Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekly Encouragement.

Have y'all heard of the Jesus Calling devotional by Sarah Young?  I bought the app on my iPhone and let me tell you, it KIND OF freaks me out (and makes me wonder if she's got a bug in my house somewhere) how MUCH this devotional daily meets me RIGHT. WHERE. I. AM. 

Ever feel inadequate?  Like there's not enough hours in the day?  Like you should/could/NEED to be doing more?  Well, read on my friends, read on ...

"I love you regardless of how well you are performing. Sometimes you feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of My Love. No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will always be no.Your performance and My Love are totally different issues, which you need to sort out. I love you with an everlasting Love that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions. I have clothed you in My robe of righteousness, and this is an eternal transaction: Nothing and no one can reverse it. Therefore, your accomplishment as a Christian has no bearing on My Love for you. Even your ability to assess how well you are doing on a given day is flawed. Your limited human perspective and the condition of your body, with its mercurial variations, distort your evaluations.

Bring your performance anxiety to Me, and receive in its place My unfailing Love. Try to stay conscious of My loving Presence with you in all that you do, and I will direct your steps.

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

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

Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
-Psalm 31:16

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
-Psalm 107:8" 

 Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

I hope this provided some encouragement for y'all today!  If nothing else I want this blog to provide some humor, some fun and lots and LOTS of encouragement. 

God loves you.

Idn't that neat? 

Take that AMAZING tidbit into your weekends and make it a joyous one!

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