Titanium seems to work! Yet now need note to fly…🤷🏼‍♂️😉😎q a

I can understand why FAA and airlines may wonder what all this selection of specialized medical hardware inside of me is. Note from doctor has to be with me and scanned in with tickets when going to Hawaii, December of 2016. Good part was, as metal detectors saw me more as a human IED…got to go in wheelchair to the front of the line repeatedly for more personalized review of my situation👍🤙🏽😇

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Harborview Hospital XRays done during first 3 weeks in hospital. 9/7/2012-9/28/2012.

There is more metal in spine T5-T8 to keep spine from becoming completely severed, there for “just a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Please help me raise money for Eksoskeleton through nonprofit being set up through The Foss Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries…🙏😇👍

Thanks to one and ALL!!!😊🤙🏽

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 12/26 forward…

December 26

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…
I am the gift that continuously gives—bounteously, with no strings attached. Unconditional Love is such a radical concept that even My most devoted followers fail to grasp it fully. Absolutely nothing in heaven or on earth can cause Me to stop loving you. You may feel more loved when you are performing according to your expectations. But My Love for you is perfect; therefore it is not subject to variation. What does vary is your awareness of My loving Presence.

When you are dissatisfied with your behavior, you tend to feel unworthy of My Love. You may unconsciously punish yourself by withdrawing from Me and attributing the distance between us to My displeasure. Instead of returning to Me and receiving My Love, you attempt to earn My approval by trying harder. All the while, I am aching to hold you in My everlasting arms, to enfold you in My Love. When you are feeling unworthy or unloved, come to Me. Then ask for receptivity to My unfailing Love.

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him… There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.                    —1 John 4:15–16, 18

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” —Deuteronomy 33:27

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. —Psalm 13:5

Dear God, thank You for Your perfect love as You let me know there is nothing I may do to earn such a gift as you I do not need to fear Your love for so long as I accept Your love I will be made perfect by You coming down from heaven, being made man and willingly being the perfect sacrifice for me and all who believe, indeed your love cannot be earned as it is a gift known as grace that I may enter heaven, not because of me earning a prize, but rather accepting the gift of Your love, in Jesus name, amen.
December 27

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am preparing you for what is on the road ahead, just around the bend. Take time to be still in My Presence so that I can strengthen you. The busier you become, the more you need this time apart with Me. So many people think that time spent with Me is a luxury they cannot afford. As a result, they live and work in their own strength—until that becomes depleted. Then they either cry out to Me for help or turn away in bitterness.

How much better it is to walk close to Me, depending on My strength and trusting Me in every situation. If you live in this way, you will do less but accomplish far more. Your unhurried pace of living will stand out in this rush-crazed age. Some people may deem you lazy, but many more will be blessed by your peacefulness.Walk in the Light with Me, and you will reflect Me to the watching world.

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. —Isaiah 64:4

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  —John 15:5

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

Dear God, thank You for preparing the way for me, keep me on Your path and wanting to be with you as opposed to help me to want to walk close with You depending on You for my strength and security, in Jesus name, amen.

December 28

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present Help in trouble. Therefore, you don’t need to be afraid of anything—not even cataclysmic circumstances. The media are increasingly devoted to fear-inducing subject matter: terrorism, serial killers, environmental catastrophes. If you focus on such dangers and forget that I am your Refuge in all circumstances, you will become increasingly fearful. Every day I manifest My grace in countless places and situations, but the media take no notice. I shower not only blessings but also outright miracles on your planet.

As you grow closer to Me, I open your eyes to see more and more of My Presence all around you. Things that most people hardly notice, like shifting shades of sunlight, fill you with heart-bursting Joy. You have eyes that see and ears that hear, so proclaim My abiding Presence in the world.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. —Psalm 46:1–3

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. —Psalm 89:15

Dear God, thank You for showing me Your miracles in my life that I may continue to live, breathe, and learn about Your endless love as you work major miracles in my life and continue with abundant smaller blessings day in and day out, help me to be aware of Your goodness and grace that I may give thanks and continue to glorify your name, in Jesus name, amen.
December 29

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me with every fiber of your being! What I can accomplish in and through you is proportional to how much you depend on Me. One aspect of this is the degree to which you trust Me in a crisis or major decision. Some people fail miserably here, while others are at their best in tough times. Another aspect is even more telling: the constancy of your trust in Me. People who rely on Me in the midst of adversity may forget about Me when life is flowing smoothly. Difficult times can jolt you into awareness of your need for Me, whereas smooth sailing can lull you into the stupor of self-sufficiency.

I care as much about your tiny trust-steps through daily life as about your dramatic leaps of faith. You may think that no one notices, but the One who is always beside you sees everything—and rejoices. Consistently trusting in Me is vital to flourishing in My Presence.

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. —Psalm 40:4

When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?    —Psalm 56:3–4

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. —Psalm 62:8

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. —Isaiah 26:3–4

Dear God, thank You for Your love and caring that I may count on You in tough times while remembering to thank You and appreciate Your goodness and love when things are going well and not think I am in control but recognize Your goodness, mercy and grace allow for such things, according to Your will, in Jesus name, amen.

December 30

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am leading you along a way that is uniquely right for you. The closer to Me you grow, the more fully you become your true self—the one I designed you to be. Because you are one of a kind, the path you are traveling with Me diverges increasingly from that of other people. However, in My mysterious wisdom and ways, I enable you to follow this solitary path while staying in close contact with others. In fact, the more completely you devote yourself to Me, the more freely you can love people.

Marvel at the beauty of a life intertwined with My Presence. Rejoice as we journey together in intimate communion. Enjoy the adventure of finding yourself through losing yourself in Me.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!                 —2 Corinthians 5:17

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.                         —Ephesians 2:10

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from You God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.       —1 John 4:7–8

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” —John 15:4

Dear God, thank You for loving me and, though far from perfect, I can be forgiven, strengthened and renewed in Your love for me that I may receive Your grace and share Your love and Your light with others as You see fit. Continue to be with me teach me and love me as you see fit, knowing I can be one with You through whom all things were made, in Jesus name, amen.

December 31

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness. My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match. I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own. I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use. I want you to be filled with My very Being, permeated through and through with Peace.

Thank Me for My peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings.Whisper My Name in loving tenderness. My Peace, which lives continually in your spirit, will gradually work its way through your entire being.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. —2 Corinthians 4:7

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. —John 14:26–27

Dear God, thank You for Your peace which passes all understanding as a gift from You to me and all who believe as You have created us to live in dependence on You Lord that we may be comforted by the Holy Spirit, awaiting Your return, in Jesus name, amen.

