Jesus Calling #14 & Giveaway #3

It’s been awhile since I have posted from the Jesus Calling devotional, but I thought this was so relevant. When we face any trial, we are blessed with an opportunity to grow in our faith. God doesn’t want us to whine our way through difficulties. He wants us to seek Him and thank Him for what He is doing. Glory is tied to suffering, and God will accomplish in us a glory far heavier than any trial we have suffered here on earth!

This is written from Jesus’ perspective to you!

Jesus Calling #14

When you are plagued by a persistent problem – one that goes on and on – view it as a rich opportunity. An ongoing problem is like a tutor who is always by your side. The learning possibilities are limited only by your willingness to be teachable. In faith, thank Me for your problem. Ask Me to open your eyes and your heart to all that I am accomplishing through this difficulty. Once you have become grateful for a problem, it loses its power to drag you down. On the contrary, your thankful attitude will lift you up into heavenly places with Me. From this perspective, your difficulty can be seen as a slight, temporary distress that is producing for your transcendent Glory never to cease (2 Corinthians 4:17)

Jesus Calling Giveaway

I’m excited to announce the winners of the Jesus Calling devotional giveaway are Erika B and Kristin W. Your books should arrive tomorrow! Hope you are blessed by them! Thanks to everyone who entered! If you didn’t win, you can buy the book here.

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary to The Word of a Nerd

And, I’m SUPER excited to announce this giveaway. Charity over at The Word of a Nerd is celebrating her 1 year Blogiversary and she asked me to be a guest at her party!!! The even better news is 3 people who enter the giveaway are going to win prizes! Check out the awesome prizes and be sure to enter. And, if you haven’t already, make sure to go check out Charity’s blog!! Thank you Charity for being such a wonderful friend to me and inviting me to be a guest at your party! Happy 1 year!!

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  • Emily (
    Posted at 08:58h, 18 December Reply

    Absolutely loved that one from Jesus Calling today…esp the part about how gratefulness for a problem takes away the power it has over us. Very profound!

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 12:10h, 18 December Reply

    So excited to win Jesus Calling!!!! I will have to check out Word of a Nerd– never ‘met’ her, but love the name of her blog!! 🙂

  • Charity
    Posted at 13:03h, 18 December Reply

    This was a perfect word for today. Considering all that is before me this week. I need to be more thankful for my circumstances.

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