May 27 Roots and Fruits
Remember the lesson of the seed too in its sending a shoot down so that it may be rooted and grounded, while at the same time it sends a shoot up to be the plant and flower that shall gladden the world.
The two growths are necessary. Without the strong root it would soon wither, as much activity fails for lack of growth in Me. The higher the growth up the deeper must be the enrooting.
Many forget this and thus their work ceases to be permanent for Me. Beware of the leaves and flowers without the strong root.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk ye in him; Rooted and built up in him.
May 26 – A Day at a Time
The problems of tomorrow cannot be solved without the experience of today.
There is a plan for your lives dependent upon the faithful work of each day. You frustrate that plan if you leave today’s task incomplete, while you bestir and fret yourself over tomorrow’s happenings.
You will never learn the Law of Supply if you do this, and the learning of that Law is the lesson for now.
May 26 Claim More
You are doing your claiming as I have said, and soon you will see the result. You cannot do this long without it being seen in the material. It is an undying law.
You are at present children practicing a new lesson. Practice – practice – soon you will be able to do it so readily.
You see others manifesting so easily, so readily demonstrating My Power. But you have not seen the discipline that went before. Discipline absolutely necessary before this Power is given to My disciples. It is a further initiation.
You are feeling you have learnt so much that life cannot be a failure. That is right, but others have to wait to see the outward manifestation in your lives before they realize this Spiritual Truth.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name:
ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
May 25 – New Temptations
You will find that as you grow in Grace evil forces are more ready to hinder your work and influence.
Walk warily, watchfully.
Always see that there is a new discipline to become a part of your armor, for as you progress new temptations will present themselves.
In rarefied air there are subtle dangers unknown in the valley or on the lower sides of the mountain. Many a disciple fails because he is not aware of the mountain dangers.
May 25 Accomplish Anything
There will be no limit to what you can accomplish. Realize that. Never relinquish any task or give up the thought of any task because it seems beyond your power, only if you see it is not My Will for you. This I command you.
Think of the tiny snowdrop-shoot in the hard ground. No certainty even that when it has forced its weary way up, sunlight and warmth will greet it.
What a task beyond its power that must seem. But the inner urge of Life within the seed compelling it, it carries out that task. The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto this.
And Jesus said unto them …
If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, …
nothing shall be impossible unto you.
May 24 – No Separation
Come to Me.
At first with reluctant footsteps, then, as our Friendship grows, ever more and more eagerly, until the magic of My Presence not only calls but holds you, and reluctantly you turn to earth’s ways and duties again.
But, as time passes, even that reluctance passes too, as you know there is no separation, not even a temporary one, in such Companionship; because I go with you and My Words you carry ever in your heart.
May 24 Abundance
How unseeing the world goes on! How unknowing of your heartaches and troubles, your battles won, your conquests, your difficulties.
But be thankful, both of you, that there is One who knows, One who marks every crisis, every effort, every heartache.
For you both, who are not idle hearers, you must know that every troubled soul I tell you of, is one for you to help. You do not help enough. As you help, help will flow back and your circle of helpfulness will widen more and more, ever more and more.
Just feel that you are two of My disciples, present at the feeding of the five thousand, and that to you I hand out the food, and you pass it on, and ever more and more. You can always say with so few loaves and fishes “We have only enough for our own needs.” It was not only My Blessing, but the Passing-on of the disciples that worked the miracle.
Get a feeling of bounteous giving into your beings. They were “all filled.” There was a supply over.
I give with a large Hand and Heart. Note the draught of fishes. The net brake, the boat began to sink with the lavishness of My Gift. Lose sight of all limitations.
Abundance is God’s Supply. Turn out all limited thoughts. Receive showers and in your turn – shower.
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves
to think any thing as of ourselves;
but our sufficiency is of God.
2 Corinthians 3:5
May 23 – Getting and Giving
Come, My children, come and gladly claim. Come and take from Me. Come with outstretched hands to receive.
And keep nothing. Eagerly pass on My gifts so that I may again bless your emptiness and refill your vessels.
You begin to understand this Law of Supply.
Man does not realize that for the children of the Kingdom the law is not that which rules outside.
My followers must be channels through which My gifts can pass to others. You cannot obtain My supply and follow the way of the world.
May 23 Little Frets
Your lack of control is not due to the big burdens, but to your permitting the little frets and cares and burdens to accumulate.
If anything vex you deal with that and get that righted with Me before you allow yourself to speak to, or meet anybody, or to undertake any new duty.
Look upon yourself more as performing My errands and coming back quickly to Me to tell Me that message is delivered, that task done.
Then with no feeling of responsibility as to result (your only responsibility was to see the duty done) go out again, rejoicing at still more to do for My Sake.
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines;
for our vines have tender grapes. Song of Solomon 2:15
May 22 – Christianity Has Not Failed
Men are trying to live the Christian Life in the Light and Teaching of My three years’ Mission alone. That was never My Purpose.
I came to reveal My Father, to show the God-Spirit working in man. I taught, not that man was only to attempt to copy the JESUS of Nazareth, but that man was also to be so possessed by My Spirit, the Spirit actuating all I did, that he would be inspired as I was.
Seek to follow Me by the Power of the Indwelling Spirit which I bequeathed to you. This Spirit WILL guide you into all Truth.
I told My disciples that I could not tell them all but the Spirit would guide them. That is where MY followers fail Me. Dwell more and more upon this Spirit-Guidance, promised to all, and so little claimed.