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 12/14 forward…

December 14

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Rest in Me, my child, forgetting about the worries of the world. Focus on Me—Emmanuel—and let My living Presence envelop you in Peace. Tune in to My eternal security, for I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. If you live on the surface of life by focusing on ever-changing phenomena, you will find yourself echoing the words of Solomon: “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” Living in collaboration with Me is the way to instill meaning into your days. Begin each day alone with Me, so that you can experience the reality of My Presence. As you spend time with Me, the way before you opens up step by step. Arise from the stillness of our communion, and gradually begin your journey through the day. Hold My hand in deliberate dependence on Me, and I will smooth out the path before you.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.                        —Hebrews 13:8
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”            —Ecclesiastes 1:2

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  —Proverbs 3:6

Dear God, thank You for being here with me as I learn to live according to Your will for me following in Your grace, keep me safe and secure knowing You are there for me all the days of my life in peace everlasting, in Jesus name, amen.

   December 15

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Your longing for heaven is good, because it is an extension of your yearning for Me. The hope of heaven is meant to strengthen and encourage you, filling you with wondrous Joy. Many Christians have misunderstood this word hope, believing that it denotes wishful thinking. Nothing could be farther from the truth! As soon as I became your Savior, heaven became your ultimate destination. The phrase hope of heaven highlights the benefits you can enjoy even while remaining on earth. This hope keeps you spiritually alive during dark times of adversity; it brightens your path and heightens your awareness of My Presence. My desire is that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.            —Romans 8:23–25

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.                               —Hebrews 6:18–19

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.            —Romans 15:13

Dear God, thank You for granting me assurance of Your will for me that I will be with you through the power of the Holy Spirit as You are with me, in Jesus name, amen.
   
December 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am speaking in the depths of your being. Be still, so that you can hear My voice. I speak in the language of Love; My words fill you with Life and Peace, Joy and hope. I desire to talk with all of My children, but many are too busy to listen. The “work ethic” has them tied up in knots. They submit wholeheartedly to this taskmaster, wondering why they feel so distant from Me.

Living close to Me requires making Me your First Love—your highest priority. As you seek My Presence above all else, you experience Peace and Joy in full measure. I also am blessed when you make Me first in your life. While you journey through life in My Presence, My Glory brightens the world around you.

The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. —Isaiah 50:4

“Yet I hold t
his against you: You have forsaken your first love.”    
  —Revelation 2:4

See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.                      —Isaiah 60:2

Dear God, thank You for keeping me close to You, hearing You speak to me through Your word and knowing You grant me peace and love and Joy when I make You first in my life for You to shine Your full glory to lighten the world around me, in Jesus name, amen.

   
December 17

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Come to Me with your gaping emptiness, knowing that in Me you are complete. As you rest quietly in My Presence, My Light within you grows brighter and brighter. Facing the emptiness inside you is simply the prelude to being filled with My fullness. Therefore, rejoice on those days when you drag yourself out of bed, feeling sluggish and inadequate. Tell yourself that this is a perfect day to depend on Me in childlike trust. If you persevere in this dependence as you go through the day, you will discover at bedtime that Joy and Peace have become your companions. You may not realize at what point they joined you on your journey, but you will feel the beneficial effects of their presence. The perfect end to such a day is a doxology of gratitude. I am He from whom all blessings flow!

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.              —2 Corinthians 4:6

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven… Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” —Matthew 5:3, 6

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. —Colossians 2:9–10

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.   —Psalm 150:6

Dear God, thank You for filling me with Your love and Your light that I may trust in You Lord and Your joy  and peace shall fill me as I feel Your presence from whom all blessings flow, in Jesus name, amen.  

   
December 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

When you are plagued by a persistent problem—one that goes on and on—view it as a rich opportunity. An ongoing problem is like a tutor who is always by your side. The learning possibilities are limited only by your willingness to be teachable. In faith, thank Me for your problem. Ask Me to open your eyes and your heart to all that I am accomplishing through this difficulty. Once you have become grateful for a problem, it loses its power to drag you down. On the contrary, your thankful attitude will lift you up into heavenly places with Me. From this perspective, your difficulty can be seen as a slight, temporary distress that is producing for you a transcendent Glory never to cease!

Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  —Isaiah 30:20–21

For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!].         —2 Corinthians 4:17 amp

Dear God, thank You for providing me opportunities to remove the scales from my eyes and know You are with me guiding me on Your path chosen for me, teaching me, loving me that I may know You as my Lord and Saviour as I move toward eternal glory in, Jesus name, amen.
December 19

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Do not be weighed down by the clutter in your life: lots of little chores to do sometime, in no particular order. If you focus too much on these petty tasks, trying to get them all out of the way, you will discover that they are endless. They can eat up as much time as you devote to them.

Instead of trying to do all your chores at once, choose the ones that need to be done today. Let the rest slip into the background of your mind, so I can be in the forefront of your awareness. Remember that your ultimate goal is living close to Me, being responsive to My initiatives. I can communicate with you most readily when your mind is uncluttered and turned toward Me. Seek My Face continually throughout this day. Let My Presence bring order to your thoughts, infusing Peace into your entire being.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.     —Proverbs 16:3

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” —Matthew 6:33

Dear God, thank You reminding me to keep You at the center of my life living close to You with my eyes fixed on You that You may guide me in Your ways, as reminded last night, prayer is talking to God; meditation is quietly listening for God’s response, in Jesus name, amen.

  

December 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

When I joined the ranks of humanity, born into the humblest conditions, My Glory was hidden from all but a few people. Occasionally, streaks of Glory shone out of Me, especially when I began to do miracles. Toward the end of My life, I was taunted and tempted to display more of My awesome Power than My Father’s plan permitted. I could have called down legions of angels to rescue Me at any point. Imagine the self-control required of a martyr who could free Himself at will! All of this was necessary to provide the relationship with Me that you now enjoy. Let your life become a praise song to Me by proclaiming My glorious Presence in the world.

This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. —John 2:11

The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar.  —Luke 23:35–36

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!                  —Psalm 92:1–5

Dear God, thank You for for your Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, to be with us until You come again riding on a white horse with a sword in Your eight hand to judge the living and the dead Your angels will set aside those who know Your voice and follow You on the right while those that do not will be on the left to be burned as chafe, help us to stay strong and love You as You have loved us, in Jesus name, amen.
December 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

My plan for your life is unfolding before you. Sometimes the road you are traveling seems blocked, or it opens up so painfully slowly that you must hold yourself back. Then, when time is right, the way before you suddenly clears—through no effort of your own. What you have longed for and worked for I present to you freely, as pure gift. You feel awed by the ease with which I operate in the world, and you glimpse My Power and My Glory.

Do not fear your weakness, for it is the stage on which My Power and Glory perform most brilliantly. As you persevere along the path I have prepared for you, depending on My strength to sustain you, expect to see miracles—and you will. Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly. Living by faith, rather than sight, enables you to see My Glory.

