February 22 – Wonder-Work
All work with Me is wonder-work. God working in and through man. This should be the normal work of every Christian’s day. For this I came to earth, to show man this could be.
For this I left the earth, so that this should be. Can life offer anything more for you than that you fulfill in yourselves My expectations for My disciples?
Satan frustrates My plan by whispering to My followers a mock humility in which they trace not his evil hand — “They are too weak, too small, too unimportant to do much . . . ”
Away with false humility, which limits not you but Me. Mine is the Power.
February 22 – You Must Trust
You must trust Me wholly. This lesson has to be learnt. You shall be helped, you shall be led, guided, continually. The children of Israel would long before have entered the Promised Land — only their doubts and fears continually drove them back into the wilderness. Remember always, doubts delay. Are you trusting all to Me or not?
I have told you how to live and you must do it. My children, I love you. Trust My tender Love. It will never fail you, but you must learn not to fail it.
Oh! could you see, you would understand. You have much to learn in turning out fear and being at peace. All your doubts arrest My work. You must not doubt. I died to save you from sin and doubt and worry. You must believe in Me absolutely.
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under
his wings shalt thou trust.” Psalm 91:4
February 21 – Wise As Serpents
Each servant of Mine should regard himself as an outpost for My Truths, where he must be prepared to receive My Messages, and to signal them on. This is work of great importance in My Kingdom.
Wherever you go make Me known. That was My Risen injunction, My Commission. Wherever you go establish outposts of My Empire, make contacts for Me. Make Me known to men — sometimes by speech, sometimes in silence.
“Light comes with each forward step.
Until you take that step, you will get no more Light.”
— Dr. Joseph B. Kennedy, Sr.
February 21 – Nothing Can Hurt
The way is plain.
You do not need to see far ahead. Just one step at a time with Me. The same light to guide you as the Hosts of Heaven know — the Son of Righteousness Himself.
Only self can cast a shadow on the way. Be more afraid of Spirit-unrest, of soul-disturbance, of any ruffling of the Spirit, than of earthquake or fire or any outside forces.
When you feel the absolute calm has been broken — away alone with Me until your heart sings, and all is strong and calm.
These are the only times when evil can find an entrance. The forces of the evil surround the city of man-soul, and are keenly alert for one such unguarded spot, through which an arrow can pierce and do havoc.
Remember all that you have to do is to keep calm and happy. God does the rest. No evil force can hinder My Power — only you yourself have power to do that. Think when all God’s mighty forces are arrayed to aid you — and your poor, puny self impedes their onward march.
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow…Sufficient
unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34
February 20 – The Secret Of Joy
Such rapture is yours. Count it all Joy to know Me, and to delight in Me. The secret of Joy is the longing to have My Will, and the gratification of that longing.
There is nothing in Heaven that transcends the Joy, the ecstasy, of loving and doing My Will. To a soul who realizes this wonder, Heaven is already attained as far as mortals here can attain it. My Will for you is My joyous arranging for you.
The frustration of the Divine Plan is man’s tragedy.
February 20 – Claim Your Rights
“In everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known unto God.”
But do not beg. Rather come just as a business manager bringing to the owner the needs, checks to be signed, etc., and knowing that to lay the matter before him means immediate supply.
I long to supply, but the asking — or the faith-assurance from you, is necessary, because to you that contact with Me is vital.
“If we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know
that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1 John 5:14, 15
February 19 – Youth Renewed
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
To discover the Pearl of Great Price is to renew your youth.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a kingdom of perennial youth.
February 19 – Endure
Do not forget to meet all your difficulties with love and laughter. Be assured that I am with you. Remember, remember it is the last few yards that tell. Do not fail Me. I cannot fail you. Rest in My love.
How many of the world’s prayers have gone unanswered because My children who prayed did not endure to the end. They thought it was too late, and that they must act for themselves, that I was not going to act for them. Remember My words: “He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.”
Can you endure to the end? If so, you shall be saved. But endure with courage, with Love and laughter. Oh! My children, is My training too hard?
For you, My children, I will unlock the secret treasures hidden from so many. Not one of your cries is unheard. I am with you indeed to aid you. Go through all I have said to you, and live in every detail as I have enjoined you. As you follow implicitly all I say, success — spiritual, mental, and physical — shall be yours. Wait in silence awhile, conscious of My presence, in which you must live to have rest unto your souls, and Power and Joy and Peace.
“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and
hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I,
the Lord, which call thee by thy name, and the God of Israel.” Isaiah 45:3
February 18 – The Perfect Pattern
See that thou make all things according to the pattern that was shown thee on the Mount.
Otherwise it would have been better not to have gone up the Mount at all? Take this lesson to heart. In your daily valley-life you must live out what you learn in the alone-time on heights with Me.
The Spirit-pattern is so glorious because it is made to fit your life, specially planned for you.
Obeying the command made Moses the good leader he became. This is the time, then, humbly to see your weakness, to adjust your life to the work of My Kingdom, to prepare to live in all things according to the pattern that was shown you on the Mount.
February 18 – Let Me Do It
Never miss these times. It is not what I reveal to you so much as the linking up of your frail natures with the limitless Divine Powers. Already, forces are set in motion. Only My Will is coming to pass. And now God is blessing you very richly.
You think that there is much to do in a crisis like this. There is only one thing to do. Link your lives onto the Divine Forces, and then, it is as much My work to see those lives and their affairs run in an orderly right manner as to see that tomorrow’s Sun rises.
It is not passionate appeal that gains the Divine Ear so much as the quiet placing of the difficulty and worry in the Divine Hands. So trust and be no more afraid than a child would be, who places its tangled skein of wool in the hands of a loving mother, and runs out to play, pleasing the mother more by its unquestioning confidence than if it went down on its knees and implored her help, which would pain her the rather, as it would imply she was not eager to help when help was needed.
“Mary…sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word…Mary hath
too chosen that good part, which shall not be taken
away from her.” Luke 10:39, 42