Today is Tuesday, July 16th, 2013; Karen's Korner #2612
Something by Sarah Young's Devotions for Every Day of the Year "Jesus Calling"; written as if Jesus is talking to us directly. This one was from a couple of days ago:
"I want you to experience the riches of your salvation;
the Joy of being loved constantly and perfectly.
You make a practice of judging yourself,
based on how you look or behave or feel.
If you like what you see in the mirror,
you feel a bit more worthy of My Love.
When things are going smoothly and your performance seems adequate,
you find it easier to believe you are My beloved child.
When you feel discouraged,
you tend to look inward so you can correct whatever is wrong.
"Instead of trying to 'fix' yourself,
fix your gaze on Me,
the Lover of your soul.
Rather than using your energy to judge yourself,
redirect it to praising Me.
Remember that I see you clothed in My righteousness,
radiant in My perfect Love."
"Ephesians 1:7-8; Hebrews 3:1; Psalm 14:5"