God At Eventide – Nov 23

November 23 – When Misunderstood

Wait upon Me.

Wait until My strength has filled your being, and you are no longer weak, petty, “misunderstood.”

Rise above any fret as to how others may judge you.  Leave Me to explain what I will of you and your actions.

Would you seek to follow a Christ Who had wasted His God-Power on fruitless explanations?

So with you.  Leave Me to vindicate you, and to be your Advocate, or trust My silence in this as in all else.

God Calling – Nov 23

November 23 – Earth’s Furies

In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.        John 16:33

Then you may ask why have you, My children, to have tribulation if I have overcome the world.

My overcoming was never, you know, for Myself, but for you, for My children. Each temptation, each difficulty, I overcame as it presented itself.

The powers of evil were strained to their utmost to devise means to break Me.  They failed, but how they failed was known only to Me, and to My Father, who could read My undaunted spirit.  The world, even My own followers, would see a Lost Cause. Reviled, spat upon, scourged, they would deem Me conquered.  How could they know My Spirit was free, unbroken, unharmed?

And so, as I had come to show man God, I must show him God unconquered, unharmed, untouched by evil and its power. Man could not see My Spirit untouched, risen above these earth furies and hates, into the Secret Place of the Father. But man could see My Risen Body and learn by that, that even the last attempt of man had been powerless to touch Me.

Take heart from that, for you must share My tribulations.

And in My conquering Power you walk unharmed today.

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 
that he might destroy the works of the devil.   1 John 3:8

God At Eventide – Nov 22

November 22 – The Look Of The Lover

How few wait on Me.

Many pray to Me.

They come into My Presence feverish with wants and distress, but few wait there for that calm and strength that contact with Me would give.

Look unto Me and be ye saved.  But the look was not meant to be a hurried glance.  It was to be the look into My face of the lover beholding the Beloved.

God Calling – Nov 22

November 22 – Only Love Lasts

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a a tinkling cymbal.    1 Corinthians 13:1

SEE that only Love tells.  Only what is done in Love lasts, for God is Love, and only the work of God remains.

The fame of the world, the applause given to the one who speaks with the tongues of men and of angels, who attracts admiration and compels attention, it is all given to what is passing, is really worthless, if it lacks that God-quality, Love.

Think how a smile, or word of Love, goes winged on its way, a God-Power, simple though it may seem, while the mighty words of an orator can fall fruitless to the ground.  The test of all true work and words is – are they inspired by Love?

If man only saw how vain is so much of his activity! So much work done in My Name is not acknowledged by Me. As for Love. Turn out from your hearts and lives all that is not loving, so shall ye bear much fruit, and by this shall all men know ye are My disciples, because ye have Love one toward another.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but 
the greatest of these is charity.  1 Corinthians 13:13

God At Eventide – Nov 21

November 21 – Be Glad In The Lord

Wait before Me with a song of praise in your hearts.  Sing unto Me a new song.  There will always be something in each day for which to thank Me.

Acknowledge every little happening as a revelation of My Love and thought for you.  Praise has the power to wash away the bitterness of life.  Be glad in the Lord.

Rejoice evermore.  Great is the heart’s “Thank You.”  As you learn to thank Me more and more you will more and more see Me in the little happenings, and increasingly see much about which to rejoice.  Praise and thanksgiving are the preservers of youth.

God Calling – Nov 21

November 21 – Radiate Joy

Not only must you rejoice, but your Joy must be made manifest.  “Known unto all men.”  A candle must not be set under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that it may give light to all who are in the house.

Men must see and know your Joy, and seeing it, know, without any doubt, that it springs from trust in Me, from living with Me.

The hard dull way of resignation is not My Way.  When I entered Jerusalem, knowing well that scorn and reviling and death awaited Me, it was with cries of Hosanna, and with a triumphal procession.  Not just a few “Lost Cause” followers creeping with Me into the city.  There was no note of sadness in My Last Supper Talk with My disciples, and “when we had sung an hymn” we went out unto the Mount of Olives.

So trust, so conquer, so joy.  Love colors the way. Love takes the sting out of the wind of adversity.

Love. Love. Love of Me. The consciousness of My Presence, and that of My Father, we are one, and He – God – is Love.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good 
works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

God At Eventide – Nov 20

November 20 – Watchful Expectancy

Wait before Me, in humble, silent anticipation.  Wait in entire and childlike obedience.  Wait as a servant anticipating his master’s orders and wants.

Wait as a lover eager to note the first suggestions of a need, and to hasten to supply it.  Wait for My orders and commands.  Wait for My Guidance, My Supply.

Well indeed in such a life may you be of good cheer.  Can a life be dull and dreary when always there is that watchful expectancy, always that anticipation of glad surprise, always wonder of fulfillment, Joy of supply?

God Calling – Nov 20

November 20 – Mysteries

Your Hope is in the Lord. More and more set your hopes on Me. Know that whatever the future may hold it will hold more and more of Me. It cannot but be glad and full of Joy.  So in Heaven, or on earth, wherever you may be, your way must be truly one of delight.

Do not try to find answers to the mysteries of the world.  Learn to know Me more and more, and in that Knowledge you will have all the answers you need here, and when you see Me Face to Face, in that purely Spiritual world, you will find no need to ask.  There again all your answers will be in Me.

Remember, I was the answer in time to all man’s questions about My Father and His Laws. Know no theology. Know Me. I was the Word of God. All you need to know about God you know in Me. If a man knows me not, all your explanations will fall on an unresponsive heart.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted 
within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the 
health of my countenance, and my God.  Psalm 43:5

God At Eventide – Nov 19

November 19 – Check Up

Turn out all of your self that would rebel against My sway.  Know no other rule.

Check your actions and motives habitually.  Those that are actuated by self-esteem or self-pity — condemn.

Discipline yourself ruthlessly rather than let self gain any ascendancy.  Your aim is to oust it, and to serve and follow Me only.


God Calling – Nov 19

November 19 – Hills of the Lord

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  
         My help cometh form the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1,2

Yes! always raise your eyes, from earth’s sordid and mean and false, to the Hills of the Lord. From poverty, lift your eyes to the Help of the Lord.

In moments of weakness, lift your eyes to the Hills of the Lord.

Train your sight by constantly getting this long view.  Train it to see more and more, further and further, until distant peaks seem familiar.

The Hills of the Lord.  The Hills whence comes your help.  A parched earth looks to the Hills for its rivers, its streams, its life.  So look you to the Hills.  From those Hills comes Help.  Help from the Lord – who made Heaven and earth.

So, for all your spiritual needs, look to the Lord, who made Heaven, and for all your temporal needs look to Me, owner of all this, the Lord who made the earth.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.    James 4:10