November 3, 2014

Jesus Calling


"Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine with the feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling her name."

~ C. S. Lewis


When I was a girl and would lie in bed at night, in the dark and often afraid, I would hold my hands over my heart, the weight and warmth of them resting on my chest, and I would sing "Jesus Loves Me" quietly to myself.


It was an innocent, child-like response to the voice that called to me. A voice that invited me to rest, that settled my anxious heart, and helped to ease my fears. It was a voice that was safe and strong and ever so loving, and even as a child, it was a voice I knew I could trust.


I didn't know that voice then like I do now, all these years later. After many seasons of walking with Jesus, I've come to know his voice well and it's all the sweeter and more dear to me now from years of journey.


And still he calls to me… morning, noon and night… and assures me that he's always present, always with me, always for me. He brings comfort and hope and peace and rest. He reminds me that I have nothing to fear for I'm safe and secure in him, and he invites me to abide, to snuggle in tight and find my life in him.


His is the voice I like best in this world.




"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me."

~ John 10: 27-28


 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing."

~ John 15: 5

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  1. I really love reading the words you share straight from your heart, Jenny! You are such an inspiration to me, in so many ways! I always looks forward to checking your IG feed and reading from your blog! I've been meaning to tell you that I started reading the daily devotions from She Reads Truth! I LOVE it so much and have shared it with several of my girlfriends! I love you so much, my friend! xoxo

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    1. Oh your words bless me, Sara! Thank you, dear friend… I'm so glad you've found encouragement here and on my Instagram. That warms my heart. How awesome that you've started following She Reads Truth! Isn't it such a great community? It's been really encouraging to me and I love the connections I've made through it. Give hugs to your beautiful children for me and take good care. Love you bunches! XO

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