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. —Psalm 63:2

We live by faith, not by sight.           —2 Corinthians 5:7

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” —John 11:40

Dear God, thankYou for showing me miracles day after day, keep me looking to for guidance, step by step day to follow Your path for me in this world and continue to grant me Your peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name, amen.   
December 23

Jesus Calling with a short Andy prayer…

I Am King of kings and Lord of lords, dwelling in dazzlingly bright Light! I am also your Shepherd, Companion, and Friend—the One who never lets go of your hand. Worship Me in My holy Majesty; come close to Me, and rest in My Presence. You need Me both as God and as Man. Only My Incarnation on that first, long-ago Christmas could fulfill your neediness. Since I went to such extreme measures to save you from your sins, you can be assured that I will graciously give you all you need.

Nurture well your trust in Me as Savior, Lord, and Friend. I have held back nothing in My provision for you. I have even deigned to live within you! Rejoice in all that I have done for you, and My Light will shine through you into the world.

Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.      —1 Timothy 6:15–16

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.                            —Psalm 95:6–7
Dear God, thank You for Your love and compassion that I may feel Your presence and Your love for me and all who come to believe and feel Your love that we may be saved according to Your will for us, in Jesus name, amen.

 December 24

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I speak to you from the depths of eternity. Before the world was formed, I am! You hear Me in the depths of your being, where I have taken up residence. I am Christ in you, the hope of Glory. I, your Lord and Savior, am alive within you. Learn to tune in to My living Presence by seeking Me in silence.

As you celebrate the wonder of My birth in Bethlehem, celebrate also your rebirth into eternal life. This everlasting gift was the sole purpose of My entering your sin-stained world. Receive My gift with awe and humility. Take time to explore the vast dimensions of My Love. Allow thankfulness to flow freely from your heart in response to My glorious gift. Let My Peace rule in your heart, and be thankful.

Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God. —Psalm 90:2 amp

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  —Colossians 1:27

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  —Colossians 3:15

Dear God, thank You for coming to me and calling me that I may continue to live, learn, and grow with You that I may be thankful to You and appreciate all You have done for me and all believers, that we may be saved through Your grace and know You as our Lord and Savior have paid the price for my sins and will continue to guide me into everlasting peace with Your help, in Jesus Holy name, amen.
December 25

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

As you wait attentively in My Presence, the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines upon you. This radiant knowledge transcends all understanding. It transforms every fiber of your being: renewing your mind, cleansing your heart, invigorating your body. Open yourself fully to My Presence; be awed by My glorious Being.

Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory, so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming “Glory!” to awe-struck shepherds.

When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My Glory. I became poor so that you might become rich. Sing hallelujahs to My holy Name!

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.             —2 Corinthians 4:6

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.                —Philippians 2:6–7

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”  —Luke 2:13–14

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.             —2 Corinthians 8:9

Dear God, thank You for coming down from heaven, taking on human form and living a perfect life with all the temptations of satan, taking on our sin and willingly becoming the perfect sacrifice to atone for my sins and all who believe that we may be saved, in Jesus name, amen.

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 10/1 forward…

October 13

Take time to be still in My Presence. The more hassled you feel, the more you need this sacred space of communion with Me. Breathe slowly and deeply. Relax in My holy Presence while My Face shines upon you. This is how you receive My Peace, which I always proffer to you.

Imagine the pain I feel when My children tie themselves up ingift of Peace. I died a criminal’s death to secure this blessing for you. Receive it gratefully; hide it in your heart. My Peace is an inner treasure, growing within you as you trust in Me. Therefore, circumstances cannot touch it. Be still, enjoying Peace in My Presence.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”                 —Psalm 46:10

“The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” —Numbers 6:25–26

Dear God, thank You for your holy presence given to me that I may calmly meditate on Your word knowing I am loved and receive your peace that passes all understanding as You died for me and all sinners to pay the price our sins if we believe and confess our sins unto You oh Lord, who knows our every thought and still loves us, bless us renew us and keep a right spirit within us, in Jesus name, amen.
  

October 12

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Beware of seeing yourself through other people’s eyes. There are several dangers to this paractice. First of all, it is nearly impossible to discern what others actually think of you. Moreover, their views of you are variable: subject to each viewer’s spiritual, emotional, and physical condition. The major problem with letting others define you is that it borders on idolatry. Your concern to please others dampens your desire to please Me, your Creator.

It is much more real to see yourself through My eyes. My gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin. Through My eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved. Rest in My loving gaze, and you will receive deep Peace. Respond to My loving Presence by worshiping Me in spirit and in truth.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.                      —Hebrews 11:6

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”        —John 4:23–24

Dear God, thank You for seeing me untainted by sin, help me stay focused on You Lord and Your will for me so that I desire to please You in every way possible to the best of my ability, and when I may slip up, bring me back to You Lord  Jesus that we may be cleansed in your righteousness as You have atoned for our sins if only we have faith and believe in You Your grace shall set us free, in Jesus name, amen.

  
October 11

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am the culmination of all your hopes and desires. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: who is and was and is to come. Before you knew Me, you expressed your longing for Me in hurtful ways. You were ever so vulnerable to the evil around you in the world. But now My Presence safely shields you, enfolding you in My loving arms. I have lifted you out of darkness into My marvelous Light.

Though I have brought many pleasures into your life, not one of them is essential. Receive My blessings with open hands. Enjoy My good gifts, but do not cling to them. Turn your attention to the Giver of all good things, and rest in the knowledge that you are complete in Me. The one thing you absolutely need is the one thing you can never lose: My Presence with you.

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.                             —Psalm 62:5–8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”  —Revelation 1:8

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  —1 Peter 2:9 nkjv

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  —James 1:17

Dear God, thank You for being my rock and my salvation by lifting me out of darkness into Your light in Your loving arms You shield me and keep me safe, the one thing I cannot lose is your presence with me the giver of all good things, in Jesus name, amen.

     
October 10

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me enough to let things happen without striving to predict or control them. Relax, and refresh yourself in the Light of My everlasting Love. My Love-Light never dims, yet you are often unaware of My radiant Presence. When you project yourself into the future, rehearsing what you will do or say, you are seeking to be self-sufficient: to be adequate without My help. This is a subtle sin—so common that it usually slips by unnoticed.

The alternative is to live fully in the present, depending on Me each moment. Rather than fearing your inadequacy, rejoice in My abundant supply. Train your mind to seek My help continually, even when you feel competent to handle something by yourself. Don’t divide your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help. Instead, learn to rely on Me in every situation. This discipline will enable you to enjoy life more and to face each day confidently.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.                 —Psalm 37:3–6

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  —Philippians 4:19

Dear God, thank You for Your love and guidance in all things, teach me to rely on Your will and Your way for me trusting in You and accepting Your will for me in all things, knowing You are there for me in Jesus name, amen.
 
     
October 9

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

You have been on a long, uphill journey, and your energy is almost spent. Though you have faltered at times, you have not let go of My hand. I am pleased with your desire to stay close to Me. There is one thing, however, that displeases Me: your tendency to complain. You may talk to Me as much as you like about the difficulty of the path we are following. I understand better than anyone else the stresses and strains that have afflicted you. You can ventilate safely to Me, because talking with Me tempers your thoughts and helps you see things from My perspective.

