Daily Devotional {Jesus Calling}

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you guys, but I am so happy the weekend is here! I am back in my hometown to celebrate my wonderful mama all weekend. Needless to say, we have lots of fun plans ahead!

As I was reading my daily devotional this morning, the subject really stood out to me, and I wanted to put together a quick post to share with you guys. The daily devotional I use is Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, and the reading from today was all about being present.

This is a somewhat mainstream topic nowadays. With social media, work, hobbies, etc., life has become so fast paced. We are always worried about what other people are doing, what is going on tomorrow or next week. We live in the future, which takes away from what life is supposed to be. When people say to focus on being present, what does that even mean?

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” As Sarah Young puts it, we have to accept the limitations of living one day at a time. Worrying about tomorrow will not change the outcome, only add stress to today. God will help you day to day, all you have to do is focus on the present. Looking at life  moment by moment, and focusing on one day at a time, will bring much needed simplicity and peace. When you give your worries over to God, and rest in knowing he will take care of the future, you get rid of all the complications, worry and clutter that fights for your attention. This allows you to focus on what truly matters.

I know  personally, this is something I definitely need to work on. The days I make an effort to stay present, continuously talking to God and releasing any worries that pop into my head, I have a peace about me that I can not even explain. I challenge you to try it and see the amazing memories you’ll make that are so  much more vivid and meaningful, your relationships improve, productivity increase, and stress level go way down.

I hope this was able to give you some encouragement today, and help bring you some peace that you can take with you throughout the weekend 🙂

XOXO Stay Golden