March 9 – Nothing Is Small
Nothing is small to God. In His sight a sparrow is of greater value than a palace, one kindly word of more importance than a statesman’s speech.
It is the Life in all that has value, and the quality of the life that determines the value. I came to give Eternal Life.
“And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed…they took up
of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had
eaten were about four thousand.” – Mark 8:7-9
March 8 – Heaven-Life
The Joy of the Spring shall be yours in full measure. Revel in the earth’s joy. Do not you think that Nature is weary, too, of her long months of travail? There will come back a wonderful joy, if you share in her joy now.
Nature is the embodied Spirit of My Thoughts of beauty for this world. Treat her as such – as truly My servant and messenger, as any saint who has ever lived. To realize this will bring to you both new life-joy. Share her joys and travails, and great blessings will be yours.
This is all-important, because it is not only believing certain things about Me that helps and heals, but knowing Me, sensing My Presence in a flower, My message in its beauty and perfume.
You can truly live a life not of earth – a heaven-life here and now. Joy – Joy – Joy.
“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of
birds is come, and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:12
March 7 – Surprises
Many there are who think that I test and train and bend to My Will. I, who bade the disciples take up the cross, I loved to prepare a feast for them by the lakeside – a little glad surprise, not a necessity, as the feeding of the multitude may have seemed. I loved to give the wine-gift at the marriage feast.
As you love to plan surprises for those who understand, and joy in them, so with Me. I love to plan them for those who see My Love and tender Joy in them.
Dear to the heart of My Father are those who see not only My tears, the tears of a Savior, but the smile, the joy-smile of a friend.
“Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure
in the prosperity of his servant.” – Psalm 35:27
March 6 – Love and Laugh
Work for Me, with Me, through Me. All work to last must be done in My Spirit. How silently My Spirit works. How gently and gradually souls are led into My Kingdom.
Love and Laughter form the plough that prepares the ground for the seed. Remember this. If the ground is hard, seed will not grow there.
Prepare the ground, and prepare it as I say.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit,
saith the Lord of hosts.” – Zechariah 4:6
March 5 – Fear Is Evil
Have no fear. Fear is evil and “perfect Love casts out fear.” There is no room for fear in the heart in which I dwell. Fear destroys Hope. It cannot exist where Love is, or where Faith is.
Fear is the curse of the world. Man is afraid – afraid of poverty, afraid of loneliness, afraid of unemployment, afraid of sickness.
Many, many are man’s fears. Nation is afraid of nation. Fear, fear, fear, everywhere. Fight fear as you would a plague. Turn it out of your lives and home. Fight it singly. Fight it together. Never inspire fear. It is an evil ally. Fear of punishment, fear of blame.
No work that employs this enemy of Mine is work for Me. Banish it. There must be another and better way.
Ask Me and I will show it you.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
March 4 – Key to Holiness
Draw near to Me, my children. Contact with Me is the panacea for all ills.
Remember that Truth is many-sided. Have much tender Love and Patience for all who do not see as you do.
The elimination of self is the key to holiness and happiness, and can only be accomplished with My help. Study My life more. Live in My Presence. Worship Me.
I said in Gethsemane, “If it be possible let this cup pass.” I did NOT say that there was no cup of sorrow to drink. I was scourged and spat upon and nailed to the Cross, and I said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
I did NOT say that they did not do it. When My disciple, Peter, urged Me to escape the Cross, I said, “Get thee behind Me, Satan.”
When My disciples failed to help the epileptic boy, I said, “This kind cometh not out but by Prayer and Fasting.” I did NOT say, “You imagined that he was ill. Nothing is wrong.”
When the Bible says, “God has purer eyes than to behold evil,” it means to impute evil to His people. He always sees the good in people, but remember that I “beheld the city, and wept over it.”
“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” – Luke 9:23
March 3 – Grow Like Me
Think of Me. Look at Me often, and unconsciously you will grow like Me.
You may never see it. The nearer you get to Me, the more will you see your unlikeness to Me. So be comforted, My children.
Your very deep sense of failure is a sure sign that you are growing nearer to Me. And if you desire to help others to Me, then that prayer-desire is answered.
Remember, too, it is only struggle that hurts. In sloth, spiritual or mental, or physical, there is no sense of failure or discomfort, but with action, with effort, you are conscious not of strength but of weakness – at least at first.
That again is a sign of Life, of spiritual growth.
And remember, My Strength is made perfect in weakness.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory
of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
March 2 – Spirit Words
“The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
Just as much as the words I spoke to My disciples of old. This is your reward for not seeking spirit-communication through a medium. Those who do it can never know the ecstasy, the wonder, of spirit-communication as you know it.
Life, Joy, Peace, and Healing are yours in very full measure. You will see this as you go on. At first, you can hardly credit the powers I am bestowing on you.
I sent My disciples out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits, and to heal all manner of diseases.
Wonderful indeed must it have been to St. Peter to feel suddenly that His Lord’s power was his.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth. – John 4:24
March 1 – Shower Love
I always hear your cry. No sound escapes Me.
Many, many in the world cry to Me, but oh! how few wait to hear Me speak to them and yet to the soul, My speaking to it matters so much.
My words are Life. Think then, to hear Me speak is to find Life, and healing and strength. Trust Me in all things. Love showered on all brings truly a quick return.
Just carry out My wishes and leave Me to carry out yours. Treat Me as Savior and King, but also with the tender intimacy of One much beloved.
Keep to the rules I have laid down for you, persistently, perseveringly, lovingly, patiently, hopefully, and in faith, and every mountain of difficulty shall be laid low, the rough places of poverty shall be made smooth, and all who know you shall know that I, your Lord, am the Lord.
“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth.”
– Psalm 34:17
February 28 – Perfect Work
Spend more time alone with Me.
A strength and a Joy come from such times that will add much to your friendship, and much to your work.
Times of prayer are times of growth. Cut those times short and many well-filled hours of work may be profitless. Heaven’s values are so different from the values of earth.
Remember that from the point of view of the Great Worker, one poor tool, working all the time, but doing bad work, is of small value compared with the sharp, keen, perfect instrument, used only a short time, but which turns out perfect work.
Does the road wind
uphill all the way?
Yes, to the very end,
Will the journey take
the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.
— C. G. Rossetti
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and
departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” Mark 1:35