I always hear your cry. No sound escapes Me.
Many, many in the world cry to Me, but oh! how few wait to hear Me speak to them and yet to the soul, My speaking to it matters so much.
My words are Life. Think then, to hear Me speak is to find Life, and healing and strength. Trust Me in all things. Love showered on all brings truly a quick return.
Just carry out My wishes and leave Me to carry out yours. Treat Me as Savior and King, but also with the tender intimacy of One much beloved.
Keep to the rules I have laid down for you, persistently, perseveringly, lovingly, patiently, hopefully, and in faith, and every mountain of difficulty shall be laid low, the rough places of poverty shall be made smooth, and all who know you shall know that I, your Lord, am the Lord.
“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth.” – Psalm 34:17
“The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
Just as much as the words I spoke to My disciples of old. This is your reward for not seeking spirit-communication through a medium. Those who do it can never know the ecstasy, the wonder, of spirit-communication as you know it.
Life, Joy, Peace, and Healing are yours in very full measure. You will see this as you go on. At first, you can hardly credit the powers I am bestowing on you.
I sent My disciples out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits, and to heal all manner of diseases.
Wonderful indeed must it have been to St. Peter to feel suddenly that His Lord’s power was his.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth. – John 4:24
Think of Me. Look at Me often, and unconsciously you will grow like Me.
You may never see it. The nearer you get to Me, the more will you see your unlikeness to Me. So be comforted, My children.
Your very deep sense of failure is a sure sign that you are growing nearer to Me. And if you desire to help others to Me, then that prayer-desire is answered.
Remember, too, it is only struggle that hurts. In sloth, spiritual or mental, or physical, there is no sense of failure or discomfort, but with action, with effort, you are conscious not of strength but of weakness – at least at first.
That again is a sign of Life, of spiritual growth.
And remember, My Strength is made perfect in weakness.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory
of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
Draw near to Me, my children. Contact with Me is the panacea for all ills.
Remember that Truth is many-sided. Have much tender Love and Patience for all who do not see as you do.
The elimination of self is the key to holiness and happiness, and can only be accomplished with My help. Study My life more. Live in My Presence. Worship Me.
I said in Gethsemane, “If it be possible let this cup pass.” I did NOT say that there was no cup of sorrow to drink. I was scourged and spat upon and nailed to the Cross, and I said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
I did NOT say that they did not do it. When My disciple, Peter, urged Me to escape the Cross, I said, “Get thee behind Me, Satan.”
When My disciples failed to help the epileptic boy, I said, “This kind cometh not out but by Prayer and Fasting.” I did NOT say, “You imagined that he was ill. Nothing is wrong.”
When the Bible says, “God has purer eyes than to behold evil,” it means to impute evil to His people. He always sees the good in people, but remember that I “beheld the city, and wept over it.”
“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” – Luke 9:23
Have no fear. Fear is evil and “perfect Love casts out fear.” There is no room for fear in the heart in which I dwell. Fear destroys Hope. It cannot exist where Love is, or where Faith is.
Fear is the curse of the world. Man is afraid – afraid of poverty, afraid of loneliness, afraid of unemployment, afraid of sickness.
Many, many are man’s fears. Nation is afraid of nation. Fear, fear, fear, everywhere. Fight fear as you would a plague. Turn it out of your lives and home. Fight it singly. Fight it together. Never inspire fear. It is an evil ally. Fear of punishment, fear of blame.
No work that employs this enemy of Mine is work for Me. Banish it. There must be another and better way.
Ask Me and I will show it you.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
Work for Me, with Me, through Me. All work to last must be done in My Spirit. How silently My Spirit works. How gently and gradually souls are led into My Kingdom.
Love and Laughter form the plough that prepares the ground for the seed. Remember this. If the ground is hard, seed will not grow there.
Prepare the ground, and prepare it as I say.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit,
saith the Lord of hosts.” – Zechariah 4:6
Many there are who think that I test and train and bend to My Will. I, who bade the disciples take up the cross, I loved to prepare a feast for them by the lakeside – a little glad surprise, not a necessity, as the feeding of the multitude may have seemed. I loved to give the wine-gift at the marriage feast.
As you love to plan surprises for those who understand, and joy in them, so with Me. I love to plan them for those who see My Love and tender Joy in them.
Dear to the heart of My Father are those who see not only My tears, the tears of a Savior, but the smile, the joy-smile of a friend.
“Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure
in the prosperity of his servant.” – Psalm 35:27
The Joy of the Spring shall be yours in full measure. Revel in the earth’s joy. Do not you think that Nature is weary, too, of her long months of travail? There will come back a wonderful joy, if you share in her joy now.
Nature is the embodied Spirit of My Thoughts of beauty for this world. Treat her as such – as truly My servant and messenger, as any saint who has ever lived. To realize this will bring to you both new life-joy. Share her joys and travails, and great blessings will be yours.
