by: Bill Williams
I Am Pleased With You, My Child. Allow yourself to become fully aware of My pleasure shining upon you. You don't have to perform well in order to receive My Love. In fact, a performance focus will pull you away from Me, toward some sort of Pharisaism. This can be a subtle form of idolatry: worshiping your own good works. It can also be a source of deep discouragement when your works don't measure up to your expectations.
Shift your focus from your performance to My radiant Presence. The Light of My Love shines on you continually, regardless of your feelings or behavior. Your responsibility is to be receptive to this unconditional Love. Thankfulness and trust are your primary receptors. Thank Me for everything; trust in Me at all times. These simple disciplines will keep you open to My loving Presence.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)
Psalm 62:8 (NIV)
~ Jesus Calling...Enjoying Peace in His Presence, by Sarah Young
|Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 14-15; James 2|