June 8 – Perennial Youth
Count all well lost, all other work well foregone, to rest apart with Me.
From these times you go out strengthened, glad, full of Life-giving Joy — My Joy that you can never find anywhere else but with Me, the Joy-giving Christ.
Let others sense this Joy. More than any words this will show them the priceless gain of life with Me.
You shall truly find that there is no age in My Kingdom, in My Companionship.
June 7 – Lose Life’s Sting
Submit yourself entirely to My Control, My Kingship; then the sting is taken out of life’s rebuffs.
Welcome each contact as of My planning. Be ready to widen your circle of influence at My wish. Do not let age or other limitations daunt you.
Trust Me. Can I not judge your fitness for the task I give you? Have not I a Love for your acquaintances as well as for you?
Do not question My decisions. All is planned in Love for all My children. Only self-will can hinder the carrying out of the Divinely conceived plan.
Work gladly, knowing all needed wisdom shall be provided, also all needed material to do My Work.
June 6 – True Joys
Continue ye in My Love. Seek nothing for yourself, only what you can use for Me. Rely on Me for all. Be meek, not only towards Me but towards others. Love to serve. Have no fear. Seek to be true in all. Be full of Joy.
The world wants to see Joy, not in the thrills of worldly pleasures and dissipations, but in the beauty of Holiness. In the ecstasy of peaceful safety with Me. In the thrill of adventure My true followers know, in the satisfaction that self-conquest gives.
Let your world see that you are steadfast, immovable.
June 5 – Delve Further
Examine yourself. Ask Me and I will show you what you are doing wrong — if only you will listen humbly and be unreservedly determined to do My Will.
June 4 – Delve
Consider the Truths of My Kingdom as well worth all search, all sacrifice. Dig down into the soil. Dig when it means toil, fatigue.
Above and below the ever-present material you must look for My Hidden Treasure. It is not what you say, but what you perceive, that will influence other lives.
My Spirit will communicate this to you and also to those round you. So for their sakes delve.
June 3 – Praise for Everything
Confidence must be the finishing chord of every contact between you and Me. Joyful confidence. You must end upon the Joy-note.
The union between a soul and Me is attained in its beauty and complete satisfaction only when in every incident that soul achieves praise.
Love and laugh and thank Me all the time.
June 2 – Shake Free
Come unto Me . . . and I will give you rest.
Rest in the midst of work. Heart-rest in the knowledge of My keeping Power.
Feel that rest stealing into your being. Incline your ear and come unto Me, hear and your soul shall live. Grow in strength, not overgrown by cares.
Let not the difficulties of life, like weeds, choke the rest of your soul, choke and tether the soaring freedom of your spirit.
Rise above these earth-bonds into newness of life, abundant and victorious. Rise.
Character-change comes by doing My Will in days when you see no Vision and hear no Voice.
Never leave the path of strict observance of all you were told to do when you saw Me and spoke to Me on the Mount. If you do you walk into serious danger.
These dull days are your practice days. Difficulties appear, failure seems inevitable. But all is necessary, so that you may learn to adapt your life to the teaching I have given you, may realize your own weakness, develop obedience and perseverance, without waiting for further instruction and inspiration.
Persevere with patience. I guide you still, for I am with you when you do not realize My Presence.
More faith will come through the confidence arising from experience.
Into My Likeness
“Changed . . . from Glory to Glory.” Changed from one character to another. Each change marking as it were a milestone on the Spiritual Highway.
The Beauty of the view you see in the distance is the realization of My character, My Glory, towards which with varying pace you are hourly progressing.
The way to secure better progress is to keep your gaze on your goal. Not on the road you traverse, assuredly not on the way by which you have come. Your goal is that Glory or Character that you see more and more clearly in Me, your Lord and Master.
“It doth not yet appear what you shall be, but know that when I shall appear (that is to you, to your sight, when you see Me), you shall be like Me, for you shall see Me as I am.”
Your power to help your brother does not depend upon him. It is in your own hands. It is conditional upon your casting out the beam out of your own eye.
Attack not your brother’s faults but your own.
As you eradicate those you discover where your brother needs help, and you acquire the power to give him that help to conquer and to eradicate his faults.