Complaining to others is another matter altogether. It opens the door to deadly sins such as self-pity and rage. Whenever you are tempted to grumble, come to Me and talk it out. As you open up to Me, I will put My thoughts in your mind and My song in your heart.

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” —Jeremiah 31:25

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.             —Philippians 2:14–15

Dear God, thank You for sending those to me to assist me in many ways while also protecting my son during what have been tough times for him while helping me to work with those in my life sent by You to bless me and keep me close to You, please continue to call my sons and all those in my life to You and Your Son through the power of  the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, amen.

 
October 8

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I love you with an everlasting Love. The human mind cannot comprehend My constancy. Your emotions flicker and falter in the face of varying circumstances, and you tend to project your fickle feelings onto Me. Thus, you do not benefit fully from My unfailing Love.

You need to look beyond the flux of circumstances and discover Me gazing lovingly back at you. This awareness of My Presence strengthens you, as you receive and respond to My Love. I am the same yesterday, today, and forever! Let My Love flow into you continually. Your need for Me is as constant as the outflow of My Love to you.

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”                         —Jeremiah 31:3

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.”                         —Exodus 15:13

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.                        —Hebrews 13:8

Dear God, thank You for Your unfailing love, the love in Your eyes, described by my mother in a dream shortly after my younger sister was hit by a car and taken from this world gave her peace and serenity along with the bright smile of my little sister looking back to my mother as Jesus was looking down at her, mom just kept talking about the love in his eyes, dear Lord may I continue to receive Your Love and Your grace as you look down on me with Your loving gaze that I too may be strengthen and renewed according to Your will for me, in Jesus name, amen.  

 
October 7

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

In order to hear My voice, you must release all your worries into My care. Entrust to Me everything that concerns you. This clears the way for you to seek My Face unhindered. Let Me free you from fear that is hiding deep inside you. Sit quietly in My Presence, allowing My Light to soak into you and drive out any darkness lodged within you.

Accept each day just as it comes to you, remembering that I am sovereign over your life. Rejoice in this day that I have made, trusting that I am abundantly present in it. Instead of regretting or resenting the way things are, thank Me in all circumstances. Trust Me and don’t be fearful; thank Me and rest in My sovereignty.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. —1 Peter 5:6–7

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.           —Psalm 118:24

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. —1 Thessalonians 5:18

Dear God, thank You for another day filled with Your joy, peace and love releasing all my worries untoYou  letting Your light shine on me that I may give You thanks and all glory as I struggle to understand Your will for me, help me to walk in faith accepting Your will for me and trusting in You as You are with me every step of the way, thank you Lord Jesus, amen.

 

October 6

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Be willing to follow wherever I lead. Follow Me wholeheartedly, with glad anticipation quickening your pace. Though you don’t know what lies ahead, I know; and that is enough! Some of My richest blessings are just around the bend: out of sight, but nonetheless very real. To receive these gifts, you must walk by faith—not by sight. This doesn’t mean closing your eyes to what is all around you. It means subordinating the visible world to the invisible Shepherd of your soul.

Sometimes I lead you up a high mountain with only My hand to support you. The higher you climb, the more spectacular the view becomes; also, the more keenly you sense your separation from the world with all its problems. This frees you to experience0 exuberantly the joyous reality of My Presence. Give yourself fully to these Glory-moments, awash in dazzling Light. I will eventually lead you down the mountain, back into community with others. Let My Light continue to shine within you as you walk among people again.

We live by faith, not by sight.            —2 Corinthians 5:7

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.  —Psalm 96:6

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” —John 8:12

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

Dear God, thank You, may I follow you wholeheartedly, as I walk by faith knowing you are here for me and willing to support me. Thank you Lord the time is near as we are told yet no one knows the hour of your return, yet ALL eyes will see you coming down from heaven to judge the living and the dead, you are the way the truth and the light, no one comes to the Father except through You Lord Jesus, be with us and keep us focused on Your will, in Jesus name, amen.

 
 
October 5

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Remember that joy is not dependent on your circumstances. Some of the world’s most miserable people are those whose circumstances seem the most enviable. People who reach the top of the ladder career-wise are often surprised to find emptiness awaiting them. True Joy is a by-product of living in My Presence. Therefore you can experience it in palaces, in prisons…anywhere.

Do not judge a day as devoid of Joy just because it contains difficulties. Instead, concentrate on staying in communication with Me. Many of the problems that clamor for your attention will resolve themselves. Other matters you must deal with, but I will help you with them. If you make problem-solving secondary to the goal of living close to Me, you can find Joy even in your most difficult days.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. —Habakkuk 3:17–19

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. —1 Chronicles 16:27

Dear God, thank You for Your guidance so that we may joyfully deal with any problems we may be experiencing and place our trust inYou oh Lord and be able to see our way past any obstacles before us and focus on You Lord Jesusas You   provide brothers and sisters in Christ to help one another or provide miracles for us in Jesus name, amen.

  
October 4

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am the Creator of heaven and earth: Lord of all that is and all that will ever be. Although I am unimaginably vast, I choose to dwell within you, permeating you with My Presence. Only in the spirit realm could Someone so infinitely great live within someone so very small. Be awed by the Power and the Glory of My Spirit within you!

Though the Holy Spirit is infinite, He deigns to be your Helper. He is always ready to offer assistance; all you need to do is ask.When the path before you looks easy and straightforward, you may be tempted to go it alone instead of relying on Me. This is when you are in the greatest danger of stumbling. Ask My Spirit to help you as you go each step of the way. Never neglect this glorious Source of strength within you.

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”                                 —John 14:16–17 nkjv

“But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” —John 16:7

So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”     —Zechariah 4:6

Dear God, thank You for sending down the Holy Spirit as our counselor that we may continue to walk in your ways with the help of the Holy Spirit that we are not alone but rather led to Your higher calling as You desire for we cannot make it on our own as when we do we find ourselves lost and confused as we are not God but rather here to lean on You accepting Your will and focus on You  as You have designed us to live one day at a time in serenity and peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name, amen. 

 
October 3

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

When many things seem to be going wrong, trust Me. When your life feels increasingly out of control, thank Me. These are supernatural responses, and they can lift you above your circumstances. If you do what comes naturally in the face of difficulties, you may fall prey to negativism. Even a few complaints can set you on a path that is a downward spiral, by darkening your perspective and mind-set. With this attitude controlling you, complaints flow more and more readily from your mouth. Each one moves you steadily down the slippery spiral. The lower you go, the faster you slide; but it is still possible to apply brakes. Cry out to Me in My Name! Affirm your trust in Me, regardless of how you feel. Thank Me for everything, though this seems unnatural—even irrational. Gradually you will begin to ascend, recovering your lost ground.

When you are back on ground level, you can face your circumstances from a humble perspective. If you choose supernatural responses this time—trusting and thanking Me—you will experience My unfathomable Peace.

