December 26 – Perfect Rest
Even My Perfection could be no place of rest for weary souls. Rest in My Love. No true rest but that.
How much of earth’s weariness is sin-caused. Contact with My Perfection would but make your sin seem the greater. The sight of it might truly spur you on to further effort, to further emulation, but rest — –? No. And so with other attributes of Divinity.
But in My Love! in that you can rest. Pillowed like a tired child, a happily tired child. Pillowed in security, cradled in a Love, tireless and limitless. In a Love that will not only care for the weary, and rest the weary, but will rest you until in the very strength of Love you can face your life again.
Rest in My Love. Here alone is perfect Rest. Rest for Spirit, mind, and body.
December 26 – Health and Wealth
Be not afraid, health and wealth are coming to you both. My wealth which is sufficiency for your needs, and for My work you long to do.
Money, as some call wealth, to hoard, to display, you know is not for My Disciples.
Journey through this world simply seeking the means to do My Will and work. Never keep anything you are not using. Remember all I give you will be Mine, only given to you to use. Could you think of Me hoarding My Treasures? You must never do it. Rely on Me.
To store for the future is to fear and to doubt me. Check every doubt of Me at once. Live in the Joy of My constant Presence. Yield every moment to Me. Perform every task, however humble, as at My gentle bidding, and for Me, for love of Me. So live, so love, so work.
You are the Apostles of the Little Services.
“Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery:
if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.” Psalm 62:10
December 25 – Miracle Of The Ages
“And the Word was made flesh.”
Word proceeding from the Father, the thought. Dwell this evening upon this miracle of all ages. This stupendous fact of all mankind’s history:
God made man.
I came to restore to man his lost dignity. To show him that his physical and mental being could only be maintained at their intended height and power by constant communion with the Maker of man’s being.
I came, God, to live with man, to show man how to live with God.
December 25 – Babe of Bethlehem
Kneel before the Babe of Bethlehem. Accept the truth that the Kingdom of Heaven is for the lowly, the simple.
Bring to Me, the Christ-child, your gifts, truly the gifts of earth’s wisest.
The Gold — your money.
Frankincense — the adoration of a consecrated life.
Myrrh — your sharing in My sorrows and those of the world.
“And they presented unto Him gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
“Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the
lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.” Psalm 138:6
Merry Christmas to you and yours from our servant team at twolisteners.org
December 24 – Eve Of Christmas
“A Virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel.”
“Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given . . . his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God . . . the Prince of Peace.”
“And the Angel said unto her, ‘Fear not, Mary . . . behold thou shalt bring forth a son and shalt call his name Jesus. . . .’ “
” ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing, which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God.’ “
December 24 – He Is Coming
Our Lord, Thou art here. Let us feel thy nearness.
Yes! but remember the first Hail must be that of the Magi in the Bethlehem stable. Not as King and Lord in Heavenly triumph must you first hail Me. But as amongst the lowliest, bereft of earth’s pomp like the Magi.
So to the humble the worship of humility — the Bethlehem Babe — must be the first Hail.
Then the worship of repentance. As earth’s sinner, you stand by Me in the Jordan, baptized of John, worshiping Me the Friend and Servant of sinners.
Dwell much on My Life. Step out beside Me. Share it with Me. Humility, Service, Worship, Sacrifice, Sanctification — Steps in the Christian Life.
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
December 23 – The World’s Song
Bless us, O Lord, we beseech Thee and show us the way in which Thou wouldst have us walk.
Walk with Me in the way of Peace. Shed Peace, not discord, wherever you go. But it must be My Peace.
Never a Peace that is a truce with the power of evil. Never harmony if that means your life-music being adapted to the mood and music of the world.
My disciples so often make the mistake of thinking all must be harmonious. No! Not when it means singing the song of the world.
I, the Prince of Peace, said that I came “not to bring Peace but a sword.”
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which
also we are called…and be ye thankful.” Colossians 3:15
December 23 – Welcome The Interruption
I went to prepare a place for you, but I still need My Bethany Homes and My Upper Rooms. These can be prepared only by loving hearts.
When you have prepared your home, My Home, you must be prepared to receive any whom I may send. Be ready for any interruption. Treat it as from Me.
You know neither the day nor the hour when your Lord will come. You know not the guise in which He will come, in that of a prince or in that of a beggar.
See in the unwanted your Much-desired Lord.
December 22 – Practice Protection
Fear no evil because I have conquered evil. It has power to hurt only those who do not place themselves under My Protection. This is not a question of feeling, it is an assured fact.
All you have to do is say with assurance that whatever it is cannot harm you, as I have conquered it. Children, in not only the big, but the little things of life, be sure of My conquering Power. Know that all is well. Be sure of it. Practice this. Learn it until it is unfailing and instinctive with you.
But practice it in the quite small things, and then you will find you will do it easily, naturally, lovingly, trustingly, in the big things of life.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
December 21 – Adore Him
Prove your adoration in your life. All should be calm and joy. Calm and joy are the outward expressions of adoration.
Adoration is that welling up of the whole being in Love’s wonder-praise to Me.
If you truly adored, your whole life would be in harmony with that adoration, expressing as far as you were able, in all its varied manifestations, that Beauty of the Lord Whom you adore.