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Archive for March 18th, 2021

Depending on Him

MEDITATION:

Written by Sarah Young, a contemporary American author. This is from the Jesus Calling Devotional Bible.

Living in dependence on Me is the way to enjoy abundant life. You are learning to appreciate tough times, because they amplify your awareness of My presence. Tasks that you used to dread are becoming rich opportunities to enjoy My closeness. When you feel tired, you remember that I am your Strength; you take pleasure in leaning on Me. I am pleased by your tendency to turn to Me more and more frequently, especially when you are alone.

When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you bask in the blessing of My nearness, My life can flow through you to others. This is abundant life!

PRAYER:

Written by Mother Marie de Laroche (1812-1857) a French noblewoman who became the co-foundress of the Sisters of Divine Providence. La Roche University is named in honor of her.

Visibly do I see in all things the wonderful Providence of God; may my trust be ever firmer and simpler.

May we be ever filled with joy and thanks toward the most excellent and best of Father.

MUSIC MEDITATION:

Lean on the Everlasting Arms: Michael Eldridge.  Written by Elisha Hoffman and Anthony Showalter in 1887. It is based on Deuteronomy 33:27.

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