August 6 – Deaf Ears
Man cries for help. Man feels his need of Me. All unmindful that countless times I draw near unheard, pass on unnoticed, speak to deaf ears, touch brows fretted and wrinkled by earth’s cares.
“The Christ is dead,” man says.
Alive and longing, full of a living tenderness I passed his way today. He heeded not.
Man hears the storms, the wind, the earthquake, and his ears still pulsing with the echoes he hears no Still Small Voice. Oh, do not miss Me, My children.
August 6 – Dwell Apart
Rest more with Me. If I, the Son of God, needed those times of quiet communion with My Father, away, alone, from noise, from activity — then surely you need them too.
Refilling with the Spirit is a need. That dwelling apart, that shutting yourself away in the very secret place of your being — away alone with Me.
From these times you come forth in Power to bless and heal.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
but be filled with the Spirit.
August 5 – Love in the Unlovely
Love to all must mark all you do if you own Me Lord, and if you would be a true follower of Me.
“His banner over me was Love.” Those words express not only the loving Protection round you, but the banner under which you march as soldiers of Me, your Captain.
It serves to remind you of that for which you stand before the world. It is in Love’s Name you march. In Love’s Name you conquer. It is Love you are to take into the unlovely places of the world. It is the only equipment you need.
August 5 – Hour Of Need
Lord, come to us and heal us.
I am your Healer, your Joy, your Lord. You bid Me, your Lord, come. Did you not know that I am here? With noiseless footfall I draw near to you.
Your hour of need is the moment of My Coming.
Could you know My Love, could you measure My Longing to help, you would know that I need no agonized pleading.
Your need is My Call.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I
shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
August 4 – Vision of Love
Love is a flower.
Love is the seed from which that flower germinates.
Love is the soil in which it is nourished and grows.
Love is the sun that draws it to fulfillment.
Love is the fragrance that flower gives out.
Love is the vision that sees its beauty, and God is Love, all-knowing, all-understanding, from whom all Good proceeds.
August 4 – Eternal Life
Oh Jesus, we love Thee so and long to serve Thee.
My children, you are both to do mighty things for Me. Glories and wonders unfold. Life is one glorious whole.
Draw into your beings more and more this wonderful Eternal Life. It is the flow of the Life Eternal through spirit, mind, and body, that cleanses, heals, restores, renews youth, and passes on from you to others, with the same miracle-working power.
“And this is Life Eternal that they may know thee. . . and Jesus Christ, whom Thou has sent.” So seek by constant contact to know Me more and more.
Make Me the one abiding Presence of your day of which you are conscious all the time. Seek to do less and to accomplish more, to achieve more. Doing is action. Achievement is successful action.
Remember that Eternal Life is the only lasting life, so that all that is done without being done in the Power of My Spirit, My Life, is passing. All done in that Spirit-Life is undying.
“I give unto to them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” So Eternal Life means security too, safety. Dwell increasingly in the consciousness of that security, that safety.
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath
not the Son of God hath not life. 1 John 5:12
August 3 – Love Lightens the Load
In due season you shall reap if you faint not.
The way may seem long and dreary.
Sometimes My Heart of Love aches that I have to ask you to tread so long and so weary a way. Yet to each of My followers the road chosen is surely the one best suited for his feet.
But feet grow weary. Have you let Love smooth the toilsome way? We walk together.
August 3 – Give Every Moment
My children, how dear to my Heart is the cry of Love that asks for all of Me, that wishes every action, thought, word and moment to be Mine. How poor the understanding of the one who thinks that money to be used in this good work or that, is the great gift to offer. Above all, I desire Love, true, warm, childlike Love, the trusting understanding Love, and then the gift I prize next is the gift of the moments, of all the moments.
I think even when Love’s impetuous longing to serve Me has offered Me all Life, every day, every hour, I think even then it is a long, and not an easy lesson, to learn, what it means to give Me the moments.
The little things you planned to do, given up gladly at My suggestion, the little services joyfully rendered. See Me in all and then it will be an easy task
This is the priceless time of initiation, but remember that the path of initiation is not for all; but only for those who have felt the sorrow-cry of the world that needs a Savior and the tender plea of a Savior Who needs followers through whom He can accomplish His great work of Salvation joyfully.
Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your
brethren the children of Israel; return every man to his house,
for this thing is from me. 1 Kings 12:24
August 2 – Still Love and Laugh
This has ever been My command to you. Love and Laugh. There is a quality about true Love to which laughter is attune.
The Love that does not pulse with joy (of which laughter is the outward sign) is but solicitude. The Joy of Heaven is consciousness of God’s Love.
It was that Love that brought Me to your world.
Consciousness of that Love called forth your joy. Study My Words in the Upper Room — “Loved of My Father”; “I will love him”; “That your Joy might be full.”
August 2 – Harvest
My Lord, we seek Thy Blessing.
I love to pour My blessings down in rich, in choicest measure. But like the seed-sowing — the ground must be prepared before the seed is dropped in.
Yours to prepare the soil — Mine to drop the seed-blessing into the prepared soil.
Together we share in, and joy in, the harvest.
Spend more time in soil-preparing. Prayer fertilizes soil. There is much to do in preparation.
So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. Job 42:12