December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Bring to Me this eventide the past year with its sins, its failures, its lost opportunities.
Leave that past with Me, your Savior today as ever, and go into the New Year forgiven, unladen, free.
Bring to Me your youth or age, your powers, your love — and I, as your God-guide through the year to come, will bring My agelessness, My powers, My love.
So shall we share the burdens and the joys, and the work of the days that lie ahead.
December 30 – Sensitive To Me
So silently I teach, and that silent teaching depends upon your approach.
Let every discipline, every joy, every difficulty, every fresh interest serve to draw you nearer, serve to render you more receptive to My Word, serve to make you more sensitive, more spiritually aware.
It is this sensitiveness that is the prelude to the joy I give you. The sweetest harmony can be played on a sensitive instrument.
Those who fail to hear think Me far off. I am ever ready to speak but they have missed the power of discipline, the wonder of Communion with Me.
December 29 – Safe At The Last
Safe amid storms, calm amid a world-unrest, certain amid insecurity. Safely through the year.
The only safe way is the sure way of Divine Guidance. Not the advice of others, not the urgings of your own hearts and wills. Just My Guidance.
Think more of its wonder. Dwell more in its rest. Know that you are safe, secure.
December 28 – Still Seek Me
Softly I speak to the tired and the distressed, yet in My quiet Voice there is healing and strength.
A healing for the sores and sickness of spirit, mind, and body and a bracing strength that bids those who come to Me rise to battle for Me and My Kingdom.
Search until you find Me, not merely the Truth about Me. None ever sought Me in vain.
December 26 – Perfect Rest
Even My Perfection could be no place of rest for weary souls. Rest in My Love. No true rest but that.
How much of earth’s weariness is sin-caused. Contact with My Perfection would but make your sin seem the greater. The sight of it might truly spur you on to further effort, to further emulation, but rest — –? No. And so with other attributes of Divinity.
But in My Love! in that you can rest. Pillowed like a tired child, a happily tired child. Pillowed in security, cradled in a Love, tireless and limitless. In a Love that will not only care for the weary, and rest the weary, but will rest you until in the very strength of Love you can face your life again.
Rest in My Love. Here alone is perfect Rest. Rest for Spirit, mind, and body.
December 25 – Miracle Of The Ages
“And the Word was made flesh.”
Word proceeding from the Father, the thought. Dwell this evening upon this miracle of all ages. This stupendous fact of all mankind’s history:
God made man.
I came to restore to man his lost dignity. To show him that his physical and mental being could only be maintained at their intended height and power by constant communion with the Maker of man’s being.
I came, God, to live with man, to show man how to live with God.
December 24 – Eve Of Christmas
“A Virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel.”
“Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given . . . his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God . . . the Prince of Peace.”
“And the Angel said unto her, ‘Fear not, Mary . . . behold thou shalt bring forth a son and shalt call his name Jesus. . . .’ “
” ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing, which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God.’ “
December 23 – Welcome The Interruption
I went to prepare a place for you, but I still need My Bethany Homes and My Upper Rooms. These can be prepared only by loving hearts.
When you have prepared your home, My Home, you must be prepared to receive any whom I may send. Be ready for any interruption. Treat it as from Me.
You know neither the day nor the hour when your Lord will come. You know not the guise in which He will come, in that of a prince or in that of a beggar.
See in the unwanted your Much-desired Lord.
December 21 – Adore Him
Prove your adoration in your life. All should be calm and joy. Calm and joy are the outward expressions of adoration.
Adoration is that welling up of the whole being in Love’s wonder-praise to Me.
If you truly adored, your whole life would be in harmony with that adoration, expressing as far as you were able, in all its varied manifestations, that Beauty of the Lord Whom you adore.
December 20 – Make His Paths Straight
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight His Path. Must you not do this before you see His coming? Must you not be content to clear a way for Me, leaving it to Me to pass along it when I will?
This is My way and work for you, one of silent, unapplauded preparation.
Preparation not for your work but for Mine.
Your feet shod with the Gospel of Peace.
Yes, the preparation must first be made in your own heart. If unrest is there, nothing can make you well shod.