June 15 – Down in the Valley
Do not let doubt or fear assail or depress you because of this time of anguish and failure-sense through which you have passed. No, this had to be.
Useful work lies ahead of you. Before the onset of so great a task My servant has usually to walk through the Valley of Humiliation, or in the wilderness.
If I, your Lord, before I began My Mission, had to have My forty days of temptation, how could you expect to go all unprepared to your great task?
You must taste anew the shame of unworthiness, of failure, and of nothingness before you go forth with Me conquering and to conquer.
June 14 – The Soul Restored
Do not sorrow if, after time with Me, you cannot repeat to yourself all the lessons you have learned. Enough that you have been with Me.
Do you in need to know the history of the plant or tree to enjoy the countryside? You have inhaled pure air and been refreshed with the beauty of the landscape. Enough for the day. So, too, you have been in My Presence and found rest unto your souls.
June 13 – Conquest of Fear
It is not thinking about Me, but dwelling with Me that brings perfect fearlessness.
There can be no fear where I am. Fear was conquered when I conquered all Satanic power. If all My followers knew this, and affirmed it with absolute conviction, there would be no need of armed forces to combat evil.
June 12 – Spiritual Renewal
Deep life-giving draughts of My Spirit are yours. Think of the aridness, the thirst, that is unquenched till the whole unsatisfied being is age-worn.
Can you help man in any better way than by proving to him that the cleansing waters of My Spirit have power to wash away all that hinders growth, and to satisfy to the full every thirst of your nature?
June 11 – Simple Obedience
Dear Lord, teach me to obey Thee in all things.
You are Mine, pledged to serve Me.
Every want of yours has been anticipated. Look back and see how each failure has been due to your not having obeyed implicitly the instructions I gave you in preparation for that task or trial.
Listening to My Voice implies obedience. I am a tender Lord of Love, but I am a Captain with whose words there must be no trifling.
You are a volunteer, not conscript, but if you expect the privileges of My Service you must render Me the obedience of that service.
The way of obedience may seem hard and dreary, but the security of My ordered life the untrained soul can never know. March in step with your Captain.
June 10 – Do You Remember?
Cultivate the habit of thinking about Me. God is everywhere. My Presence is always with you, but recollection brings consciousness of that Presence and closer friendship.
Deliberately recall some event in My life, some teaching of Mine, some act of love. So you will impress Me upon your character and life.
Your learning and accomplishments are valueless without My Grace, which is sufficient for you. Leave planning to Me. Leave Me to open or close the way.
Prepare yourself for all I am preparing for you.
June 9 – Set Apart
Count not these days as lost.
You have, even in this seemingly narrow life, countless opportunities for self-conquest. There is no greater task than that.
I set apart those who greatly desire to reflect Me, because there is danger that in the crowded ways, and among others, self will gain the ascendancy.
For a time, until self is recognized and conquered, you too must withdraw into the wilderness.
You are learning much, and I am your Teacher.
Come with Me into a desert place and rest a while.
June 8 – Perennial Youth
Count all well lost, all other work well foregone, to rest apart with Me.
From these times you go out strengthened, glad, full of Life-giving Joy — My Joy that you can never find anywhere else but with Me, the Joy-giving Christ.
Let others sense this Joy. More than any words this will show them the priceless gain of life with Me.
You shall truly find that there is no age in My Kingdom, in My Companionship.
June 7 – Lose Life’s Sting
Submit yourself entirely to My Control, My Kingship; then the sting is taken out of life’s rebuffs.
Welcome each contact as of My planning. Be ready to widen your circle of influence at My wish. Do not let age or other limitations daunt you.
Trust Me. Can I not judge your fitness for the task I give you? Have not I a Love for your acquaintances as well as for you?
Do not question My decisions. All is planned in Love for all My children. Only self-will can hinder the carrying out of the Divinely conceived plan.
Work gladly, knowing all needed wisdom shall be provided, also all needed material to do My Work.
June 6 – True Joys
Continue ye in My Love. Seek nothing for yourself, only what you can use for Me. Rely on Me for all. Be meek, not only towards Me but towards others. Love to serve. Have no fear. Seek to be true in all. Be full of Joy.
The world wants to see Joy, not in the thrills of worldly pleasures and dissipations, but in the beauty of Holiness. In the ecstasy of peaceful safety with Me. In the thrill of adventure My true followers know, in the satisfaction that self-conquest gives.
Let your world see that you are steadfast, immovable.