This is all-important, because it is not only believing certain things about Me that helps and heals, but knowing Me, sensing My Presence in a flower, My message in its beauty and perfume.
You can truly live a life not of earth – a heaven-life here and now. Joy – Joy – Joy.
“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of
birds is come, and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:12
Nothing is small to God. In His sight a sparrow is of greater value than a palace, one kindly word of more importance than a statesman’s speech.
It is the Life in all that has value, and the quality of the life that determines the value. I came to give Eternal Life.
“And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed…they took up
of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had
eaten were about four thousand.” – Mark 8:7-9
You have to hush the heart and bid all your senses be still before you can be attuned to receive Heaven’s music.
Your five senses are your means of communication with the material world, the links between your real Spirit-Life and the material manifestations around you, but you must sever all connection with them, when you wish to hold Spirit-communication. They will hinder, not help.
See the good in everybody. Love the good in them. See your unworthiness compared with their worth. Love, laugh, make the world, your little world, happy.
As the ripples caused by a flung stone stir the surface of a whole pond, so your joy-making shall spread in ever-widening circles, beyond all your knowledge, all anticipation. Joy in Me. Such Joy is eternal.
Centuries after, it is still bearing Joy’s precious fruit.
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my
joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” – John 15:11
Draw Beauty from every flower and Joy from the song of the birds, and the color of the flowers.
Drink in the beauty of air and color. I am with you. When I wanted to express a beautiful thought, I made a lovely flower. I have told you. Reflect.
When I want to express to man what I am – what my Father is – I strive to make a very beautiful character.
Think of yourselves as My expression of attributes, as a lovely flower is My expression of thought, and you will strive in all, in Spiritual beauty, in Thought – power, in Health, in clothing, to be as fit an expression for Me as you can.
Absorb Beauty. As soon as the beauty of a flower or a tree is impressed upon your soul it leaves an image there which reflects through your actions. Remember that no thought of sin and suffering, of the approaching scorn and Crucifixion, ever prevented My seeing the beauty of the flowers.
Look for beauty and joy in the world around. Look at a flower until its beauty becomes part of your very soul. It will be given back to the world again by you in the form of a smile or a loving word or a kind thought or a prayer.
Listen to a bird. Take the song as a message from My Father. Let it sink into your soul. That too will be given back to the world in ways I have said. Laugh more, laugh often. Love more. I am with you. I am your Lord.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and
the firmament sheweth his handiwork.” – Psalm 19:1
Simplicity is the keynote of My Kingdom. Choose simple things always.
Love and reverence the humble and the simple.
Have only simple things here. Your standard must never be the world’s standard.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
Wait before Me, gently breathing in My Spirit.
That Spirit which, if given a free entrance, and not barred out by self, will enable you to do the same works as I did, which being interpreted is, will enable Me to do the same works, and even greater than I did when on earth – through you.
Spiritualism is wrong. No man should ever be a medium for any spirit, other than Mine.
All you should know, all it is well for you to know of My Spirit-Kingdom, I will tell you when and how I see best. The limit is set by your own spiritual development.
Follow My injunctions in all things.
Peace – Peace – Peace.
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall
not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” – Galatians 5:16
Near, all broodingly near, as some tender motherbird anxious over its young, I am here. I am your Lord, Life of your body and mind and soul – renewer of your youth.
You do not know all that this time of converse with Me will mean to you. Did not My servant Isaiah say, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Persevere in all I tell you to do. The persistent carrying out of My commands, My desires, will unfailingly bring you, as far as spiritual, mental, and temporal things are concerned, to that place where you would be.
If you look back over My Words to you, you will see that My leading has been very gradual, and that only as you have carried out My wishes, have I been able to give you more clear and definite teaching and guidance.
Man’s ecstasy is God’s touch on quickened, responsive, spirit-nerves. Joy – Joy – Joy
Forget not all his benefits … who satisfieth thy
mouth with good things; so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2,5
Remember, you are only an instrument. Not yours to decide how or when or where you act. I plan all that. Make yourself very fit to do My work. All that hinders your activity must be cured.
Mine is the Cross on which the burdens of the world are laid. How foolish is any one of My disciples who seeks to bear his own burdens, when there is only one place for them – My Cross.
It is like a weary man on a hot and dusty road, bearing a heavy load, when all plans have been made for its carriage. The road, the scenery, flowers, beauty around – all are lost.
But, My children, you may think I did say, “Take up your cross daily, and follow Me.”
Yes, but the cross given to each one of you is only a cross provided on which you can crucify the self of yours that hinders progress and Joy, and prevents the flow through your being of My invigorating Life and Spirit.
Listen to Me, love Me, joy in Me. Rejoice.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7