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. —Psalm 13:5

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.                      —Ephesians 5:20

Dear God, thank You again for bringing this realization to me prior to this mornings reading then reaffirming such through Your grace knowing true peace and undeniable love, in Jesus name, amen.
 

October 2

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Never take for granted My intimate nearness. Marvel at the wonder of My continual Presence with you. Even the most ardent human lover cannot be with you always. Nor can another person know the intimacies of your heart, mind, and spirit. I know everything about you—even to the number of hairs on your head. You don’t need to work at revealing yourself to Me.

Many people spend a lifetime or a small fortune searching for someone who understands them. Yet I am freely available to all who call upon My Name, who open their hearts to receive Me as Savior. This simple act of faith is the beginning of a lifelong love story. I, the Lover of your soul, understand you perfectly and love you eternally.

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”  —Luke 12:7

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. —John 1:12

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”                        —Romans 10:13

Dear God, thank You for this day and for being so near and yer far from perfect, by accepting You, in my broken state, You make me whole and new forgiven in Your grace! Help me continue to live, love and learn as our church uses for its mission statement! Thank you for allowing me and all who believe and call on Your name to become Your children, in Jesus name, amen. 

 
October 1

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Worship Me only. I am King of kings and Lord of lords, dwelling in unapproachable Light. I am taking care of you! I am not only committed to caring for you, but I am also absolutely capable of doing so. Rest in Me, My weary one, for this is a form of worship.

Though self-flagellation has gone out of style, many of My children drive themselves like racehorses. They whip themselves into action, ignoring how exhausted they are. They forget that I am sovereign and that My ways are higher than theirs. Underneath their driven service, they may secretly resent Me as a harsh taskmaster. Their worship of Me is lukewarm, because I am no longer their First Love.

My invitation never changes: Come to Me, all you who are weary, and I will give you rest. Worship Me by resting peacefully in My Presence.

Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. -1 Timothy 6:15–16

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” —Isaiah 55:8–9

“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.”         —Revelation 2:4

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  —Matthew 11:28

Dear God, thank You for Taking care of me and showing me Your love in so many ways that I cannot deny You and Your presence as You care for me showing me Your ways are higher than mine. If I believe in You, all will be well, in Jesus name, amen. 

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September 30

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

I am perpetually with you, taking care of you. That is the most important fact of your existence. I am not limited by time or space; My Presence with you is a forever-promise. You need not fear the future, for I am already there. When you make that quantum leap into eternity, you will find Me awaiting you in heaven. Your future is in My hands; I release it to you day by day, moment by moment. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow.

I want you to live this day abundantly, seeing all there is to see, doing all there is to do. Don’t be distracted by future concerns. Leave them to Me! Each day of life is a glorious gift, but so few people know how to live within the confines of today. Much of their energy for abundant living spills over the time line into tomorrow’s worries or past regrets. Their remaining energy is sufficient only for limping through the day, not for living it to the full. I am training you to keep your focus on My Presence in the present. This is how to receive abundant Life, which flows freely from My throne of grace.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” —Matthew 6:34

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  —John 10:10

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” —James 4:13–15 

Dear God, thank You for another day help me to live in this day and do the best I can to live day by day according to Your willing Your love sharing Your light with the world, in Jesus name, amen.
September 29

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

I am with you and all around you, encircling you in golden rays of Light. I always behold you Face to face. Not one of your thoughts escapes My notice. Because I am infinite, I am able to love you as if you and I were the only ones in the universe.

Walk with Me in intimate Love-steps, but do not lose sight of My Majesty. I desire to be your closest Friend, yet I am also your sovereign Lord. I created your brain with capacity to know Me as Friend and Lord simultaneously. The human mind is the pinnacle of My creation, but so few use it for its primary purpose—knowing Me. I communicate continually through My Spirit, My Word, and My creation. Only humans are capable of receiving Me and responding to My Presence. You are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. —Psalm 34:4–7

We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” —2 Peter 1:16–17

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” —John 17:3

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  —Psalm 139:14

Dear God , thank You for another day to hear you calling to me to walk in the light as soon there is coming a day when when we will live with you where there will be no more darkness and no more pain living with You knowing Your will and Your way with no more sin and darkness please be with me and all believers as we await Your return call us renew us strengthen us following Your will and Your way, in Jesus name, amen.

  
September 28

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

Open your mind and heart—your entire being—to receive My Love in full measure. So many of My children limp through their lives starved for Love, because they haven’t learned the art of receiving. This is essentially an act of faith: believing that I love you with boundless, everlasting Love. The art of receiving is also a discipline: training your mind to trust Me, coming close to Me with confidence. Remember that the evil one is the father of lies. Learn to recognize his deceptive intrusions into your thoughts. One of his favorite deceptions is to undermine your confidence in My unconditional Love. Fight back against these lies! Do not let them go unchallenged. Resist the devil in My Name, and he will slink away from you. Draw near to Me, and My Presence will envelop you in Love.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. —Ephesians 3:16–19

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence.                         —Hebrews 4:16”

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire… When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.               —John 8:44

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. —James 4:7–8 nkjv

Dear God, thank You for giving me love in full measure from numerous sources, now and forevermore, in Jesus name, amen.
  

September 27

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

Relax in My everlasting arms. Your weakness is an opportunity to grow strong in awareness of My Almighty Presence. When your energy fails you, do not look inward and lament the lack you find there. Look to Me and My sufficiency; rejoice in My radiant riches that are abundantly available to help you.

Go gently through this day, leaning on Me and enjoying My Presence. Thank Me for your neediness, which is building trust-bonds between us. If you look back on your journey thus far, you can see that days of extreme weakness have been some of your most precious times. Memories of these days are richly interwoven with golden strands of My intimate Presence.

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, “Destroy him!”   —Deuteronomy 33:27

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. —Psalm 27:13–14

Dear God, thank You for continually teaching me to lean on You rather than try to trust in myself, remain strong in faith and You shall help guide me in paths You have chosen for me; all things according to your will, in Your Way,  in Your time, in Jesus Name, amen.

 

September 26

Jesus Calling with short Andy…

Come to Me and listen! Attune yourself to My voice, and receive My richest blessings. Marvel at the wonder of communing with the Creator of the universe while sitting in the comfort of your home. Kings who reign on earth tend to make themselves inaccessible; ordinary people almost never gain an audience with them. Even dignitaries must plow through red tape and protocol in order to speak with royalty.

Though I am King of the universe, I am totally accessible to you. I am with you wherever you are. Nothing can separate you from My Presence! When I cried out from the cross, “It is finished!” the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. This opened the way for you to meet Me face to Face, with no need of protocol or priests. I, the King of kings, am your constant Companion.

The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.  —Isaiah 50:4

Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.      —Isaiah 55:2–3

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. —John 19:30

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. —Matthew 27:50–51

Dear God, thank You for providing us unfettered access to You and paying the price for our sins that we may receive Your grace of forgiveness if only we ask it shall be given, thank You for providing peace, love and joy to a fallen world, in Jesus name, amen.

