May 1 – Delay Is Not Denial
Read the lessons of Divine control in Nature’s laws.
Nature is but the expression of Eternal Thought in Time. Study the outward form – grasp the Eternal Thought, and if you can read the thoughts of the Father, then indeed you know Him.
Leave Me out of nothing. Love all My ways with you. Know indeed that “All is well.” Delay is but the wonderful and all-loving restraint of your Father – not reluctance, not desire to deny – but the Divine control of a Father who can scarcely brook the delay.
Delay has to be – sometimes. Your lives are so linked up with those of others, so bound by circumstances that to let your desire have instant fulfillment might in many cases cause another, as earnest prayer, to go unanswered.
But think for a moment of the Love and thoughtful care that seek to harmonize and reconcile all your desires and longings and prayers.
Delay is not denial – not even withholding. It is the opportunity for God to work out your problems and accomplish your desires in the most wonderful way possible for you.
Oh! children, trust Me. Remember that your Maker is also your Servant, quick to fulfill, quick to achieve, faithful in accomplishment. Yes. All is well.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are
my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts
than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
May 2 – Souls That Smile
To conquer adverse circumstances, conquer yourselves. The answer to the desire of My Disciples to follow Me was “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
To accomplish much, be much. In all cases the doing, to be well-doing, must be the mere unconscious expression of the being.
Fear not, fear not, all is well. Let the day be full of little prayers to Me, little turnings toward me. The smiles of the soul at one it loves.
Men call the Father the First Cause. Yes! See Him as the First Cause of every warm ray, every color in the sunset, every gleam on the water, every beautiful flower, every planned pleasure.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving
one another, even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
May 3 – Kill Self Now
Self dethroned – that is the lesson, but in its place put Love for Me, knowledge of Me.
Self, not only dethroned, but dead. A dead self is not an imprisoned self. An imprisoned self is more potent to harm. In all training – (in Mine of you, and in yours of others) – let self die.
But for each blow to the life of self you must at the same time embrace and hold fast the new Life, Life with Me.
It is not a dead self that men have to fear, but a thwarted, captive, imprisoned self. That self is infinitely more self-centered than the self-allowed full play. But to you, My children, I teach a higher science-law than even freedom of the self. I teach death to the self. No repressions, just death. Petty self-life exchanged for Divine Life
And now I can make more clear to you what I would say about forgiveness of injuries.
But what you do not see is that you, the self in you, can never forgive injuries. The very thought of them means self in the foreground, then the injury, instead of appearing less, appears greater. It is one of My commands that as you seek My forgiveness, so you must forgive.
No, My children, as all true Love is of God and is God, so all true forgiveness is of God and is God. The self cannot forgive. Kill self.
Cease trying to forgive those who fretted or wronged you. It is a mistake to think about it. Aim at killing the self now – in your daily life, and then, and not until then, you will find there is nothing that even remembers injury, because the only one injured, the self, is dead.
As long as it recurs to your mind you deceive yourself if you think it forgiven.
Many deceive themselves in this.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with
him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that
henceforth we should not serve sin. Romans 6:6
May 4 – Share With Me
Delight in My Love. Try to live in the rapture of the Kingdom.
Claim big things. Claim great things. Claim Joy and Peace and freedom from care. Joy in Me.
I am your Lord, your Creator. Remember too that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. Your Creator, when My thought about the world called it into being – your Creator as much, too, today, when I can, by loving thought for you, call into being all you need on the material plane.
Joy in Me, trust in Me, share all life with Me, see Me in everything, rejoice in me. Share all with Me as a child shares its pains and cuts and griefs and newfound treasures of joys and little work with its Mother.
And give Me the joy of sharing all with you.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear;
because fear hath torment.
1 John 4:18
May 5 – Let Me Choose
My loved ones. Yes, with the heart, not the head, men should think of Me, and then worship would be instinctive.
Breathe in My very Spirit in pure air and fervent desire.
Keep the eye of your spirit ever upon Me, the window of your soul open towards Me. You have ever to know that all things are yours – that what is lovely I delight to give you.
Empty your mind of all that limits. Whatever is beautiful you can have. Leave more and more the choice to Me. You will have no regrets.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters,
and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress;
so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God. Psalm 123:2
May 6 – Sublime Audacity
The way is long and weary. It is a weary world. So many today are weary. “Come unto Me, … and I will give you rest.”
My children, who range yourselves under My flag, you must see that on it are inscribed those words “The Son of Man.”
Whatever the world is feeling, I must feel, I – the son of Man. You are My followers – so the weariness of man today must be shared by you – the weary and heavy-laden must come to you, and find that rest that you found in Me.
My children, My followers must be prepared not to sit on My right hand and My left, but to drink of the cup that I drink of.
Poor world – teach it that there is only one cure for all its ills – Union with Me. Dare to suffer, dare to conquer, be filled with My sublime audacity. Remember that. Claim the unclaimable.
Just what the world would think impossible can always be yours. Remember, My children, sublime audacity.
And whosever shall give to drink unto one of these
little ones a cup of cold water … verily I say
unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
May 7 – Against the Tide
The oarsman, trusting in Me, does not lean on his oars and drift with the tide, trusting to the current.
Nay, more often – once I have shown the way – it is against the tide you must direct all your effort. And even when difficulties come, it is by your effort that they will be surmounted. But always strength and the Joy in the doing you can have through Me.
My fishermen-disciples did not find the fishes ready on the shore in their nets. I take man’s efforts and bless that. I need man’s effort – he needs My blessing. This partnership it is that means success.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will
and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
May 8 – The Rest of God
I lead you. The way is clear. Go forward unafraid. I am beside you. Listen, listen, listen to My Voice. My Hand is controlling all.
