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Apr 18 12 7:07 AM
NO DARK DAYS
Such light, such joy flows out from this house. It affects all who come here.
Do not feel that you have to try and help them. Just love them, welcome them, shower little courtesies and love-signs on them, and they must be helped.
Love is God. Give them Love, and you give them God. Then leave Him to do His Work. Love all, even the beggars. Send no one away without a word of cheer, a feeling that you care. I may have put the impulse to come here into some despairing one's heart. Think if you failed Me!
Besides, you have no choice. You told Me it was My Home. I shall use it. Remember this. There would be no dark winter days were Love in the hearts of all My children.
Oh! My children, can you not feel the joy of knowing, loving, and companying with Me?
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." Roman 13:10
~ GOD CALLING - April 18
Life is a journey. The choice as to who shall be your conductor is your own. Once that choice is made and you feel you have placed yourself in wise Hands, do not spoil your journey by frustrating the plans made for your comfort and happiness.
Rest content with the plans I have made for you. No detail has been too small for My loving consideration. Know that your lives are being truly God-conducted, and so will bring you the greatest happiness and success.
The greater the trust you repose in Me, the wider will be My scope for the plans I have made for you.
Life is a mosaic planned by God. Each God-directed thought, impulse, and action of yours is necessary to the carrying out of the perfect design.
That design is of exquisite workmanship.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE - April 18
PEACE IS MY CONTINUAL GIFT TO YOU
It flows abundantly from My throne of grace. Just as the Israelites could not store up manna for the future but had to gather it daily, so it is with My Peace. The day-by-day collecting of manna kept My people aware of their dependence on Me. Similarly, I give you sufficient Peace for the present, when you come to Me by prayer and petition with thanksgiving. If I gave you permanent Peace, independent of My Presence, you might fall into the trap of self-suffienciency. May that never be!
I have designed you to need Me moment by moment. As your awareness of your neediness increases, so does your realization of My abundant sufficiency. I can meet every one of your needs without draining My resources at all. Approach My throne of grace with bold confidence, receiving My Peace with a thankful heart.
Exodus 16:14-20 - "And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat. This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents. And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less. And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them."
Philippians 4:6-7; 19 - "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus..... But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Hebrews 4:16 - "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
~ JESUS CALLING April 18
Apr 20 12 10:20 AM
There is a Calvary-Cross on which one hangs alone, untended by even the nearest and dearest.
But beside that Cross, there stands another, and to My dear ones I say little, I hang there afresh beside each one through the hours of the heart's agony.
Have you ever thought of the Joy that the patient, gentle, loving obedience of My disciples brings to My heart? I know no Joy such as the Joy I feel at the loving trust of a dear one.
The wounds of the Hands and Feet hurt little compared with the wounds in the Heart that are the wounds, not of My enemies, but of My friends.
Little doubts, little fears, little misunderstandings. It is the tender trifles of a day that gladden My Heart. I that speak unto you, am He -- your Master.
"For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Hebrews 4:15
~ GOD CALLING - April 20
THE JOYOUS WAR
Live much a life apart with Me. In the world but not of it. You can do this even in a crowd, provided self does not intrude.
It is a sign of progress that you cannot be indulging thoughts of self and then turn to Me in complete self-forgetfulness.
Your life must be one of intense service and consecration. Your fight is not so much an active one in the world, as one of active warfare on the unseen plane. A war truly against principalities and powers. Nevertheless a joyous war.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE - April 20
DO NOT BE AFRAID, for I am with you. Hear Me saying Peace, be still to your restless heart. No matter what happens, I will never leave you or forsake you. Let this assurance soak into your mind and heart, until you overflow with Joy. Though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, you need not fear!
The media relentlessly proclaim bad news: for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A steady diet of their fare will sicken you. Instead of focusing on fickle, ever-changing news broadcasts, tune in to the living Word - the One who is always the same. Let Scripture saturate your mind and heart, and you will walk steadily along the path of Life. Even though you don't know what will happen tomorrow, you can be absolutely sure of your ultimate destination. I hold you by your right hand, and afterward I will take you into Glory.
Mark 4:39 - "And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."
Deuteronomy 31:6 - "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
Psalms 46:2 - "Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea..."
