September 29 – Love Heals
You are asking to be used by Me to heal, but you are asking for the fruit before the root has become established, and the tree has grown to its stature.
With the elimination of self, and obedience to My Will, your Power in the Spirit world will naturally grow. Thus you will assuredly gain in that world the control that others seek to have on the material plane.
But you must forego all desire for control or recognition on that lower plane. As you cannot serve two masters, so neither can you operate on two planes.
Your Love must grow by dwelling with Me. It was My over-flowing Love that healed.
September 29 – I Touch Your Arm
Thy touch has still its ancient Power
Yes! when you are quiet before Me I lay My Hand upon each head, and Divine Spirit flows through that healing, powerful Touch into your very beings. Wait in silence before Me to feel that.
When you look to Me for guidance My Hand is laid upon your arm, a gentle Touch to point the way. When in mental, physical, or spiritual weakness you cry to Me for healing, My Touch brings Strength and Healing, the renewal of your youth, the power to climb and strive.
When you faint by the way, and stumbling footsteps show human strength is waning, My Touch of the Strong and Helping Hand supports you on your Way.
Yes! My Children, My touch has still its ancient Power and that Power is promised to you. So go forward into the future bravely and unafraid.
And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment;
and as many as touched were made perfectly whole. Matthew 14:36
September 28 – Your Only Way
There is a stage in Christian development at which My follower should have passed beyond that of general service and conformity to the rules I laid down for My disciples.
When he should be seeking to serve in some special way planned for that soul, and in the service that soul was destined for, which none other can so adequately do.
Think, the Salvation of My world, all planned, even to the minutest detail, but that work is not done through neglect, through failure, through indifference.
My way for you is not a path of general righteousness and obedience, but the actual road mapped out for you, in which you can best help My needy world.
September 28 – The Secret Path
Suffer it to be so now; for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.
– Matthew 3:15
Upon this I founded My three years’ Mission on earth — on the acceptance of the difficulty and discipline of life so as to share that human life with My followers in all the ages.
Much that you both must accept in life is not to be accepted as being necessary for you personally, but accepted, as I accepted it, to set an example, to share in the sufferings and difficulties of mankind.
In this “to share” means “to save.” And there, too, for you both … the same must be true as was so true of Me. “He saved others. Himself He cannot save.”
Beloved, you are called to save and share in a very special way. The way of sorrows if walked with Me, the Man of Sorrows, is a path kept sacred and secret for My nearest and dearest, those whose one desire is to do all for Me, to sacrifice all for Me, to count, as My servant Paul did, “all things but loss so that they might gain Me.”
But, dreary as that Path must look to those who view if only from afar, it has tender lights and restful shades that no other walk in life can give.
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven
and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass form
the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:17,18
September 27 – My Striving Spirit
There is never a time when a man cannot turn repentant to Me and, craving My pardon, receive it.
But there is a time when I cease to be persistent in urging My follower to an action.
The human ear can hear a sound so often until it ceases to convey a meaning, to be heard with awareness.
So with the spirit-ear, unless the whole desire and effort is to carry out My plan, My servant may cease to hear, cease to be aware of My wish.
This is a grave spiritual danger, and I say unto you, watch and guard against it.
September 27 – Divine Restraint
Is My Hand shortened that it cannot save? No! My power to save increases as your power to understand My Salvation increases. So from Strength to Strength, from Power to Power, we go in Union.
Limitless is My miracle-working Power in the Universe, though it has limitations in each individual life, but only to the extent of the lack of vision of that individual. There is no limit to My Power to save. Also there is no limit to My desire and longing to save. My Hand is not shortened and it is “stretched out still,” longing and waiting to be allowed to bless and help and save.
Think how tenderly I respect the right of each individual soul. Never forcing upon it My Help, My Salvation. Perhaps in all My suffering for humanity that is the hardest, the restraining of the Divine Impatience and longing to help, until the call of the soul gives Me My right to act.
Think of Love shown in this. Comfort My waiting, loving, longing Heart by claiming My Help, Guidance, and Miracle-working Power.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. Isaiah 9:7
September 26 – Storms May Rage
Live with Me and words will not be necessary. You will know My Will.
The real necessity is your receptiveness.
That comes through self-discipline that allows of spiritual progress into, and in, a Higher Life.
In that spirit realm you are conscious of My Will. You are one with Me. Truly, you may count all things well lost to win Christ.
I wish you to learn the Glory of a God-protected, guided life. No idle, fruitless rushing hither and thither. Storms may rage, difficulties may press hard, but you will know no harm. Safe, protected, and guided.
September 26 – Serve All
I am among you as one that serveth.
Yes! remember to serve all. Be ready to prove your Sonship by service. Look on all you meet as guests in your Father’s House, to be treated with Love, with all consideration, with gentleness.
As a servant of all think no work beneath you. Be ever ready to do all you can for others. Serve. Serve. Serve.
There is a gladness in service, a Joy in doing My Will for others, in being My expression of all good for them.
Remember that, when you serve others, you are acting for your Master and Lord who washed His disciples’ feet. So, in service for others, express your Love for Me.
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant. Matthew 20:27
September 25 – The Love That Satisfies
My Mercies are great to all who turn to Me and to all who turn from me.
How tenderly I yearn over these wayward ones. How I seek ever to save them from the hurts their very refusal of Me will bring upon them.
I long to save them from the hunger of loneliness that will follow their driving away the only love that will satisfy.
September 25 – Come and Stay
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Yes, come for rest. But stay for rest, too. Stop all feverish haste and be calm and untroubled. Come unto Me, not only for petitions to be granted but for nearness to Me.
Be sure of My Help, be conscious of My Presence, and wait until My Rest fills your soul.
Rest knows no fear. Rest knows no want. Rest is strong, sure. The rest of soft glades and peacefully flowing rivers, of strong, immovable hills. Rest, and all you need to gain this rest is to come to Me. So come.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear
hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18