February 7 – The Way Of Progress
Impress upon all that growth is one of the laws of My Kingdom.
However long your span of life on earth, it can never be too long for growth and progress.
Be ever seeking My Will for you. Not a new religion, nor the right religion, but — My Will. Then all will be well and growth will follow.
February 6 – True Humility
If I, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you ought also to wash one another’s feet.
How My followers have misunderstood this. They interpret the required attitude to be one of service. In service there can be condescension, there can be a total lack of humility.
I sought to teach a lesson to those who would approach Me to partake of that wonderful Union with Me, vouchsafed to those who worthily eat of My Flesh and drink of My Blood.
I desired to teach them that they must come to Me in the Spirit of humility towards others. No sense of superiority, especially Spiritual superiority. True humility. Learn this lesson in daily Companionship with Me. “For I am meek and lowly of heart.”
February 5 – The Aching Spirit
Just as I said that those who hungered and thirsted after righteousness would be filled, so I say to you — none ever longed to know Me better and remained unsatisfied. Even with your imperfect knowledge, you are daily realizing how true this is.
Man dwells so much on material things that he fails to grasp the Spiritual laws that never fail.
For all spirit-longing there is fulfillment. I soothe the aching Spirit.
You think I answer your prayer. Yes, but the answer was there, awaiting the prayer.
You will see these simple Truths more and more as you live with Me; truths hidden from the wise but revealed to the little ones of the Kingdom
February 4 – Wise Rest
Rest should play a large part in the lives of My followers, for tiredness and physical strain can cause man to lose his consciousness of My Presence.
Then the Light that banishes evil seems to be withdrawn — never by deliberate act of Mine, but as the result of man’s attitude towards Me. Ponder on this.
February 3 – Ambassadors All
If you love Me and long to serve others by showing them what I am like, you will assuredly do so.
Because self will disappear, be cast out.
When self has gone then those who see you will not see the self in you; only the ambassador of your King.
You have here in this seemingly narrow life of yours countless opportunities of overcoming self. Let this be your great task.
February 2 – My Wages
If the world understands you, then you are speaking its language, actuated by its motives, living its life according to its standards. Will you have this?
Remember I said very clearly, “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” If you serve God, then, for your work, you should surely look to God for reward.
So many of My servants serve Me, and yet expect to receive the gratitude and praise, or at least the acknowledgment of the world. Why? You are not doing the work of the world. Why expect its pay?
February 1 – All Love Excelling
Softly I approach. Gently My Spirit speaks to your heart.
The mystery of man’s communion with Me lies in the beauty and wonder of its aloneness. For the moment the world seems not to exist. Its noise and traffic seem hushed.
There is indeed wonder in that stillness. A faint glimpse is seen in the sudden realization of Love between two human beings. Surprise and wonder . . . the world is for them alone . . . no claim other than their love.
What wonder in the heart of man when he realizes the beauty, tenderness, and closeness of Communion with Me!
January 31 – The Evening Call
Softly at even, comes the footfall of your Master. My day has been long and weary. Hearts that I have yearned over and longed for still withstand Me.
I see the aged, desolate without Me. I see the disappointment of men and women, who in Me would find heart-satisfaction which others cannot give them. I see youth crowding Me out of its work-filled, pleasure-filled days. And yet I wait. I knock, I plead, I call, unheard, unheeded, unwanted.
As I was the link between the Father and men, so now must My followers be the links between man and Me.
Human Love, material aid, human understanding, and friendship must bind those for whom I yearn.
Channels through which My help can flow to man truly you must be, but also the means through which man finds his groping way to Me.
EVENING AND MORNING
O let me hear Thee speaking
In accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion,
The murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me,
To hasten, or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
Thou Guardian of my soul!
January 30 – More Love
I come, a truly willing guest. Love always draws.
Remember that. Love is the magnetic Power of the Universe. God is LOVE, the Power that draws all men by various ways unto Himself.
Remember that your Love too, being of God, has the same magnetic Power. Love, and you will draw to you those whom you desire to help.
When you fail to do so, search your life. Love is deficient. More love is necessary.
January 29 – Overcomers
Study the “Overcomeths” in the Revelation to My servant John, and you will see the tender intimacy with Me promised as a result of overcoming. To believe is not enough. To believe in Me does truly involve the possession of Eternal Life, but that is a trust to use as truly as the talent of My story.
It is not only a something to be enjoyed.
Eternal life is a refreshing, reforming, enriching, uprooting, ennobling Power to be employed to the full by those to whom I entrust it.
In this My servants so often fail, and so miss the wonder of Communion with Me. Guard this Truth.