Psalms 73:23-24 - "Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory."
***~ JESUS CALLING - April 20
Apr 21 12 6:48 AM
YOU WILL CONQUER
I am with you. My Presence is a sign of My forgiveness. I uphold you
You will conquer. Do not fear changes. You can never fear changes when I, your Lord, change not. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. I am beside you. Steadfastness, unchangingness, come to you, too, as you dwell with Me. Rest in Me.
As breathing rightly, from being a matter of careful practice, becomes a habit, unconsciously, yet rightly performed, so if you regularly practice this getting back into My Presence, when the slightest feeling of unrest disturbs your perfect calm and harmony, so this, too, will become a habit, and you will grow to live in that perfect consciousness of My Presence, and perfect calm and harmony will be yours.
Life is a training school. Remember, only the pupil giving great promise of future good work would be so singled out by the Master for strenuous and unwearied discipline, teaching and training,
You are asking to be not as hundreds of My followers, nay as many, many thousands, but to be even as those who reflect Me in all they say and do and are. So, My dear children, take this training, not as harsh, but as the tender loving answer to your petition.
Life can never be the same again for you. Once you have drunk of the wine of My giving, the Life Eternal, all earth's attempts to quench your thirst will fail.
"I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." Exodus 3:14
~ GOD CALLING - April 21
"HOW OFT IN THE CONFLICT"
"Lord, bid me come to Thee upon the waters."
All that I did when on earth I do today in the Spirit-realm.
My servant Paul realized this Truth when he spoke of Me as the same yesterday, today, and forever.
When the faintest fear of all that lies before you disturbs you, when you are conscious of the loss of Spirit-buoyancy, then you are looking at the waves and feeling the wind is contrary.
Then you cry, "Lord, save me, I perish."
And My Hand will be outstretched to save you, as it saved My fearful, doubting Peter.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE - April 21
LET ME CONTROL YOUR MIND
The mind is the most restless, unruly part of mankind. Long after you have learned the discipline of holding your tongue, your thoughts defy your will and set themselves up against Me. Man is the pinnacle of My creation, and the human mind is wondrously complex. I risked all by granting you freedom to think for yourself. This is god-like privlege, forever setting you apart from animals and robots. I made you in My image, precariously close to deity.
Though My blood has fully redeemed you, your mind is the last bastion of rebellion. Open yourself to My radiant Presence, letting My Light permeate your thinking. When My Spirit is controlling your mind, you are filled with Life and Peace.
Genesis 1:26-27 - "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
Romans 8:6 - "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."
~ JESUS CALLING - April 21
May 2 12 4:28 AM
SOULS THAT SMILE
To conquer adverse circumstances, conquer yourselves. The answer to the desire of My Disciples to follow Me was "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
To accomplish much, be much. In all cases the doing, to be well-doing, must be the mere unconscious expression of the being.
Fear not, fear not, all is well. Let the day be full of little prayers to Me, little turnings toward me. The smiles of the soul at one it loves.
Men call the Father the First Cause. Yes! See Him as the First Cause of every warm ray, every color in the sunset, every gleam on the water, every beautiful flower, every planned pleasure.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
~ GOD CALLING - 5/2
PEACE UNTO YOUR SOUL
Peace I leave with you, My Peace give I unto you.
I knew that only in Peace could My work be done. Only in Peace could My followers help souls to Me. At all costs keep that Peace. If your heart-peace is unruffled, then every thought is a mighty force for ME. Then every act is one of power.
Rely on My leading. Nothing is impossible to Me.
Unlimited expectancy yours. Unlimited power Mine.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE - 5/2
LIVING IN DEPENDENCE ON ME is the way to enjoy abundant life. You are learning to appreciate tough times, because they amplify your awareness of My Presence. Tasks that you used to dread are becoming rich opportunities to enjoy My closeness. When you feel tired, you remember that I am your Strength; you take pleasure in leaning on Me. I am pleased by your tendency to turn to Me more and more frequently, especially when you are alone.
When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you bask in the blessings of My nearness, My life can flow through you to others. This is abundant life!
Proverbs 29:25 - "The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe."