 
September 25

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Pour all of your energy into trusting Me. It is through trust that you stay connected to Me, aware of My Presence. Every step on your life-journey can be a step of faith. Baby steps of trust are simple for you; you can take them with almost unconscious ease. Giant steps are another matter altogether: leaping across chasms in semidarkness, scaling cliffs of uncertainty, trudging through the valley of the shadow of death. These feats require sheer concentration, as well as utter commitment to Me.

Each of My children is a unique blend of temperament, giftedness, and life experiences. Something that is a baby step for you may be a giant step for another person, and vice versa. Only I know the difficulty or ease of each segment of your journey. Beware of trying to impress others by acting as if your giant steps are only baby ones. Do not judge others who hesitate, in trembling fear, before an act that would be easy for you. If each of My children would seek to please Me above all else, fear of others’ judgments would vanish, as would attempts to impress others. Focus your attention on the path just ahead of you and on the One who never leaves your side.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  —Psalm 23:4

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” —Matthew 7:1–2

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.  —Proverbs 29:25

Dear God, thank You for another day to pray for any steps as You continue to work with me in  Your grace and trying to regain that which your will would desire for me, for each step with God is truly fantastic and I must be ever committed to try, yet accept your will for me in peace, love, and joy as Your plan for my life is worthy while I focus on the path right before me both literally and figuratively, in Jesus name, amen. 
 

September 24

Jesus Calling with short Andy  prayer…

Live first and foremost in My Presence. Gradually you will become more aware of Me than of people and places around you. This awareness will not detract from your relationships with others. Instead, it will increase your ability to give love and encouragement to them. My Peace will permeate your words and demeanor. You will be active in the world, yet one step removed from it. You will not be easily shaken, because My enveloping Presence buffers the blow of problems.This is the path I have set before you. As you follow it wholeheartedly, you experience abundant Life and Peace.

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.       —Psalm 89:15–16

I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  —Psalm 16:8

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.             —2 Peter 1:2

Dear God, thank You for being with me in this world, help me to walk inyou light  and follow Your higher path for me, and increase Your Peace in me and those I interact with that that we may all feel Your presence, in Jesus name, amen.

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September 23

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Walk with Me in the freedom of forgiveness. The path we follow together is sometimes steep and slippery. If you carry a burden of guilt on your back, you are more likely to stumble and fall. At your request, I will remove the heavy load from you and bury it at the foot of the cross. When I unburden you, you are undeniably free! Stand up straight and tall in My Presence, so that no one can place more burdens on your back. Look into My Face and feel the warmth of My Love-Light shining upon you. It is this unconditional Love that frees you from both fears and sins. Spend time basking in the Light of My Presence. As you come to know Me more and more intimately, you grow increasingly free.

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.  —Psalm 68:19

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. —1 John 1:7–9

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  —1 John 4:18

Dear God, thank You  for granting me forgiveness and allowing me to walk in your love light removing the weight of any guilt from such transgressions as all have sinned and fall short of glory of God, but if we confess our sins, we can be made whole and worthy through the blood of Jesus, in whose name we pray, amen.

 

September 22

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me and refuse to worry, for I am your Strength and Song. You are feeling wobbly this morning, looking at difficult times looming ahead, measuring them against your own strength. However, they are not today’s tasks—or even tomorrow’s. So leave them in the future and come home to the present, where you will find Me waiting for you. Since I am your Strength, I can empower you to handle each task as it comes. Because I am your Song, I can give you Joy as you work alongside Me.

Keep bringing your mind back to the present moment. Among all My creatures, only humans can anticipate future events. This ability is a blessing, but it becomes a curse whenever it is misused. If you use your magnificent mind to worry about tomorrow, you cloak yourself in dark unbelief. However, when the hope of heaven fills your thoughts, the Light of My Presence envelops you. Though heaven is future, it is also present tense. As you walk in the Light with Me, you have one foot on earth and one foot in heaven.

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.  —Exodus 15:2

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.                                 —2 Corinthians 10:5

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.                            —Hebrews 10:23

Dear God, thank You again for this day and the knowledge that You are here with us through the Holy Spirit taking one day at a time to know you are with me that we may be equally yoked for good knowing I can walk with you in the light here on earth while being focused on you and eternity in heaven, in Jesus name, amen.

  

September 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 quietly in My Presence while My thoughts form silently in the depths of your being. Do not try to rush this process, because hurry keeps your heart earthbound. I am the Creator of the entire universe, yet I choose to make My humble home in your heart. It is there where you know Me most intimately; it is there where I speak to you in holy whispers. Ask My Spirit to quiet your mind so that you can hear My still, small voice within you. I am speaking to you continually: words of Life…Peace…Love. Tune your heart to receive these messages of abundant blessing. Lay your requests before Me and wait in expectation.

And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.         —1 Kings 19:12 nkjv

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. —Psalm 5:3

Dear God, thank You for spending time with me to begin the study of Revelations speak to me and help me clearly understand your message to me and all believers as you call us to Your way as Your light shines the way onto Your higher path for us, in Jesus name, amen.

 
September 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Try to see things more and more from My perspective. Let the Light of My Presence so fully fill your mind that you view the world through Me. When little things don’t go as you had hoped, look to Me lightheartedly and say, “Oh, well.” This simple discipline can protect you from being burdened with an accumulation of petty cares and frustrations. If you practice this diligently, you will make a life-changing discovery: You realize that most of the things that worry you are not important. If you shrug them off immediately and return your focus to Me, you will walk through your days with lighter steps and a joyful heart. When serious problems come your way, you will have more reserves for dealing with them. You will not have squandered your energy on petty problems. You may even reach the point where you can agree with the apostle Paul that all your troubles are light and momentary, compared with the eternal glory being achieved by them.

A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way?                  —Proverbs 20:24

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.                   —2 Corinthians 4:17–18

Dear God, thank You for allowing me to see the world with your light and through Your perspective that all things may be seen as trivial in true perspective and need not worry me when you are by my side directing my steps, in Jesus name, amen. 

  
September 19

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 is a mighty battle going on for control of your mind. Heaven and earth intersect in your mind; the tugs of both spheres influence your thinking. I created you with the capacity to experience foretastes of heaven. When you shut out the world and focus on My Presence, you can enjoy sitting with Me in heavenly realms. This is an incredible privilege reserved for precious ones who belong to Me and seek My Face. Your greatest strength is your desire to spend time communing with Me. As you concentrate on Me, My Spirit fills your mind with Life and Peace.

