“I had been writing in prayer journals for years,” missionary Sarah Young writes, “but that was one-way communication: I did all the talking. I knew that God communicated with me through the Bible, but I yearned for more. Increasingly, I wanted to hear what God had to say to me personally on a given day. I decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever I believed He was saying.”
How did that go? “I felt awkward the first time I tried this, but I received a message. It was short, biblical, and appropriate. It addressed topics that were current in my life: trust, fear, and closeness to God. I responded by writing in my prayer journal.”
That experiment in listening to God changed Sarah’s prayer life. “My journaling had changed from monologue to dialogue. Soon, messages began to flow more freely…this new way of communicating with God became the high point of my day. I knew these writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but they were helping me grow closer to God.”
Many of those messages—carefully compiled in the #1 bestselling 365-day devotional Jesus Calling—have helped millions of others grow closer to God, as well. This collection of daily readings, including Scripture references for each day, is now available in an Exclusive Women of Faith Deluxe Edition. Bound in a beautiful green embossed Leathersoft cover, with a special dedication from Sarah, this small volume is the perfect bedside book.
Jesus is calling out to you. The question is: are you listening?