Today's entry from Sarah Young and her "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence":
"Stay ever so close to Me,
and you will not deviate from the path I have prepared for you.
This is the most efficient way to stay on track;
it is also the most enjoyable way.
Men tend to multiply duties in their observance of religion.
This practice enables them to give Me
money, time, and work without yielding up to Me what I desire the most --
Rules can be observed mechanically.
Once they become habitual,
they can be followed with minimal effort and almost no thought.
These habit-forming rules provide a false sense of security,
lulling the soul into a comatose condition.
"What I search for in My children is an awakened soul
that thrills to the Joy of My Presence!
I created mankind to glorify Me
and enjoy Me forever.
I provide the Joy;
your part is to glorify Me
by living close to Me."
~ Taken from Deuteronomy 6:5; Colossians 3:23; Psalm 16:11