March 22 – A Bud Opened
To me, your intimate Friend, all Power is given. It is given Me of My Father, and have not My intimate friends a right to ask it?
You cannot have a need I cannot supply. A flower or one thousand pounds, one is no more difficult than the other.
Your need is a spiritual need to carry on My work. All spiritual supply is fashioned from Love. The flower and the thousand pounds – both fashioned from Love to those who need it. Do you not see this?
I thought of you, a bud opened, you converted that into a cheer for one you love or a smile. That cheer meant increased health. Increased health means work for Me, and that means souls for Me.
And so it goes on, a constant supply, but only if the need is a spiritual one.
“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth
not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends.” – John 15:15
January 22 – Gray Days
Be not afraid. I am your God, your Deliverer. From all evil, I will deliver you. Trust Me. Fear not.
Never forget your “Thank you.” Do you not see it is a lesson? You MUST say “Thank You” on the grayest days. You MUST do it. All cannot be light unless you do. There is gray-day practice. It is absolutely necessary.
My death upon the Cross was not only necessary to save a world, it was necessary if only to train My disciples. It was all a part of their training: My entering Jerusalem in triumph; My washing the disciples’ feet; My sorrow-time in Gethsemane; My being despised, judged, crucified, buried. Every step was necessary to their development – and so with you.
If a gray day is not one of thankfulness, the lesson has to be repeated until it is. Not to everyone is it so. But only to those who ask to serve Me well, and to do much for Me. A great work requires a great and careful training.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy
God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my righteousness. – Isaiah 41:10
February 28 – Perfect Work
Spend more time alone with Me.
A strength and a Joy come from such times that will add much to your friendship, and much to your work.
Times of prayer are times of growth. Cut those times short and many well-filled hours of work may be profitless. Heaven’s values are so different from the values of earth.
Remember that from the point of view of the Great Worker, one poor tool, working all the time, but doing bad work, is of small value compared with the sharp, keen, perfect instrument, used only a short time, but which turns out perfect work.
Does the road wind
uphill all the way?
Yes, to the very end,
Will the journey take
the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.
— C. G. Rossetti
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and
departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” Mark 1:35
February 27 – Spirit Sounds
Take time for prayer. Take more time to be alone with Me. So only will you prosper.
Realize that the hearing of Spirit Sounds is more than the hearing of all earth’s noises. I am with you. Let that content you, nay, more, let that fill you with rapture.
Seek sometimes not even to hear Me. Seek a silence of spirit-understanding with Me. Be not afraid. All is well. Dwell much on what I did, as well as what I said.
Remember, I “touched her hand, and the fever left her.” Not many words, just a moment’s contact and all fever left her. She was well, whole, calm, able to arise and “minister unto them.”
My touch is still a potent healer. Just feel that touch. Since My Presence, and the fever of work and care and fear just melts into nothingness — and health, joy, peace, take its place.
“For she said within herself, If I may but touch his
garment, I shall be whole.” Matthew 9:21
February 26 -Swift Help
There is nothing lacking in your lives because really all is yours, only you lack the faith to know it. You are like a King’s daughters who sit in rags, and yet around them are stores of all they could desire.
Pray for more faith, as a thirsty man in a desert prays for rain, for water. Swift comes My help, swift and strong. Do you know what it is to feel sure that I can never fail you? As sure as you are that you still breathe? How poor his man’s faith! So poor. Do you trust Me as much as you would a friend if that friend came and said he would send you help? Pray daily and most diligently that your faith may increase.
“If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say
unto this sycamore tree, Be thou plucked up by the root,
and be thou planted in the sea; and
it should obey you.” Luke 17:6
February 25 – How To Conquer
Joy is the sovereign balm for all the ills of the world, the spirit-cure for every ailment. There is nothing that Joy and Love cannot do.
Set your standard very high. Aim at conquering a world, the world around you. Just say, “Jesus conquers” — “Jesus saves” — in the face of every doubt, every sin, every evil, every fear.
No evil can stand against that, for there is “none other Name under Heaven given among men, whereby men can be saved.” To every thought of want or lack, “Jesus saves from poverty,” to every fear, “Jesus saves from fear.”
Do this to every ill and it will vanish, as night when the sun arises.
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37
February 24 – Share Everything
Silently the work of the Spirit is done.
Already Love is drawing others to you. Take all who come as sent by Me, and give them a royal welcome. It will surprise you, all that I have planned for you.
Welcome all who come with the love of both your hearts. You may not see the work. Today they may not need you. Tomorrow they may need you. I may send you strange visitors. Make each desire to return. Nobody must come and feel unwanted.
Share your Love, your Joy, your Happiness, your time, your food, gladly with all. Such wonders will unfold. You see it all but in bud now — the glory of the open flower is beyond all your telling. Love, Joy, Peace, in richest abundance — only believe. Give out Love and all you can with a glad free heart and hand. Use all you can for others, and back will come such countless stores and blessings.
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ,
and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18
February 23 – Secret Of Healing
Love the busy life. It is a joy-filled life. I love you both and bid you be of good cheer. Take your fill of joy in the Spring.
Live outside whenever possible. Sun and air are My great healing forces, and that inward Joy that changes poisoned blood to a pure healthy life-giving flow.
Never forget that real healing of body, mind, and Spirit comes from within, from the close loving contact of your spirit with My Spirit.
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun
of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.” Malachi 4:2
February 22 – You Must Trust
You must trust Me wholly. This lesson has to be learnt. You shall be helped, you shall be led, guided, continually. The children of Israel would long before have entered the Promised Land — only their doubts and fears continually drove them back into the wilderness. Remember always, doubts delay. Are you trusting all to Me or not?
I have told you how to live and you must do it. My children, I love you. Trust My tender Love. It will never fail you, but you must learn not to fail it.
Oh! could you see, you would understand. You have much to learn in turning out fear and being at peace. All your doubts arrest My work. You must not doubt. I died to save you from sin and doubt and worry. You must believe in Me absolutely.
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under
his wings shalt thou trust.” Psalm 91:4
“Light comes with each forward step.
Until you take that step, you will get no more Light.”
— Dr. Joseph B. Kennedy, Sr.
February 21 – Nothing Can Hurt
The way is plain.
You do not need to see far ahead. Just one step at a time with Me. The same light to guide you as the Hosts of Heaven know — the Son of Righteousness Himself.
Only self can cast a shadow on the way. Be more afraid of Spirit-unrest, of soul-disturbance, of any ruffling of the Spirit, than of earthquake or fire or any outside forces.
When you feel the absolute calm has been broken — away alone with Me until your heart sings, and all is strong and calm.
These are the only times when evil can find an entrance. The forces of the evil surround the city of man-soul, and are keenly alert for one such unguarded spot, through which an arrow can pierce and do havoc.
Remember all that you have to do is to keep calm and happy. God does the rest. No evil force can hinder My Power — only you yourself have power to do that. Think when all God’s mighty forces are arrayed to aid you — and your poor, puny self impedes their onward march.
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow…Sufficient
unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34