It may not be your need I am seeking to supply at a particular moment, but of another through you.
Remember what I have told you before: It is empty vessels I fill, into open hands that I place My supply.
Too often My followers are so busy clutching their foolish possessions that they have no hands to receive the larger blessings, the needed gifts, I am waiting to pass to them, and, through them, to others.
Help all to see the wonderful life that could open out before them. To be Heaven’s almoner is the work to which I call each follower Mine.
noun: almoner; plural noun: almoners
an official distributor of alms.
Love and laugh. Make your world the happier for your being in it. Love and rejoice on the gray days.
There are wilderness days for My Disciples as well as Mountains of Transfiguration, but on both it is duty, persistently, faithfully done, that tells.
Be gentle with all. Try to see the heart I see, to know the pain and difficulty of the other life, that I know. Try, before you interview anyone, or speak to anyone, to ask Me to act as interpreter between you two.
Just live the spirit of prayer. In speaking to Me, you find soul-rest. Simple tasks, faithfully done and persisted in, bring their own reward, and are mosaics being laid in the pavement of success.
Welcome all who come here. I love you.
“Let love be without dissimulation.” Romans 12:9
It is My Pleasure that you wait before Me.
Companionship with Me, with its soul-rest, is all too often sacrificed for petition.
Be content a while to be silent in My Presence. Draw in the Spiritual Power which will strengthen you to conquer the weaknesses you so deplore.
Life in Me is one of radiance.
Eternal Life is Life refreshed by Living Waters.
There is no stagnation in My Kingdom, in that place prepared for Hearts that love Me.
It is a place of Fair Delights.
Claim what you will. It is yours.
I am your Guide. Strength and help will come to you; just trust Me wholly.
Fear not. I am evermore ready to hear than you to ask. Walk in My ways, and know that help will come.
Man’s need is God’s chance to help. I love to help and save. Man’s need is God’s golden opportunity for him of letting his faith find expression. That expression of faith is all that God needs to manifest His Power. Faith is the Key that unlocks the storehouse of God’s resources.
My faithful servants, you long for perfection and see your bitter failures. I see faithfulness, and as a mother takes the soiled, imperfect work of her child and invests it with perfection because of the sweet love, so I take your poor faithfulness and crown it with perfection.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20
Love and laugh. To the world, sad faces and depressed spirits speak of a buried Christ. If you want to convince men that I am Risen, you must go through life with Easter gladness. You must prove by your lives that you are Risen with Me.
Men will not learn of My conquest over death by the arguments of theologians, but by the lives of My followers. My Risen followers. If you are still wearing the grave-clothes of gloom and depression, of fear and poverty, men will think of us as tomb-bound still.
No, live in the Spirit of the Garden on that Easter morning. For you, too, I will roll away the stone from the door of the sepulcher. Walk unbound in the Garden with Me, in the Garden of Love, Joy, child-like, boundless Faith — the Garden of Delights.
Remember that My followers are to be a peculiar people, separated from among others. Different ways, a different standard of living, different customs, actuated by different motives. Pray for Love.
Pray for My Spirit of Love to be showered on all you meet. Deal with yourself severely. Learn to love discipline.
Never yield one point that you have already won. Discipline, discipline. Love it and rejoice — rejoice. Mountains can be removed by thought — by desire.
“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that
he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33
I sent no disciple to carry My Healing Power to the Syrophoenician woman’s sick daughter, the centurion’s servant, or to the ruler’s son. My Word was all-sufficient.
All that I needed was the faith of the petitioner. Can you not realize that?
Learn to understand and to ask more of Me. If you do not, then others’ bonds are your responsibility.
Loose your own body from all bonds. Remember “the beam and the mote.”
As the fault (the beam) is removed from your own eye, giving you the power to remove the mote from your brother’s eye, so if you bring your body into subjection, discipline it wholly, you will be enabled to free your brother from bonds that bind him to ill-health.
Obedience is one of the keys unlocking the door into My Kingdom, so love and obey. No man can obey Me implicitly without in time realizing My Love, in his turn responding by love to that Love, and then experiencing the joy won of the beloved, and the lover.
The rough stone steps of obedience lead up to the mosaic of Joy and Love that floor My Heaven. As one on earth who loves another says, “Where you are is home,” so it is in relation with Me. Where I am is My Home — is Heaven.
Heaven may be in a sordid slum or a palace, and I can make My Home in the humblest heart. I can only dwell with the humble. Pride stands sentinel at the door of the heart to shut out the lowly, humble Christ.
“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things that are
pleasing in his sight.” 1 John 3:22
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If by the Spirit you mortify the flesh, you shall live.
This is a further progress-step in My Kingdom. The flesh must hold no pleasure for you that is not held in leash, always under subjection to the Spirit.
It was the utter subjection of the flesh that was manifested in My Silence at the pillar, and in the face of the jibes and insults and blows. It was this complete subjection which meant a Risen Body.
Resurrection-faith is not a matter of belief in Me, and in My Power working a miracle, it is a faith in Me and My Power leading to entire subjection of the body.
The body completely under control of the Spirit is a Risen Body. See now the importance of self-discipline.