time of abundance in your life. Your cup runneth over with blessings. After plodding uphill for many weeks, you are now traipsing through lush meadows drenched in warm sunshine. I want you to enjoy to the full this time of ease and refreshment. I delight in providing it for you.

Sometimes My children hesitate to receive My good gifts with open hands. Feelings of false guilt creep in, telling them they don’t deserve to be so richly blessed. This is nonsense-thinking, because no one deserves anything from Me. My kingdom is not about earning and deserving; it’s about believing and receiving.

When a child of Mine balks at accepting My gifts, I am deeply grieved. When you receive My abundant blessings with a grateful heart, I rejoice. My pleasure in giving and your pleasure in receiving flow together in joyous harmony.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  —Psalm 23:5 kjv

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”             —John 3:16

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” —Luke 11:9–10

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?           Romans 8:32

Dear God, thank You for Your blessings, help me to receive Your blessing with a joyful heart giving You  thanks knowing  You have been and continue to be there for me, in Jesus name, amen.
November 11

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Do not let any set of circumstances intimidate you. The more challenging your day, the more of My Power I place at your disposal. You seem to think that I empower you equally each day, but this is not so. Your tendency upon awakening is to assess the difficulties ahead of you, measuring them against your average strength. This is an exercise in unreality.

I know what each of your days will contain, and I empower you accordingly. The degree to which I strengthen you on a given day is based mainly on two variables: the difficulty of your circumstances, and your willingness to depend on Me for help. Try to view challenging days as opportunities to receive more of My Power than usual. Look to Me for all that you need, and watch to see what I will do. As your day, so shall your strength be.

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.           —Ephesians 1:18–20

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

Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be.                                           —Deuteronomy 33:25 nkjv

Dear God, thank You for placing Your power at my disposal based on need and my willingness to trust You as a loving God looking out for my needs knowing You will be there for me according to my needs and will be with me all the days of my life, in Jesus name, amen.
November 10

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Focus your entire being on My living Presence. I am most assuredly with you, enveloping you in My Love and Peace. While you relax in My Presence, I am molding your mind and cleansing your heart. I am re-creating you into the one I designed you to be.

As you move from stillness into the activities of your day, do not relinquish your attentiveness to Me. If something troubles you, talk it over with Me. If you get bored with what you are doing, fill the time with prayers and praise.When someone irritates you, don’t let your thoughts linger on that person’s faults. Gently nudge your mind back to Me. Every moment is precious if you keep your focus on Me. Any day can be a good day, because My Presence permeates all time.

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.       —Psalm 89:15–16

This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.                 —1 John 3:19–20

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. —Jude 24–25

In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.       —Psalm 41:12

Dear God, thank You for being with me day after day, guiding me to Your peace which passes all understanding providing Your love while molding my mind and cleansing my heart that I may be a brother with all who believe and love Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior part of the triune God with the Father and the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, amen.

November 9

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Sit quietly with Me, letting all your fears and worries bubble up to the surface of your consciousness. There, in the Light of My Presence, the bubbles pop and disappear. However, some fears surface over and over again, especially fear of the future. You tend to project yourself mentally into the next day, week, month, year, decade; and you visualize yourself coping badly in those times. What you are seeing is a false image, because it doesn’t include Me. Those gloomy times that you imagine will not come to pass, since My Presence will be with you at all times.

When a future-oriented worry assails you, capture it and disarm it by suffusing the Light of My Presence into that mental image. Say to yourself, “Jesus will be with me then and there. With His help, I can cope!” Then, come home to the present moment, where you can enjoy Peace in My Presence.

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?” —Luke 12:22–26

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”                                   —Deuteronomy 31:6

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.               —2 Corinthians 10:5

Dear God, thank You for being with me keeping me in the moment with You as You are here for me and will guide me along Your path of righteousness that I may be certain of Your unwavering love for me, and need not get wrapped up in worrying about the future as You will be there with me, in Jesus name, amen. 
   

November 8

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Learn to appreciate difficult days. Be stimulated by the challenges you encounter along your way. As you journey through rough terrain with Me, gain confidence from your knowledge that together we can handle anything. This knowledge is comprised of three parts: your relationship with Me, promises in the Bible, and past experiences of coping successfully during hard times.

Look back on your life, and see how I have helped you through difficult days. If you are tempted to think, “Yes, but that was then, and this is now,” remember who I am! Although you and your circumstances may change dramatically, I remain the same throughout time and eternity. This is the basis of your confidence. In My Presence you live and move and have your being.

“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

But you remain the same, and your years will never end.—Psalm 102:27

“‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’” —Acts 17:28

Dear God, thank You for granting me the knowledge that together we can handle anything given Your promises combined with Your love for me as You continue to strengthen me upholding me with Your glorious right hand that I may be renewed in You, in Jesus name, amen. 

  

November 7

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Worship Me in the beauty of holiness. All true beauty reflects some of who I am. I am working My ways in you: the divine Artist creating loveliness within your being. My main work is to clear out debris and clutter, making room for My Spirit to take full possession. Collaborate with Me in this effort by being willing to let go of anything I choose to take away. I know what you need, and I have promised to provide all of that—abundantly!

Your sense of security must not rest in your possessions or in things going your way. I am training you to depend on Me alone, finding fulfillment in My Presence. This entails being satisfied with much or with little, accepting either as My will for the moment. Instead of grasping and controlling, you are learning to release and receive. Cultivate this receptive stance by trusting Me in every situation.

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

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

Dear God, thank You for providing Your Spirit to look after me that I may depend on You alone trusting You will provide for my needs as You see fit finding fulfillment in Your presence, accepting much or little as Your will for me, in every situation, in Jesus name, amen. 

  
November 6

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Seek to please Me above all else. As you journey through today, there will be many choice-points along your way. Most of the day’s decisions will be small ones you have to make quickly. You need some rule of thumb to help you make good choices. Many people’s decisions are a combination of their habitual responses and their desire to please themselves or others. This is not My way for you. Strive to please Me in everything, not just in major decisions. This is possible only to the extent that you are living in close communion with Me. When My Presence is your deepest delight, you know almost instinctively what will please Me. A quick glance at Me is all you need to make the right choice. Delight yourself in Me more and more; seek My pleasure in all you do.

