Posted by: StrongStakes | January 3, 2013

Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling

A life-changing verse has been “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).  Alternate readings for “Be still” are “Relax,” “Let go,” and “Cease striving” (NASB).  This is an enticing invitation from God to lay down our cares and seek His Presence.  I believe that God yearns for these quiet moments with us even more than we do.  I also believe that He still speaks to those who listen to Him (John 10:27), and I continually depend on the Holy Spirit’s help in this.  As J.I. Packer writes in his book Your Father Loves You, “God … guides our minds as we think things out in His presence.”  ~ Sarah Young, p. xii


One of my prayers for all of you this new year is that you will grow in your ability to “think things out in God’s presence.”  The daily devotional book, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young is a favorite tool that I use to help set the course of my day … every day.  I have also made it a practice to read her 8-page Introduction at the beginning of each new year … I exhort you to read it, too.  Her introduction will enhance your appreciation for her daily writings.

Did you know that you can download her book in written or audio form for your iPhone, iPad or Android device?


~ tr


  1. This is the best book for starting the day. When I get to work while I am waiting for my computer to come up i READ the days devotion. People come around to my desk and want to read the daily devotion sometimes. I just ordered another book of Sarah’s Jesus Lives. It has not arrived yet but I am really looking forward to reading it. God Bless you all in 2013. ST

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