May 9 – Harmony Within
Follow My Guidance. Be afraid to venture on your own as a child fears to leave its mother’s side. Doubt of your own wisdom, and reliance on Mine, will teach you humility.
Humility is not the belittling of the self. It is forgetting the self. Nay more, forgetting the self, because you are remembering Me.
You must not expect to live in a world where all is harmony. You must not expect to live where others are in unbroken accord with you. It is your task to maintain your own heart peace in adverse circumstances. Harmony is always yours when you strain your ear to catch Heaven’s music.
Doubt always your power or wisdom to put things right, ask Me to right all as you leave it to Me, and go on your way loving and laughing. I am wisdom. Only My wisdom can rightly decide anything – settle any problem. So rely on Me. All is well.
Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of
God, that he may exalt
you in due time.
1 Peter 5:6
May 8 – The Dross and The Gold
Share your Joy with Me.
Tell Me of all that gladdens you throughout your day. I am near to hear. Feel that I alone share to the full your heart-thrills, because with Me no success of yours engenders regret nor is tinged with envy.
Is it not My Joy, My success, accomplished only in and through Me?
Share all with me. The disappointment, not only in others but all too poignantly in yourself. Share your backward step as well as one of progress.
Bring all to Me, and together, in tender Love, we can sift the dross from the gold.
Come back to Me, ever sure of a welcome, ever glad to feel My Presence in and round you.
May 8 – The Rest of God
I lead you. The way is clear. Go forward unafraid. I am beside you. Listen, listen, listen to My Voice. My Hand is controlling all.
Remember that I can work through you better when you are at rest. Go very slowly, very quietly from one duty to the next – taking the time to rest and pray between.
Do not be too busy. Take all in order as I say. The Rest of God is in a realm beyond all man’s activities. Venture there often, and you will indeed find Peace and Joy.
All work that results from resting with God is miracle-work. Claim the power to work miracles, both of you.
Know that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Nay, more, know that you can do all things through Christ who rests you.
And in that day there shall be a root of
Jesse … and his rest shall be glorious.
May 7 – Clouds and Rain
See My goodness in the clouds and rain, as well as in the sunshine of life. Both express so wonderfully the goodness and love of your Lord.
Just as the shady glade, the cool riverside, the mountaintop, the blazing highway, all meet the varying needs of man.
May 7 – Against the Tide
The oarsman, trusting in Me, does not lean on his oars and drift with the tide, trusting to the current.
Nay, more often – once I have shown the way – it is against the tide you must direct all your effort. And even when difficulties come, it is by your effort that they will be surmounted. But always strength and the Joy in the doing you can have through Me.
My fishermen-disciples did not find the fishes ready on the shore in their nets. I take man’s efforts and bless that. I need man’s effort – he needs My blessing. This partnership it is that means success.
For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.
May 6 – The Fertile Glade
Seek and you shall find.
As a mother hiding from her child puts herself in the way of being found, so with Me. So the finding of Me and of the treasures of My Kingdom may not always depend upon ardent intent securing attainment, but upon the mere setting out on the quest.
Is this a comfort to you?
When you set out upon a time of seeking, I place Myself in your way, and the sometime arid path of prayer becomes a fertile glade in which you are surprised to find your search so soon over. Thus mutual Joy.
May 6 – Sublime Audacity
The way is long and weary. It is a weary world. So many today are weary. “Come unto Me, … and I will give you rest.”
My children, who range yourselves under My flag, you must see that on it are inscribed those words “The Son of Man.”
Whatever the world is feeling, I must feel, I – the son of Man. You are My followers – so the weariness of man today must be shared by you – the weary and heavy-laden must come to you, and find that rest that you found in Me.
My children, My followers must be prepared not to sit on My right hand and My left, but to drink of the cup that I drink of.
Poor world – teach it that there is only one cure for all its ills – Union with Me. Dare to suffer, dare to conquer, be filled with My sublime audacity. Remember that. Claim the unclaimable.
Just what the world would think impossible can always be yours. Remember, My children, sublime audacity.
And whosever shall give to drink unto one of these
little ones a cup of cold water … verily I say
unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
May 5 – Dangerous Channels
“Savior, let me be a channel for Thy Mighty Power.”
First you must be kept by that Mighty Power.
For it must be a consecrated life to be so used.
My Power passing through wrong channels would work harm. It could not be.
The alloy of the channel would poison the Spirit-flood.
May 5 – Let Me Choose
My loved ones. Yes, with the heart, not the head, men should think of Me, and then worship would be instinctive.
Breathe in My very Spirit in pure air and fervent desire.
Keep the eye of your spirit ever upon Me, the window of your soul open towards Me. You have ever to know that all things are yours – that what is lovely I delight to give you.
Empty your mind of all that limits. Whatever is beautiful you can have. Leave more and more the choice to Me. You will have no regrets.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters,
and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress;
so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God. Psalm 123:2
May 4 – The Acceptable Gift
Rest in My Love. Abide in Me.
Leave all to follow Me — your pride, your self-sufficiency, your fears of what others may think — All.
Have no fear. Go forth into the unknown with Me, fearful of nothing with so sure a convoy.
Just as a flower, given as an offering to a loved one, so is your tribute of love to Me.
As Mary gave her Love-offering, spikenard very precious, so give to Me your love and understanding.