July 8 – My Secret
You are being guided but remember that I said “I will guide thee with Mine Eye.”
And My Eye is My set purpose — My Will.
To guide with My Will is to bring all your desires into one-ness with My Will, My desires.
To make My will your only will. then My will guides you.
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of
him that sent me, and to finish his work. John 4:34
July 7 – Painful Preparation
Help and peace and joy are here. Your courage will be rewarded.
Painful as this time is you will both one day see the reason of it, and see too that it was not cruel testing, but tender preparation for the wonderful life-work you are both to do.
Try to realize that your own prayers are being most wonderfully answered. Answered in a way that seems painful to you, but that just now is the only way.
Success in the temporal world would not satisfy you.
Great success, in both temporal and spiritual worlds, awaits you.
I know you will see this had to be.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to tr y you, … But rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings.
1 Peter 4:12
July 6 – Riches
Never let yourselves think “we cannot afford this,” or “shall never be able to do that.” Say “the supply for it is not here yet, but it will come if we should have it. It will surely come.”
Persevere in saying that and gradually a feeling of being plentifully supplied and of being surrounded by riches will possess you. That feeling is your faith claiming My Supply, and according to your faith it shall be unto you.
But it is not the faith expressed in moments of prayer and exaltation I look for but the faith that lays immediately to rest the doubts of the day as they arise, that attacks and conquers the sense of limitation.
“Ask and ye shall receive.”
Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. Psalm 112:3
July 5 – You Are Invincible
Very quietly I speak. Listen to My Voice. Never heed the voices of the world – only the tender Divine Voice.
Listen and you will never be disappointed. Listen, and anxious thoughts and tired nerves will become rested. The Voice Divine – not so much in strength as in tenderness. Not so much in power as in restfulness.
But the tenderness and the restfulness will heal your scars and make you strong, and then it must be your task to let all your power be My Power. Man’s little power is as clay beside the granite rock of My Power.
You are My great care. Never feel at the mercy of the world. My angels guard you day and night and nothing can harm you. You would indeed thank Me if you knew the darts of fret and evil they turn from you.
Thank Me indeed for dangers unknown – unseen- but averted.
And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11, 12
July 4 — Friend of Mine
What man calls conversion is often only the discovery of the Great Friend. What man calls religion is the knowledge of the Great Friend. What man calls holiness is the imitation of the Great Friend
Perfection, that perfection I enjoined on all, the being perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect, is the being like the Great Friend and in turn becoming to others a Great Friend too
I am your Friend. Think again of all that means — Friend and Savior. A friend is ready to help, anticipating every want, hand outstretched to help and encourage, or to ward off danger, voice of tenderness to soothe tired nerves and speak peace to restlessness and fear.
Think of what, to you, your friend is and then from that, try to see a little of what the Perfect Friend, the tireless, self-less, all-conquering, all miracle-working Friend would be. That Friend, and more even than your heart can imagine, that Friend am I.
Were I to read My Kingdom — My Kingdom of the Child Hearts — the doctrines of your churches, so often there would be no response. But the simple rules I gave My followers are known, loved, and lived by them all.
In all things seek simplicity.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly;
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than
a brother. Proverbs 18:24
July 3 – Spiritual Fullness
Our Lord, we love Thee and desire to live for Thee in all things.
My children, “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” That is satisfaction.
Only in the fullness of spiritual things can the heartsick and faint and weary be satisfied, healed, and rested. “Lord,” we cry, “to whom shall we go but to Thee.” “Thou preparest the table before us.” Bread of Life, Food from Heaven.
How few realize that the feeding of the four thousand and the five thousand was in each case but an illustration of the way in which I should one day be the Food of My people.
Think of the wonder of revelation still to be seen by those who live with Me. All these hundreds of years, and much of what I said and did is still mystery, much of My Life on earth is still spiritually unexplored country. Only to the simple and loving heart that walks with me can these things be revealed. I have carefully hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them unto babes.
Do not weigh your spirits down with the sins and sorrows of the world. Only a Christ can do that and live. Look for the loving, the true, the kindly, the brave in the many all around you.
As the heart panteth after the water brooks,
so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalm 42:1
July 2 The Child-Spirit
Does the way seem a stony one? Not one stone can impede your progress. Courage. Face the future, but face it only with a brave and happy heart. Do not seek to see it. YOU are robbing Faith of her sublime sweetness if you do this.
Just know that all is well and that Faith, not seeing, but believing, is the barque that will bear you to safety, over the stormy waters. “According to your faith be it unto you” was My injunction to those who sought healing of Me.
If for wonder-working, if for healing, if for salvation faith was so necessary then the reason is clear why I urged that all who sought entrance to My Kingdom must become as little children. Faith is the child-attitude.
Seek in every way to become child-like. Seek, seek, seek until you find, until the years have added to your nature that of the trusting child. Not only for its simple trust must you copy the child-spirit, but for its joy in life, it’s ready laughter, its lack of criticism, its desire to share all with all men. Ask much that you may become as little children, friendly and loving towards all — not critical, not fearful.
“Except ye…become as little children ye cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
And Jesus called a little child unto him…And said… Except
ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall
not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2,3
July 1 – Attack Fear
Learn daily the sublime lesson of trust and calm in the midst of storm. Whatever of sorrow or difficulty the day may bring My tender command to you is still the same — Love and laugh.
Love and Laughter, not a sorrowful resignation, mark real acceptances of My Will. Leave every soul the braver and happier for having met you. For children or youth, middle or old age, for sorrow, for sin, for all you may encounter in others, this should be your attitude. Love and Laugh.
Do not fear. Remember how I faced the devil in the wilderness, and how I conquered with “the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.” You too have your quick answer to every fear that evil may present — an answer of faith and confidence in me. Where possible say it aloud.
The spoken word has power. Look on every fear, not as a weakness on your part due to illness or worry, but as a very real temptation to be attacked and overthrown.
And Moses said … Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation
of the Lord, which he will shew to you today. Exodus 14:13
June 30 – Understand Them
Take joy wherever you go. You have been much blessed. You are being much blessed.
Such stores of blessing are awaiting you in the months and years that lie ahead. Pass every blessing on.
Love can and does go round the world, passed on the God-currents from one to the other.
Shed a little sunshine in the heart of one, that one is cheered to pass it on, and so My vitalizing joy-giving message goes.
Be transmitters these days. Love and Laugh. Cheer all. Love all.
Always seek to understand others and you cannot fail to love them.
See Me in the dull, the uninteresting, the sinful, the critical, the miserable.
See Me in the laughter of children and the sweetness of old age, in the courage of youth and the patience of man and womanhood.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure … the which when a man
hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth
all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Matthew 13:44
June 29 – My Will – Your Joy
Our Lord and our God. Lead us, we beseech Thee. Lead us and keep us.
You can never go beyond My Love and Care. Remember that. No evil can befall you. Circumstances I bless and use must be the right ones for you.
But I know always that the first step is to lay your will before Me as an offering, ready that I shall do what is best, sure that, if you trust Me, what I do for you will be best.
Your second step is to be sure, and to tell me so, that I am Powerful enough to do everything (“The hearts of kings are in My rule and governance”), that no miracle is impossible with me (“With God all things are possible” and “I and My Father are one”).
Then leave all with Me. Glad to leave all your affairs in a Master Hand. Sure of safety and protection. Remember you cannot see the future. I can.
You could not bear it. So only little by little can I reveal it to you. Accept My Will and it will bring you joy.
The Lord is thy keeper;
the Lord is thy shade
upon thy right hand.