God Calling – Nov 21

November 21 – Radiate Joy

Not only must you rejoice, but your Joy must be made manifest.  “Known unto all men.”  A candle must not be set under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that it may give light to all who are in the house.

Men must see and know your Joy, and seeing it, know, without any doubt, that it springs from trust in Me, from living with Me.

The hard dull way of resignation is not My Way.  When I entered Jerusalem, knowing well that scorn and reviling and death awaited Me, it was with cries of Hosanna, and with a triumphal procession.  Not just a few “Lost Cause” followers creeping with Me into the city.  There was no note of sadness in My Last Supper Talk with My disciples, and “when we had sung an hymn” we went out unto the Mount of Olives.

So trust, so conquer, so joy.  Love colors the way. Love takes the sting out of the wind of adversity.

Love. Love. Love of Me. The consciousness of My Presence, and that of My Father, we are one, and He – God – is Love.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good 
works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

God At Eventide – Nov 20

November 20 – Watchful Expectancy

Wait before Me, in humble, silent anticipation.  Wait in entire and childlike obedience.  Wait as a servant anticipating his master’s orders and wants.

Wait as a lover eager to note the first suggestions of a need, and to hasten to supply it.  Wait for My orders and commands.  Wait for My Guidance, My Supply.

Well indeed in such a life may you be of good cheer.  Can a life be dull and dreary when always there is that watchful expectancy, always that anticipation of glad surprise, always wonder of fulfillment, Joy of supply?

God Calling – Nov 20

November 20 – Mysteries

Your Hope is in the Lord. More and more set your hopes on Me. Know that whatever the future may hold it will hold more and more of Me. It cannot but be glad and full of Joy.  So in Heaven, or on earth, wherever you may be, your way must be truly one of delight.

Do not try to find answers to the mysteries of the world.  Learn to know Me more and more, and in that Knowledge you will have all the answers you need here, and when you see Me Face to Face, in that purely Spiritual world, you will find no need to ask.  There again all your answers will be in Me.

Remember, I was the answer in time to all man’s questions about My Father and His Laws. Know no theology. Know Me. I was the Word of God. All you need to know about God you know in Me. If a man knows me not, all your explanations will fall on an unresponsive heart.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted 
within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the 
health of my countenance, and my God.  Psalm 43:5

God At Eventide – Nov 19

November 19 – Check Up

Turn out all of your self that would rebel against My sway.  Know no other rule.

Check your actions and motives habitually.  Those that are actuated by self-esteem or self-pity — condemn.

Discipline yourself ruthlessly rather than let self gain any ascendancy.  Your aim is to oust it, and to serve and follow Me only.

God Calling – Nov 19

November 19 – Hills of the Lord

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  
         My help cometh form the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1,2

Yes! always raise your eyes, from earth’s sordid and mean and false, to the Hills of the Lord. From poverty, lift your eyes to the Help of the Lord.

In moments of weakness, lift your eyes to the Hills of the Lord.

Train your sight by constantly getting this long view.  Train it to see more and more, further and further, until distant peaks seem familiar.

The Hills of the Lord.  The Hills whence comes your help.  A parched earth looks to the Hills for its rivers, its streams, its life.  So look you to the Hills.  From those Hills comes Help.  Help from the Lord – who made Heaven and earth.

So, for all your spiritual needs, look to the Lord, who made Heaven, and for all your temporal needs look to Me, owner of all this, the Lord who made the earth.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.    James 4:10

God at Eventide – Nov 18

November 18 – Joy And Courage

Trust in Me.  Do more than trust.  Joy in Me.  If you really trust, you cannot fail to Joy.  The wonder of My Care, Protection, and Provision is so transcendently beautiful, as your trust reveals it to you, that your whole heart must sing with the Joy of it.

It is that Joy that will, and does, renew your youth.  That source of your Joy and Courage.

Truly did I not know what I was enjoining when I said, “Love and Laugh.”  But — your attitude must be right, not only with Me, but with those around you.

God Calling – Nov 18

November 18 – Dazzling Glory

Arise, shine; for thy light is come and the glory
of the Lord is risen upon thee.      Isaiah 60:1

The glory of the Lord is the Beauty of His Character.  It is risen upon you when you realize it, even though on earth you can do so only in part.

The Beauty of the Purity and Love of God is too dazzling for mortals to see in full.

The Glory of the Lord is also risen upon you when you reflect that Glory in your lives, when in Love, Patience, Service, Purity, whatever it may be, you reveal to the world a something of the Father, an assurance that you have been with Me, your Lord and Savior.

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of 
the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to 
glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:18

God At Eventide – Nov 17

November 17 – Union With God

True religion is that which binds the soul to God, and supplicatory prayer binds the soul less than any other form of approach.

It is necessary, how necessary, but how often it can fail to bind truly.  Meditation and Communion are of infinitely more value.

Meditation is man’s line thrown out.  It links the soul to God.  Communion is God’s line thrown out.  It draws and unites the soul to Him.

God Calling – Nov 17

November 17 – Quiet Lives

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant …
enter into the joy of thy Lord.”       Matthew 25:21

These words are whispered in the ears of many whom the world would pass by unrecognizing.  Not to the great, and the world-famed, are these words said so often, but to the quiet followers who serve Me unobtrusively, yet faithfully, who bear their cross bravely, with a smiling face to the world.  Thank Me for the quiet lives.

These words speak not only of the passing into that fuller Spirit Life.  Duty faithfully done for Me does mean entrance into a Life of Joy – My Joy, the Joy of your Lord.  The world may never see it, the humble, patient, quiet service, but I see it, and My reward is not earth’s fame, earth’s wealth, earth’s pleasures, but the Joy Divine.

Whether here, or there, in the earth-world, or in the spirit-world, this is My reward. Joy.  The Joy that carries an exquisite thrill in the midst of pain and poverty and suffering.  That Joy of which I said no man could take it from you.  Earth has no pleasure, no reward, that can give man that Joy.  It is known only to My lovers and My friends.

This Joy may come, not as the reward of activity in My service.  It may be the reward of patient suffering, bravely borne.

Suffering, borne with Me, must in time bring Joy, as does all real contact with Me.  So live with Me in that Kingdom of Joy , My Kingdom, the Gateway into which may be service, it may be suffering.

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:3

God At Eventide – Nov 16

November 16 – All Are Worthy

Treat all as those about whom I care.

You would visit the poor, the sick or those in prison, knowing full well I would see it as done unto Me.

I want you now to go still further along the way of my Kingdom.  You contact many who are not poor, not sick, not in prison.

They may be opposed to you.  They may disregard much that you consider of value, they may not seem to need your help.  Can you treat these, too, as you would wish to treat Me? They may be in need greater than the others you long to aid.

To you their aims may seem unworthy, their self-seeking may antagonize you.  When I said, “Judge not,” was I not including them too?

Can you limit My words to suit your own inclinations?

This is not an easy task I set you, but your way is the Way of Obedience.  I did not suggest to My followers one they could take or not as they willed.  My “Judge not” was imperative, and a new commandment I gave unto them that they should love.

For those who do not yet name Me Lord, Love is the only magnet that will draw them to Me.

Be true, be strong, be loving.