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God Calling Journal

God Calling Journal

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Experience one of the most popular devotionals of all time, now even better in Barbour’s handsome daily journal format. Featuring the complete, classic text of God Calling, this journal edition provides ample room for your personal response to each day’s readings, and will challenge and encourage your spirit.

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Experience one of the most popular devotionals of all time, now even better in Barbour’s handsome daily journal format. Featuring the complete, classic text of God Calling, this journal edition provides ample room for your personal response to each day’s readings, and will challenge and encourage your spirit.

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ISBN-13:
9781616260712
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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God Calling


By A. J. Russell Barbour Publishing

Copyright © 2003 A. J. Russell
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781557488992



Chapter One

January 1

Between the Years

Our Lord and our God. We joy in Thee. Without Thy Help we could not face unafraid the year before us.

I stand between the years. The Light of My Presence is flung across the year to come-the radiance of the Sun of Righteousness. Backward, over the past year, is My Shadow thrown, hiding trouble and sorrow and disappointment.

Dwell not on the past-only on the present. Only use the past as the trees use My Sunlight to absorb it, to make from it in after days the warming fire-rays. So store only the blessings from Me, the Light of the World. Encourage yourselves by the thought of these.

Bury every fear of the future, of poverty for those dear to you, of suffering, of loss. Bury all thought of unkindness and bitterness, all your dislikes, your resentments, your sense of failure, your disappointment in others and in yourselves, your gloom, your despondency, and let us leave them all, buried, and go forward to a new and risen life.

Remember that you must not see as the world sees. I hold the year in My Hands-in trust for you. But I shall guide you one day at a time.

Leave the rest with Me. You must not anticipate the gift by fears or thoughts of the days ahead.

And for each day I shall supply the wisdom and the strength.

January 2

Arm of Love

You are to help to save others. Never let one day pass when you have not reached out an arm of Love to someone outside your home-a note, a letter, a visit, help in some way.

Be full of Joy. Joy saves. Joy cures. Joy in Me. In every ray of sunlight, every smile, every act of kindness, or love, every trifling service-joy.

Each day do something to lift another soul out of the sea of sin, or disease or doubt into which man has fallen. I still walk today by the lakeside and call My Disciples to follow Me and to become fishers of men.

The helping hand is needed that raises the helpless to courage, to struggle, to faith, to health. Love. Laugh. Love and laughter are the beckoners to faith and courage. Trust on, love on, joy on.

Refuse to be downcast. Refuse to be checked in your upward climb. Love and laugh. I am with you. I bear your burdens. Cast your burden upon Me and I will sustain thee. And then in very lightheartedness you turn and help another with the burden that is pressing too heavily upon him or her.

How many burdens can you lighten this year? How many hearts can you cheer? How many souls can you help?

And in giving you gain: "Good measure, pressed down, and running over." I your Lord have said it.



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Meet the Author


A. J. Russell was a London newspaper editor in the early twentieth century. He is best-known for editing the devotional "God Calling," and also wrote books such as "For Sinners Only."

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God Calling Journal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
grandawn More than 1 year ago
If you liked the book, God Calling, this is a wonderful accompaniment as one can write a daily journal entry, or not. Great to look back to where one was in that time of the year.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book and totally believe our Savior Jesus inspired those two women to write it! I reread some days twice and write in the journal. I have bought a few for friends and family. I am soo very glad I stumbled onto this book! I DO believe Jesus is speaking to us through these two women!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just received this special gem as a gift. Each devotional is focused and concise and easy to remember long after I set the book down and go on with my day. This was the most special surprise gift I've received in many year! Don't hesitate to have one for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just recently purchased my second copy of this journal. I have read and enjoyed each daily entry now for the past 4 or 5 years in a row. Each year, each daily entry seems to speak to me in a fresh new way. Many times a particular day's entry that may have not meant much to me other years seems to suddenly perfectly address what is very relevant in my life at that precise moment. I have found it to be spiritually inspiring and faith confirming. It is written as if God were speaking directly to you in a very personal way. Of course I still begin my day with scripture readings from God's own word, the Bible, but I end my day with the God Calling Journal. It has become a very special part of my spiritual journey and continued growth as a Christian.