“The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”           —John 8:29

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. —Hebrews 11:5–6

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. —Psalm 37:4

Dear God, thank You for living in close communion with You so that I may be guided by Your will and seek Your delight knowing You will take me on Your higher path for me that I may be blessed spending eternity with You and all who believe, in Jesus name, amen.

   

  

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer from 10/23 forward…?

November 5

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

You can live as close to Me as you choose. I set up no barriers between us; neither do I tear down barriers that you erect.

People tend to think their circumstances determine the quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control those situations. They feel happy when things are going well, and sad or frustrated when things don’t turn out as they’d hoped. They rarely question this correlation between their circumstances and feelings. Yet it is possible to be content in any and every situation.

Put more energy into trusting Me and enjoying My Presence. Don’t let your well-being depend on your circumstances. Instead, connect your joy to My precious promises:

I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will meet all your needs according to My glorious riches. Nothing in all creation will be able to separate you from My Love.

“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. —Philippians 4:12”

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.”             —Genesis 28:15

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

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

Dear God, thank You for watching over me and meeting all my needs and providing Your love for me allowing me to live as close to You as I choose with free will yet knowing You love us and accept us as we accept and love You for all that You have done on our behalf, in Jesus name, amen.
  November 4

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Walk peacefully with Me through this day. You are wondering how you will cope with all that is expected of you. You must traverse this day like any other: one step at a time. Instead of mentally rehearsing how you will do this or that, keep your mind on My Presence and on taking the next step. The more demanding your day, the more help you can expect from Me. This is a training opportunity, since I designed you for deep dependence on your Shepherd-King. Challenging times wake you up and amplify your awareness of needing My help.

When you don’t know what to do, wait while I open the way before you. Trust that I know what I’m doing, and be ready to follow My lead. I will give strength to you, and I will bless you with Peace.

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

The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.                                     —Deuteronomy 33:25

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.                                     —Hebrews 13:20–21

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace —Psalm 29:11

Dear God, thank You for Your presence as I walk through this life with Your promise that You will be there for me in my hour of need as You have designed me to  amplify my awareness of my deep need for You as my shepherd-King with deep dependence on You that I will know Your voice  and You are there with me to give me rest, while my strength will equal the number of my days, in Jesus name, amen.

  

November 3

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Every time something thwarts your plans or desires, use that as a reminder to communicate with Me. This practice has several benefits. The first is obvious: Talking with Me blesses you and strengthens our relationship. Another benefit is that disappointments, instead of dragging you down, are transformed into opportunities for good. This transformation removes the sting from difficult circumstances, making it possible to be joyful in the midst of adversity.

Begin by practicing this discipline in all the little disappointments of daily life. It is often these minor setbacks that draw you away from My Presence.When you reframe setbacks as opportunities, you find that you gain much more than you have lost. It is only after much training that you can accept major losses in this positive way. But it is possible to attain the perspective of the apostle Paul, who wrote: Compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus, I consider everything I once treasured to be as insignificant as rubbish.

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

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.                                                     —Philippians 3:7–8

Dear God, thank You for helping me find You during times of need and being a part of my world allowing me to gain from You and share with others as You provide opportunities to share and grow according to Your plan for me, in Jesus name, amen.

Thanks be to God😇🙏

  

November 2

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Grow strong in the Light of My Presence. Your weakness does not repel Me. On the contrary, it attracts My Power, which is always available to flow into a yielded heart. Do not condemn yourself for your constant need of help. Instead, come to Me with your gaping neediness; let the Light of My Love fill you.

A yielded heart does not whine or rebel when the going gets rough. It musters the courage to thank Me even during hard times. Yielding yourself to My will is ultimately an act of trust. In quietness and trust is your strength.

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.  —Psalm 116:5–7

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

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”  —Isaiah 30:15

Dear God, thank You for providing the Holy Spirit in my life, and for all who believe, that we may try to do Your will, as You see fit, along with countless others in my life who help and encourage me while also trying to share with others, forgive me when I stumble, thank You for being ever faithful that I may count on You to the end of time with Your grace and forgiveness in Jesus name, amen. 

    

November 1

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Do not be discouraged by the difficulty of keeping your focus on Me. I know that your heart’s desire is to be aware of My Presence continually. This is a lofty goal; you aim toward it but never fully achieve it in this life. Don’t let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead, try to see yourself as I see you. First of all, I am delighted by your deep desire to walk closely with Me through your life. I am pleased each time you initiate communication with Me. In addition, I notice the progress you have made since you first resolved to live in My Presence.

When you realize that your mind has wandered away from Me, don’t be alarmed or surprised. You live in a world that has been rigged to distract you. Each time you plow your way through the massive distractions to communicate with Me, you achieve a victory. Rejoice in these tiny triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days.

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.                    —Romans 8:33–34

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  —Hebrews 4:14–16

Dear God, thank You for being my intermediary for me and all who believe paying the price for our sins as a perfect sacrafice as our Lord and Savior help us to Love one another as you have loved us that we may go forth teaching preaching and baptizing in the name of the Father the Son, and the Holy Spirir as you have commanded that we may be part of your church and one with you as your body working not to earn salvation as Your grace has already taken care of that but rather to be Your light here on earth, in Jesus name, amen.

  

October 31

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Learn to listen to Me even while you are listening to other people. As they open their souls to your scrutiny, you are on holy ground. You need the help of My Spirit to respond appropriately. Ask Him to think through you, live through you, love through you. My own Being is alive within you in the Person of the Holy Spirit. If you respond to others’ needs through your unaided thought processes, you offer them dry crumbs. When the Spirit empowers your listening and speaking, My streams of living water flow through you to other people. Be a channel of My Love, Joy, and Peace by listening to Me as you listen to others.

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” —Exodus 3:5

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

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.        —John 7:38–39

Dear God, thank You for sharing Your Word with me that I may continue to get to know You as I live in this world, help me to shine according to Your will, though I am far from perfect, by listening to the Holy Spirit, and trying to follow where You lead I will be made whole and help shine Your light for myself and others as I channel Your love, peace and joy meant for each of us, in Jesus name, amen.
    

