Seek to Please Me Above All Else

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Seek to please Me above all else.

Let that goal be your focal point as you go through this day. Such a mind-set will protect you from scattering your energy to the winds. The free will I bestowed on you comes with awesome responsibility. Each day presents you with choice after choice. Many of these decisions you ignore and thus make by default. Without a focal point to guide you, you can easily lose your way. That’s why it is so important to stay in communication with Me, living in thankful awareness of My Presence.

You inhabit a fallen, disjointed world, where things are constantly unraveling around the edges. Only a vibrant relationship with Me can keep you from coming unraveled too.

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33

The one who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him. — John 8:29

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. — Colossians 3:23-24

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, copyright Thomas Nelson.

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Your Turn

Today, no matter what is going on, whether it’s a relaxing, vacation day and everything goes smoothly and as hoped for, or sudden chaos ensues and we feel ourselves unravelling, let’s stop regularly and thank the Lord for the gift of His Presence. Come join the conversation on our blog! We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

 

Sarah Young

Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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