Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Age of Independence ~

One of my daily readings is a book entitled "Jesus Calling", by Sarah Young. 
It is by far the best daily devotional book I have ever read. 
Today's is one I wanted others to read, it was such
an important lesson for me to learn in my own life.
If nothing ever went wrong, why would we
feel the need for God? 
Not one of us enjoys the difficult times in our life, yet it is in them
where we grow the most and realize there is so much we can't do 
 or handle in our own strength.... 
Enjoy the read, below is a portion of today's...

In this age of independence, people find it hard to 
acknowledge their neediness. However, I have taken you 
along a path that has highlighted your need for Me: placing
you in situations where your strengths were irrelevant and 
your weaknesses were glaringly evident.  Through the aridity
of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and closer
to Myself.

You have discovered flowers of Peace blossoming in 
the most desolate places. You have learned to thank Me for 
hard times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them 
I accomplish My best work.  
You have realized that needing Me
is the key to knowing Me intimately, which is 
gift above all gifts.

                                                                            Sarah Young

this is what echos from my heart today.......


  1. Boy have I learned this lesson....I still don't like going through rough patches but I love what God shows me through it and how He molds me. I have enjoyed Jesus Calling this year too!

  2. So well written.
    I hate those places, but know I'll never grow without them.
    Thanks for sharing this, Debi.