October 30

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am with you. I am with you. I am with you. Heaven’s bells continually peal with that promise of My Presence. Some people never hear those bells because their minds are earthbound and their hearts are closed to Me. Others hear the bells only once or twice in their lifetimes, in rare moments of seeking Me above all else. My desire is that My “sheep” hear My voice continually, for I am the ever-present Shepherd.

Quietness is the classroom where you learn to hear My voice. Beginners need a quiet place in order to still their minds. As you advance in this discipline, you gradually learn to carry the stillness with you wherever you go.When you step back into the mainstream of life, strain to hear those glorious bells: I am with you. I am with you. I am with you.

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. —Jeremiah 29:12–13

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me… My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.”                       —John 10:14, 27–28

Dear God, thank You for being with me and all believers as You paid the ultimate price for our sins that if we believe and confess our sins, you will make us whole so that we may be set aside by your angels on the right to proceed on to heaven to be with You throughout eternity, in Jesus name, amen.   

  
October 29

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Linger in My Presence a while. Rein in your impulses to plunge into the day’s activities. Beginning your day alone with Me is essential preparation for success. A great athlete takes time to prepare himself mentally for the feat ahead of him before he moves a muscle. Similarly, your time of being still in My Presence equips you for the day ahead of you. Only I know what will happen to you this day. I have arranged the events you will encounter as you go along your way. If you are not adequately equipped for the journey, you will grow weary and lose heart. Relax with Me while I ready you for action.

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

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. —Hebrews 12:3

Dear God, thank You for inviting me to spend time in Your word that I may be ready to accept and deal with this day in a way that I may follow Your will and delight in Your way, in Jesus name, amen.

  

October 28

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Do not expect to be treated fairly in this life. People will say and do hurtful things to you, things that you don’t deserve. When someone mistreats you, try to view it as an opportunity to grow in grace. See how quickly you can forgive the one who has wounded you. Don’t be concerned about setting the record straight. Instead of obsessing about other people’s opinions of you, keep your focus on Me. Ultimately, it is My view of you that counts.

As you concentrate on relating to Me, remember that I have clothed you in My righteousness and holiness. I see you attired in these radiant garments, which I bought for you with My blood. This also is not fair; it is pure gift.When others treat you unfairly, remember that My ways with you are much better than fair. My ways are Peace and Love, which I have poured out into your heart by My Spirit.

 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  —Colossians 3:13

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.  —Isaiah 61:10

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.               —Ephesians 1:7–8

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.                       —Romans 5:5

Dear God, thank You for clothing me in radiant garnets paid for by Your holy sacrafice that I might live free within Your grace in peace and love according to Your will for me and all believers, in Jesus name, amen.

   

October 27

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As you become increasingly aware of My Presence, you find it easier to discern the way you should go. This is one of the practical benefits of living close to Me. Instead of wondering about what is on the road ahead or worrying about what you should do if…or when…, you can concentrate on staying in communication with Me.When you actually arrive at a choice-point, I will show you which direction to go.

Many people are so preoccupied with future plans and decisions that they fail to see choices they need to make today. Without any conscious awareness, they make their habitual responses. People who live this way find a dullness creeping into their lives. They sleepwalk through their days, following well-worn paths of routine.

I, the Creator of the universe, am the most creative Being imaginable. I will not leave you circling in deeply rutted paths. Instead, I will lead you along fresh trails of adventure, revealing to you things you did not know. Stay in communication with Me. Follow My guiding Presence.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.       —Psalm 32:8

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.                       —Genesis 1:1

Dear God, thank You for staying in constant communication with me so that I might discern Your will for me and You will show me the direction to take for Your names sake, I feel Your creative influence and direction in my life growing stronger each day as You lead me along new paths of righteousness continually revealing new portions of Your Word that I may continue to learn and benefit from Your loving direction, in Jesus name, amen.

  

October 26

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Come to Me when you are hurting, and I will soothe your pain. Come to Me when you are joyful, and I will share your Joy, multiplying it many times over. I am All you need, just when you need it. Your deepest desires find fulfillment in Me alone.

This is the age of self-help. Bookstores abound with books about “taking care of number one,” making oneself the center of all things. The main goal of these methodologies is to become self-sufficient and confident. You, however, have been called to take a “road less traveled”: continual dependence on Me. True confidence comes from knowing you are complete in My Presence. Everything you need has its counterpart in Me.

“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

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.      —James 1:4

Dear God, thank You for another day to study and share Your word knowing that You are all I need and and that I am complete in You and with You in me, provides for my every need. By following Your path for me will make me whole rather than trying to control my world I need to remain faithful on your higher path for me rather than following the ways of others and finding myself alone and empty, the door You have opened none can close, and the door You shut, none can open, keep me safe and steadfast by Your side and in Your love, in Jesus name, amen.

  
October 25

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am God with you, for all time and throughout eternity. Don’t let the familiarity of that concept numb its impact on your consciousness. My perpetual Presence with you can be a continual source of Joy, springing up and flowing out in streams of abundant Life. Let your mind reverberate with meanings of My Names: Jesus—the Lord saves, and Emmanuel—God with us. Strive to remain conscious of My Presence even in your busiest moments. Talk with Me about whatever delights you, whatever upsets you, whatever is on your mind. These tiny steps of daily discipline, taken one after the other, will keep you close to Me on the path of Life.

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” … “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”  —Matthew 1:21, 23

“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”  —Acts 2:28

Dear God, thank You for being with me providing me love, peace and joy. Help me stay present in the moments of my life and in constant communication with You as You guide my steps on the path You have chosen for me, that I may be kept safe in Your undying love, in Jesus name, amen. 

  

October 24

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Lie down in green pastures of Peace. Learn to unwind whenever possible, resting in the Presence of your Shepherd. This electronic age keeps My children “wired” much of the time, too tense to find Me in the midst of their moments. I built into your very being the need for rest. How twisted the world has become when people feel guilty about meeting this basic need! How much time and energy they waste by being always on the go, rather than taking time to seek My direction for their lives.

