August 22 – True Power
Many are speaking on about Me, and they marvel that their words have no force. They are not My Words, they are words about Me. Oh, and how different.
The world is surfeited with words about Me.
The world needs to see Me, not to hear of My Power, but to see it in action. Not to hear of My Peace, but to see that it keeps My followers calm, unruffled, and untroubled, no matter what the outward circumstances.
Not to hear of my Joy, but to see it, as from hidden depths of security, where true Power and Peace abide, it ripples to the surface of the life, and is revealed to those round about.
August 21 – Where to Find Me — Always
Man so often seeks and marvels that he does not find. Why? Because only along the path of simple obedience am I to be found.
I said, “I came not to do Mine own Will but the Will of Him who sent Me.” I tread, as I always trod, the path of simple obedience. Along it shall I be found.
Man must be simply obedient to My commands before his feet can come My way. Then, seeking, he truly finds Me. I said you must become as little children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
August 20 – Glorious Opportunity
Man’s life is no tragedy or comedy staged by a God of Whims.
It is man’s glorious opportunity of regaining what humanity lost — assisted by the One Who found the path-direct, and Who is ready at every point, and all along the way to supply man with the Life Eternal.
That Life Eternal which alone enables him to breathe, even here now, the very air of Heaven, and to be inspired with the Spirit-life in which I lived on earth; God made man.
August 19 – Bounteous Giving
Lord I ask for Thine unlimited supply.
I give with no niggard hand. See the Beauty in Nature, the profusion, the generosity. When I give you a work to do, a need of another’s to meet, My supply knows no bounds.
You, too, must learn this Divine generosity, not only towards the lonely, the needy, whom you contact, but towards Me, your Lord.
Measure the wealth of Mary’s gift by the offerings given to Me nowadays by those who profess their Love for Me. Ungenerous giving dwarfs the soul.
noun: niggard; plural noun: niggards
a stingy or ungenerous person.
archaic term for niggardly.
August 18 – Broken Bonds
Loose the fetters that bind me to earth and material things.
They shall be loosed. Even now your prayer is being answered. But you can only be completely released as you live with Me more and more.
Thought-freedom from self-claims comes by a process of substitution. For every claim of self, substitute My claim. For every thought of fear or resentment substitute a thought of security in Me and of Joy in My Service. For every thought of limitation, or helplessness, substitute one of the Power of a Spirit-aided life.
Do this persistently. At first with deliberate effort, until it becomes an almost unconscious habit. The fetters will snap and gradually you will realize the wonder of your freedom.
August 17 – Premature Blessing
Give me strength to wait Thy time, accept Thy discipline.
Only your failure to do this can delay the answers to your many prayers.
The blessing you crave needs a trained, disciplined life, or it would work your ruin and bring upon you a world’s criticism that could but harm the very cause, My cause, which you so ardently seek to serve.
August 16 – Expectancy
In all your work, your meetings with others, have ever the consciousness of My brooding Love surrounding you. Continue ye in My Love.
Meet Me at eventide with loving expectancy.
August 15 – My Image Restored
Look unto Me until your gaze becomes so intense that you absorb the Beauty of Holiness.
Then truly is the petty, unworthy self ousted from your nature. Look to Me. Speak to Me. Think of Me.
So you become transformed by the renewing of your mind. Other thoughts, other desires, other ways follow, for you become transformed into My Likeness.
Thus you vindicate the ways of God with man — man made in His image, that Image marred, but I still had trust in man; trust that man, seeing the God-Image in Me, the man Christ Jesus, would aspire to rise again — into My Likeness.
August 14 – Riches of His Grace
It is for My followers to make My Word, the very Word of God, attractive.
My Word passed to dwell in you richly. There must be no stinting, no poverty, but an abundance of rich supply.
Note the dwell. Nothing fitful, as I have told you. Make its home there. Fittingly belong there. No question of meager or exhausted supply.
The Word of God grows in meaning, in intensity, for you, as you bring it into operation.
Remember, too, the Word of God is that Word made flesh, Who dwells with you, your Lord Jesus Christ.
August 13 – The Road You Took
Look back at the way I have led you.
Say to yourself, “Is not my Lord as strong today as in the days that lie behind me? Did He not save me when human aid was powerless? Did He not keep His Promise, and protect and care for me? Can I, remembering that, doubt His Power now?”
So you will gain confidence and a firmer trust. As your faith is thus strengthened, My Power can operate more freely and fully on your behalf.
You are only beginning to realize My Wonders. You will see them unfold more and more as you go on. Bring Me into all you do, into every plan, every action.