September 16 – Assurance
And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness
quietness and assurance forever. – Isaiah 32:17
MY Peace it is which gives quietness and assurance forever. My Peace that flows as some calm river through the dry land of life. That causes the trees and flowers of life to spring forth and to yield abundantly.
Success is the result of work done in peace. Only so can work yield its increase. Let there be no hurry in your plans. You live not in time but in Eternity. It is in the Unseen that your life-future is being planned.
Abide in Me, and I in you so shall you bring forth much fruit. Be calm, assured, at rest. Love, not rush. Peace, not unrest. Nothing fitful. All effectual. Sown in Prayer, watered by Trust, bearing flower and fruit in Joy. I love you.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from
his own works, as God did from his. – Hebrews 4:10
September 17 – Faltering Steps
Show me Thy way, O Lord, and let us walk in Thy Paths.
You are doing so. This is the way. The way of uncertain future and faltering steps. It is My Way …
Put all fear of the future aside. Know that you will be led. Know that you will be shown. I have promised.
Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham.. I, being in the way,
the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. – Genesis 24:27
September 18 – Dwell There
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty. – Psalm 91:1
Hidden in a sure place, known only to God and you. So secret that no power on earth can even find it.
But, My beloved children, you must dwell therein. No fitful visit, a real abiding. Make it your home. Your dwelling place.
Over that home shall My Shadow rest, to make it doubly safe, doubly secret. Like brooding mother-bird wings that Shadow rests. How safe, how sure, you must feel there.
When fears assail you, and cares trouble you, then it is because you have ventured out of that protecting Shadow. Then the one, the only thing to do is to creep back into shelter again. So rest.
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me
under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 17:8
September 19 – Full Joy
These things have I spoken unto you… that your joy might be full. – John 15:11
Remember that the Truths I teach you have all been given to you too (as to My disciples of old) with the idea of giving you that overflowing Joy …
Search for the Joy in life. Hunt for it as for hidden treasure. Love and Laugh. Delight yourselves in the Lord.
Joy in Me. Full Joy it was I wished My disciples to have. I intended them to have it. Had they lived My Teachings out in their daily lives they would have had Fullness of Joy.
Thou will shew me the path of life, in thy presence is fullness of joy,
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11
September 20 – Taste and Trust
O taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8
He is good. Trust in Him. Know that all is well. Say “God is good. God is good.” Just leave in His Hands the present and the future, knowing only that He is good. He can bring order out of chaos, good out of evil, peace out of turmoil. God is good.
I and My Father are one. One in desire to do good. For God to do good to His children is for Him to share His goodness with them. God is good, anxious to share His goodness, and good things, with you and He will do this.
Trust and be not afraid.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and
his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:5
September 21 – See The Father
Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. – John 14:8
My children, have I been so long time with you, coming to you, speaking to you and yet have you not known the Father.
Your Father is the God and Controller of a mighty Universe. But He is as I am. All the Love and the Strength and Beauty you have seen in Me are in My Father.
If you see that, and know Him and Me as we really are, then that sufficeth you – is really sufficient for you – completes your life – satisfies you – is all you need.
See the Father, see Me, and it sufficeth you. This is Love in abundance. Joy in abundance. All you need.
Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me,
Phillip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. – John 14:9
September 22 – Joy Tribute
Jesus, Our Lord, we Thee adore.
Sing unto Me from a glad heart. Sing and praise My Holy Name. Praise is man’s joy-tribute to Me, and as you praise, thrills of joy surge through your being, and you learn something of the joy of the Heavenly Host.
Sing unto him a new song, play skillfully with a loud noise.
For the word of the Lord is right; and all his
works are done in truth. Psalm 33:3-4
September 23 – Turn Again
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. James 4:8
This is a law in the Spiritual Life. You must turn to Me before you are conscious of My nearness. It is that turning to Me you must cultivate in every circumstance. A glad turning of thankfulness, or a turning of weak appeal.
It is so wonderful that naught is needed but that mute appeal. You have no need to voice your longing. No need to plead, no need to bring gifts. How wonderful to feel you can so simply claim help, and so promptly, so lovingly, it is there.
Not only Help but the comfort and joy of Divine Nearness and Companionship. A nearness that brings sweetness into life, and confidence, and peace.
Never fear, never lose heart. Draw nigh to Me, and in that nearness is all you need. My Presence alone can transform conditions and lives – bring Harmony and Beauty , Peace and Love.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom
is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
September 24 – Learn of Me
Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou has the words of eternal life. John 6:68
Learn of no one but Me. Teachers are to point the way to Me. After that you must accept Me, the Great Teacher.
