The December issue of Simple Grace features an exclusive interview with Sarah Young, the author of the devotional Jesus Calling that has sold 13 million copies worldwide. Here’s a sneak peek into the wisdom she offered about making time to genuinely connect with God
“I believe God ‘speaks’ His love and encouragement to us in a variety of ways—the clearest way is through the Bible,” Sarah explains. “But there is so much around us that we can thank God for every day—the sunrises and sunsets, a kind gesture from a stranger, the smiles on children’s faces. Taking note of these seemingly small occurrences and reflecting on them has made a big impact on my life and on my relationship with Jesus.”
One of the simplest ways Sarah has found to keep her focus on God is by keeping a gratitude journal. “For many years, I have kept a ‘Thanks Book.’ I try to take time every day to write in it—jotting down a few things for which I’m especially grateful,” Sarah explains. “This practice helps me keep a positive, thankful focus. I also try to keep my eyes and my heart open to see the many little blessings God scatters alongside my path as I go through each day.”
Read more of Sarah’s secrets for creating a deeper relationship with Jesus in the December issue of Simple Grace, on newsstands now. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@simplegracemag) to stay updated on the latest news.