Remember that I can work through you better when you are at rest. Go very slowly, very quietly from one duty to the next – taking the time to rest and pray between.
Do not be too busy. Take all in order as I say. The Rest of God is in a realm beyond all man’s activities. Venture there often, and you will indeed find Peace and Joy.
All work that results from resting with God is miracle-work. Claim the power to work miracles, both of you.
Know that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Nay, more, know that you can do all things through Christ who rests you.
And in that day there shall be a root of
Jesse … and his rest shall be glorious. Isaiah 11:10
May 9 – Harmony Within
Follow My Guidance. Be afraid to venture on your own as a child fears to leave its mother’s side. Doubt of your own wisdom, and reliance on Mine, will teach you humility.
Humility is not the belittling of the self. It is forgetting the self. Nay more, forgetting the self, because you are remembering Me.
You must not expect to live in a world where all is harmony. You must not expect to live where others are in unbroken accord with you. It is your task to maintain your own heart peace in adverse circumstances. Harmony is always yours when you strain your ear to catch Heaven’s music.
Doubt always your power or wisdom to put things right, ask Me to right all as you leave it to Me, and go on your way loving and laughing. I am wisdom. Only My wisdom can rightly decide anything – settle any problem. So rely on Me. All is well.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand
of God, that he may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
May 10 – Calm – Not Speed
“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
All agitation is destructive of good. All calm is constructive of good, and at the same time destructive of evil.
When man wants evil destroyed so often he rushes to action. It is wrong. First be still and know that I am God. Then act only as I tell you. Always calm with God. Calm is trust in action. Only trust, perfect trust can keep one calm.
Never be afraid of any circumstances or difficulties that help you to cultivate this calm. As the world, to attain, has to learn speed, you, to attain, have to learn calm. All great work for Me is done first in the individual soul of the worker.
Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein, and
ye shall find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16
May 11 – The Divine Third
When I have led you through these storms there will be other words for you, other messages – other guidance.
So deep is your friendship and so great your desire to love and follow and serve Me that soon, when this time of difficulty is over, to be alone together will always mean to be shut in with Me.
There are few friendships in the world like that and yet I taught, when on earth, as I have you both, the power of the two together.
And now tonight I have more to say to you. I say that the time is coming, is even now here, when those who visit you two together will know that I am the Divine Third in your friendship.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth
as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for
them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19
May 12 – Thrill of Protection
Turn out all thoughts of doubt and of trouble. Never tolerate them for one second. Bar the windows and doors of your souls against them as you would bar your home against a thief who would steal in to take your treasures.
What greater treasures can you have than Peace and Rest and Joy? And these are all stolen from you by doubt and fear and despair.
Face each day with Love and Laughter. Face the storm.
Joy, Peace, Love, My great gifts. Follow Me to find all three. I want you to feel the thrill of protection and safety Now. Any soul can feel this in a harbor, but real joy and victory come to those alone who sense these when they ride a storm.
Say, “all is well.” Say it not as a vain repetition. Use it as you use a healing balm for cut or wound, until the poison is drawn out; then, until the sore is healed, then until the thrill of fresh life floods your being.
All is well.
O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? Matthew 14:31
May 13 – Never Judge
What Joy follows self-conquest! You cannot conquer and control others, either of you, until you have completely conquered yourself.
Can you see yourselves absolutely unmoved? Think of Me before the mocking soldiers, being struck, spat upon, and answering never a word – never a word. Try to see that as Divine Power. Remember by that Power of perfect silence, perfect self-control, you can alone prove your right to govern.
Never judge. The heart of man is so delicate, so complex, only its Maker can know it. Each heart is so different, actuated by different motives, controlled by different circumstances, influenced by different sufferings.
How can one judge of another? Leave to Me the unraveling of the puzzles of life. Leave to Me the teaching of understanding. Bring each heart to Me, its Maker, and leave it with Me. Secure in the certainty that all that is wrong I can set right.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1
May 14 – The Love of a Lover
Remember that a loving Master delights in the intimacy of demands made, as much as He desires His followers and friends to delight in the tender intimacy of His demands.
Only as the result of frequent converse with Me, of much prayer to Me, of listening to and obedience to My behests comes that intimacy that makes My followers dare to approach Me as friend to friend.
Yield in all things to My tender insistence but remember I yield too to yours. Ask not only the big things I have told you, but ask the little tender signs of Love. Remember that I came as the world’s Great Lover. Never think of My Love as only a tender compassion and forgiveness. It is that, but it is also the Love of a Lover, who shows His Love by countless words and actions and by tender thought.
In each of you, too, remember there is God. It is always given to man to see in his fellow man those aspirations and qualities he himself possesses. So only I, being really God, can recognize the God in man. Remember this, too, in your relation to others.
Your motives and aspirations can only be understood by those who have attained the same spiritual level. So do not vainly, foolishly, expect from others understanding. Do not misjudge them for not giving it. Yours is a foreign language to them.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where
thou makest thy flock to rest at noon. Song of Solomon 1:7
May 15 – First The Spiritual
What can I say to you? Your heart is torn. Then remember “He bindeth up the broken hearts.” Just feel the tenderness of My Hands as I bind up your wounds.
You are very privileged, both of you. I share My plans and secrets with you and make known to you My Purposes, while so many have to grope on.
Try to rest on these words. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Then strive not for them, but untiringly, for the things of My Kingdom.
It is so strange to you mortals, you would think the material things first and then grow into the knowledge of Spiritual things. Not so in My Kingdom. It is spiritual things first and then material. So to attain the material redouble your efforts to acquire the Spiritual.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath sent me to heal
the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, … to
set at liberty them that are bruised. Luke 4:1
Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Jude 1:24-25