September 9 – Cultivate — Yourself
In Thy Strength we conquer.
Yes! Your conquering Power you gain from Me. There can be no failure with me. The secret of success then is Life with Me.
Do you want to make the best of life? Then live very near to Me, the Master and Giver of all Life.
Your reward will be sure. It will be perfect success, but My success.
Sometimes the success of souls won, sometimes the success of disease cured, and devils cast out. Sometimes the success of a finished sacrifice as on Calvary. Sometimes the success of one who answered never a word in the face of the scorn and torture and jeering cries of his enemies, or the success of a Risen Savior as He walked through the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea on that first Easter morning.
But My success. The world may deem you failures. The world judges not as I judge.
Bend your knees in wonder before My revelation. The joy of seeing Spiritual Truths is a great Joy. When the Heavens are opened and the Voice speaks, not to all hearts, but to the faithful loving hearts.
Remember your great field of labor is yourself. That is your first task, the weeding, the planting, digging, pruning, bearing fruit. When that is done I lead you out into other fields.
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph
in Christ, and maketh manifest the savior of his knowledge
by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14
September 8 – Walk In My Love
When supply seems to have failed you must know it has not done so. But you must, at the same time, look around to see what you can give away. Give away something.
There is always a stagnation, a blockage, when supply seems short. Your giving clears that away, and lets the Spirit of My Supply flow clear.
A consciousness of My Presence as Love makes all Life different. The consciousness of Me means the opening of your whole nature to Me and that brings relief. Relief brings Peace. Peace brings Joy. The “Peace that passeth all understanding” and the “Joy no man taketh from you.”
Beyond all words is My Love and Care for you. Be sure of it. Rejoice in it. Walk in My Love. These words mean much. There is a joy, a spring, a gladness in the walk of those who walk in My Love. That walk becomes a glad conquering and triumphant march. So walk.
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you,
that ye may live, and that it may be well with you … Deuteronomy 5:33
September 7 – Everlasting Arms
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. – Deuteronomy 33:27
Arms, sheltering Arms, express the loving tenderness of your Father (My Father) in Heaven. Man, in his trouble and difficulty, needs nothing so much as a refuge. A place to hide in. A place where none and nothing can touch him.
Say to yourself, “He is our Refuge.” Say it until the truth sinks into your very soul. Say it until you know it – are so sure of it, that nothing can make you afraid.
Feel this not only until fear goes, but until Joy ripples through in its place. Refuge. Everlasting Arms so untiring, so safe – so sure.
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. Psalm 71:7
September 6 – No Pride
Are you ready for training and discipline? Like my winter-trees, seemingly useless and impotent to those who do not understand the enrooting in Me which keeps you steadfast amid storms and winter cold.
All through the dark months when your beauty (your power to help and shield) has been sacrificed, you are yet drawing in strength and sustenance.
The time to help will come again, and you will have learned to have no personal pride in the beauty of your foliage and the restfulness of your shade.
You will use them for those who need them, but will give the glory to Me, your Lord.
September 6 – Your Loved Ones
Your loved ones are very safe in My Keeping. Learning and loving and working, theirs is a life of happiness and progress. They live to serve, and serve they truly do. They serve Me and those they love. Ceaselessly they serve.
But their ministrations, so many, so diverse, you see no more than those in my time on earth in human form could have seen the angels who ministered unto Me in the wilderness.
How often mortals rush to earthly friends who can serve them in so limited a way, when the friends who are freed from the limitations of humanity can serve them so much better, understand them better, protect better, plan better, and even plead better their cause with Me.
You do well to remember your friends in the Unseen. Companying with them the more you live in this Unseen World the gentler will be your passing when it comes. Earth’s troubles and difficulties will seem, even now, less overwhelming as you look, not at the things that are seen but at the real, the Eternal Life.
“And this is Life Eternal that we may know Thee, the Only True God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou has sent.”
Learning to know Me draws that Kingdom very near, and in Me, and through Knowledge of Me, the dear ones there become very near and dear.
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
September 5 – Progress
Progress is the Law of Heaven. Higher, ever higher, rise to Life and Beauty, Knowledge and Power. Higher and higher.
Tomorrow be stronger, braver, more loving than you have been today.
The Law of Progress gives a meaning, a purpose to life.
And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
September 4 – Drop Those Burdens
Our God is our supply.
Look to Me for all … Rely on Me for all. Drop those burdens, and then, singing and free, you can go on your way rejoicing. Encumbered with them you will fall.
Drop them at My Feet, knowing surely that I will lift them and deal with each one as is truly best.
When he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he … blessed,
and brake the loaves … and they that did eat of the loaves were
about five thousand men. Mark 6:41-44
September 3 – Live in the Unseen
Our Lord, the God of the troubled and the weary, come and save us.
I am your Savior. Not only from the weight of sin, but from the weight of care, from misery, and depression, from want and woe, from faintness and heartache. Your Savior.
Remember that you are living really in the Unseen – that is the Real Life.
Lift up your heads from earth’s troubles, and view the glories of the Kingdom. Higher and higher each day see more of Heaven. Speak to Me. Long for Me. Rest in Me. Abide in Me. No restless bringing Me your burdens, and then feverishly lifting them again and bearing them away.
No! Abide in Me. Not for one moment losing the consciousness of My Strength and Protection.
As a child in its mother’s arms, stay sheltered and at rest.
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching
all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:27
September 2 – I Must Provide
I am your Lord. Enough. Then I can command your obedient service, your loyalty. But I am bound by My Lordship to give you protection.
I am bound to fight for you, to plan for you, to secure you a sufficiency of all within My Power to provide. Think how vast that provision can be. Never doubt. Such marvels are unfolding. Wonders beyond your dreams. They only need the watering of a grateful spirit and a loving heart to yield abundantly.
And Thomas answered and said unto him,
My Lord and my God. John 20:28
September 1 – How Rich You Are
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. – Hebrews 13:5
My children, that word is unfailingly true. Down the centuries thousands have proved My constancy, My untiringness, My unfailing Love. “Never leave.” “Never forsake.” Not just a Presence is meant by this, but …
My Love will never leave you, My Understanding will never leave you, My Strength will never leave you. Think of all that I am:
Love – then forever you are sure of Love.
Strength – then forever, in every difficulty and danger, you are sure of strength.
Patience – then always there is One who can never tire.
Understanding – then always you will be understood.
Can you fear the future when it holds so much for you? Beloved, “set your affections on things above” (the higher, spiritual things), “and not on things on the earth” (the lower, temporal things), and you will see how rich you are.
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called;
I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. – Isaiah 48:12