October 17 – See Clearly
Then will you see clearly how to take out the grain of dust from your brother’s eye. This is a promise.
You note the fault of another. You long to help.
You need the Spirit-inspired vision for this work. That cannot be granted until all obstruction is removed. Obstructions are caused not by the sins of others but by your own sins and imperfections.
So look within. Seek to conquer those, and so to gain the Spiritual insight which will enable you to help your brother. My Promises are always kept.
October 16 – In Step
This means endeavoring to suit your steps to Mine. Yet know full well, with the trust that gives security, that I ever suit My Steps to your weakness.
Divine restraint springs ever from a tender understanding. With Me beside you there is the hope, the assurance, that the day will come when My firm tread will be yours.
“Keep pace with us,” the world says as it rushes by.
But there is One Who knows no feverish haste. He walks with you. Be not afraid.
October 15 – The Way Of The Lord
Always before My coming into a life there must be a time of preparation. This is the work of those who already know Me.
The preparation may differ in each individual case. The Baptist came with his thunder-note of repentance!
In many cases a loving hand of help may be needed before the ground is ready for Me, The Sower.
Prepare My Way — by loving intercourse, by Spirit-led example, by tender help, by unflinching adherence to Truth and Justice, by ready self-sacrifice, and by much prayer. Prepare ye the Way of the Lord.
October 14 – Receptivity
Only those in close touch with Me, inspired by My Spirit, infected by My Love, impregnated with My Strength, retain a resilience of being and receptivity to new Truth.
The child heart that I enjoined upon My followers is ever ready to be renewed, is ever responsive to all that is prepared for “the new creature in Christ Jesus.”
October 13 – Stories In The Bud
Learn a further lesson from the Two Debtors . . .
A lesson in forgiving others as you realize My forgiveness of sins committed, lessons slowly learnt, faults and shortcomings so easily condoned, which hinder your progress, and work for Me.
Can you show to others My patience to you?
Can you, too, give to others freely, while you claim My unrestricted Bounty? Meditate on this.
A story of Mine is like a bud. Only to the Sun of self-effacement and Spirit-Progress does it unfold.
October 12 – Eyes Of The Spirit
You have much to learn.
Life will not be long enough to learn all, but you are gaining that Spirit-Vision which replaces the eyes of your mortal body when you enter into a life of fuller comprehension with My Father and Me.
October 11 – All Clear
Love is the great power of understanding. Love explains all, makes all clear.
How can you understand Me unless you love Me? How can men see My purposes unless they love Me?
Love is indeed the fulfilling of the law. It is also the understanding of the law.
He that loveth is born of God, because he enters into a new life in God who is Love. Live in that Love.
Love it is that prepares the ground for My teaching, that softens the hardest heart, that disposes the most indifferent, that creates desire for My Kingdom.
Therefore love. Love Me first. Then love all, and so you link them to Me.
October 10 – Peter’s Example
My child, I will never fail you.
My Promise is not dependent upon your perfection, only upon your accepting My Will and striving ever to walk in it.
But, for your happiness, I give you Divine Assurance that though you may fail in achievement, if not in desire, I cannot plead human frailty, so My Promises must be fulfilled.
When I chose Peter I saw in him not only one who after failure and denial, would become a Power for Me in My Strength; I chose him that others, frail and weak, might take courage as they remembered My Love and forgiveness, and his subsequent spiritual progress.
October 9 – Overcome Desire
The listening ear —
Train the listening ear to hear Me.
The first step is to subdue earth’s desires and to want only My Will.
Desire as a control must be overcome.
Then follows the turning within to speak with Me.
Then the listening ear.
October 8 – “Lord, Save Me”
I will, be thou clean.
Saved from all that tarnishes the purity of your soul.
Saved from harsh judgments.
Saved from disobedience to My Command.
Saved from all that offends My Justice, all that sins against My Love. I will, be thou clean.