Jesus Calling #7

I love this recent devotional in the Jesus Calling book. Just what I needed to read as we continue to wait. A perfect example of waiting, as noted below, is from Sarah and Abraham who waited 24 years to have a baby.

I am working on your behalf. Bring Me all your concerns, including your dreams. Talk with Me about everything, letting the Light of My Presence shine on your hopes and plans. Spend time allowing My Light to infuse your dreams with life, gradually transforming them into reality. This is a very practical way of collaborating with Me. I, the Creator of the universe, have designed to co-create with you. Do not try to hurry this process. If you want to work with Me, you have to accept My time frame. Hurry is not in My nature. Abraham and Sarah had to wait many years for the fulfillment of My promise, a son. How their long wait intensified their enjoyment of this child! Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses (Hebrews 11:1).

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Psalm 36:9

Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.” Genesis 21:1-7

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10 Comments
  • Haley A Hilton
    Posted at 13:34h, 16 December Reply

    Love this! Collaborate with Him!

  • Becky
    Posted at 19:12h, 16 December Reply

    I’m reading this devotional as well and I love it! I LOVE the part that says “Hurry is not in My nature”….I think I’m finally starting to learn that 🙂

  • Perfect Power in Weakness
    Posted at 21:34h, 16 December Reply

    I love this devotional. I just picked up her newest one: “Jesus Today.”

  • Elaine
    Posted at 19:31h, 18 December Reply

    I’m going to have to check out this devotional…I hope you are doing well Caroline! I think of and pray for you often.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 22:27h, 21 December Reply

    Hi from ICLW! I truly believe it is in God’s hands for our family to be complete.

  • FrozenOJ
    Posted at 10:33h, 22 December Reply

    Stopping by from ICLW! I truly hope that this devotional helps you find peace during your medical hiatus.

  • The Pitney Family
    Posted at 15:18h, 24 December Reply

    Thank you for sharing the devotional. Patience is definitely something that God is working with me on this year.

  • Marie Bulatao
    Posted at 10:12h, 26 December Reply

    Marie from ICLW. I truly believe in my heart that in Jesus, everything is answered. Marie here from ICLW

  • dspence
    Posted at 15:20h, 26 December Reply

    Jesus Calling is such a wonderful book! My daughter was just given Jessus Calling for Children this Christmas. I hope that you will need it, too!

  • Kristin
    Posted at 21:34h, 26 December Reply

    I hope your wait for a child isn’t that long. Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

    ICLW #6 Dragondreamer’s Lair

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