July 19 – Wayside Meetings
I use such simple things and casual moments to reveal Myself to man. He can meet Me in the common ways of Life — if he has but eyes to see and ears to hear.
No great sign, nothing spectacular. In a seemingly incidental along the road of life I meet with him and reveal My Will, My Purpose, My Guidance.
No miles to walk, no long journey to travel, no strange language to learn, no state of ecstasy to be experienced first. Think on these things. Recall our meetings by the wayside.
July 18 – Meek and Lowly
As the world’s great Teacher I taught not only so much by word as by the Living Word.
“Learn of Me,” I said, adding that men should see in Me meekness . . . and lowliness.
So that My disciples should take Me as their great example, I epitomized My attitude towards My Father in Heaven and towards He other children as “meek and lowly.”
Towards God the Father the meekness of a yielded well; towards His other children lowliness devoid of the pride that sunders men and prevents their humble approach to God.
“Learn of Me — I am meek and lowly in heart.” So do you find rest unto your souls.
July 17 – Foretaste of Heaven
I thank Thee, Lord, for the joy Thou givest me and for Thy tender care of me.
Grow ever more and more conscious of this. Look upon all as under My Influence, and life will become increasingly full of Joy. This Joy no man taketh from you.
This is the foretaste of Heaven that will make your passing seem no death, and will mean that your spirit will be no stranger in the home of spirits but will be breathing an atmosphere familiar and dear.
July 16 – Confidence
Help is always yours.
It comes so swiftly when you realize that you are insufficient to supply your need. But it comes the most potently as you grow to see that for each need the supply was already provided.
My followers so often act as if My supply came into being only through prayer for help.
Would any man in authority act thus in his business?
Learn of Me. I will teach you lovingly, patiently. My lessons are not of the schoolroom; they are fireside confidences.
July 15 – Home of Joy
Heart speaks to heart as you wait before Me. Love enkindles Love.
The air you breathe is Divine, life-giving, invigorating.
The place in which you rest is My Secret Place.
You do not come to ask Me of doctrine.
That is, as it were, the foundation of your Spiritual being; necessary but once secure, you seek to fashion, with Me, its beautiful superstructure — the home of Peace and Joy where I come and commune with you.
July 14 – Home of Creation
Have no fear. Wonders are unfolding ever more and more. You will be guided in all as you dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High.
Remember in that Secret Place was thought out all the wonders of the Universe. There all your wonder plans will be evolved. It is the home of Creation, and there you, too, share in Creative Power.
July 13 – Harmonize
Grow daily, ever more and more, into My likeness.
Do My Will as revealed to you, and leave the result to Me. If you are but My representative, then why concern yourself as to whether the action I have arranged for you is wise or not?
If your control of the mind and body is not as progressive as that of your spirit, it is a hindrance. See to this. The three must work in unison; otherwise disharmony.
Beautiful though one instrument may be in an orchestra, with a beauty beyond that of any other, yet should it play its part ahead of those others, disharmony results; and so with you a sense of frustration and failure follows disharmony within.
July 12 – Your Order of Merit
Grace is the distinctive mark I set upon My friends.
It is no order of merit. It is the result of living with Me. It is even unobserved by those on whom I bestow it, but to those they meet who have eyes to see, it is apparent, just as during My time on earth it was said, “They took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus.”
It may be the sign of My sustaining Power within a life. It may be the quiet strength of poise, the mark of self-conquest, some faint reflection of My character, or a mystic scent of the soul unfolding to My Love.
July 11 – More Doors Will Open
Go on in faith and trust. The Way opens as you go. In the Christian Life doors swing open as you come to them, if so be that you have advanced to them along the straight path of obedience.
As you started your journey, what would it have profited had you worried about the closed door ahead?
In the Spirit-Life miracle-working Power operates through natural human channels. As you have seen.
So this is the continuing lesson: Go steadily foreword in firm trust along the path of the quiet obedience.
That is your work. Mine to cause the doors to swing open, as you come to them, not before.
How often have I opened those doors for you in the past? More will open. So trust, so hope, so love.
July 10 – Your Heart is Fixed
Still go forward unafraid. The way will open as you go.
It is fear that blocks My way for you. Have no fear. Know that all is well.
No circumstances, no outward changes, can harm you in any way. Each should prove a step of progress, as long as your hearts are fixed “trusting in the Lord.”
I know no change.