“NOW is the time to rejoice in My Presence!” Philippians 4: 4, 12

In addition to Prayer, Praise, and the Word, I begin my mornings by reading a daily devotional from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling.

I sincerely believe this work is divinely inspired, and anointed.  It has touched millions of believers in a beautiful positive way. It has had a profound effect on my time alone with God each day.  I share a favorite of mine from earlier this week.  Learning to live in the NOW is life changing.  The devotional brings the words that Jesus spoke to Sarah.  May they speak to each of us as well.  They say:
   REJOICE IN ME ALWAYS!  No matter what is going on, you can rejoice in your Love-relationship with ME. This is the secret to being content in all circumstances.  So many people dream of the day when they will finally be happy: when they are out of debt, when their children are out of trouble, when they have more leisure time, and so on.  While they daydream, their moments are trickling into the ground like precious balm spilling wastefully from overturned bottles.
   Fantasizing about future happiness will never bring fulfillment, because fantasy is unreality.  Even though I am invisible, I am far more Real than the world you see around you.  My reality is eternal and unchanging.  Bring your moments to Me, and I will fill them with vibrant Joy. NOW is the time to rejoice in my presence!
From my heart to yours, I encourage you to allow this beautifully written admonition to bring truth to your mind and thoughts today, and every day.

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