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Let Me Be Your Everything
I am the vine, and you are the branches. If a person remains in me and I remain in him, then he produces much fruit. But without Me he can do nothing. — John 15:5 ICB
Come to Me when you’re hurting, and I will soothe your pain. Come to Me when you’re filled with Joy, and I will multiply it many times over. I am everything you need, just when you need it.
Television personalities, books, and magazines tell you to watch this or read this, and all your problems will be fixed. You can do it! they say. Be confident! Be strong! Do it all on your own! Put yourself first! But all of this is a trick by the evil one to keep you away from Me. If he can keep you from drawing on My Power, he wins — and you lose.
I have called you to live differently from the world — to depend on Me to meet all your needs. That’s where you’ll find true confidence and strength.
Let Me be your everything. I am all you need.
READ ON YOUR OWN
Philippians 4:19; James 1:4
It All Starts With Me
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. — Genesis 1:1
It all starts with Me — the universe, the earth, your life. And now I want your day to start with Me.
Look around at all the things I have created. The thousands of different animals and birds. The millions of different flowers and trees. A new sunset every day for thousands of years. I am the most creative Being imaginable. And I want to pour some of that same creativity into your life.
Many people get so caught up in their own plans for the future that they don’t see the choices they need to make each day. They just sleepwalk through their days, following the same old boring paths. But if you live close to Me, I will lead you along fresh trails of adventure — showing you new, exciting things.
Don’t worry about what’s on the road up ahead — or which way you should go. When you get to a choice-point, I will help you choose the right way. Stay close to Me, and I will guide you step by step.
READ ON YOUR OWN
Who I Am
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. — Matthew 1:21
I am God with you. You hear about this so often in church. But don’t ever let it become ordinary. Don’t ever stop living in awe of Me.
Stop and think for a moment about who I am. My Name is Jesus. It means “the Lord saves.” I save you. I save you from the troubles and despair of this world. And I save you from your sins for all eternity.
I am also Immanuel, which means “God with us.” God with you. I am always with you, and I’m always waiting to hear from you. Tell me about whatever makes you happy, whatever upsets you, whatever is on your mind.
Don’t ever get so used to Me that you forget the wonder of who I am or the Joy of knowing Me — the God and Creator of all the universe.
READ ON YOUR OWN
Matthew 1:23; Acts 2:28
Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling for Kids by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.
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