The words of Eternal Life are all the words controlling your being, even controlling your temporal life. Take these too from Me. Have no fear. Abide in Me and accept My ruling.
Be full of gratitude. Wing up your prayers on Praise to Heaven. Take all that happens as My planning. All is well. I have all prepared in My Love. Let your heart sing.
But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said
“Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16
September 25 – Come and Stay
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Yes, come for rest. But stay for rest, too. Stop all feverish haste and be calm and untroubled. Come unto Me, not only for petitions to be granted but for nearness to Me.
Be sure of My Help, be conscious of My Presence, and wait until My Rest fills your soul.
Rest knows no fear. Rest knows no want. Rest is strong, sure. The rest of soft glades and peacefully flowing rivers, of strong, immovable hills. Rest, and all you need to gain this rest is to come to Me. So come.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear
hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
September 26 – Serve All
I am among you as one that serveth.
Yes! remember to serve all. Be ready to prove your Sonship by service. Look on all you meet as guests in your Father’s House, to be treated with Love, with all consideration, with gentleness.
As a servant of all think no work beneath you. Be ever ready to do all you can for others. Serve. Serve. Serve.
There is a gladness in service, a Joy in doing My Will for others, in being My expression of all good for them.
Remember that, when you serve others, you are acting for your Master and Lord who washed His disciples’ feet. So, in service for others, express your Love for Me.
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant. Matthew 20:27
September 27 – Divine Restraint
Is My Hand shortened that it cannot save? No! My power to save increases as your power to understand My Salvation increases. So from Strength to Strength, from Power to Power, we go in Union.
Limitless is My miracle-working Power in the Universe, though it has limitations in each individual life, but only to the extent of the lack of vision of that individual. There is no limit to My Power to save. Also there is no limit to My desire and longing to save. My Hand is not shortened and it is “stretched out still,” longing and waiting to be allowed to bless and help and save.
Think how tenderly I respect the right of each individual soul. Never forcing upon it My Help, My Salvation. Perhaps in all My suffering for humanity that is the hardest, the restraining of the Divine Impatience and longing to help, until the call of the soul gives Me My right to act.
Think of Love shown in this. Comfort My waiting, loving, longing Heart by claiming My Help, Guidance, and Miracle-working Power.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. Isaiah 9:7
September 28 – The Secret Path
Suffer it to be so now; for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.
– Matthew 3:15
Upon this I founded My three years’ Mission on earth — on the acceptance of the difficulty and discipline of life so as to share that human life with My followers in all the ages.
Much that you both must accept in life is not to be accepted as being necessary for you personally, but accepted, as I accepted it, to set an example, to share in the sufferings and difficulties of mankind.
In this “to share” means “to save.” And there, too, for you both … the same must be true as was so true of Me. “He saved others. Himself He cannot save.”
Beloved, you are called to save and share in a very special way. The way of sorrows if walked with Me, the Man of Sorrows, is a path kept sacred and secret for My nearest and dearest, those whose one desire is to do all for Me, to sacrifice all for Me, to count, as My servant Paul did, “all things but loss so that they might gain Me.”
But, dreary as that Path must look to those who view if only from afar, it has tender lights and restful shades that no other walk in life can give.
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven
and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass form
the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:17,18
September 29 – I Touch Your Arm
Thy touch has still its ancient Power
Yes! when you are quiet before Me I lay My Hand upon each head, and Divine Spirit flows through that healing, powerful Touch into your very beings. Wait in silence before Me to feel that.
When you look to Me for guidance My Hand is laid upon your arm, a gentle Touch to point the way. When in mental, physical, or spiritual weakness you cry to Me for healing, My Touch brings Strength and Healing, the renewal of your youth, the power to climb and strive.
When you faint by the way, and stumbling footsteps show human strength is waning, My Touch of the Strong and Helping Hand supports you on your Way.
Yes! My Children, My touch has still its ancient Power and that Power is promised to you. So go forward into the future bravely and unafraid.
And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment;
and as many as touched were made perfectly whole. Matthew 14:36
September 30 -Wisdom
As thy days so shall thy strength be.
I have promised that for every day you live, the strength shall be given you. Do not fear.
Face each difficulty sure that the wisdom and strength will be given you for it. Claim it.
Rely on Me to keep My Promise about this. In My Universe, for every task I give one of My children, there is set aside all that is necessary for its performance. So why fear? So why doubt?
So teach us to number our days, that we may
apply our hearts into wisdom. Psalm 90:12
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.