August 31 – Pray and Deny
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. — Matthew 17: 21.
You must live a life of communion and prayer if you are to save others.
Take My words as a command to you. “By prayer and fasting.”
Pray and deny yourself, and you will be used marvelously to save and help others.
And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all,
and followed him. Luke 5:11
August 30 – Give, Give, Give
Give abundantly. Feel that you are rich. Have no mean thought in your heart.
Of Love, of thought, of all you have, give, give, give.
You are followers of the World’s Greatest Giver. Give of time, of personal ease and comfort, of rest, of fame, of healing, of power, of sympathy, of all these and many more.
Learn this lesson, and you will become a great power to help others and to do mighty things.
Give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down,
and shaken together and running over, shall
men give unto your bosom. Luke 6:38
August 29 – Breathe My Name
Just breathe My Name.
It is like the pressure of a child’s hand that calls forth an answering pressure, strengthens the child’s confidence and banishes fear.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
August 28 – Continuous Service
Service is the Law of Heaven. My angels do always obey. “They serve Him continually” can be said of all who love Me.
With Love there is continuous service in every action, and also even in rest.
Take this not as the end but as the beginning of a New Life consecrated to My Service.
A Life of Power and Joy.
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be; if any man serve me, him
will my Father honour. John 12:26
August 27 – Tangled Skeins
In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. — Isaiah 30:15
Feel that . . . trust Me. Am I not leading you safely, faithfully? Will you believe Me, your Master, that all this is really to bring the answer to your prayers?
Remember that I am the Supreme Being who knows all and can control all.
Directly you put your affairs, their confusion, their difficulties, into My Hands I began to effect a cure of all the disharmony and disorder.
You must know that I shall cause you no more pain in the doing of it than a physician, who plans and knows he can effect a cure, would cause his patient. I will do all as tenderly as possible.
Tell Me that you trust Me in this.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside
the still waters … he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name’s sake.
Psalm 23:2, 3
August 26 – Accept Trials
Trials and troubles may seem to overwhelm you. They cannot do more than work My Will, and that Will you have said is your Will.
Do you not see that you cannot be destroyed? From now a new Life is opening out before you. Yours to enter into the Kingdom I have prepared for you.
The sunlight of My Presence is on your paths. Trust and go forward unafraid. My Grace is sufficient for all your needs.
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
August 25 – Exhaustion
We seek Thee as Thou hast told us.
And seeking you shall find. None ever sought My Presence in vain. None ever sought My Help in vain.
A breath of desire and My Spirit is there — to replenish and renew. Sometimes weariness and exhaustion are not signs of lack of spirit but of the guiding of the Spirit.
Many wonderful things would not have happened but for the physical weariness, the mind-weariness of My servants, which made the resting apart, the giving up of work, a necessity…
Though My Way may seem a narrow way it yet leads to Life, abundant Life. Follow it. It is not so narrow but that I can tread it beside you.
Never too lonely with such companionship. A comrade infinitely tender, infinitely strong, will tread the way with you.
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
August 24 – Sublime Heights
Our Lord, we know that Thou art great and able to deliver us.
I am your deliverer. Trust in Me absolutely. Know that I will do the very best for you. Be ready and willing for My Will to be done.
Know that with Me all things are possible. Cling joyfully to that truth.
Say many times, “All things are possible with My Master, My Lord, My Friend.”
This truth, accepted and firmly believed in, is the ladder up which a soul can climb from the lowest of pits to the sublimest of heights.
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from
the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out
of thine hand, O king. Daniel 3:17
August 23 – The Summit
See not the small trials and vexations of each hour of the day. See the one purpose and plan to which all are leading. If in climbing a mountain you keep your eyes on each stony or difficult place, as you ascend, seeing only that, how weary and profitless your climb!
But if you think of each step as leading to the summit of achievement, from which glories and beauties will open out before you, then your climb will be so different.
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’
feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. Habakkuk 3:19
August 22 – Gleams of Sunlight
Because you have both longed to save My World I let you have that training that shall fit you to save.
Take your pains and sufferings, difficulties and hardships — each day, both of you, and offer them up for one troubled soul, or for some prayer specially needed to be answered.
So the beauty of each day will live on after the trouble and distress, difficulty and pain of the day have passed.
Learn from My Life of the suffering that saves others. So, you will sing in your pain. Across the grayest days there are the gleams of Sunlight.
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also
with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:13