John 10:10 - "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
~ JESUS CALLING - 5/2
"So why is the Bride maligned as the Whore? Jesus himself answered the question: "If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household" (Matt. 10:25). "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world . . . the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you" (John 15:18–20). - The Whore of Babylon
May 3 12 4:09 AM
KILL SELF NOW
Self dethroned - that is the lesson, but in its place put Love for Me, knowledge of Me.
Self, not only dethroned, but dead. A dead self is not an imprisoned self. An imprisoned self is more potent to harm. In all training - (in Mine of you, and in yours of others) - let self die.
But for each blow to the life of self you must at the same time embrace and hold fast the new Life, Life with Me.
It is not a dead self that men have to fear, but a thwarted, captive, imprisoned self. That self is infinitely more self-centered than the self allowed full play. But to you, My children, I teach a higher science-law than even freedom of the self. I teach death to the self. No repressions, just death. Petty self-life exchanged for Divine Life
And now I can make more clear to you what I would say about forgiveness of injuries.
But what you do not see is that you, the self in you, can never forgive injuries. The very thought of them means self in the foreground, then the injury, instead of appearing less, appears greater. It is one of My commands that as you seek My forgiveness, so you must forgive.
No, My children, as all true Love is of God and is God, so all true forgiveness is of God and is God. The self cannot forgive. Kill self.
Cease trying to forgive those who fretted or wronged you. It is a mistake to think about it. Aim at killing the self now - in your daily life, and then, and not until then, you will find there is nothing that even remembers injury, because the only one injured, the self, is dead.
As long as it recurs to your mind you deceive yourself if you think it forgiven.
Many deceive themselves in this.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Romans 6:6
~ GOD CALLING - 5/3
Preparation time is so neglected by My followers. Consequently there is lack of power in work for Me.
To alter the laws of a country is no real remedy for ill. Men's hearts must be altered by contact with Me.
Remember the lessons I have taught you about useless activity. When most work cries out to be done, then it is truly the time -- not to rush, but to Commune with Me and My Father.
Never feel strong in yourself. Know that only in My Strength can you accomplish all. No mountain of difficulty can then be insurmountable or immovable.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE - 5/3
YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS
If I am truly your Master, you will desire to please Me above all others. If pleasing people is your goal, you will be enslaved to them. People can be harsh taskmasters when you give them this power over you.
If I am the Master of your life, I will also be your First Love. Your serving Me is rooted and grounded in My vast, unconditional Love for you. The lower you bow down before Me, the higher I lift you up into intimate relationship with Me. The Joy of living in My Presence outshines all other pleasures. I want you to reflect My joyous Light by living in increasing intimacy with Me.
Matthew 6:24 - "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Revelation 2:4 - "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love."
Ephesians 3:16-17 - "That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love...."
Psalms 16:11 - "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
~ JESUS CALLING - 5/3
May 4 12 2:49 AM
MEET ME IN MORNING STILLNESS, while the earth is fresh with the dew of My Presence. Worship Me in the beauty of holiness. Sing love songs to My holy Name. As you give yourself to Me, My Spirit swells within you till you are flooded with divine Presence.
The world's way of pursuing riches is grasping and hoarding. You attain My riches by letting go and giving. The more you give yourself to Me and My ways, the more I fill you with inexpressible, heavenly Joy.
Psalms 29:2 - "Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness."
1 Peter 1:8 - "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..."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/4
SHARE WITH ME
Delight in My Love. Try to live in the rapture of the Kingdom.
Claim big things. Claim great things. Claim Joy and Peace and freedom from care. Joy in Me.
I am your Lord, your Creator. Remember too that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. Your Creator, when My thought about the world called it into being - your Creator as much, too, today, when I can, by loving thought for you, call into being all you need on the material plane.
Joy in Me, trust in Me, share all life with Me, see Me in everything, rejoice in Me. Share all with Me as a child shares its pains and cuts and griefs and newfound treasures of joys and little work with its Mother.
And give Me the joy of sharing all with you.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. 1 John 4:18
~ GOD CALLING 5/4
THE ACCEPTABLE GIFT
Rest in My Love. Abide in Me.
Leave all to follow Me -- your pride, your self-sufficiency, your fears of what others may think -- All.
