Jesus Calling November 1: Don’t be discouraged when you find it difficult to keep your focus on Me. I know that you want to be aware of My Presence always.
This is a high goal, and you will never fully achieve it in this life. Don’t let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead, try to see yourself as I see you.
First, I am delighted by your deep desire to walk closely with Me through your life. I am pleased each time you reach out to Me.
Second, I see the progress you have made since you first decided to live in My Presence.
When you realize that your mind has wandered away from Me, don’t be alarmed or surprised. You live in a world that is designed to distract you.
Each time you fight through the distractions to communicate with Me, you achieve a victory. Rejoice in these small triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days.
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Jesus Calling November 1 (Romans 8:33-34):
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn?
Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
Jesus Calling November 1 (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Jesus Calling November 1 Your Prayer:
Father, the world trains me to not focus on You. How I need your love forever.
Help me to begin each day with You, so my perspective for the day begins on You.
And then throughout the day help me to surrender to You and make wise choices.
Jesus Calling November 1 Summary:
The author of the original text is encouraging us to not be discouraged when we find it difficult to keep our focus on God.
They remind us that we live in a world that is designed to distract us, and that each time we choose to focus on God, it is a victory.
They also remind us that God is always with us and that He loves us unconditionally.
The author’s prayer is a request for God’s help in beginning each day with Him and surrendering to Him throughout the day.
Note: The devotion and scriptures above are from the book “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. If you’ve found her work meaningful, please consider purchasing a copy of the book to support her.