July 28 – Mistakes
I am your Shield. No buffets of the world can harm you. Feel that between you and all scorn and indignity is a strong shield. Practice feeling this until nothing has the power to spoil the inward peace. Then indeed a marvelous victory shall be won.
You wonder sometimes why you are permitted to make mistakes in your choice when you sought so truly to do My Will in the matter.
To that I say it was no mistake…. All your lessons cannot be learned without difficulty, and this was needed to teach you a lesson. Not to him who walks on, with no obstacles in his way, but to him that overcometh is the promise given.
So to attain peace quickly in your surroundings, as well as in your hearts, learn your lesson quickly. And the overcoming is never the overcoming of the one who troubled you, but the overcoming of the weaknesses and wrong in your own nature, aroused by such a one.
No lower standard than My Standard shall be yours. “Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.”
After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram
in a vision, saying: Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield
and thy exceeding great reward.
Be Perfect – But How? by Derek Prince
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July 27 – Judge Not
Human nature is so complex. You can hardly, even in your most enlightened moments, tell what motive prompted this or that action of your own.
How, then, can you judge of another, of whose nature you have so little understanding? And to misjudge of what in another may have been prompted by the Spirit of God, is to misjudge God’s Spirit.
Can any sin be greater than that? False judgment sent Me to the Cross!
July 27 – My Consolation
Oh Jesus, come and walk with us and let us feel Thy very nearness.
I walk with you. Oh! think, My children, not only to guide and comfort you and strengthen and uphold, but for solace and comfort for Myself.
When a loving child is by you, is the nearness only that you may provide protection and help for that little one?
Rather, too, that in that little child you may find joy and cheer and comfort in its simplicity, its Love, its trust.
So, too, is it in your power to comfort and bring joy to My Heart.
And I will walk among you, and will be your God,
and ye shall be my people.
July 26 – Perfect Yourself
Perfect as My Father in Heaven is perfect.
That means a life-struggle, and unending growth. Always as you progress, a greater perception of My Father. More struggles and growth. Above all a growing need of Me and My sustaining help.
I came to found a Kingdom of Progressive growth. Alas, how many of My followers think that all they have to do is to accept Me as Savior. That is a first step only.
Heaven itself is no place for stagnation. It is indeed a place of progress. You will need Eternity to understand Eternal Mind.
Be Perfect – But How? by Derek Prince
Read it free, by permission of Derek Prince Ministries
July 26 – Forget — Forgive
Our Lord, we thank Thee for so much. We bless Thee and praise Thy Glorious Name.
Fill your world with Love and laughter. Never mind what anguish lies behind you.
Forget, forgive, love, and laugh.
Treat all as you would treat Me, with Love and consideration.
Let nothing that others do to you alter your treatment of them.
Forbearing one another; and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any, even
as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
July 25 – Joy in Me
Joy teaches. Joy cleans the smeared glass of your consciousness, and you see clearly.
You see Me clearly, and see more clearly than needs of those round you.
July 25 – Wonderful Life
I am your Lord. Lord of your lives, Controller of your days, your present and your future. Leave all plans to Me. Only act as I bid you.
You have entered now, both of you, upon the God-guided life. Think what that means. God-taught, God-guided.
Is anything too wonderful for such a life? Do you begin to see how wonderful life with Me can be?
Do you see that no evil can befall you?
A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9
July 24 – Christian Cooperators
I have always work to be done. So fit yourself for it by prayer, by contact with Me, by discipline.
Nothing is small in My sight. A simple task fittingly done may be the necessary unit in building a mighty edifice.
The bee knows nothing of its agency when fertilizing flowers for fruit-bearing.
Do not expect to see results.
The work may pass into other hands before any achievement is apparent. Enough that you are a worker with others and Me in My Vineyard.
July 24 – Keep Close
Our Lord, guide us. Show us Thy Will and Way in everything.
Keep close to Me and you shall know The Way because, as I said to My disciples, I am The Way. That is the solution to all earth’s problems.
Keep close, very close to Me. Think, act, and live in My Presence.
How dare any foe touch you, protected by Me! That is the secret of all Power, all Peace, all Purity, all influence, the keeping very near to Me.
Abide in Me. Live in My Presence. Rejoice in My Love. Thank and Praise all the time. Wonders are unfolding.
And He said, My presence shall go with thee,
and I will give thee rest. Exodus 33:14
July 23 – Dear Name
The murmuring of My Name in tender Love brings the unseen into the foreground of reality. It is like breathing on some surface, which brings into relief a lovely figure.
It is the Name before which evil shrinks away, shamed, powerless, defeated. Breathe it often. Not always in appeal. Sometimes in tender confidence, sometimes in Love’s consciousness. Sometimes in triumphant ecstasy.