June 16 – Seek Me Early
Walk in My Way and trust Me. No evil can touch you. I am yours as truly as you are Mine. Rest in that truth.
Rest, that is, cease all struggle. Gain a calm, strong confidence in that certainty. Do not only rest in Me when the world’s struggles prove too much and too many for you to bear or face alone. Rest in Me when you need perfect understanding, when you need the consciousness of tender, loving friendship and intercourse.
The world, my poor world, flies to Me when its difficulties are too great to be surmounted any other way, forgetting, or never realizing, that if, with the same eagerness, those hearts sought Me merely for companionship and loving intercourse, many of the difficulties would not arise.
The circumstances, the life, the character would be so altered – so purified, that those same difficulties would not exist.
Seek Me early, that is the way to find Me. Early, before I get crowded out by life’s troubles, and difficulties and pleasures.
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely,
and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Proverbs 1:33
June 17 – Dear Name
“Jesus.” Say My Name often. It was in My Name Peter bade the lame man walk. “In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth arise and walk.”
“Jesus.” The very sounding of My Name, in Love and tenderness, drives away all evil. It is the word before which all the hosts of evil flee.
“Jesus.” My Name is the call for a life-line to rescue you from temptation.
“Jesus.” The Name banishes loneliness – dispels gloom.
“Jesus.” Summons help to conquer your faults.
I will set you on high because you have known My Name.
Yes! My Name – “Jesus.” Use it more. Use it tenderly. Use it prayerfully. Use it powerfully.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name
Jesus; for he shall save his people form their sins. Matthew 1:21
June 18 – Wait
The world has always seen service for Me to be activity. Only those near to Me have seen that a life apart, of prayer, may, and does so often, accomplish more than all the service man can offer Me.
If man lived apart with Me and only went out to serve at My direct command, My spirit could operate more and accomplish truly mighty things.
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain
place … his disciples said unto him,
Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11:1
June 19 – The Success You Covet
Follow the path of obedience. It leads to the Throne of God. Your treasure, be it success necessary on the material plane, which will further the work of My Kingdom, or the hidden spiritual wonders revealed by Me to those only who diligently seek, this treasure lies at the end of the track.
From one point (a promise of Mine or a Command) to the next, you have to follow, till finally you reach the success you covet.
All your work for the moment is in the material plane and the spiritual is only to help the material. When your material goal is reached then the material will serve only to attain the spiritual.
For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. Romans 16:19
June 20 – Miracles Again
Wait to hear My Will and then obey. At all costs obey.
Do not fear. I am a wall of protection around you. See this. To see this with the eyes of faith is to cause it to manifest in the material.
Remember I long to work miracles, as when on earth I wrought them, but the same condition holds good. I cannot do many mighty works because of unbelief.
So only in response to your belief can I do miracle-works now.
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
June 21 – See As I See
O Lord, we praise Thee. Bless us, we beseech Thee.
I bless you. I promise you release. Joy in Me. You shall be shielded from the storm.
Wonders have unfolded. Just to come before Me and stay for a while in My Presence – this must strengthen and help you.
Learn of Me. The only way for so many in My poor world to keep calm, sane, is to have the mind which is in Jesus Christ. The mind which is in Me.
That mind you can never obtain by reasoning, or by reading, but only by living with Me and sharing My Life.
Think much of Me. Speak much of Me. See others as I see them. Let nothing less satisfy you.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly
in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke
is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:29-30
June 22 – Your Red Sea
Go forward fearlessly.
Do not think about the Red Sea that lies ahead.
Be very sure that when you come to it the waters will part and you will pass over to your promised land of freedom.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
June 23 – Cling To Me
Cling to Me until the life from Me – the Divine Life, by that very contact, flows into your being and revives your fainting spirit.
Become recharged. When weary do as I did on earth – Sit by the well. Rest.
Rest and gain power and strength and the work too will come to you as it came to Me.
Rest till every care-thought has gone, and then let the Tide of Love and Joy flow in.
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a
desert place, and rest a while. Mark 6:31
June 24 – When Guidance Tarries
As I prompt you – act. When you have no clear guidance, then go forward quietly along the path of duty I have set before you.
No fear, no panic, quietly doing your daily duty.
This attitude of faith will receive its reward, as surely as the acting upon My direct Guidance.