Have no fear. Go forth into the unknown with Me, fearful of nothing with so sure a convoy.
Just as a flower, given as an offering to a loved one, so is your tribute of love to Me.
As Mary gave her Love-offering, spikenard very precious, so give to Me your love and understanding.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/4
Member Since: 02/19/08
May 4 12 3:18 AM
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
3 Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times.
2 Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,
3 Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness,
4 Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God:
5 Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid.
6 For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires:
7 Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.They say the do hot worship Mary, they adore her!
24 God is a spirit; and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth.Loose Nut
May 6 12 10:33 AM
The way is long and weary. It is a weary world. So many today are weary. "Come unto Me, ... and I will give you rest."
My children, who range yourselves under My flag, you must see that on it are inscribed those words "The Son of Man."
Whatever the world is feeling, I must feel, I - the son of Man. You are My followers - so the weariness of man today must be shared by you - the weary and heavy-laden must come to you, and find that rest that you found in Me.
My children, My followers must be prepared not to sit on My right hand and My left, but to drink of the cup that I drink of.
Poor world - teach it that there is only one cure for all its ills - Union with Me. Dare to suffer, dare to conquer, be filled with My sublime audacity. Remember that. Claim the unclaimable.
Just what the world would think impossible can always be yours. Remember, My children, sublime audacity.
And whosever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water ... verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Matthew 10:42
~ GOD CALLING 5/6
THE FERTILE GLADE
Seek and you shall find.
As a mother hiding from her child puts herself in the way of being found, so with Me. So the finding of Me and of the treasures of My Kingdom may not always depend upon ardent intent securing attainment, but upon the mere setting out on the quest.
Is this a comfort to you?
When you set out upon a time of seeking, I place Myself in your way, and the sometime arid path of prayer becomes a fertile glade in which you are surprised to find your search so soon over. Thus mutual Joy.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/6
DO NOT SEARCH FOR SECURITY in the world you inhabit. You tend to make mental checklists of things you need to do in order to gain control of your life. If only you could check everything off your list, you could relax and be at peace. But the more you work to accomplish that goal, the more things crop up on your list. The harder you try, the more frustrated you become.
There is a better way to find security in this life. Instead of scrutinizing your checklist, focus your attention on My Presence with you. This continual contact with me will keep you in My Peace. Moreover, I will help you sort out what is important and what is not, what needs to be done now and what does not. Fix your eyes not on what is seen (your circumstances), but on what is unseen (My Presence).
Isaiah 26:3 - "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee."
2 Corinthians 4:18 - "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/6
May 7 12 3:49 AM
AGAINST THE TIDE
The oarsman, trusting in Me, does not lean on his oars and drift with the tide, trusting to the current.
Nay, more often - once I have shown the way - it is against the tide you must direct all your effort. And even when difficulties come, it is by your effort that they will be surmounted. But always strength and the Joy in the doing you can have through Me.
My fishermen-disciples did not find the fishes ready on the shore in their nets. I take man's efforts and bless that. I need man's effort - he needs My blessing. This partnership it is that means success.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
~ GOD CALLING 5/7
CLOUDS AND RAIN
See My goodness in the clouds and rain, as well as in the sunshine of life. Both express so wonderfully the goodness and love of your Lord.
Just as the shady glade, the cool riverside, the mountaintop, the blazing highway, all meet the varying needs of man.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/7
IF YOU LEARN TO TRUST ME - really trust Me - with your whole being, then nothing can separate you from My Peace. Everything you endure can be put to good use by allowing it to train you in trusting Me. This is how you foil the works of evil, growing in grace through the very adversity that was meant to harm you. Joseph was a prime example of this divine reversal, declaring to his brothers: "You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good."
Do not fear what this day, or any day, may bring your way. Concentrate on trusting Me and on doing what needs to be done. Relax in My sovereignty, remembering that I go before you, as well as with you, into each day. Fear no evil for I can bring good out of every situation you will ever encounter.
Genesis 50:20 - "But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive."