I have called you to walk with Me down paths of Peace. I want you to blaze a trail for others who desire to live in My peaceful Presence. I have chosen you less for your strengths than for your weaknesses, which amplify your need for Me. Depend on Me more and more, and I will shower Peace on all your paths.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. —Psalm 23:1–3

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.  —Genesis 2:2–3

“To shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” —Luke 1:79

Dear God, thank You for me being able to unwind in Your presence and be blessed by You in so many ways, by letting go and simply trying to follow where You lead me I will be blessed rather than getting all caught up in the need to always be on the go, just for the sake of “being on the go” makes no sense, rather than seeking Your direction, so often I am told by others I am here for a purpose as God is not through with me yet, the more I take time to read Your Word and spend time with You each day, I do amplify my need for you, physically, spiritually, having me depend on You more and more each day that in my weakness I may blaze a trail to bring others to You, oh God, in Jesus name, amen. 

  
October 23

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As you turn your attention to Me, feel the Light of My Presence shining upon you. Open your mind and heart to receive My heavenly smile of approval. Let My gold-tinged Love wash over you and soak into the depths of your being. As you are increasingly filled with My Being, you experience joyous union with Me: I in you, and you in Me. Your Joy-in-Me and My Joy-in-you become intertwined and inseparable. I suffuse your soul with Joy in My Presence; at My right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”  —John 17:20–23

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  —Psalm 16:11 nkjv

Dear God, thank You for shinning Your light on me that I may be able to see Your higher path for me and joyfully experience Your will for me knowing that while I am not perfect, I am a sinner, because Jesus came down from heaven, lived a perfect life, paid the price on the cross for my sins, and the sins of all believers may be forgiven if they believe in Jesus Christ, the messiah,  who is One with the Father and the Holy Spirit by whom all things were made, if we have faith and ask for forgiveness our sins will be forgiven,  in the end Jesus will come again on the clouds with a sword in his right hand, his sheep will know his voice and he shall know his followers, His angels will separate his followers on the right to be in heaven for eternity with no sin, no sickness, all will be well while the others will be cast into the fire as noone comes to the father but through his son our Lord Jesus, in Jesus name, amen.   

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.

  

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 10/1 forward…

October 13

Take time to be still in My Presence. The more hassled you feel, the more you need this sacred space of communion with Me. Breathe slowly and deeply. Relax in My holy Presence while My Face shines upon you. This is how you receive My Peace, which I always proffer to you.

Imagine the pain I feel when My children tie themselves up ingift of Peace. I died a criminal’s death to secure this blessing for you. Receive it gratefully; hide it in your heart. My Peace is an inner treasure, growing within you as you trust in Me. Therefore, circumstances cannot touch it. Be still, enjoying Peace in My Presence.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”                 —Psalm 46:10

“The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” —Numbers 6:25–26

Dear God, thank You for your holy presence given to me that I may calmly meditate on Your word knowing I am loved and receive your peace that passes all understanding as You died for me and all sinners to pay the price our sins if we believe and confess our sins unto You oh Lord, who knows our every thought and still loves us, bless us renew us and keep a right spirit within us, in Jesus name, amen.
  

October 12

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Beware of seeing yourself through other people’s eyes. There are several dangers to this paractice. First of all, it is nearly impossible to discern what others actually think of you. Moreover, their views of you are variable: subject to each viewer’s spiritual, emotional, and physical condition. The major problem with letting others define you is that it borders on idolatry. Your concern to please others dampens your desire to please Me, your Creator.

It is much more real to see yourself through My eyes. My gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin. Through My eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved. Rest in My loving gaze, and you will receive deep Peace. Respond to My loving Presence by worshiping Me in spirit and in truth.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.                      —Hebrews 11:6

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”        —John 4:23–24

Dear God, thank You for seeing me untainted by sin, help me stay focused on You Lord and Your will for me so that I desire to please You in every way possible to the best of my ability, and when I may slip up, bring me back to You Lord  Jesus that we may be cleansed in your righteousness as You have atoned for our sins if only we have faith and believe in You Your grace shall set us free, in Jesus name, amen.

  
October 11

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am the culmination of all your hopes and desires. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: who is and was and is to come. Before you knew Me, you expressed your longing for Me in hurtful ways. You were ever so vulnerable to the evil around you in the world. But now My Presence safely shields you, enfolding you in My loving arms. I have lifted you out of darkness into My marvelous Light.

Though I have brought many pleasures into your life, not one of them is essential. Receive My blessings with open hands. Enjoy My good gifts, but do not cling to them. Turn your attention to the Giver of all good things, and rest in the knowledge that you are complete in Me. The one thing you absolutely need is the one thing you can never lose: My Presence with you.

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.                             —Psalm 62:5–8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”  —Revelation 1:8

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  —1 Peter 2:9 nkjv

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  —James 1:17

Dear God, thank You for being my rock and my salvation by lifting me out of darkness into Your light in Your loving arms You shield me and keep me safe, the one thing I cannot lose is your presence with me the giver of all good things, in Jesus name, amen.

     
October 10

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me enough to let things happen without striving to predict or control them. Relax, and refresh yourself in the Light of My everlasting Love. My Love-Light never dims, yet you are often unaware of My radiant Presence. When you project yourself into the future, rehearsing what you will do or say, you are seeking to be self-sufficient: to be adequate without My help. This is a subtle sin—so common that it usually slips by unnoticed.

The alternative is to live fully in the present, depending on Me each moment. Rather than fearing your inadequacy, rejoice in My abundant supply. Train your mind to seek My help continually, even when you feel competent to handle something by yourself. Don’t divide your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help. Instead, learn to rely on Me in every situation. This discipline will enable you to enjoy life more and to face each day confidently.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.                 —Psalm 37:3–6

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  —Philippians 4:19

Dear God, thank You for Your love and guidance in all things, teach me to rely on Your will and Your way for me trusting in You and accepting Your will for me in all things, knowing You are there for me in Jesus name, amen.
 
     
October 9

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

You have been on a long, uphill journey, and your energy is almost spent. Though you have faltered at times, you have not let go of My hand. I am pleased with your desire to stay close to Me. There is one thing, however, that displeases Me: your tendency to complain. You may talk to Me as much as you like about the difficulty of the path we are following. I understand better than anyone else the stresses and strains that have afflicted you. You can ventilate safely to Me, because talking with Me tempers your thoughts and helps you see things from My perspective.