Rejoice in the sense of security that is yours.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and
afterward receive me to glory. Psalm 73:24
June 25 – God’s Friendship
I am your Friend. The Companion of the dreary ways of life.
I rob those ways of their grayness and horror. I transform them. Even in earthly friendships the common way, the weary way, the steep way, may seem a way to Heaven if the presence of some loved human friend transforms them.
Let the Sabbath calm enwrap your minds and hearts. Let it be a rest from the worry and fret of life, a halt by the busy highway when you seek some rest and shade.
Have you ever realized the wonder of the friendship you can have with Me? Have you ever thought what it means to be able to summon at will the God of the World?
Even with a privileged visitor to an earthly king there is the palace antechamber, and the time must be at the pleasure of the king.
But to My subjects I have given the right to enter My Presence when they will, nay more they can summon Me to bedside, to workshop – and I am there.
Could Divine Love do more? Your nearest earthly friend cannot be with you on the instant. Your Lord, your Master, your Divine Friend — Yes
When men seek to worship Me they think of the worlds I rule over, of creation, of mighty law and order – and then they feel the awe that precedes worship.
To you I say feel awe, feel the desire to worship Me in wondering amazement. But think too of the mighty, tender, humble condescension of My Friendship. Think of Me in the little things of everyday life.
For who hath despised the day of small things? Zechariah 4:10
June 26 – Do Not Rush
Learn in the little daily things of life to delay action until you get My Guidance …
So many lives lack poise. For in the momentous decisions and the big things of life, they ask My help but into the small things they rush alone.
By what you do in the small things those around you are most often antagonized or attracted.
They soon forget his works; they waited not for his counsel. Psalm 106:13
June 27 – No Self-Reproach
The Eternal Arms shelter you. “Underneath are the Everlasting Arms.” This promise is to those who rise above the earth-life and seek to soar higher, to the Kingdom of Heaven.
You must not feel the burden of your failure. Go on in faith, the clouds will clear, and the way will lighten – the path becomes less stony with every step you take. So run that you may obtain. A rigid doing of the simple duties, and success will crown your efforts.
I had no words of reproach for any I healed. The man was whole and free who had wrecked his physical being by sin – whose palsy I healed.
The woman at the well was not overwhelmed by My “Thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband.”
The woman taken in adultery was told “Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more.” She was not told to bear the burden of the consciousness of her sin …
Remember now abideth these three, Faith, Hope, and Charity. Faith is your attitude towards Me. Charity your attitude towards your fellow man, but as necessary, is Hope, which is confidence in yourself to succeed.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1
June 28 – Table of Delights
It has not been in vain this training and teaching time. The time of suppression, repression, depression is changed now into a time of glorious expression.
Life is flooded through and through with Joy and Gladness. Indeed I have prepared a table of delights, a feast of all good things for you.
Indeed your cup runneth over and you can feel from the very depth of your heart. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a
merry heart hath a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15
June 29 – My Will – Your Joy
Our Lord and our God. Lead us, we beseech Thee. Lead us and keep us.
You can never go beyond My Love and Care. Remember that. No evil can befall you. Circumstances I bless and use must be the right ones for you.
But I know always that the first step is to lay your will before Me as an offering, ready that I shall do what is best, sure that, if you trust Me, what I do for you will be best.
Your second step is to be sure, and to tell me so, that I am Powerful enough to do everything (“The hearts of kings are in My rule and governance”), that no miracle is impossible with me (“With God all things are possible” and “I and My Father are one”).
Then leave all with Me. Glad to leave all your affairs in a Master Hand. Sure of safety and protection. Remember you cannot see the future. I can.
You could not bear it. So only little by little can I reveal it to you. Accept My Will and it will bring you joy.
The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. Psalm 121:5
June 30 – Understand Them
Take joy wherever you go. You have been much blessed. You are being much blessed.
Such stores of blessing are awaiting you in the months and years that lie ahead. Pass every blessing on.
Love can and does go round the world, passed on the God-currents from one to the other.
Shed a little sunshine in the heart of one, that one is cheered to pass it on, and so My vitalizing joy-giving message goes.
Be transmitters these days. Love and Laugh. Cheer all. Love all.
Always seek to understand others and you cannot fail to love them.
See Me in the dull, the uninteresting, the sinful, the critical, the miserable.
See Me in the laughter of children and the sweetness of old age, in the courage of youth and the patience of man and womanhood.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure … the which when a man
hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth
all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Matthew 13:44
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.