I got a daily devotional I had been wanting for Mother's Day called "Jesus Calling," by Sarah Young. I started reading yesterday's reading and got a few lines and took a nap. So I picked it back up last night before going to sleep and was amazed at what I had missed a few hours earlier. I will share it with you for many reasons.
"Hope is a golden cord connecting you to heaven. This cord helps you hold your head up high, even when multiple trials are buffeting you. I never leave your side, and I never let go of you hand. But without the cord of hope, your head may slump and your feet may shuffle as you journey uphill with Me. Hope lifts your perspective from your weary feet to the glorious view you can see from the high road. You are reminded that the road we are traveling together is ultimately a highway to heaven. When you consider this radiant destination, the roughness or smoothness of the road ahead becomes much less significant. I am training you to hold in your heart a dual focus: My continual Presence and the hope of heaven."
I finished reading and had to read it again. I always connect "HOPE" with Mom and her trials with ALS. If she only had read the line, "Hope lifts your perspective from your weary feet to the glorious view you can see from the high road." How she literally did that for all of us to see! Then I looked down to see what the verses were with the reading.....Romans 12:12. Of course! Her verse!
Romans 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Hebrews 6:18-19
I have thought about this reading many times today, amazed at the change in my attitude and energy level. Maybe I can make it through the next 6 weeks!
Here's the link to Jesus Calling on Amazon.com to read more about the book.