Complaining to others is another matter altogether. It opens the door to deadly sins such as self-pity and rage. Whenever you are tempted to grumble, come to Me and talk it out. As you open up to Me, I will put My thoughts in your mind and My song in your heart.

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” —Jeremiah 31:25

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.             —Philippians 2:14–15

Dear God, thank You for sending those to me to assist me in many ways while also protecting my son during what have been tough times for him while helping me to work with those in my life sent by You to bless me and keep me close to You, please continue to call my sons and all those in my life to You and Your Son through the power of  the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, amen.

 
October 8

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I love you with an everlasting Love. The human mind cannot comprehend My constancy. Your emotions flicker and falter in the face of varying circumstances, and you tend to project your fickle feelings onto Me. Thus, you do not benefit fully from My unfailing Love.

You need to look beyond the flux of circumstances and discover Me gazing lovingly back at you. This awareness of My Presence strengthens you, as you receive and respond to My Love. I am the same yesterday, today, and forever! Let My Love flow into you continually. Your need for Me is as constant as the outflow of My Love to you.

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

“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

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.                        —Hebrews 13:8

Dear God, thank You for Your unfailing love, the love in Your eyes, described by my mother in a dream shortly after my younger sister was hit by a car and taken from this world gave her peace and serenity along with the bright smile of my little sister looking back to my mother as Jesus was looking down at her, mom just kept talking about the love in his eyes, dear Lord may I continue to receive Your Love and Your grace as you look down on me with Your loving gaze that I too may be strengthen and renewed according to Your will for me, in Jesus name, amen.  

 
October 7

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

In order to hear My voice, you must release all your worries into My care. Entrust to Me everything that concerns you. This clears the way for you to seek My Face unhindered. Let Me free you from fear that is hiding deep inside you. Sit quietly in My Presence, allowing My Light to soak into you and drive out any darkness lodged within you.

Accept each day just as it comes to you, remembering that I am sovereign over your life. Rejoice in this day that I have made, trusting that I am abundantly present in it. Instead of regretting or resenting the way things are, thank Me in all circumstances. Trust Me and don’t be fearful; thank Me and rest in My sovereignty.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. —1 Peter 5:6–7

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

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. —1 Thessalonians 5:18

Dear God, thank You for another day filled with Your joy, peace and love releasing all my worries untoYou  letting Your light shine on me that I may give You thanks and all glory as I struggle to understand Your will for me, help me to walk in faith accepting Your will for me and trusting in You as You are with me every step of the way, thank you Lord Jesus, amen.

 

October 6

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Be willing to follow wherever I lead. Follow Me wholeheartedly, with glad anticipation quickening your pace. Though you don’t know what lies ahead, I know; and that is enough! Some of My richest blessings are just around the bend: out of sight, but nonetheless very real. To receive these gifts, you must walk by faith—not by sight. This doesn’t mean closing your eyes to what is all around you. It means subordinating the visible world to the invisible Shepherd of your soul.

Sometimes I lead you up a high mountain with only My hand to support you. The higher you climb, the more spectacular the view becomes; also, the more keenly you sense your separation from the world with all its problems. This frees you to experience0 exuberantly the joyous reality of My Presence. Give yourself fully to these Glory-moments, awash in dazzling Light. I will eventually lead you down the mountain, back into community with others. Let My Light continue to shine within you as you walk among people again.

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

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.  —Psalm 96:6

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” —John 8:12

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

Dear God, thank You, may I follow you wholeheartedly, as I walk by faith knowing you are here for me and willing to support me. Thank you Lord the time is near as we are told yet no one knows the hour of your return, yet ALL eyes will see you coming down from heaven to judge the living and the dead, you are the way the truth and the light, no one comes to the Father except through You Lord Jesus, be with us and keep us focused on Your will, in Jesus name, amen.

 
 
October 5

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Remember that joy is not dependent on your circumstances. Some of the world’s most miserable people are those whose circumstances seem the most enviable. People who reach the top of the ladder career-wise are often surprised to find emptiness awaiting them. True Joy is a by-product of living in My Presence. Therefore you can experience it in palaces, in prisons…anywhere.

Do not judge a day as devoid of Joy just because it contains difficulties. Instead, concentrate on staying in communication with Me. Many of the problems that clamor for your attention will resolve themselves. Other matters you must deal with, but I will help you with them. If you make problem-solving secondary to the goal of living close to Me, you can find Joy even in your most difficult days.

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. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. —Habakkuk 3:17–19

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. —1 Chronicles 16:27

Dear God, thank You for Your guidance so that we may joyfully deal with any problems we may be experiencing and place our trust inYou oh Lord and be able to see our way past any obstacles before us and focus on You Lord Jesusas You   provide brothers and sisters in Christ to help one another or provide miracles for us in Jesus name, amen.

  
October 4

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am the Creator of heaven and earth: Lord of all that is and all that will ever be. Although I am unimaginably vast, I choose to dwell within you, permeating you with My Presence. Only in the spirit realm could Someone so infinitely great live within someone so very small. Be awed by the Power and the Glory of My Spirit within you!

Though the Holy Spirit is infinite, He deigns to be your Helper. He is always ready to offer assistance; all you need to do is ask.When the path before you looks easy and straightforward, you may be tempted to go it alone instead of relying on Me. This is when you are in the greatest danger of stumbling. Ask My Spirit to help you as you go each step of the way. Never neglect this glorious Source of strength within you.

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”                                 —John 14:16–17 nkjv

“But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” —John 16:7

So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”     —Zechariah 4:6

Dear God, thank You for sending down the Holy Spirit as our counselor that we may continue to walk in your ways with the help of the Holy Spirit that we are not alone but rather led to Your higher calling as You desire for we cannot make it on our own as when we do we find ourselves lost and confused as we are not God but rather here to lean on You accepting Your will and focus on You  as You have designed us to live one day at a time in serenity and peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name, amen. 

