Wednesday, October 12, 2011


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 my 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.
Psalm 37:3-6, Philippians 4:19

I just read this in Jesus Calling, a devotional by Sarah Young, and found it particularly applicable to my life -- especially in light of yesterday's struggle with perfectionism.  How timely God's reminders are, huh?

Have you received any timely reminders recently?


  1. This is a beautiful post Beth. Love the photo also. I'm off to look at your easy store. Hugs,
    Kyles :D

  2. hello new friend! Thank you so much for your kind words to me yesterday. JUST AS timely AS THESE WORDS... Living in the moment, losing the need to be self sufficient...hard STUFF yet when it happens so very freeing.

  3. Hi Robin! I love what you said -- "losing the need to be self sufficient." YES. I think that's what God is all about. Profound (and not easy) stuff! :)


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