You Offer Me Abundant Life

Everlasting God,

You, the Creator of the universe, are with me and for me. You are all I need! When I feel as if something is lacking, it’s because I’m not connecting with You at a deep level. You offer me abundant Life. Help me respond to Your abundance by receiving Your blessings gratefully — trusting in Your provision and refusing to worry about anything.

I’m learning that it’s not primarily the adverse events in my world that make me anxious; the main culprit is my thoughts about those events. When something troubles me, my mind starts working strenuously to take control of the situation — striving to bring about the result I desire. My thoughts close in on the problem like ravenous wolves. Determined to make things go my way, I forget that You are in charge of my life. At such times, I desperately need to switch my focus from the problem to Your Presence. Teach me how to stop my anxious striving and wait for You — watching in hope to see what You will do. You are God my Savior!

In Your redeeming Name, Jesus, Amen.

Isaiah 41:10 NLT; Romans 8:31-32; John 10:10 ESV; Micah 7:7

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Loving Savior,

You brought me out into a spacious place. You rescued me because You delighted in me. I know that Your delight in me wasn’t based on any worthiness that was in me. You freely chose to lavish Your Love on me – bringing me out of slavery to sin into a spacious place of salvation. Since my best efforts were utterly insufficient to save myself, You rescued me and clothed me in Your own perfect righteousness. Help me to wear this clothing of salvation with overflowing Joy — living as a child of Light, secure in Your radiant righteousness.

Salvation is the greatest, most precious gift I could ever receive, and I’ll never stop thanking You for it! In the morning when I awake, I’ll rejoice that You have adopted me into Your royal family. Before I go to sleep at night, I’ll praise You for Your glorious grace.

Lord, I want to live in ways that help other people see You as the Source of abundant, never-ending Life!

In Your righteous, royal Name, Jesus, Amen.

Psalm 18:19; John 8:34; Isaiah 61:10 NLT; Ephesians 5:8

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Listens by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.

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Your Turn

We don’t need to be anxious. Stop spinning and remember to Whom you belong. You are a child of Light! A rescued one. Let’s thank God for His overflowing blessings and abundance today and remember His goodness. We’re a part of His royal family! Amazing! Come share your thoughts with us. We want to hear from you! ~ Laurie McClure, Faith.Full

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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