The world exerts a downward pull on your thoughts. Media bombard you with greed, lust, and cynicism. When you face these things, pray for protection and discernment. Stay in continual communication with Me whenever you walk through the wastelands of this world. Refuse to worry, because this form of worldliness will weigh you down and block awareness of My Presence. Stay alert, recognizing the battle being waged against your mind. Look forward to an eternity of strife-free living, reserved for you in heaven.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.         —Ephesians 2:6

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.  —Romans 8:6

Do not love the world or anything in the world… The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.              —1 John 2:15–17

Dear God, thank You for filling my mind with life and peace knowing You have not and will not give up on me as you call me to You and tell me to share the Good News that Jesus Christ is the Messaih and has offerred himself up as the perfect sacrifice for us if only we believe and accept his loving grace as he has called us to love one another and Share the Good News that He has risen and paid the ultimate price for our sins, in Jesus name, amen.

September 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Seek to please Me above all else. Let that goal be your focal point as you go through this day. Such a mind-set will protect you from scattering your energy to the winds. The free will I bestowed on you comes with awesome responsibility. Each day presents you with choice after choice. Many of these decisions you ignore and thus make by default. Without a focal point to guide you, you can easily lose your way. That’s why it is so important to stay in communication with Me, living in thankful awareness of My Presence.

You inhabit a fallen, disjointed world, where things are constantly unraveling around the edges. Only a vibrant relationship with Me can keep you from coming unraveled too.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”            —Matthew 6:33

“The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”           —John

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.                      —Colossians 3:23–24

Dear God, thank You for being a focal point for me as you help guide me through this day, be with me strengthen me and renew a right spirit within me granting me Your wisdom and love throughout the day, in Jesus name, amen.

  

September 17

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

You will not find My Peace by engaging in excessive planning: attempting to control what will happen to you in the future. That is a commonly practiced form of unbelief. When your mind spins with multiple plans, Peace may sometimes seem to be within your grasp; yet it always eludes you. Just when you think you have prepared for all possibilities, something unexpected pops up and throws things into confusion.

I did not design the human mind to figure out the future. That is beyond your capability. I crafted your mind for continual communication with Me. Bring Me all your needs, your hopes and fears. Commit everything into My care. Turn from the path of planning to the path of Peace.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  —1 Peter 5:6–7

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.    —Proverbs 16:9

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.  —Psalm 37:5 nkjv

Dear God,  thank You for granting me Your Peace, that You will take care of all my needs if only I lay them at Your feet and trust in You oh Lord, in Jesus name, amen. 

 

September 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I designed you to live in union with Me. This union does not negate who you are; it actually makes you more fully yourself. When you try to live independently of Me, you experience emptiness and dissatisfaction. You may gain the whole world and yet lose everything that really counts.

Find fulfillment through living close to Me, yielding to My purposes for you. Though I may lead you along paths that feel alien to you, trust that I know what I am doing. If you follow Me wholeheartedly, you will discover facets of yourself that were previously hidden. I know you intimately—far better than you know yourself. In union with Me, you are complete. In closeness to Me, you are transformed more and more into the one I designed you to be.

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” —Mark 8:36

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. —Psalm 139:13–16

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.                                 —2 Corinthians 3:17–18

Dear God, thank You for calling me to live in union with You that I may be transformed into the person You want me to be reflecting Your glory to those around me. Though I may feel at times that I am in places I have never been before, surely You will hold my hand and show me Your mercy and grace that I may dwell in the house of the Lord forevermore, in Jesus name, amen.
September 15

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Rest in me, My child. This time devoted to Me is meant to be peaceful, not stressful. You don’t have to perform in order to receive My Love. I have boundless, unconditional Love for you. How it grieves Me to see My children working for Love: trying harder and harder, yet never feeling good enough to be loved.

Be careful that your devotion to Me does not become another form of works. I want you to come into My Presence joyfully and confidently. You have nothing to fear, for you wear My own righteousness. Gaze into My eyes, and you will see no condemnation, only Love and delight in the one I see. Be blessed as My Face shines radiantly upon you, giving you Peace.

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” —John 15:13

“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” —Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” —Numbers 6:25–26

Dear God, thank You for Your unconditional love, there is nothing we can do to earn Your love as Your love is just that, “unconditional”. If  only we accept You in true faith as You call to us. Dear Lord continue to call to me and let me accept Your true calling as I need not earn your grace, yet having accepted your calling, I should want to follow Your higher path you have set before me as Your love and Your will for me with Your face shining upon me lighting the way that I may accept the peace that passes all understanding, keeping my heart and my mind on You Lord Jesus, in whose name we pray, Amen.

 

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer 9/5 forward…

September 14

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Worship Me by living close to Me. This was My original design for man, into whom I breathed My very breath of Life. This is My desire for you: that you stay near Me as you walk along your life-path. Each day is an important part of that journey. Although you may feel as if you are going nowhere in this world, your spiritual journey is another matter altogether, taking you along steep, treacherous paths of adventure. That is why walking in the Light of My Presence is essential to keep you from stumbling. By staying close to Me, you present yourself as a living sacrifice. Even the most routine part of your day can be a spiritual act of worship, holy and pleasing to Me.

The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.  —Genesis 2:7

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.            —Psalm 89:15

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.                           —Romans 12:1–2

Dear God, thank You for bringing me closer to You each day and showing me Your will and Your way for me. Thank you for being with me   and providing me a way to follow You. Whether up and exercising or down on the ground You continually show me Your love for me and I am amazed! You show me ways to experience Your Gace and know You love me and care for me in Jesus name, amen.

September 13

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Come to Me and rest. Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather—as if judging were your main function in life. But I created you first and foremost to know Me and to live in rich communication with Me. When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role.
Relate to Me as creature to Creator, sheep to Shepherd, subject to King, clay to Potter. Allow Me to have My way in your life. Rather than evaluating My ways with you, accept them thankfully. The intimacy I offer you is not an invitation to act as if you were My equal. Worship Me as King of kings while walking hand in hand with Me down the path of Life.
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”  —Matthew 7:1

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”  —John 17:3

But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use—Romans 9:20–21

Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords. —1 Timothy 6:15

Dear God, thank you for molding me and showing me Your holy purpose for me bit by bit day by day, showing me Your love and grace for me in Jesus name, amen.

 
September 12

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Receive My Peace. It is My continual gift to you. The best way to receive this gift is to sit quietly in My Presence, trusting Me in every area of your life. Quietness and trust accomplish far more than you can imagine: not only in you, but also on earth and in heaven. When you trust Me in a given area, you release that problem or person into My care.

Spending time alone with Me can be a difficult discipline, because it goes against the activity addiction of this age. You may appear to be doing nothing, but actually you are participating in battles going on within spiritual realms. You are waging war—not with the weapons of the world, but with heavenly weapons, which have divine power to demolish strongholds. Living close to Me is a sure defense against evil.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”     —John 14:27

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”  —Isaiah 30:15

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.                         —2 Corinthians 10:4

Dear God thank You for giving me Your peace as a gift that I may receive You and be comforted by your everlasting grace that I may release my health into Your care as well as each and everyone of my family members, friends, and those You would have me evangelize to according to Your will, in Jesus name, amen! 

