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This year marks a landmark anniversary for readers seeking solace and inspiration: 20 years of the cherished devotional series, Jesus Calling! Authored by Tennessee-born missionary Sarah Young, Jesus Calling has become a vital cornerstone of faith for millions worldwide. Here at UP Faith & Family, we’re joining the celebration by offering not only three seasons of the Jesus Calling television series but also helping you explore the transformative power of daily devotionals.

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From Prayerful Reflection to Global Phenomenon

Sarah Young, a titan in Christian literature, penned Jesus Calling after years of dedicated prayer and journaling. This unique practice of listening to God’s voice through quiet reflection birthed a wildly popular devotional, selling over 40 million copies worldwide. Jesus Calling‘s unique format – heartfelt messages presented as conversations directly from Jesus – resonates deeply with readers from all walks of life, offering comfort, guidance, and a stronger connection with their faith.

Why Embrace Daily Devotionals?

In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel spiritually adrift. Daily devotionals offer a lifeline, a dedicated space to reconnect with God and nurture your faith. Here’s how they can enrich your life:

  • Find Inspiration and Renewal: Uplifting messages and scripture verses can spark a renewed sense of hope and purpose. They can remind you of God’s love and presence in your life, even during challenging times.
  • Deepen Reflection and Self-Awareness: Daily prompts encourage introspection, prompting you to examine your thoughts and actions through the lens of faith. This can lead to greater self-awareness and a deeper understanding of your values.
  • Seek Guidance and Wisdom: Short, thoughtful readings offer direction and wisdom for navigating everyday struggles and big decisions. They can provide a fresh perspective and a sense of calm when facing challenges.
  • Discover Strength and Comfort: Devotionals can be a source of immense strength and comfort, especially during difficult times. They can remind you that you are not alone, and that God’s love is a constant source of support.

Finding the Perfect Devotional for You

With countless devotionals available, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to guide you:

  • Know Your Interests: Consider what resonates most with you. Do you prefer biblical stories, contemporary reflections, or a specific author’s style?
  • Explore the Format: Devotionals come in daily, weekly, or themed formats. Choose a format that fits your schedule and preferences. Busy schedules might benefit from daily devotionals with short readings, while those seeking a deeper dive might prefer a weekly format with more extensive passages.
  • Sample Before You Commit: Many devotionals offer online excerpts or sample entries. Take advantage of these resources to get a feel for the writing style and content before committing to a specific devotional.
  • Consider Your Needs: Are you seeking inspiration, guidance through a difficult time, or a deeper understanding of scripture? Choosing a devotional that aligns with your current needs will maximize its impact on your faith journey.

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Deepen Your Faith Journey with UP Faith & Family

Once you have chosen the right devotional for you, enrich your faith journey by streaming the Jesus Calling series on UP Faith & Family. All three seasons of the series that bring lessons of the iconic devotional to life are available EXCLUSIVELY on UP Faith & Family. In each episode, hosts sit down with relatable celebrity guests who share their faith journeys, stories of heartache and success, and how their belief guides them through life. Hear from stars like Chonda Pierce, Kathie Lee Gifford, Gloria Gaynor, Linsey Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, Tabitha Brown, Randy & Mary Travis, Susie & Reba McEntire, Tamela & David Mann, Rev. Run (and his wife Justine), and more! Let’s celebrate 20 years of Jesus Calling and embrace the power of daily devotionals to find peace, reflection, and a closer connection with God.

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