Friday, April 26, 2013
Devotional for 4/26/13 taken from "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young. This book is written as if Jesus is talking to us.
"Welcome problems as perspective-lifters. My children tend to sleepwalk through their days until they bump into a obstacle that stymies them. If you encounter a problem with no immediate solution, your response to that situation will take you either up or down. You can lash out at the difficulty, resenting it and feeling sorry for yourself. This will take you down into a pit of self-pity. Alternatively, the problem can be a ladder, enabling you to climb up and see your life from My perspective. Viewed from above, the obstacle that frustrated you is only a light and momentary trouble. Once your perspective has been heightened, you can look away from the problem altogether. Turn toward Me, and see the Light of My Presence shining upon you."
The following scripture verses are taken from the NIV Bible.
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 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 4:16-18
"Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord." Psalms 89:15