January 6 – Land Of Promise
Imagine the Hope of My Heart that day on the mountainside when I told My followers that to no throne on earth I led them; old forms and negations that had meant so much in the past were to be swept away; motives and impulses were to be all-important.
By the thoughts of his heart was a man to be judged. Prayer was like a son appealing to a father. Love was to be the foundation, the Golden Rule. Tribal, even racial, distinctions were to be ignored and the claims of the whole great family of God were to be met.
To such heights as they had never before scaled I led them, up to Peak-truths they had thought unscalable.
What hopes I had of them as their wonder turned to Vision and they responded to My Message.
What hopes I have today of each of you My Followers as you catch sight of your Land of Promise ahead.
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 – The Healing Hour
As yet you can only dimly see what this evening time will mean for you.
For a while you shed earth’s cares and frets, and know the uplift of soul that comes through planned Communion with Me.
You are renewed, and that renewing is your safeguard from mental and spiritual disintegration.
In this brief time you taste, in contact with Me, something of My Resurrection Life. It is the glorified Christ you know, and to know Him is to partake too of His Risen Life.
Thus health, physical, mental, and spiritual, comes to you and flows from you.
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 – Your Mandate
Here in this evening hour I draw near to you — and listen. Tell Me of the Peace you know in Me; of the tender confidence in Me that has brought Peace and Safety into your life.
Tomorrow you will go back into the world with My message of Eternal Life. Truths that you are only just beginning fully to grasp, that are bringing you Vision and Joy, you will pass to others, that they may be saved the wasted years that lie behind you. Turn to them as you would to one following you along a dangerous road and warn them against the pitfalls in their way.
Point out to them the beauties of The Way, the sunlit hills ahead, the sunset glories, the streams and flowers of My peaceful glades.
Direct their attention from earth’s allures or mirages to Me, your Companion of The Way. Tell them of your Joy in Me. That is your mandate from High Heaven.
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
January 3 – Mutual Need
Abide in Me and I in you.
This year dwell much upon this stupendous truth.
You need to abide in Me this year to share in the Spirit-life of the Universe, in its creative power and energy. Thus you are a part in God’s whole.
But I must abide in you, for only so can I express My Love and Power and Truth through you interpreting them in deed, and look, and word.
In these words of Mine you have My twofold nature.
The Strong Protector! so Strong to shield; and offering you, My guest, all provision you need.
And then you have Me in My Humility, one with you, your close Companion, dwelling in you, and dependent on you. Think on these things.
January 3 – The Way Will Open
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31
You must be renewed, remade. Christ, Christ, Christ. Everything must rest on Me. Force is born of rest. Only Love is a conquering force. Be not afraid, I will help you.
Be channels both of you. My Spirit shall flow through and My Spirit shall, in flowing through, sweep away all the bitter past.
Take heart. God loves, God helps, God fights, God wins. You shall see. You shall know. The way will open. All My Love has ever planned, all My Love has ever thought, you shall see each day unfold. Only be taught. Just like a child. A child never questions plans. It accepts gladly.
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:15
January 2 – Your Resolutions
It is in union with Me that you receive strength to carry out your good resolutions.
Contact with Me brings power for the work I wish you to do, that work for which I know you to be most suited and which you only can do, and do so well.
It is in contact with Me that you are endued with the Grace that I alone can give, enabling you to minister acceptably to those to whom I send you, and those whom I bring to you.
Even among the distractions and manifold interests of the world — live in My Presence, yet daily withdraw yourself to be alone with Me.
January 2 – Arm of Love
You are to help to save others. Never let one day pass when you have not reached out an arm of Love to someone outside your home – a note, a letter, a visit, help in some way.
Be full of Joy. Joy saves. Joy cures. Joy in Me. In every ray of sunlight, every smile, every act of kindness, or love, every trifling service – joy.
Each day do something to lift another soul out of the sea of sin, or disease or doubt into which man has fallen. I still walk today by the lakeside and call My Disciples to follow Me and to become fishers of men.
The helping hand is needed that raises the helpless to courage, to struggle, to faith, to health. Love. Laugh. Love and laughter are the beckoners to faith and courage and success. Trust on, love on, joy on.
Refuse to be downcast. Refuse to be checked in your upward climb. Love and laugh. I am with you. I bear your burdens. Cast your burden upon Me and I will sustain you. And then in very lightheartedness you turn and help another with the burden that is pressing too heavily upon him or her.
How many burdens can you lighten this year? How many hearts can you cheer? How many souls can you help?
And in giving you gain: “Good measure, pressed down, and running over.” I your Lord have said it.
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14