"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Abiding Monday

Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been
or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.
Acts 4:12 MSG

Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time.
James 4:8 MSG

And whoever calls out for help to me, will be saved.
Acts 2:21 MSG

The Lord make His face to shine upon and 
enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and
giving favor) to you. The Lord lift up His [approving]
countenance upon you and give you peace
(tranquility of heart and life continually).
Numbers 6:25-26 AMP

When you speak My Name in loving trust, you sense My
Presence and feel yourself drawing closer to Me.

There is great Power in My Name: Simply whispering "Jesus"
can turn a hard day into a good one. By calling My Name
frequently, you acknowledge your continual need of Me.
And when you pray My Name, you are actually calling upon
My very Being. I joyfully respond to your invitation by coming
 nearer to you.

I am pleased by your desire to rely on Me in ordinary moments
as well as in the big events of your life. When you whisper
My Name, I respond not only to your neediness but also to
your love. As you look to Me, My Face shines upon you in
radiant approval - brightening your day and helping you
feel secure.
Jesus Lives, by Sarah Young

Could it really be that easy?  

He says it is!


Kate said...

I'm glad you are still doing "Abiding Monday". This is great for this gloomy February day. He is near!

Say It In Color said...

Thanks for the good start to a week....and reflection like no other!!!

Buffy said...

But sometimes it feels so hard! Thanks for posting this,I needed to hear it.

Mary said...

oh Buffy, yes it does!!

Nancy said...

I know I have made it harder many times because of my long standing belief in lies....His ways are simple and true but often I think my old ways are better. But when I do have the courage to step out into His way of thinking, His ways always work........

Mar, I love Sarah Young;s "Jesus Calling" too....I keep it beside my "chair" with my Bible and other books......Thanks for bringing us back to the basics......

Love you girlfriend....

Jennifer Richardson said...

Oh Jesus.
(deep enhale...peace...sigh)
Thank you Lord.
(and Sarah Young and Mary)
Breathing slower and sweeter now.
So glad you shared.
Love and grace,

Lisa said...

So beautiful.