October 1 – Secret of Prosperity
Look unto me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth. — Isaiah 45:22.
Look to no other source of Salvation. Only look unto Me. See no other supply. Look unto Me, and you shall be saved. Regard Me as your only supply. That is the secret of prosperity for you, and you in your turn shall save many from poverty and distress.
Whatever danger threatens look unto Me…. Whatever you desire or need, or desire or need for others, look to Me. Claim all from My Storehouse. Claim, claim, claim.
Remember that I fed the Children of Israel with Heaven-sent manna. I made a way through the Red Sea for them. I led them through the wilderness of privation, difficulty, discipline. I led them into a land flowing with milk and honey. So trust. So be led.
Rejoice. These are your wilderness days. But surely and safely, you are being led to your Canaan of Plenty.
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in
thy storehouses … in all that thou settest thine hand
unto … in the land which the Lord thy God
giveth thee. Deuteronomy 28:8
October 2 – True Meekness
How easy it is to lead and guide when you are responsive to My wish! The hurts of life come only when you, or those about whom you care, endeavor to go your, or their, own way and resist the pressure of My Hand.
But in willing My Will there must be a gladness. Delight to do that Will.
“The meek shall inherit the earth,” I said. That is, control others, and the material forces of the earth.
But this exultant state of possession is the result of a yielded will. That was My meaning of the word meek.
So live. So yield. So conquer.
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge:
and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will,
but the will of the Father which hath sent me. John 5:30
October 3 — Blessed Assurance
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
— Isaiah 32:17.
Be still and know that I am God. Only when a soul attains this calm can there be true work done, and mind and soul and body be strong to conquer and to bear.
The Peace is the work of righteousness — living the right life, living with Me. Quietness and assurance follow.
Assurance is the calm born of a deep certainty in Me, in My Promise, in My Power to save and keep. Gain this calm, and at all costs keep this calm. Rest in Me. Live in Me. Calm, quiet, assured — at Peace.
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
through sanctification of the Spirit, … Grace unto
you, and peace, be multiplied. 1 Peter 1:2
October 4 – All You Desire
He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. — Isaiah 53:2.
My children, in this verse My servant Isaiah spoke of the wonderful illumination given to those who were Spirit-guided.
To those who know Me not, there is in Me nothing to appeal to them, or to attract them.
To those who know Me there is nothing more to be desired. “No beauty they could desire Him.”
Oh! My children, draw very near to Me. See Me as I really am, that ever you may have the Joy of finding in Me all you could desire. The fulfillment of all you could desire in Master, Lord, or Friend.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of
my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord… Psalm 27:4
October 5 – No Chance Meetings
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. — Psalm 121:8.
All your movements, your goings and comings, controlled by Me. Every visit, all blessed by Me. Every walk arranged by Me. A blessing on all you do, on every interview.
Every meeting not a chance meeting, but planned by Me. All blessed.
Not only now, in the hour of your difficulty, but from this time forth and for evermore.
Led by the Spirit, a proof of Sonship. “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God,” and if children then heirs — heirs of God.
What a heritage! Heirs — no prospect of being disinherited. “Heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ: if so be that you suffer with Him that you may be also glorified together.”
So your suffering has its purpose. It is a proof of Sonship. It leads to perfection of character (the being glorified), and to Union with Me, God, too. Think of, and dwell upon, the rapture of this.
According as he hath chosen us in him before
the foundation of the world, that we should be
holy and without blame before him in love.
October 6 – A Child’s Hand
Dear Lord, we cling to Thee.
Yes, cling. Your faith shall be rewarded. Do you not know what it means to feel a little trusting hand in yours, to know a child’s confidence?
Does that not draw out your Love and desire to protect, to care? Think what My Heart feels, when in your helplessness you turn to Me, clinging, desiring My Love and Protection.
Would you fail that child, faulty and weak as you are? Could I fail you? Just know it is not possible. Know all is well. You must not doubt. You must be sure. There is no miracle I cannot perform, nothing I cannot do. No eleventh-hour rescue I cannot accomplish.
And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king
instead of David my father: and I am but a little child:
I know not how to go out or come in. 1 Kings 3:7
October 7 – Rejoice at Weakness
Savior, breathe forgiveness o’er us. All our weakness thou dost know.
Yes! I know all. Every cry for mercy. Every eye of weariness. Every plea for help. Every sorrow over failure. Every weakness.
I am with you through all. My tender sympathy is yours. My strength is yours.
Rejoice at your weakness, My children. My strength is made perfect in weakness. When you are weak then I am strong. Strong to help, to cure, to protect.
Trust Me, My children. I know all. I am beside you. Strong, strong, strong to save. Lean on My Love, and know that all is well.
Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator
of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no
searching of his understanding. Isaiah 40:28
October 8 – The Dark Places
Jesus, the very thought of Thee with Sweetness fills us.
Yes. Love Me until just to think of Me means Joy and rapture. Gladness at the thought of One very near and dear.
It is the balm for all sorrows, the thought of Me. Healing for all physical, mental, and spiritual ills you can always find in thinking of Me, and speaking to Me.
Are doubts and fears in your Hearts? Then think of Me, speak to Me. Instead of those fears and doubts there will flow into your hearts and beings such sweet Joy as is beyond any joy of earth.
