September 20 – Taste and Trust
O taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8
He is good. Trust in Him. Know that all is well. Say “God is good. God is good.” Just leave in His Hands the present and the future, knowing only that He is good. He can bring order out of chaos, good out of evil, peace out of turmoil. God is good.
I and My Father are one. One in desire to do good. For God to do good to His children is for Him to share His goodness with them. God is good, anxious to share His goodness, and good things, with you and He will do this.
Trust and be not afraid.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and
his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:5
September 19 – Full Joy
These things have I spoken unto you… that your joy might be full. – John 15:11
Remember that the Truths I teach you have all been given to you too (as to My disciples of old) with the idea of giving you that overflowing Joy …
Search for the Joy in life. Hunt for it as for hidden treasure. Love and Laugh. Delight yourselves in the Lord.
Joy in Me. Full Joy it was I wished My disciples to have. I intended them to have it. Had they lived My Teachings out in their daily lives they would have had Fullness of Joy.
Thou will shew me the path of life, in thy presence is fullness of joy,
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11
September 18 – Dwell There
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty. – Psalm 91:1
Hidden in a sure place, known only to God and you. So secret that no power on earth can even find it.
But, My beloved children, you must dwell therein. No fitful visit, a real abiding. Make it your home. Your dwelling place.
Over that home shall My Shadow rest, to make it doubly safe, doubly secret. Like brooding mother-bird wings that Shadow rests. How safe, how sure, you must feel there.
When fears assail you, and cares trouble you, then it is because you have ventured out of that protecting Shadow. Then the one, the only thing to do is to creep back into shelter again. So rest.
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me
under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 17:8
September 17 – Faltering Steps
Show me Thy way, O Lord, and let us walk in Thy Paths.
You are doing so. This is the way. The way of uncertain future and faltering steps. It is My Way …
Put all fear of the future aside. Know that you will be led. Know that you will be shown. I have promised.
Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham.. I, being in the way,
the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. – Genesis 24:27
September 16 – Assurance
And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness
quietness and assurance forever. – Isaiah 32:17
MY Peace it is which gives quietness and assurance forever. My Peace that flows as some calm river through the dry land of life. That causes the trees and flowers of life to spring forth and to yield abundantly.
Success is the result of work done in peace. Only so can work yield its increase. Let there be no hurry in your plans. You live not in time but in Eternity. It is in the Unseen that your life-future is being planned.
Abide in Me, and I in you so shall you bring forth much fruit. Be calm, assured, at rest. Love, not rush. Peace, not unrest. Nothing fitful. All effectual. Sown in Prayer, watered by Trust, bearing flower and fruit in Joy. I love you.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from
his own works, as God did from his. – Hebrews 4:10
September 15 – Quiet Strength
Rest in Me. When tired nature rebels it is her call for rest. Rest then until My Life-Power flows through you.
Have no fear for the future. Be quiet, be still, and in that very stillness your strength will come and will be maintained.
The world sees strength in action. In My Kingdom it is known that strength lies in quiet. “In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”
Such a promise! Such glorious fulfillment! The strength of Peace and the Peace of strength. Rest in Me. Joy in Me.
My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. Exodus 33:14
September 14 – When Faith Fails
Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Mark 9:24
This cry of the human heart is as expressive of human need as it was when uttered to Me while I was on earth. It expresses the soul’s progress.
As a soul realizes Me and My Power, and knows Me as Helper and Savior, that soul believes in Me more and more. At the same time it is more conscious than before of its falling short of absolute trust in Me.
“Lord, I believe. Help Thou mine unbelief.” The soul’s progress – an increased belief – then a cry for more faith – a plea to conquer all unbelief, all lack of trust.
That cry heard. That prayer answered. More faith, and at the same time more power to see where trust is lacking.
My children seek to go up this path, leading by each stage, nearer to Me.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12
September 13 – No Other Name
My Name is the Power that turns evil aside, that summons all good to your aid. Spirits of evil flee at the sound of “Jesus.” Spoken in fear, in weakness, in sorrow, in pain, it is an appeal I never fail to answer. “Jesus.”
Use My Name often. Think of the unending call of “Mother” made by her children. To help, to care, to decide, to appeal, “Mother.” Use My Name in that same way – simply, naturally, forcefully. “Jesus.”
Use it not only when you need help but to express Love. Uttered aloud, or in the silence of your hearts, it will alter an atmosphere from one of discord to one of Love. It will raise the standard of talk and thought. “Jesus.”
“There is none other Name under Heaven whereby you can be saved.”
Because of the savour of thy good ointments
thy name is as ointment poured forth. Song of Solomon 1:3
September 12 – Money Values
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things
shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33
If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. – Matthew 6:22
The eye of the soul is the will. If your one desire is My Kingdom, to find that Kingdom, to serve that Kingdom, then truly shall your whole body be full of light.
When you are told to seek first the Kingdom of God, the first step is to secure that your will is for that Kingdom. A single eye to God’s glory. Desiring nothing less than that His Kingdom come. Seeking in all things the advance of His Kingdom.
Know no values but Spiritual values. No profit but that of Spiritual gain. Seek in all things His Kingdom first.
Only seek material gain when that gain will mean a gain for My Kingdom. Get away from money values altogether. Walk with Me. Learn of Me. Talk to Me. Here lies your true happiness.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all
these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:31
September 11 – A Generous Giver
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Yes, I, your Master, am a generous Giver. Abundant Life, in overflowing measure, I give to you. For that I came. Life for souls. The Life, Eternal Life, that pulses through your whole being, that animates your mind and body too.
A generous Giver. A Kingly Giver. For this I came that man might live in Me. Life it was of which I spoke when I said “I am the Vine and ye are the branches.” The life flow of the Vine is in the branches.
Our lives are one – yours and Mine. All that is in My Nature must therefore pass into yours, where the contact is so close a one.
I am Love and Joy and Peace and Strength and Power and Healing and Humility and Patience, and all else you see in Me your Lord. Then these, too, you must have as My Life flows through you. So courage.
You do not make yourselves loving and strong and patient and humble. You live with Me, and then My Life accomplishes the miracle-change.
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven,
and giveth life unto the world. John 6:33