January 11 – The Ache of Love
Use My unlimited stores for your needs and those of others. Seek My wonderful truths and you shall find.
There may come times when you sit in silence, when it seems as if you were left alone. Then, I command you to remember I have spoken to you.
You will have the consciousness of My Presence when you hear no voice. Abide in that Presence. “I am the light of the world,” but sometimes in tender pity, I withhold too glaring a light, lest, in its dazzling brightness, you should miss your daily path and work.
Not until Heaven is reached, do souls sit and drink in the ecstasy of God’s revelation to His Own. At the moment you are pilgrims and need only your daily marching orders, and strength and guidance for the day.
Oh! Listen to My Voice, eagerly, joyfully. Never crowd it out. I have no rival claimants and if men seek the babble of the world, then I withdraw.
Life has hurt you. Only scarred lives can really save.
You cannot escape the discipline. It is the hallmark of discipleship. My children, trust Me always. Never rebel.
The trust given to Me today, takes away the ache of rejection of My love, that I suffered on earth, and have suffered through the ages. “I died for you, My children, and could ye treat Me so?”
And the sheep follow Him; for they know His voice. John 10:4
January 10 – Influence
When you come to Me, and I give you that Eternal Life I give it to all who believe in Me, it alters your whole existence, the words you speak, the influences you have.
These are all eternal. They must be. They spring from the life within you, My Life, Eternal Life, so that they too live forever. Now you see how vast, how stupendous, is the work of any soul that has Eternal Life. The words, the influence, go on down the ages forever.
You must ponder on these truths I give you. They are not surface facts, but the secrets of My Kingdom, the hidden pearls of rare price.
Meditate upon them. Work at them in your minds and hearts.
I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
January 10 – How Self Dies
It is so necessary to dwell with Me, to draw so close to Me in an
understanding as complete as it is possible for man to realize.
Do you not see now the need for the training and discipline I have
enjoined on you? They are vital in that they attune your being to the
consciousness of My Mind and Purpose. When this Mind is in you that is
in Me you are able to penetrate the outer courts of the Temple, and in
the very Holy of Holies to grasp the meaning that lay behind all I said
and did and was.
Sacrifice all for this. Your work has to be inspired. Where can you find inspiration but in My Presence?
January 9 – No Strain
Be calm, no matter what may befall you. Rest in Me. Be patient, and let patience have her perfect work. Never think things overwhelming. How can you be overwhelmed when I am with you?
Do not feel the strain of life. There is no strain for My children. Do you not see I am a Master Instrument-maker? Have I not fashioned each part? Do I not know just what it can bear without a strain? Would I, the maker of so delicate an instrument, ask of it anything that could destroy or strain?
No! The strain is only when you are serving another master, the world, fame, the good opinion of men – or carrying two days’ burden on the one day.
Remember that it must not be.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:7
January 8 – Love Bangs the Door
Life with Me is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties. My guidance is often by shut doors. Love bangs as well as opens.
Joy is the result of faithful trusting acceptance of My Will, when it seems not joyous.
St. Paul, my servant, learnt this lesson of the banged doors when he said “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” Expect rebuffs until this is learned – it is the only way.
Joy is the daughter of calm.
They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion,
which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1
January 7 – Cleansing Light
I am the True Light that cometh into the world, and men love darkness rather than Light, because their deeds are evil.
Truly not all men desire My Light. Not all men would welcome its clear shining.
Many shrink from its revelation, preferring the darkness that would
hide their deeds, rather than the remorseless Light that would show the
evil of which they are ashamed.
Pray for Light, rejoice to have it, welcome its revelation, and so,
when in your lives it has done its searching, cleansing work, then bear
it yourselves gladly, triumphantly, out into a world that needs so
sorely the Light of the World.
January 7 – The Secret Pearl
Look upon us with Thy favor, O Lord, while we behold “The land that is very far off” and yet so near to the seeing eye and the listening ear.
Wait. Wonders are unfolding. Tremble with awe. No man can stand upon the threshold of Eternity unshaken. I give unto you Eternal Life. A free gift, a wonderful gift – the Life of the Ages.
Silently comes the Kingdom. No man can judge when it enters the heart of man, only in results. Listen quietly. Sometimes you may get no message. Meet thus all the same. You will absorb an atmosphere.
Cultivate silence. “God speaks in silences.” A silence, a soft wind. Each can be a message to convey My meaning to the heart, though by no voice, or even word.
Each word or thought of yours can be like a pearl that you drop into the secret place of another heart, and in some hour of need, lo! the recipient finds the treasure and realizes for the first time its value.
Do not be too ready to do, just be. I said, “Be ye therefore perfect” not “do” perfect things. Try and grasp this. Individual efforts avail nothing. It is only the work of the Universal Spirit – My Spirit – that counts.
Dwell in thought on this, more and more, saints have taken a lifetime to grasp it.
Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
January 6 – Sharp and Ready
Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this foreign land.
I am weak but Thou art mighty,
Guide me with Thy powerful Hand.
You must pray. The way will open. God cares and His plans unfold. Just love and wait.
Love is the key. No door is too difficult for it to open.
What cause have you to fear? Has He not cared for and protected you? Hope on. Hope gladly. Hope with certainty. Be calm, calm in My Power.
Never neglect these times, pray and read your Bible and train and discipline yourself. That is your work – Mine to use you. But My instruments must be sharp and ready. Then I use them.
Discipline and perfect yourselves at all costs. Do this, for soon every fleeting thought will be answered, every wish gratified, every deed used. It is a fearful Power, a mighty Power. Oh! be careful that you ask nothing amiss – nothing that is not according to My Spirit.
All thoughts harmful must be turned out. See how necessary I have made the purity and goodness of your own lives to you. Soon, you shall ask and at once it will come. Welcome the training. Without it I dare not give you this Power.
Do not worry about other’s lives. You must perfect yourselves first in My Strength.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
January 5 – Hoard Nothing
Love Me and do My Will. No evil shall befall you. Take no
thought for tomorrow. Rest in My presence brings Peace. God will help
you. Desire brings fulfillment. Peace like a quiet flowing river
cleanses, sweeps all irritants away.
You shall be taught, continue these prayertimes,
even if they seem fruitless. The devil will try by any means to stop
them. Heed him not. He will say evil spirits may enter in. Heed him not.
Rest your nerves. Tired nerves are a reflection on, not of, God’s Power. Hope all the time.
Do not be afraid of poverty. Let money flow freely. I
will let it flow in but you must let it flow out. I never send money to
stagnate – only to those who pass it on. Keep nothing for yourself.
Hoard nothing. Only have what you need and use. This is My Law of
Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him;
and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5
January 4 – Do Not Plan
Shew us Thy Way, O Lord, and let us walk in Thy paths. Lead us in Thy Truth and teach us.
All is well. Wonderful things are happening. Do not limit God at all. He cares and provides.
Uproot self – the channel blocker. Do not plan ahead, the way will unfold step by step. Leave tomorrow’s burden. Christ is the Great Burdenbearer. You cannot bear His load and He only expects you to carry a little day-share.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28