July 12 – Savior and Savior
If you believe it is My Hand that has saved you, then you must believe that I am meaning to save you yet more, and to keep you in the way that you should go.
Even a human rescuer does not save a man from drowning only to place him in other deep and dangerous waters. But rather to place him on dry land — and more — there to restore him to animation and health, and to see him to his home.
From this parable learn what I your Rescuer would do, and even more. Is the Lord’s Hand shortened that it cannot perform and cannot save?
My cry on the cross of “It is finished” is My Cry of Salvation for the whole world.
I complete every task committed to Me. So trust and be not afraid.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun
a good work in you will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
July 11 – Guardian Angels
You are Mine. Once I have set on you My stamp and seal of ownership all My Hosts throng to serve and protect you.
Remember that you are daughters of a King.
Try to picture a bodyguard of My servitors in the Unseen waiting, longing, efficient, to do all that is necessary for your well-being.
Feel this as you go through the day. Feel this and all is well.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
July 10 – Expect Many Miracles
My guardianship is so wonderful.
Expect not one miracle but many.
Each day’s happenings, if of My working, and under My control, are miracle-works.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee,
and manifest forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. John 2:11
July 9 – Why Doubt?
Joy in Me. Joy is infectious. Trust and pray. It is not sin for one who knows Me only as God, as Creator, to doubt Me, to question my Love and purposes.
But for one who knows Me as you do, as Friend and Savior, and who knows the world’s God as Father — for that one to doubt My purpose and saving Power and tender Love is wrong indeed.
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them
ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them;
let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. Psalm 5:11
July 8 – My Secret
You are being guided but remember that I said “I will guide thee with Mine Eye.”
And My Eye is My set purpose — My Will.
To guide with My Will is to bring all your desires into one-ness with My Will, My desires.
To make My will your only will. then My will guides you.
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of
him that sent me, and to finish his work. John 4:34
July 7 – Painful Preparation
Help and peace and joy are here. Your courage will be rewarded.
Painful as this time is you will both one day see the reason of it, and see too that it was not cruel testing, but tender preparation for the wonderful life-work you are both to do.
Try to realize that your own prayers are being most wonderfully answered. Answered in a way that seems painful to you, but that just now is the only way.
Success in the temporal world would not satisfy you.
Great success, in both temporal and spiritual worlds, awaits you.
I know you will see this had to be.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to tr y you, … But rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings.
1 Peter 4:12
July 6 – Riches
Never let yourselves think “we cannot afford this,” or “shall never be able to do that.” Say “the supply for it is not here yet, but it will come if we should have it. It will surely come.”
Persevere in saying that and gradually a feeling of being plentifully supplied and of being surrounded by riches will possess you. That feeling is your faith claiming My Supply, and according to your faith it shall be unto you.
But it is not the faith expressed in moments of prayer and exaltation I look for but the faith that lays immediately to rest the doubts of the day as they arise, that attacks and conquers the sense of limitation.
“Ask and ye shall receive.”
Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. Psalm 112:3
July 5 – You Are Invincible
Very quietly I speak. Listen to My Voice. Never heed the voices of the world – only the tender Divine Voice.
Listen and you will never be disappointed. Listen, and anxious thoughts and tired nerves will become rested. The Voice Divine – not so much in strength as in tenderness. Not so much in power as in restfulness.
But the tenderness and the restfulness will heal your scars and make you strong, and then it must be your task to let all your power be My Power. Man’s little power is as clay beside the granite rock of My Power.
You are My great care. Never feel at the mercy of the world. My angels guard you day and night and nothing can harm you. You would indeed thank Me if you knew the darts of fret and evil they turn from you.
Thank Me indeed for dangers unknown – unseen- but averted.
And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11, 12
July 4 — Friend of Mine
What man calls conversion is often only the discovery of the Great Friend. What man calls religion is the knowledge of the Great Friend. What man calls holiness is the imitation of the Great Friend
Perfection, that perfection I enjoined on all, the being perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect, is the being like the Great Friend and in turn becoming to others a Great Friend too
I am your Friend. Think again of all that means — Friend and Savior. A friend is ready to help, anticipating every want, hand outstretched to help and encourage, or to ward off danger, voice of tenderness to soothe tired nerves and speak peace to restlessness and fear.
Think of what, to you, your friend is and then from that, try to see a little of what the Perfect Friend, the tireless, self-less, all-conquering, all miracle-working Friend would be. That Friend, and more even than your heart can imagine, that Friend am I.
Were I to read My Kingdom — My Kingdom of the Child Hearts — the doctrines of your churches, so often there would be no response. But the simple rules I gave My followers are known, loved, and lived by them all.
In all things seek simplicity.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly;
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than
a brother. Proverbs 18:24
July 3 – Spiritual Fullness
Our Lord, we love Thee and desire to live for Thee in all things.
My children, “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” That is satisfaction.
Only in the fullness of spiritual things can the heartsick and faint and weary be satisfied, healed, and rested. “Lord,” we cry, “to whom shall we go but to Thee.” “Thou preparest the table before us.” Bread of Life, Food from Heaven.
How few realize that the feeding of the four thousand and the five thousand was in each case but an illustration of the way in which I should one day be the Food of My people.
Think of the wonder of revelation still to be seen by those who live with Me. All these hundreds of years, and much of what I said and did is still mystery, much of My Life on earth is still spiritually unexplored country. Only to the simple and loving heart that walks with me can these things be revealed. I have carefully hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them unto babes.
Do not weigh your spirits down with the sins and sorrows of the world. Only a Christ can do that and live. Look for the loving, the true, the kindly, the brave in the many all around you.
As the heart panteth after the water brooks,
so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalm 42:1