God At Eventide – January 18

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January 18 – Joy Of Meeting

So many think of prayer as petition only.   It IS petition.  “In everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known unto Me.”

But prayer is also a glad turning to meet Me for the joy of the meeting, for the rapture of My Presence.

Prayer, too, is preparation for tomorrow’s return to those who need you, those to whom My love goes out from you.

God At Eventide – January 17

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January 17 – Great Souls

I am here.  Realize My Presence.  My love surrounds you; be filled with My Joy.

You are being truly guided though not until you are content to be led as little children do you really live fully in the Kingdom of Heaven .

Life with Me is of child-like simplicity.  Simple souls are the great souls, for in simplicity there is majesty.

God At Eventide – January 16

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January 16 – The Foe Within

Never lose heart.  Kill the proud self as you go on, for on that dead self you rise.

On ever with Me.  Do not let earth’s frets disturb you.  Since you cannot follow Me and indulge self, at all costs turn self out directly its claims disturb; so only can you keep spiritual calm.

Not your circumstances but your self is the enemy.  A man’s foes are those of his own household.

Do others blame you falsely?  I was reviled but I reviled not again.

God At Eventide – January 15

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January 15 – Where Danger Lies

I am beside you — the eager Listener, so ready to hear your plea, so ready to say all that your heart needs.

Live more with Me apart, and so there will come an ever-increasing helpfulness to others.

Heart-poise, mental balance, spiritual strength, will be yours in ever more abundant measure.  Never feel that you can help others unaided by Me, for therein lies danger.

Your self-importance is destructive of helpfulness, devitalizing because your strength has such limitations.  Mine is limitless.

Grow more dependent upon Me, yet more assured that you can do all things through Me.

God At Eventide – January 14

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January 13 – Fight Evil Forces

You are going to be a mighty force against evil because you will be ever-increasingly the agent of Divine Power.  Think, when this is so, how could you for one moment imagine that evil could leave you alone?  It is to the advantage of evil to thwart you.

Think how those who care for you in the Unseen watch to see you conquer in My strength for My Glory.

The great battles of your world are fought in the Unseen.  Fight there your battles and win.  More than conquerors through Him Who loves you.  Fight with the whole armor of God, ready prepared for you.

Victors through Me.  Press on. Victory is in sight.

God At Eventide – January 13

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January 13 – Fight Evil Forces

You are going to be a mighty force against evil because you will be ever-increasingly the agent of Divine Power.  Think, when this is so, how could you for one moment imagine that evil could leave you alone?  It is to the advantage of evil to thwart you.

Think how those who care for you in the Unseen watch to see you conquer in My strength for My Glory.

The great battles of your world are fought in the Unseen.  Fight there your battles and win.  More than conquerors through Him Who loves you.  Fight with the whole armor of God, ready prepared for you.

Victors through Me.  Press on. Victory is in sight.

God At Eventide – January 12

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January 12 – Bright Shadows

He descended into hell . . . He ascended into Heaven.

It is good for man to know his Lord is ever with him through every danger, every change, every seeming chance.  It is good to walk the dark waters with Me.

I did not make the darkness.  It was no artist-design to create a darkness which should make My Light seem the greater radiance.

Willfulness and sin have caused earth’s shadows, but I am there to walk the dark places with you.  So that even the darkest place may be illumined by the Light of the Sun of Righteousness.

God At Eventide – January 11

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January 11 – Your Good News

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring glad tidings . . . that publish Peace.”  When you are weary think that yours are the feet of those who bring glad tidings.

This will rob your steps of weariness, will give a Joy and a spring to your walk.

“Bringeth glad tidings.  Publisheth Peace.”  What a joyful mission.  One of gladness and Peace.  Never forget this, and the Joy of your message and mission will radiate from you gladdening and transforming.

God At Eventide – January 10

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January 10 – How Self Dies

Hush your spirit still more in My Presence.  Self dies, not by human combat, not necessarily by supplicatory prayer, but by the consciousness of My Presence, and of My Spirit-values.  Thus self shrivels into lifelessness, into nothingness.

It is so necessary to dwell with Me, to draw so close to Me in an understanding as complete as it is possible for man to realize.

Do you not see now the need for the training and discipline I have enjoined on you?  They are vital in that they attune your being to the consciousness of My Mind and Purpose.  When this Mind is in you that is in Me you are able to penetrate the outer courts of the Temple, and in the very Holy of Holies to grasp the meaning that lay behind all I said and did and was.

Sacrifice all for this.  Your work has to be inspired.  Where can you find inspiration but in My Presence?


God At Eventide – January 9

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January 9 – A Love-Home

Hush earth’s desires that you miss not My Footfall.  It brings the strength of a warrior and the eagerness of a Lover.

Let your heart thrill with the glad, “He comes.”  Forsake all thought but the thought of Me as I enter.  Soul-rest and heart-comfort I bring.  Forget all else.

Let Me lift the burden from your shoulders, My burden, borne for you.  Here in quiet, we will rest, while you are reinvigorated.

Poor dwelling, you feel, for the King of Kings.  Yet I see your Home of Love as Love has made it.  I come from locked doors, where youth is trying to live without Me; where old age, ever refusing to answer My pleading and knocking, now hears Me no more, and sits silent and alone.

Comfort Me, My children.  Make of your hearts a Love-Home for the Man of Sorrows, still so often despised and rejected of men.  Yet I would turn their sorrow into joy.