Several weeks ago while at a retreat with dear friends, one of them shared a little book with us entitled "JESUS CALLING". It is written by Sarah Young and all of us fell in love with it! I think most of us came home and bought our own copy.
It is written as if Jesus is writing to you, speaking personally to you. The daily devotionals are very short...can be read in less than a minute. But to pick it up each day, and listen to what HE has to say is amazing! I can't encourage you enough to find and purchase this book. It has been a tremendous blessing to all of us, and I know it will be to you as well. Be sure to read the preface of how Sarah came to write this book. You will appreciate it all the more if you do.
Here is today's just to whet your appetite:
Don't be so hard on yourself. I can bring good even out of your mistakes. Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of time and energy, leading only to frustration. Instead of floundering in the past, release your mistakes to Me. Look to Me in trust, anticipating that My infinite creativity can weave both good choices and bad into a lovely design.
Because you are human, you will continue to make mistakes. Thinking that you should live an error-free life is symptomatic of pride. Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for other people in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on Me. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes. Trust me, and watch to see what I will do. Romans 8:28; Micah 7:7
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