Jesus Calling #11

I loved yesterday’s Jesus Calling devotional. I started following them on instagram and so now I don’t only get to read the daily devotional in the morning, but again when I see the post on my phone. So, if you want to save yourself a few bucks and love these devotions as much as I do, don’t buy the book just follow them on instagram @JesusCalling.

This devotion is such a great reminder of how we need praising God in all circumstances. I love the fact that if we could see all the details and what was going on behind the curtain, we would fully understand our trial! But, isn’t that what living by faith is all about? We don’t know all the details, but we still have to trust that He is Sovereign and He has perfect plans for us.

I am calling you to a life of thankfulness. I want all your moments to be punctuated with thanksgiving. The basis for your gratitude is My sovereignty. I am the Creator and Controller of the universe. Heaven and earth are filled with My glorious Presence.
When you criticize or complain, you are acting as if you think you could run the world better than I do. From your limited human perspective, it may look as if I’m mismanaging things. But you don’t know what I know or see what I see. If I pulled back the curtain to allow you to view heavenly realms, you would understand much  more. However, I have designed you to live by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). I lovingly shield you from knowing the future or seeing into the spirit world. Acknowledge My sovereignty by giving thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

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  • Melanie Schultz
    Posted at 13:11h, 18 April Reply

    “Live by faith and not by sight. When you criticize or complain, its as if you think you can run the world better than I do”. Such a POWERFUL quote. I had to share it on Facebook with my family/friends. I will carry those words with me for a long time to come!

  • Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples
    Posted at 21:13h, 20 April Reply

    Great reminder to give thanks today!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 21:23h, 21 April Reply

    Hi from ICLW. Trying to remember to be thankful even when the hormones are raging.

  • Em
    Posted at 22:31h, 22 April Reply

    The basis for your gratitude is my sovereignty…wow. I never thought of God’s shielding us from knowing the future being part of his compassionate nature but it totally is. Something to ponder.

  • JillianCharlotte
    Posted at 21:39h, 04 May Reply

    ahhh i read these every day too 🙂

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