Psalms 23:4 - "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/7
May 7 12 4:17 AM
Our knowledge of Jesus is in need above all of a living experience: Another person's testimony is certainly important, as in general the whole of our Christian life begins with the proclamation that comes to us from one or several witnesses. But we ourselves must be personally involved in an intimate and profound relationship with Jesus."
- Pope Benedict XVI, October 4, 2006 Rome
May 8 12 6:15 AM
THE REST OF GOD
I lead you. The way is clear. Go forward unafraid. I am beside you. Listen, listen, listen to My Voice. My Hand is controlling all.
Remember that I can work through you better when you are at rest. Go very slowly, very quietly from one duty to the next - taking the time to rest and pray between.
Do not be too busy. Take all in order as I say. The Rest of God is in a realm beyond all man's activities. Venture there often, and you will indeed find Peace and Joy.
All work that results from resting with God is miracle-work. Claim the power to work miracles, both of you.
Know that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Nay, more, know that you can do all things through Christ who rests you.
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse ... and His rest shall be glorious. Isaiah 11:10
~ GOD CALLING 5/8
THE DROSS AND THE GOLD
Share your Joy with Me.
Tell Me of all that gladdens you throughout your day. I am near to hear. Feel that I alone share to the full your heart-thrills, because with Me no success of yours engenders regret nor is tinged with envy.
Is it not My Joy, My success, accomplished only in and through Me?
Share all with me. The disappointment, not only in others but all too poignantly in yourself. Share your backward step as well as one of progress.
Bring all to Me, and together, in tender Love, we can sift the dross from the gold.
Come back to Me, ever sure of a welcome, ever glad to feel My Presence in and round you.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/8
DO NOT LONG for the absence of problems in your life. That is an unrealistic goal, since in this world you will have trouble. You have an eternity of problem-free living reserved for you in heaven. Rejoice in that inheritance, which no one can take away from you, but do not seek your heaven on earth.
Begin each day anticipating problems, asking Me to equip you for whatever difficulties you will encounter. The best equipping is My living Presence, My hand that never lets go of yours. Discuss everything with Me. Take a lighthearted view of trouble, seeing it as a challenge that you and I together can handle Remember that I am on your side, and I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 - "These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Isaiah 41:13 - "For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."
Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/8
May 9 12 5:56 AM
Follow My Guidance. Be afraid to venture on your own as a child fears to leave its mother's side. Doubt of your own wisdom, and reliance on Mine, will teach you humility.
Humility is not the belittling of the self. It is forgetting the self. Nay more, forgetting the self, because you are remembering Me.
You must not expect to live in a world where all is harmony. You must not expect to live where others are in unbroken accord with you. It is your task to maintain your own heart peace in adverse circumstances. Harmony is always yours when you strain your ear to catch Heaven's music.
Doubt always your power or wisdom to put things right, ask Me to right all as you leave it to Me, and go on your way loving and laughing. I am wisdom. Only My wisdom can rightly decide anything - settle any problem. So rely on Me. All is well.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that hH may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
~ GOD CALLING 5/9
CALL ME OFTEN
Speak My Name often during the day. It has the power to banish evil, and to summon Good.
In Me dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead, so that when you call Me you call to your aid all there is of Good to need.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/9
DO NOT BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF, I can bring good even out of your mistakes. Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of time and energy, leading only to frustration. Instead of floundering in the past, release your mistakes to Me. Look to Me in trust, anticipating that My infinte creativity can weave both good choice and bad into a lovely design.
Because you are human, you will continue to make mistakes. Thinking that you should live an error-free life is symtomatic of pride. Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for other people in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on Me. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes. Trust Me, and watch to see what I will do.
Romans 8:28 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."
Micah 7:7 - "Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/9
May 10 12 3:04 AM
CALM - NOT SPEED
"In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15
All agitation is destructive of good. All calm is constructive of good, and at the same time destructive of evil.
When man wants evil destroyed so often he rushes to action. It is wrong. First be still and know that I am God. Then act only as I tell you. Always calm with God. Calm is trust in action. Only trust, perfect trust can keep one calm.
Never be afraid of any circumstances or difficulties that help you to cultivate this calm. As the world, to attain, has to learn speed, you, to attain, have to learn calm. All great work for Me is done first in the individual soul of the worker.
Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16
~ GOD CALLING 5/10
TALK TO ME
Talk to Me about the world's misunderstanding of Me. Tell Me that your Love will seek to comfort Me for that. Tell Me your life shall be devoted to bringing about an understanding between Me and those you meet who love Me not.
As one who knows a prisoner has been wrongly convicted devotes a lifetime to the vindication of that loved one's name, and counts all the trials and troubles, misunderstandings, and hardships encountered in so doing as nothing, so that his object is accomplished -- let it be thus with you, longing to make Me known.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/10
DO NOT RESIST OR RUN from the difficulties in your life. These problems are not random mistakes; they are hand-tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth. Embrace all the circumstances that I allow in your life, trusting Me to bring good out of them. View problems as opportunities to rely more fully on Me.
When you start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me. Thus, your needs become doorways to deep dependence on Me and increasing intimacy between us. Although self-sufficiency is acclaimed in the world, reliance on Me produces abundant living in My kingdom. Thank Me for the difficulties in your life, since they provide protection from the idolatry of self-reliance.
John 15:5 - "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing."
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 - "For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead...."
Ephesians 5:20 - "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/10
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THE DIVINE THIRD
When I have led you through these storms there will be other words for you, other messages - other guidance.
So deep is your friendship and so great your desire to love and follow and serve Me that soon, when this time of difficulty is over, to be alone together will always mean to be shut in with Me.
There are few friendships in the world like that and yet I taught, when on earth, as I have you both, the power of the two together.
And now tonight I have more to say to you. I say that the time is coming, is even now here, when those who visit you two together will know that I am the Divine Third in your friendship.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19
~ GOD CALLING 5/11
As your faith in Me grows and your sphere of influence extends, your claims will be the greater. Yet no real need of yours shall go unsatisfied.
You will make bigger demands, and ever more and more you will be trusting Me to supply the little wants. This trust will come as you realize My power more and more, and feel My Love and know its tender watchfulness in every detail of your daily life.
"Rejoice, again I say, Rejoice."
With a loved human friend a big gift may be prized as proof of a big love, but great devotion is displayed even more in the anticipation of the little wants, in the solicitude shown in little ways.
Delight in My Love, so shown.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/11
THANK ME FOR YOUR PROBLEMS
As soon as your mind gets snagged on a difficulty, bring it to Me with thanksgiving. Then ask Me to show you My way to handle the situation. The very act of thanking Me releases your mind from its negative focus. As you turn your attention to Me, the problem fades in significance and loses its power to trip you up. Together we can deal with the situation, either facing it head-on putting it aside for later consideration.
Most of the situations that entangle your mind are not today's concerns; you have borrowed them from tormorrow. In this case, I lift the problem out of today and deposit it in the future, where it is veiled from your eyes. In its place I give you My Peace, which flows freely from My Presence.
Philippians 4:6 - "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/11
"The Church is not an association that wishes to promote a certain cause. It is not about a cause. It is about the person of JESUS CHRIST."- Pope Benedict XVI, July 1, 2008
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THRILL OF PROTECTION
Turn out all thoughts of doubt and of trouble. Never tolerate them for one second. Bar the windows and doors of your souls against them as you would bar your home against a thief who would steal in to take your treasures.
What greater treasures can you have than Peace and Rest and Joy? And these are all stolen from you by doubt and fear and despair.
Face each day with Love and Laughter. Face the storm.
Joy, Peace, Love, My great gifts. Follow Me to find all three. I want you to feel the thrill of protection and safety NOW. Any soul can feel this in a harbor, but real joy and victory come to those alone who sense these when they ride a storm.
Say, "all is well." Say it not as a vain repetition. Use it as you use a healing balm for cut or wound, until the poison is drawn out; then, until the sore is healed, then until the thrill of fresh life floods your being.
All is well.
"O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" ~ Matthew 14:31
~ GOD CALLING 5/12
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation."
~ Psalms 91:1-16
LORD OF JOY
The Unspeakable Joy offered Himself for joyful recognition.
This is a further stage of development.
You enter upon it when you realize that I was the expression in time of the Joy of all Eternity. That joy I offered to all who would see in My way the path of Joy, and who would hail Me not only as the Man of Sorrows but as the Lord of Joy.
