There is something extra magical about hearing a word (not like a single word, but like a WORD if you know what I mean) that feels totally perfect for you, exactly when you needed to hear it.
This seems to happen to me often when reading my Jesus Calling devotion. I don’t pick it up every morning, but for the last 9 years, I have used this book hundreds and hundreds of times as a way to bring stillness and connection and encouragement to my day, for at least those few short moments while I’m reading it.
As I mentioned in a past post, my spiritual journey has taken some interesting twists and turns lately, and I don’t always find myself gravitating to some of the more “Christian” practices I used to do, even though I would still name my Higher Power as God and/or Jesus. But Jesus Calling is one of the practices that has remained, and what I especially love about it is how themes I’m experiencing in other spiritual realms and teachings often line up with the daily words here as well. Spiritual synchronicities, I’m telling you, my favorite things.
In a season where I’m wavering between feeling peaceful assurance I’m on the right path by leaning into my joys and Inner Voice, and stressful panic when I listen to my ego and fears surrounding jobs and money, this was something I really needed to be reminded of today:
“Leave outcomes up to me. Follow me wherever I lead, without worrying about how it will all turn out. Think of your life as an adventure, with me as your Guide and Companion. Live in the now, concentrating on staying in step with me.”
Whoa. That is so what I wanted and needed to hear today. Even though these are things I return to and dwell on often, I think part of me is afraid to fully lean into this being true, as much as I want it to be. So to get a reminder and confirmation from another location outside myself felt like a true gift, and one I could relax and breathe into.
So that was today’s dose of magic. Accompanied by the way my gold nails are glittering in the glow of my room’s twinkle lights right now. God is good.