July 1 – Attack Fear
Learn daily the sublime lesson of trust and calm in the midst of storm. Whatever of sorrow or difficulty the day may bring My tender command to you is still the same — Love and laugh.
Love and Laughter, not a sorrowful resignation, mark real acceptances of My Will. Leave every soul the braver and happier for having met you. For children or youth, middle or old age, for sorrow, for sin, for all you may encounter in others, this should be your attitude. Love and Laugh.
Do not fear. Remember how I faced the devil in the wilderness, and how I conquered with “the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.” You too have your quick answer to every fear that evil may present — an answer of faith and confidence in me. Where possible say it aloud.
The spoken word has power. Look on every fear, not as a weakness on your part due to illness or worry, but as a very real temptation to be attacked and overthrown.
And Moses said … Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation
of the Lord, which he will shew to you today. Exodus 14:13
July 2 The Child-Spirit
Does the way seem a stony one? Not one stone can impede your progress. Courage. Face the future, but face it only with a brave and happy heart. Do not seek to see it. YOU are robbing Faith of her sublime sweetness if you do this.
Just know that all is well and that Faith, not seeing, but believing, is the barque that will bear you to safety, over the stormy waters. “According to your faith be it unto you” was My injunction to those who sought healing of Me.
If for wonder-working, if for healing, if for salvation faith was so necessary then the reason is clear why I urged that all who sought entrance to My Kingdom must become as little children. Faith is the child-attitude.
Seek in every way to become child-like. Seek, seek, seek until you find, until the years have added to your nature that of the trusting child. Not only for its simple trust must you copy the child-spirit, but for its joy in life, it’s ready laughter, its lack of criticism, its desire to share all with all men. Ask much that you may become as little children, friendly and loving towards all — not critical, not fearful.
“Except ye…become as little children ye cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
And Jesus called a little child unto him…And said… Except
ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall
not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2,3
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
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 5 – You Are Invincible
I am with you all the time controlling, blessing, and helping you. No man or woman can stand against My Will for you. A whole world of men and women cannot do this — if you trust Me and place your affairs in My Hands.
To the passenger it may seem as if each wave would overwhelm the ship, or turn it aside from its course. The captain knows by experience that, in spite of wind and wave, he steers a straight course to the haven where he would be.
So trust Me, the Captain of your salvation.
And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt
destroy their name from under heaven; there shall no man
be able to stand before thee. Deuteronomy 7:24
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 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 try
you, … But rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings.
1 Peter 4:12
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 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 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 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 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 13 — Expect the Good
Can you get the expectant attitude of faith?
Not waiting for the next evil to befall you but awaiting with a child’s joyful trust the next good in store?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and
hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
July 14 – True Success
Our Lord, we thank Thee that Thou hast kept us.
Rejoice indeed that you see My Hand in all the happenings and the keepings of the day. Protected, the Israelites crossed the Red Sea; so are you protected in all things.
Rely on this and go forward. You have now entered upon the stage of success. You must not doubt this. You must see this. Beyond all doubt you must know it. It is true. It is sure.
There is no age in Eternal Life. Have no pity for yourself, nothing but joy and gratitude.
These last few weeks have been the submerging before the consciousness of rescue. Go forward now and conquer. Go forward unafraid.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that
have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. Joshua 1:3
July 15 – Songs on the Way
Many of My disciples have had to stay on in the dark, alone and friendless.
They struggled on, singing as they went.
For you, too, there must be songs on the way. Should I plant your feet on an insecure ladder? Its supports may be out of your sight, hidden in my secret Place of the Most High, but if I have asked you to step on and up firmly — then surely have I secured your ladder.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7