 
October 3

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

When many things seem to be going wrong, trust Me. When your life feels increasingly out of control, thank Me. These are supernatural responses, and they can lift you above your circumstances. If you do what comes naturally in the face of difficulties, you may fall prey to negativism. Even a few complaints can set you on a path that is a downward spiral, by darkening your perspective and mind-set. With this attitude controlling you, complaints flow more and more readily from your mouth. Each one moves you steadily down the slippery spiral. The lower you go, the faster you slide; but it is still possible to apply brakes. Cry out to Me in My Name! Affirm your trust in Me, regardless of how you feel. Thank Me for everything, though this seems unnatural—even irrational. Gradually you will begin to ascend, recovering your lost ground.

When you are back on ground level, you can face your circumstances from a humble perspective. If you choose supernatural responses this time—trusting and thanking Me—you will experience My unfathomable Peace.

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

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

Dear God, thank You again for bringing this realization to me prior to this mornings reading then reaffirming such through Your grace knowing true peace and undeniable love, in Jesus name, amen.
 

October 2

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Never take for granted My intimate nearness. Marvel at the wonder of My continual Presence with you. Even the most ardent human lover cannot be with you always. Nor can another person know the intimacies of your heart, mind, and spirit. I know everything about you—even to the number of hairs on your head. You don’t need to work at revealing yourself to Me.

Many people spend a lifetime or a small fortune searching for someone who understands them. Yet I am freely available to all who call upon My Name, who open their hearts to receive Me as Savior. This simple act of faith is the beginning of a lifelong love story. I, the Lover of your soul, understand you perfectly and love you eternally.

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”  —Luke 12:7

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. —John 1:12

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”                        —Romans 10:13

Dear God, thank You for this day and for being so near and yer far from perfect, by accepting You, in my broken state, You make me whole and new forgiven in Your grace! Help me continue to live, love and learn as our church uses for its mission statement! Thank you for allowing me and all who believe and call on Your name to become Your children, in Jesus name, amen. 

 
October 1

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Worship Me only. I am King of kings and Lord of lords, dwelling in unapproachable Light. I am taking care of you! I am not only committed to caring for you, but I am also absolutely capable of doing so. Rest in Me, My weary one, for this is a form of worship.

Though self-flagellation has gone out of style, many of My children drive themselves like racehorses. They whip themselves into action, ignoring how exhausted they are. They forget that I am sovereign and that My ways are higher than theirs. Underneath their driven service, they may secretly resent Me as a harsh taskmaster. Their worship of Me is lukewarm, because I am no longer their First Love.

My invitation never changes: Come to Me, all you who are weary, and I will give you rest. Worship Me by resting peacefully in My Presence.

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

“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

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

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  —Matthew 11:28

Dear God, thank You for Taking care of me and showing me Your love in so many ways that I cannot deny You and Your presence as You care for me showing me Your ways are higher than mine. If I believe in You, all will be well, in Jesus name, amen. 

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September 30

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

I am perpetually with you, taking care of you. That is the most important fact of your existence. I am not limited by time or space; My Presence with you is a forever-promise. You need not fear the future, for I am already there. When you make that quantum leap into eternity, you will find Me awaiting you in heaven. Your future is in My hands; I release it to you day by day, moment by moment. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow.

I want you to live this day abundantly, seeing all there is to see, doing all there is to do. Don’t be distracted by future concerns. Leave them to Me! Each day of life is a glorious gift, but so few people know how to live within the confines of today. Much of their energy for abundant living spills over the time line into tomorrow’s worries or past regrets. Their remaining energy is sufficient only for limping through the day, not for living it to the full. I am training you to keep your focus on My Presence in the present. This is how to receive abundant Life, which flows freely from My throne of grace.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” —Matthew 6:34

“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

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” —James 4:13–15 

Dear God, thank You for another day help me to live in this day and do the best I can to live day by day according to Your willing Your love sharing Your light with the world, in Jesus name, amen.
September 29

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

I am with you and all around you, encircling you in golden rays of Light. I always behold you Face to face. Not one of your thoughts escapes My notice. Because I am infinite, I am able to love you as if you and I were the only ones in the universe.

Walk with Me in intimate Love-steps, but do not lose sight of My Majesty. I desire to be your closest Friend, yet I am also your sovereign Lord. I created your brain with capacity to know Me as Friend and Lord simultaneously. The human mind is the pinnacle of My creation, but so few use it for its primary purpose—knowing Me. I communicate continually through My Spirit, My Word, and My creation. Only humans are capable of receiving Me and responding to My Presence. You are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made!

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. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. —Psalm 34:4–7

We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” —2 Peter 1:16–17

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” —John 17:3

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

Dear God , thank You for another day to hear you calling to me to walk in the light as soon there is coming a day when when we will live with you where there will be no more darkness and no more pain living with You knowing Your will and Your way with no more sin and darkness please be with me and all believers as we await Your return call us renew us strengthen us following Your will and Your way, in Jesus name, amen.

  
September 28

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

Open your mind and heart—your entire being—to receive My Love in full measure. So many of My children limp through their lives starved for Love, because they haven’t learned the art of receiving. This is essentially an act of faith: believing that I love you with boundless, everlasting Love. The art of receiving is also a discipline: training your mind to trust Me, coming close to Me with confidence. Remember that the evil one is the father of lies. Learn to recognize his deceptive intrusions into your thoughts. One of his favorite deceptions is to undermine your confidence in My unconditional Love. Fight back against these lies! Do not let them go unchallenged. Resist the devil in My Name, and he will slink away from you. Draw near to Me, and My Presence will envelop you in Love.

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. —Ephesians 3:16–19

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence.                         —Hebrews 4:16”

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire… When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.               —John 8:44

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. —James 4:7–8 nkjv

Dear God, thank You for giving me love in full measure from numerous sources, now and forevermore, in Jesus name, amen.
  

September 27

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

Relax in My everlasting arms. Your weakness is an opportunity to grow strong in awareness of My Almighty Presence. When your energy fails you, do not look inward and lament the lack you find there. Look to Me and My sufficiency; rejoice in My radiant riches that are abundantly available to help you.

Go gently through this day, leaning on Me and enjoying My Presence. Thank Me for your neediness, which is building trust-bonds between us. If you look back on your journey thus far, you can see that days of extreme weakness have been some of your most precious times. Memories of these days are richly interwoven with golden strands of My intimate Presence.

