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 15 – Bold In Prayer
My child, there is no arrogance in your assertion when you say, “I will not let Thee go unless Thou bless me.”
Have not I ever told you to claim big things. In so doing you obey Me.
You do right to wrestle boldly in prayer. There are times for demanding, for claiming.
Now is the time to claim. You are in no doubt about My Will. Claim its manifestations on earth.
September 15 – Quiet Strength
Rest in Me. When tired nature rebels it is her call for rest. Rest then until My Life-Power flows through you.
Have no fear for the future. Be quiet, be still, and in that very stillness your strength will come and will be maintained.
The world sees strength in action. In My Kingdom it is known that strength lies in quiet. “In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”
Such a promise! Such glorious fulfillment! The strength of Peace and the Peace of strength. Rest in Me. Joy in Me.
My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. Exodus 33:14
September 14 – Gifts For You
“Not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”
Not as the world giveth, but oh, infinitely more richly, more abundantly, give I unto you.
The world expects a return, or gives only in return. Not so do I. My only stipulation is receive!
But to receive My Power, My Gifts, you must have room for them, and full of self there is no room for Me and My Gifts.
So all I desire of you is to be emptied of self, and to desire Me.
September 14 – When Faith Fails
Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Mark 9:24
This cry of the human heart is as expressive of human need as it was when uttered to Me while I was on earth. It expresses the soul’s progress.
As a soul realizes Me and My Power, and knows Me as Helper and Savior, that soul believes in Me more and more. At the same time it is more conscious than before of its falling short of absolute trust in Me.
“Lord, I believe. Help Thou mine unbelief.” The soul’s progress – an increased belief – then a cry for more faith – a plea to conquer all unbelief, all lack of trust.
That cry heard. That prayer answered. More faith, and at the same time more power to see where trust is lacking.
My children seek to go up this path, leading by each stage, nearer to Me.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12
September 13 – Cause Of Sin
No longer has sin any power over you unless of your own deliberate choice.
The surest way to safeguard yourself against any temptation to sin is to learn to love to do My Will, and to love to have that Will done in all the little as well as in all the big things in your daily life.
So often man puzzles over this — if I have conquered sin, why is it then so powerful an enemy?
I conquered sin.
It has no power over any soul that does not want to sin. Then all that could lead to sin is desire.
I lay such stress on man’s loving Me. If his love, his desire, is set on Me — he wills only to do My Will. Thus he is saved from sin.
September 13 – No Other Name
My Name is the Power that turns evil aside, that summons all good to your aid. Spirits of evil flee at the sound of “Jesus.” Spoken in fear, in weakness, in sorrow, in pain, it is an appeal I never fail to answer. “Jesus.”
Use My Name often. Think of the unending call of “Mother” made by her children. To help, to care, to decide, to appeal, “Mother.” Use My Name in that same way – simply, naturally, forcefully. “Jesus.”
Use it not only when you need help but to express Love. Uttered aloud, or in the silence of your hearts, it will alter an atmosphere from one of discord to one of Love. It will raise the standard of talk and thought. “Jesus.”
“There is none other Name under Heaven whereby you can be saved.”
Because of the savour of thy good ointments
thy name is as ointment poured forth. Song of Solomon 1:3
September 12 – Blame Not
Never seek to cast the blame on others.
If I bear your sins and those of others, are you not casting your blame on Me?
If what is untoward is the result of your own fault or weakness, seek to remedy the cause by conquering the fault and overcoming the weakness.
If it has been caused by another, then apportion no blame, allow no thought of self to intrude to cause the slightest ruffle of your spirit-calm.
Safeguard the peace which I entrusted to you.
September 12 – Money Values
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things
shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33
If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. – Matthew 6:22
The eye of the soul is the will. If your one desire is My Kingdom, to find that Kingdom, to serve that Kingdom, then truly shall your whole body be full of light.
When you are told to seek first the Kingdom of God, the first step is to secure that your will is for that Kingdom. A single eye to God’s glory. Desiring nothing less than that His Kingdom come. Seeking in all things the advance of His Kingdom.
Know no values but Spiritual values. No profit but that of Spiritual gain. Seek in all things His Kingdom first.
Only seek material gain when that gain will mean a gain for My Kingdom. Get away from money values altogether. Walk with Me. Learn of Me. Talk to Me. Here lies your true happiness.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all
these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:31
September 11 – Lose This Desire
Again I say, never judge another. That is one of My tasks I have never relegated to any follower.
Live with Me. So you will be enabled to see more of that inner self that I see in each one. Thus you will learn a humility that makes you lose desire to judge.
Oh, seek to love and understand all. Love them for My sake. They are Mine. As you live with Me you will see how I yearn over them, and long for them. Seeing this your love for Me must prevent your hurting Me by unkind criticism of those for whom I care.