 
September 11

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Rejoice in Me always! No matter what is going on, you can rejoice in your Love-relationship with Me. This is the secret of being content in all circumstances. So many people dream of the day when they will finally be happy: when they are out of debt, when their children are out of trouble, when they have more leisure time, and so on. While they daydream, their moments are trickling into the ground like precious balm spilling wastefully from overturned bottles.

Fantasizing about future happiness will never bring fulfillment, because fantasy is unreality. Even though I am invisible, I am far more Real than the world you see around you. My reality is eternal and unchanging. Bring your moments to Me, and I will fill them with vibrant Joy. Now is the time to rejoice in My Presence!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! … I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. —Philippians 4:4, 12

But you remain the same, and your years will never end. —Psalm 102:27

Dear God, thank You for this day and the chance to be happy in it as You gave all that you had that I might be saved by Your grace! You teach me to be thankful for what I have and keep my eyes fixed on you and Your eternal glory, we can remember those whose lives were lost on 9/11, and yet still be happy as all things happen according to Your will, in Jesus name, amen. 

 

September 10

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer

I am always available to you.Once you have trusted Me as your Savior, I never distance Myself from you. Sometimes you may feel distant from Me. Recognize that as feeling; do not confuse it with reality. The Bible is full of My promises to be with you always. As I assured Jacob, when he was journeying away from home into unknown places, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. My last recorded promise to My followers was: Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Let these assurances of My continual Presence fill you with Joy and Peace. No matter what you may lose in this life, you can never lose your relationship with Me.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. —Isaiah 54:10

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”—Genesis 28:15

“And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” —Matthew 28:20

Dear God, thank You for always being with me and granting me Your help and guidance through tumultuous times, You are there my rock and my salvation. In my recovery I have traveled through unknown places and continue to be tested and tempted, help me cling to Your Promise and assurance of grace that I may be forgiven for all transgressions, yet continue to cling to your promise of salvation and everlasting love, in Jesus name, amen.

September 9
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer….

Walk with Me along paths of trust. The most direct route between point A and point B on your life-journey is the path of unwavering trust in Me. When your faith falters, you choose a trail that meanders and takes you well out of your way. You will get to point B eventually, but you will have lost precious time and energy. As soon as you realize you have wandered from your trust-path, look to Me and whisper, “I trust You, Jesus.” This affirmation will help you get back on track.

The farther you roam along paths of unbelief, the harder it is to remember that I am with you. Anxious thoughts branch off in all directions, taking you farther and farther from awareness of My Presence. You need to voice your trust in Me frequently. This simple act of faith will keep you walking along straight paths with Me. Trust in Me with all your heart, and I will make your paths straight.

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.—Isaiah 26:4

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. —Psalm 9:10

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. —Psalm 25:4–5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.                            —Proverbs 3:5–6

Dear God, thank You for bringing me back to Your path when I begin to wander from You show me the importance of saying “I trust in You Jesus” to bring me back to the path You have set for me. Thank You for continuing to hold firmly to my hand while I try to remain focused on You guide me in Your truth and Your Love for me and all will be well, in Jesus name, amen.

 

September 8

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer….

Accept each day exactly as it comes to you. By that, I mean not only the circumstances of your day but also the condition of your body. Your assignment is to trust Me absolutely, resting in My sovereignty and faithfulness.

On some days, your circumstances and your physical condition feel out of balance: The demands on you seem far greater than your strength. Days like that present a choice between two alternatives—giving up or relying on Me. Even if you wrongly choose the first alternative, I will not reject you. You can turn to Me at any point, and I will help you crawl out of the mire of discouragement. I will infuse My strength into you moment by moment, giving you all that you need for this day. Trust Me, by relying on My empowering Presence.

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior. —Psalm 42:5

For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you.                        —2 Corinthians 13:4

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” —Jeremiah 31:25

Dear God, thank You for all you have given me! Thank You for love and support of family and friends praying for me and for You providing Your peace and guidance to me according to your will and Your desire for me in this world and even now bringing me to You and Your will for me, in Jesus name, amen. 

 
September 7

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer….

Enjoy the warmth of My Presence shining upon you. Feel your face tingle as you bask in My Love-Light. I delight in you more than you can imagine. I approve of you continuously, for I see you cloaked in My Light, arrayed in My righteousness. There is no condemnation for those who are clothed in Me! That is why I abhor the use of guilt as a means of motivation among Christians.

Some pastors try to whip their people into action with guilt-inducing sermons. This procedure can drive many people to work harder, but the end does not justify the means. Guilt-evoking messages can undermine the very foundation of grace in a believer’s heart. A pastor may feel successful when his people are doing more, but I look at their hearts. I grieve when I see grace eroding, with weeds of anxious works creeping in. I want you to relax in the assurance of My perfect Love. The law of My Spirit of Life has freed you from the law of sin and death.

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.  —Isaiah 61:10

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.  —Romans 8:1–2

Dear God, Thank You for delighting in me and shining the light of Your love upon me and have kept me alive for Your purpose that I may follow your higher path for me and know I am forgiven through your son our Lord and savior Christ Jesus, in Jesus name, amen.

 
September 6

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer….

Do everything in dependence on Me. The desire to act independently—apart from Me—springs from the root of pride. Self-sufficiency is subtle, insinuating its way into your thoughts and actions without your realizing it. But apart from Me, you can do nothing: that is, nothing of eternal value. My deepest desire for you is that you learn to depend on Me in every situation. I move heaven and earth to accomplish this purpose, but you must collaborate with Me in this training. Teaching you would be simple if I negated your free will or overwhelmed you with My Power. However, I love you too much to withdraw the godlike privilege I bestowed on you as My image-bearer. Use your freedom wisely, by relying on Me constantly. Thus you enjoy My Presence and My Peace.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  —John 15:5

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. —Ephesians 6:10

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.                     —Genesis 1:26–27

Dear God, thank You for teaching me to lean on You and accept Your will and Your love for me keeping me alive in Your steadfast grace, in Jesus name, amen. 
September 5

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer….

I am your best friend, as well as your King. Walk hand in hand with Me through your life. Together we will face whatever each day brings: pleasures, hardships, adventures, disappointments. Nothing is wasted when it is shared with Me. I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams. I can glean Joy out of sorrow, Peace out of adversity. Only a Friend who is also the King of kings could accomplish this divine alchemy. There is no other like Me!
The friendship I offer you is practical and down-to-earth, yet it is saturated with heavenly Glory. Living in My Presence means living in two realms simultaneously: the visible world and unseen, eternal reality. I have equipped you to stay conscious of Me while walking along dusty, earthbound paths.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” —John 15:13–15

And provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.   —Isaiah 61:3

Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.  —2 Corinthians 6:10

Dear God, thank You for loving me enough to spare my life and share Your life with me being my best friend and walking hand in hand through this life, even being willing to lay down Your life to grant me grace and therefore forgiveness and righteousness for all that I do wrong. You make right! Thank You for Your grace, in Jesus name, amen!