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, “Destroy him!”   —Deuteronomy 33:27

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

Dear God, thank You for continually teaching me to lean on You rather than try to trust in myself, remain strong in faith and You shall help guide me in paths You have chosen for me; all things according to your will, in Your Way,  in Your time, in Jesus Name, amen.

 

September 26

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

Come to Me and listen! Attune yourself to My voice, and receive My richest blessings. Marvel at the wonder of communing with the Creator of the universe while sitting in the comfort of your home. Kings who reign on earth tend to make themselves inaccessible; ordinary people almost never gain an audience with them. Even dignitaries must plow through red tape and protocol in order to speak with royalty.

Though I am King of the universe, I am totally accessible to you. I am with you wherever you are. Nothing can separate you from My Presence! When I cried out from the cross, “It is finished!” the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. This opened the way for you to meet Me face to Face, with no need of protocol or priests. I, the King of kings, am your constant Companion.

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

Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.      —Isaiah 55:2–3

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. —John 19:30

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. —Matthew 27:50–51

Dear God, thank You for providing us unfettered access to You and paying the price for our sins that we may receive Your grace of forgiveness if only we ask it shall be given, thank You for providing peace, love and joy to a fallen world, in Jesus name, amen.

 
September 25

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Pour all of your energy into trusting Me. It is through trust that you stay connected to Me, aware of My Presence. Every step on your life-journey can be a step of faith. Baby steps of trust are simple for you; you can take them with almost unconscious ease. Giant steps are another matter altogether: leaping across chasms in semidarkness, scaling cliffs of uncertainty, trudging through the valley of the shadow of death. These feats require sheer concentration, as well as utter commitment to Me.

Each of My children is a unique blend of temperament, giftedness, and life experiences. Something that is a baby step for you may be a giant step for another person, and vice versa. Only I know the difficulty or ease of each segment of your journey. Beware of trying to impress others by acting as if your giant steps are only baby ones. Do not judge others who hesitate, in trembling fear, before an act that would be easy for you. If each of My children would seek to please Me above all else, fear of others’ judgments would vanish, as would attempts to impress others. Focus your attention on the path just ahead of you and on the One who never leaves your side.

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

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” —Matthew 7:1–2

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

Dear God, thank You for another day to pray for any steps as You continue to work with me in  Your grace and trying to regain that which your will would desire for me, for each step with God is truly fantastic and I must be ever committed to try, yet accept your will for me in peace, love, and joy as Your plan for my life is worthy while I focus on the path right before me both literally and figuratively, in Jesus name, amen. 
 

September 24

Jesus Calling with short Andy  prayer…

Live first and foremost in My Presence. Gradually you will become more aware of Me than of people and places around you. This awareness will not detract from your relationships with others. Instead, it will increase your ability to give love and encouragement to them. My Peace will permeate your words and demeanor. You will be active in the world, yet one step removed from it. You will not be easily shaken, because My enveloping Presence buffers the blow of problems.This is the path I have set before you. As you follow it wholeheartedly, you experience abundant Life and Peace.

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.       —Psalm 89:15–16

I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  —Psalm 16:8

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.             —2 Peter 1:2

Dear God, thank You for being with me in this world, help me to walk inyou light  and follow Your higher path for me, and increase Your Peace in me and those I interact with that that we may all feel Your presence, in Jesus name, amen.

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September 23

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Walk with Me in the freedom of forgiveness. The path we follow together is sometimes steep and slippery. If you carry a burden of guilt on your back, you are more likely to stumble and fall. At your request, I will remove the heavy load from you and bury it at the foot of the cross. When I unburden you, you are undeniably free! Stand up straight and tall in My Presence, so that no one can place more burdens on your back. Look into My Face and feel the warmth of My Love-Light shining upon you. It is this unconditional Love that frees you from both fears and sins. Spend time basking in the Light of My Presence. As you come to know Me more and more intimately, you grow increasingly free.

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.  —Psalm 68:19

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. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. —1 John 1:7–9

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 4:18

Dear God, thank You  for granting me forgiveness and allowing me to walk in your love light removing the weight of any guilt from such transgressions as all have sinned and fall short of glory of God, but if we confess our sins, we can be made whole and worthy through the blood of Jesus, in whose name we pray, amen.

 

September 22

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me and refuse to worry, for I am your Strength and Song. You are feeling wobbly this morning, looking at difficult times looming ahead, measuring them against your own strength. However, they are not today’s tasks—or even tomorrow’s. So leave them in the future and come home to the present, where you will find Me waiting for you. Since I am your Strength, I can empower you to handle each task as it comes. Because I am your Song, I can give you Joy as you work alongside Me.

Keep bringing your mind back to the present moment. Among all My creatures, only humans can anticipate future events. This ability is a blessing, but it becomes a curse whenever it is misused. If you use your magnificent mind to worry about tomorrow, you cloak yourself in dark unbelief. However, when the hope of heaven fills your thoughts, the Light of My Presence envelops you. Though heaven is future, it is also present tense. As you walk in the Light with Me, you have one foot on earth and one foot in heaven.

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.  —Exodus 15:2

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.                                 —2 Corinthians 10:5

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.                            —Hebrews 10:23

Dear God, thank You again for this day and the knowledge that You are here with us through the Holy Spirit taking one day at a time to know you are with me that we may be equally yoked for good knowing I can walk with you in the light here on earth while being focused on you and eternity in heaven, in Jesus name, amen.

  

September 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 quietly in My Presence while My thoughts form silently in the depths of your being. Do not try to rush this process, because hurry keeps your heart earthbound. I am the Creator of the entire universe, yet I choose to make My humble home in your heart. It is there where you know Me most intimately; it is there where I speak to you in holy whispers. Ask My Spirit to quiet your mind so that you can hear My still, small voice within you. I am speaking to you continually: words of Life…Peace…Love. Tune your heart to receive these messages of abundant blessing. Lay your requests before Me and wait in expectation.

