February 17 – Practice Peace
Peace must fill your hearts and lives, and then you will find that ills and difficulties and sorrows and changes leave you unmoved. Practice that steadfast immobility, no matter what may threaten. This spirit of calm trust is the shield that turns aside the darts and stings of adversity. Practice it.
Then you must seek to abide at the heart of the Universe with Me, at the center with Me. There alone is changlessness and calm WITH ME.
February 16 – He Changeth Not
Mark My Changelessness.
If I am truly the same, yesterday, today, and forever, then I am no God of moods as so often man portrays Me. Can you worship a God swayed this way and that at man’s demand?
Dwell upon the thought of My Changelessness until you grasp the Truth that only as man changes and comes within the influence of My unchanging Law of Love can he realize and experience the Power and Love I have unchangingly for all mankind.
February 15 – Green Pastures
After each salutary experience of life, each blow it may deal you, separate yourself from the world for a time. Walk in My Green Pastures, and wander with Me beside the Waters of Comfort, until your soul is restored.
This is necessary so that you may readjust yourself to life. For you are a new being; you have had a new experience. Learn a new lesson. Your Union with Me will be the closer for your experience.
This is the time when My Love can whisper new meanings to you, can make the Friendship between us a closer, more holy Union .
Come with your Lover into the stillness of My Green Pastures, and walk with Me beside hushed waters.
February 14 – Thanks For All
Thank Me for all the withholding as well as for the giving. Thank Me for sunshine and rain, for drought and springs of water, for sleep and wakefulness, for gain and loss. Thank Me for all.
Know beyond all doubt, all fear, that all is well. Cling to Me in moments of weakness. Cling still in moments of strength, imploring that you may never feel self-sufficient.
No evil shall befall you, rest in this knowledge.
February 13 – Ever Secure
Abide secure in My friendship.
A friend who knows you through and through; knows all your pitiful attempts at living for Me, your many and tragic failures, your childish misunderstanding of Me and what I would do for you.
Your desire to serve Me, your clinging to Me in the dark hours of helplessness; your stumbling confidence in your efforts to walk alone — I know all.
I have seen your persistent blindness to My guidance; I have seen how you obstruct the answers to your own prayers; I have noted your easy acquiescence to those forces that oppose My loving purposes.
I know all this, and yet I say again: Abide with Me secure in My friendship.
February 12 – See Me Everywhere Still
See Me in all your daily life.
See Me in the little happenings. Recognize me as the source of every act of kindness and Love.
Feel My Power with you when you face any task or danger. Know My consoling tenderness in every sorrow and disappointment.
I, the Master-Painter, can work into the ordinary colors of beauty until you see the befitting background for the joy and ecstasy of the radiance I give.
February 11 – No Remorse
I seek to save you not only from falling into sin, but from the overwhelming remorse that follows the realization of sin.
I know that for frail man this is too great a burden. So when you let it overwhelm you, you nullify My saving Power.
I seek to save you from oppression and depression too. I bid you leave all to follow Me. That is, leave the sins and the failures of the past.
Out of the shadow into the sunlight of My Love and Salvation you must go.
February 10 – Your Power
In your hands I have placed a wonderful force against evil. You cannot realize as yet the mighty weapon you wield.
Make known the Power of Prayer. A force so wonderful, so miracle-working, that when it is united with a will that seeks only My Will and with a Friendship with Me that calms, enobles and enriches, then nothing can withstand its Power.
February 9 – All Will Be Well
In humble anticipation — wait.
Wait as a servant anticipating orders. Wait as a lover eager to note a need, and to supply it.
Wait for My Commands; wait for My Guidance; wait for My Supply. All will come.
In such a life you may well be of good cheer. Can a life be dull when always there is that watchful expectancy, anticipation of glad surprise, that wonder of fulfillment, that Joy of full supply?
February 8 – Future All Unknown
Probe not into the future. Prophecies are not for you. Be a humble follower in the crowd. Live with Me. Ponder My Words, My Teaching, My Actions.
Soon you will find that more and more opportunities of speaking of Me will present themselves. Do not make them. They will proceed from the pressure of inward growth, and not from outward stress.