November 2 – Spend
Give, give, give. Keep ever an empty vessel for Me to fill.
In future use all for Me, and give all you cannot use.
How poor die those who leave wealth! Wealth is to use, to spend, for Me.
Use as you go. Delight to use.
For the love of money is the root of all evil. 1 Timothy 6:10
November 1 – Prayer of Joy
Joy is the messenger, dear Lord, that bears our prayers to Thee
Prayer can be like incense, rising ever higher and higher, or it can be like a low earth-mist clinging to the ground, never once soaring.
The Eye that sees all, the Ear that hears all, knows every cry.
But the prayer of real faith is the prayer of Joy, that sees and knows the heart of Love it rises to greet, and that is so sure of a glad response.
And another angel came … having a golden censer; … and the smoke
of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints,
ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
October 31 – The Voice Again
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light into my path. — Psalm 119:105.
Yes! My Word, the Scriptures. Read them, study them; store them in your hearts, use them as you use a lamp to guide your footsteps.
But remember, My children, My Word is more even than that. It is the Voice that speaks to your hearts, that inner consciousness that tells of Me.
It is the Voice that speaks to you intimately, personally, in this sacred evening time. It is even more than that. It is I your Lord and Friend.
“And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” Truly a lamp to your feet, and a light to your path.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might
not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11
October 30 – The Hardest Lesson
Wait and you shall realize the Joy of the one who can be calm and wait, knowing that all is well. The last, and hardest lesson, is that of waiting. So wait.
I would almost say tonight “Forgive Me, children, that I allow this extra burden to rest upon you even for so short a time.”
I would have you know this, that from the moment you placed all in My Hands, and sought no other aid, from that moment I have taken the quickest way possible to work out your salvation, and to free you.
There is so much you have had to be taught — to avoid future disaster. But the Friend with whom you stand by the grave of failure, of dead ambitions, of relinquished desires, that Friend is a Friend for all time.
Use this waiting time to cement the Friendship with Me, and to increase your Knowledge of Me.
Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20
October 29 – Discount Money
Never count success by money gained. That is not the mind of My Kingdom. Your success is the measure of My Will and Mind that you have revealed to those around you.
Your success is the measure of My Will that those around you have seen worked out in your lives.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5
October 28 – Glad Surprises
Our Lord, we know that all is well. We trust Thee for all. We love Thee increasingly. We bow to Thy Will.
Bow not as one who is resigned to some heavy blow about to fall or to the acceptance of some inevitable decision.
Bow as a child bows, in anticipation of a glad surprise being prepared for it by one who loves it.
Bow in such a way, just waiting to hear the loving word to raise your head, and see the glory and Joy and wonder of your surprise.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings.
October 27 – Days of Conquest
I see the loving, striving, not the defects. I see the conquest of your particular battle. I count it victory, a glad victory.
I do not compare it with the strenuous campaigns of My great Saints.
For you it is victory, and the angels rejoice, and your dear ones rejoice, as much as at any conquest noted, and rejoiced over, by Heaven.
My children, count the days of conquest as very blessed days.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
October 26 – Deserters
You must believe utterly. My Love can bear nothing less. I am so often “wounded in the house of My friends.” Do you think the spitting and scorn of My enemies, the mocking and reviling hurt me? No!
“They all forsook Him and fled.” “I know not the man.” These left their scars.
So now, it is not the unbelief of My enemies that hurts, but that My friends, who love and know Me, cannot walk all the way with Me, and doubt My Power to do all that I have said.
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of
my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. Psalm 41:9
October 25 – No Unemployment
The Way of conquest over the material, the temporal, which all My disciples should know, is learned by the conquest of the physical, the self-life, in each of you.
So seek, in all things, to conquer. Take this as a very definite Guidance. Circumstances are adverse. Temporal power, as money, needs to be forthcoming.
Then seek daily more and more to obtain this self-conquest, and you are gaining surely, though you may not see it, conquest over the temporal forces and powers.
Unemployment would cease if man realized this.
If he has not the work let him make himself a conquering force, beginning with the conquest of all evil in himself, then in his home, then in all round him. He will have become a force that will be needed, and must be employed.
There are no idle hours in My Kingdom. Waiting may seem a time of inactivity, as far as the outer world is concerned, but it can, and should, be a time of great activity in the inner life, and the surrounding material plane.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their
testimony: and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11
October 24 – Salt of the Earth
Our Lord, we bless Thee and thank Thee for Thy Keeping Power.
Yes! “Kept by the Power of God” is a promise, and an assurance that holds Joy and Beauty for the believing soul.
The keeping that means security, safety, is wonderful. There is, too, the keeping that implies Life, freshness, purity, the being “kept unspotted from the world.”
Then there is the keeping that I ensure to those of whom I speak as the salt of the earth.
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour it is henceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
Only in very close contact with Me is the keeping Power realized. That keeping Power which maintains the salt at its freshest and best, and also preserves from corruption that portion of the world in which I place it.
What a work! Not by activity in this case, but simply by its existing, by its quality.
I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment;
lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day. Isaiah 27:3