And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.         —1 Kings 19:12 nkjv

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. —Psalm 5:3

Dear God, thank You for spending time with me to begin the study of Revelations speak to me and help me clearly understand your message to me and all believers as you call us to Your way as Your light shines the way onto Your higher path for us, in Jesus name, amen.

 
September 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Try to see things more and more from My perspective. Let the Light of My Presence so fully fill your mind that you view the world through Me. When little things don’t go as you had hoped, look to Me lightheartedly and say, “Oh, well.” This simple discipline can protect you from being burdened with an accumulation of petty cares and frustrations. If you practice this diligently, you will make a life-changing discovery: You realize that most of the things that worry you are not important. If you shrug them off immediately and return your focus to Me, you will walk through your days with lighter steps and a joyful heart. When serious problems come your way, you will have more reserves for dealing with them. You will not have squandered your energy on petty problems. You may even reach the point where you can agree with the apostle Paul that all your troubles are light and momentary, compared with the eternal glory being achieved by them.

A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way?                  —Proverbs 20:24

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 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 4:17–18

Dear God, thank You for allowing me to see the world with your light and through Your perspective that all things may be seen as trivial in true perspective and need not worry me when you are by my side directing my steps, in Jesus name, amen. 

  
September 19

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 is a mighty battle going on for control of your mind. Heaven and earth intersect in your mind; the tugs of both spheres influence your thinking. I created you with the capacity to experience foretastes of heaven. When you shut out the world and focus on My Presence, you can enjoy sitting with Me in heavenly realms. This is an incredible privilege reserved for precious ones who belong to Me and seek My Face. Your greatest strength is your desire to spend time communing with Me. As you concentrate on Me, My Spirit fills your mind with Life and Peace.

The world exerts a downward pull on your thoughts. Media bombard you with greed, lust, and cynicism. When you face these things, pray for protection and discernment. Stay in continual communication with Me whenever you walk through the wastelands of this world. Refuse to worry, because this form of worldliness will weigh you down and block awareness of My Presence. Stay alert, recognizing the battle being waged against your mind. Look forward to an eternity of strife-free living, reserved for you in heaven.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.         —Ephesians 2:6

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.  —Romans 8:6

Do not love the world or anything in the world… The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.              —1 John 2:15–17

Dear God, thank You for filling my mind with life and peace knowing You have not and will not give up on me as you call me to You and tell me to share the Good News that Jesus Christ is the Messaih and has offerred himself up as the perfect sacrifice for us if only we believe and accept his loving grace as he has called us to love one another and Share the Good News that He has risen and paid the ultimate price for our sins, in Jesus name, amen.

September 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Seek to please Me above all else. Let that goal be your focal point as you go through this day. Such a mind-set will protect you from scattering your energy to the winds. The free will I bestowed on you comes with awesome responsibility. Each day presents you with choice after choice. Many of these decisions you ignore and thus make by default. Without a focal point to guide you, you can easily lose your way. That’s why it is so important to stay in communication with Me, living in thankful awareness of My Presence.

You inhabit a fallen, disjointed world, where things are constantly unraveling around the edges. Only a vibrant relationship with Me can keep you from coming unraveled too.

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

“The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”           —John

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.                      —Colossians 3:23–24

Dear God, thank You for being a focal point for me as you help guide me through this day, be with me strengthen me and renew a right spirit within me granting me Your wisdom and love throughout the day, in Jesus name, amen.

  

September 17

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

You will not find My Peace by engaging in excessive planning: attempting to control what will happen to you in the future. That is a commonly practiced form of unbelief. When your mind spins with multiple plans, Peace may sometimes seem to be within your grasp; yet it always eludes you. Just when you think you have prepared for all possibilities, something unexpected pops up and throws things into confusion.

I did not design the human mind to figure out the future. That is beyond your capability. I crafted your mind for continual communication with Me. Bring Me all your needs, your hopes and fears. Commit everything into My care. Turn from the path of planning to the path of Peace.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  —1 Peter 5:6–7

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.    —Proverbs 16:9

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.  —Psalm 37:5 nkjv

Dear God,  thank You for granting me Your Peace, that You will take care of all my needs if only I lay them at Your feet and trust in You oh Lord, in Jesus name, amen. 

 

September 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I designed you to live in union with Me. This union does not negate who you are; it actually makes you more fully yourself. When you try to live independently of Me, you experience emptiness and dissatisfaction. You may gain the whole world and yet lose everything that really counts.

Find fulfillment through living close to Me, yielding to My purposes for you. Though I may lead you along paths that feel alien to you, trust that I know what I am doing. If you follow Me wholeheartedly, you will discover facets of yourself that were previously hidden. I know you intimately—far better than you know yourself. In union with Me, you are complete. In closeness to Me, you are transformed more and more into the one I designed you to be.

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” —Mark 8:36

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. —Psalm 139:13–16

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.                                 —2 Corinthians 3:17–18

Dear God, thank You for calling me to live in union with You that I may be transformed into the person You want me to be reflecting Your glory to those around me. Though I may feel at times that I am in places I have never been before, surely You will hold my hand and show me Your mercy and grace that I may dwell in the house of the Lord forevermore, in Jesus name, amen.
September 15

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Rest in me, My child. This time devoted to Me is meant to be peaceful, not stressful. You don’t have to perform in order to receive My Love. I have boundless, unconditional Love for you. How it grieves Me to see My children working for Love: trying harder and harder, yet never feeling good enough to be loved.

Be careful that your devotion to Me does not become another form of works. I want you to come into My Presence joyfully and confidently. You have nothing to fear, for you wear My own righteousness. Gaze into My eyes, and you will see no condemnation, only Love and delight in the one I see. Be blessed as My Face shines radiantly upon you, giving you Peace.

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” —John 15:13

“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” —Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” —Numbers 6:25–26

Dear God, thank You for Your unconditional love, there is nothing we can do to earn Your love as Your love is just that, “unconditional”. If  only we accept You in true faith as You call to us. Dear Lord continue to call to me and let me accept Your true calling as I need not earn your grace, yet having accepted your calling, I should want to follow Your higher path you have set before me as Your love and Your will for me with Your face shining upon me lighting the way that I may accept the peace that passes all understanding, keeping my heart and my mind on You Lord Jesus, in whose name we pray, Amen.