Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘Jesus Calling’ by Sarah Young.

Today I pray, “Dear God, As we draw closer to a new year, what may we enter knowing? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“I AM WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF. Bring Me all your concerns, including your dreams. Talk with Me about everything, letting the Light of My Presence shine on your hopes and plans. Spend time allowing MY Light to infuse your dreams with Life, gradually transforming them into reality. This is a very practical way of collaborating with Me. I, the Creator of the universe, have designed to co-create with you. Do not try to hurry this process. If you want to work with Me, you have to accept My time frame. Hurry is not My nature. Abraham and Sarah had to wait many years for the fulfillment of My promise, a son. How their long wait intensified their enjoyment of this child! Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.”

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
—PSALM 36:9

Now faith is the assurance ( the confirmation, the title deed) of things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

I often feel assured of what is to come, trusting that what I see is truth. And when a faith of what is to be arrives, I am delighted and fulfilled. There have been moments when I was startled by something unexpected. Looking back, however, I look not to apply meaning. I recollect surprising happenings in honor of God’s whisper, I know the way. And it amazes me how many lessons were gained from unexpected world events and surprising occurrences. Lessons of faith, treasures of assurance.


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