This is unfailing. Never doubt it. Courage. Courage. Courage. Fear nothing. Rejoice even in the darkest places. Rejoice.
As he sat at meat, there came a woman having an
alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious;
and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
October 9 – Love Me More
Jesus, our Lord, we Thee adore. Oh, make us love Thee more and more.
Yes! I would draw you closer and closer to Me by bonds of Love. The Love of the sinner for the Savior, of the rescued for the Rescuer, of the sheep for the Loving Shepherd, of the child for its Father.
So many ties of Love there are to bind you to Me.
Each experience in your life of Joy, and sorrow, of difficulty or success, of hardship or ease, of danger or safety, each makes its own particular demand on Me. Each serves to answer the prayer: “Make me love Thee more and more.”
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now
ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with
joy unspeakable and full of glory. 1 Peter 1:8
October 10 – Extra Work
Our Lord and our God. Help us through poverty to plenty. Through unrest to rest, through sorrow to Joy, through weakness to Power.
I am your Helper. At the end of your present path lie all these blessings. So trust and know that I am leading you.
Step with a firm step of confidence in Me into each unknown day. Take every duty and every interruption as of My appointment.
You are My servant. Serve Me as simply, cheerfully, and readily as you expect others to serve you.
Do you blame the servant who avoids extra work, who complains about being called from one task to do one less liked? Do you feel you are ill served by such a one?
Then what of Me? Is not that how you so often serve Me? Think of this. Lay it to heart and view your day’s work in this light.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, … he shall teach you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever
I have said unto you. John 14:26
October 11 – Shame and Distress
I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
— Psalm 34:1, 4, 5.
See, My children, that even in distress, the first step is Praise. Before you cry in your distress, bless the Lord; even when troubles seem to overwhelm you.
That is My Divine order of approach. Observe this always. In the greatest distress, search until you find cause for thankfulness. Then bless and thank.
You have thus established a line of communication between yourself and Me. Along that line to let your cry of distress follow.
Thus you will find I do My part, and deliverance will be sure. Oh! The gladness of heart. Lightened you will be, the burden rolled away, as the result of looking to Me.
The shame and distress will be lifted too. That is always the second step. First right with Me, and then you will be righted too in the eyes of men.
So will I compass thine altar, O Lord: that I may
publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of
all thy wondrous works. Psalm 26:6, 7
October 12 – You Are My Joy
Thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. — John 17:6.
Remember, that just as you thank God for Me, so I thank God for His Gift to Me of you. In that hour of My agony on earth, one note of Joy thrilled through the pain. The thought of the souls, given Me by My Father, who had kept My Word.
They had not done great deeds, as they did later, for, and in, My Name. They were simple doers of My Word, not hearers only. Just in their daily tasks and ways they kept My Word.
You, too, can bring Joy to My Heart by faithful service. Faithful service in the little things. Be faithful.
Do your simple tasks for Me.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many
things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21
October 13 – The Sculpt0r’s Skill
Lord, we believe, help Thou our unbelief. Lord, hear our prayers and let our cries come unto Thee.
Along the road of praise, as I told you. Yes! I will indeed help your unbelief, and in answer to your prayers grant you so great a faith, such an increasingly great faith, that each day you will look back, from the place of your larger vision, and see the faith of the day before as almost unbelief.
The Beauty of My Kingdom is its growth. In that Kingdom there is always progress, a going on from strength to strength, from glory to glory. Be in My Kingdom, and of My Kingdom, and there can be no stagnation. Eternal Life, abundant Life is promised to all in it, and of it.
No misspent time over failures and shortcomings. Count the lessons learnt from them but as rungs in the ladder. Step up, and then cast away all thought of the manner of the making of the rung. Fashioned of joy and sorrow, of failure or success, of wounds or healing balm, what matter, My children, so long as it served its purpose?
Learn another lesson. The Sculptor who finds a faulty marble casts it aside. Because it has no fashioning, it may regard itself as perfect; and it may look with scorn upon the marble the Sculptor is cutting and shaping into perfection. From this, My children, learn a lesson for your lives.
Then touched he their eyes, saying, “According to your faith
be it unto you.” Matthew 9:29
October 14 – The Sacrifice
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world. — John 1:29
“Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.” I am the Lamb of God. Lay upon Me your sins, your failures, your shortcomings. My sacrifice has atoned for all. I am the mediator between God and Man, the man Christ Jesus.
Do not dwell upon the past. You make My Sacrifice of no effect.
No! realize that in Me you have all, complete forgiveness, complete companionship, complete healing.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: … But
he was wounded for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities … and with his stripes
we are healed. Isaiah 53:4,5
October 15 – Feel Plenty
Live in My Secret Place and there the feeling is one of full satisfaction. You are to feel plenty. The storehouses of God are full to overflowing, but you must see this in your mind.
Be sure of this before you can realize it in material form.
Think thoughts of plenty. See yourselves as Daughters of a King. I have told you this. Wish plenty for yourselves, and all you care for and long to help.
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a
thousand hills … If I were hungry, I would not
tell thee: for the world is mine, and the
fullness thereof. Psalm 50:10,12