Sarah Young’s daily devotional is written in first-person God voice. That’s probably the biggest problem people have with it. And I get that.
But if we can realize the author is just sharing what she hears Jesus whispering to her, we can all glean much by listening and discerning his voice ourselves through these writings and the scriptures she draws them from.
(As a side note, we’ve probably heard or read many, many more preachers or authors or ordinary folk speak for God with a lot less humility and a lot less scriptural truth than Sarah Young, yes?)
This is the reading for today.
Excerpt from Jesus Calling
I AM WITH YOU. I am with you. I am with you.
Heaven’s bells continually peal with that promise of My Presence. Some people never hear those bells because their minds are earthbound and their hearts are closed to Me.
Others hear the bells only once or twice in their lifetimes, in rare moments of seeking Me above all else. My desire is that My “sheep” hear My voice continually, for I am the ever-present Shepherd.
Quietness is the classroom where you learn to hear My voice. Beginners need a quiet place in order to still their minds. As you advance in this discipline, you gradually learn to carry the stillness with you wherever you go. When you step back into the mainstream of life, strain to hear those glorious bells: I am with you. I am with you. I am with you.
Jeremiah 29:12-13; John 10:14, 27-28
– Sarah Young
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