This truth becomes known to those only who give joyful recognition to this all-amazing, all-sustaining, all-revealing JOY.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/12
LEARN TO RELATE to others through My Love rather than yours. Your human love is ever so limited, full of flaws and manipulations. My loving Presence, which always enfolds you, is available to bless other as well as you. Instead of trying harder to help people through your own paltry supplies, become aware of My unlimited supply, which is accessible to you continually. Let My Love envelope your outreach to other people.
Many of My precious children have fallen prey to burnout. A better description of their condition might be "drainout." Countless interactions with needy people have drained them, without their conscious awareness. You are among these weary ones, who are like wounded soldiers needing R & R. Take time to rest in the Love-Light of My Presence. I will gradually restore to you the energy that you have lost over the years. Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and you will find rest for your souls.
Exodus 33:14 - "And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest."
Matthew 11:28-29 - "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/12
"The task of handing on the faith to future generations is both the privilege and the responsibility of the local Church. Its primary purpose is to bring young people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ." ~ Pope John Paul II
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What Joy follows self-conquest! You cannot conquer and control others until you have completely conquered yourself.
Can you see yourselves absolutely unmoved? Think of Me before the mocking soldiers, being struck, spat upon, and answering never a word - never a word. Try to see that as Divine Power. Remember by that Power of perfect silence, perfect self-control, you can alone prove your right to govern.
Never judge. The heart of man is so delicate, so complex, only its Maker can know it. Each heart is so different, actuated by different motives, controlled by different circumstances, influenced by different sufferings.
How can one judge of another? Leave to Me the unraveling of the puzzles of life. Leave to Me the teaching of understanding. Bring each heart to Me, its Maker, and leave it with Me. Secure in the certainty that all that is wrong I can set right.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1
~ GOD CALLING 5/13
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS
The Way of Holiness differs for each of My followers as the character of each differs. My command for you is not necessarily My command for another.
My followers often forget this. Because I may have told them to take a certain road they are sure that you should be walking in the same way.
Heed them not. Remember, too, that a way of discipline for you may not be My Will for another.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/13
THANK ME IN THE MIDST of the crucible. When things seem all wrong, look for growth opportunities. Especially, look for areas where you need to let go, leaving your cares in My able hands. Do you trust Me to orchestrate your life events as I choose, or are you still trying to make things go according to your will? If you keep trying to carry out your intentions while I am leading you in another direction, you deify your desires.
Be on the lookout for what I am doing in your life. Worship Me by living close to Me, thanking Me in all circumstances.
1 Peter 5:6-7 - "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 - "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/13
The Catholic Church was recognized by the whole Christian world as the true Church of God for 15 consecutive centuries. No man can halt at the end of those 1,500 years and say that the Catholic Church is not the Church of Christ without embarrassing himself seriously. I can accept only that Church which was preached to all creatures by my own forefathers, the Twelve who, like me, issued from the Synagogue."
~ Eugene Zolli (Chief Rabbi of Rome who converted to Catholic Faith)
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HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS
THANK ME IN THE MIDST of the crucible.
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THE LOVE OF A LOVER
Remember that a loving Master delights in the intimacy of demands made, as much as He desires His followers and friends to delight in the tender intimacy of His demands.
The wonder of family life is expressed in the freedom with which a child makes demands and claims, quite as much as in the loving demands the parent makes upon all the Love and Joy of the children. Only as the result of frequent converse with Me, of much prayer to Me, of listening to and obedience to My behests comes that intimacy that makes My followers dare to approach Me as friend to friend.
Yield in all things to My tender insistence but remember I yield too to yours. Ask not only the big things I have told you, but ask the little tender signs of Love. Remember that I came as the world's Great Lover. Never think of My Love as only a tender compassion and forgiveness. It is that, but it is also the Love of a Lover, who shows His Love by countless words and actions and by tender thought.
In each of you, too, remember there is God. That God I reverence and submit to, though I and My Father are one. So as man grows more and more like My Father in Heaven I bring to our friendship a reverent, tender Love. I see as no man can see the God in you.”
It is always given to man to see in his fellow man those aspirations and qualities he himself possesses. So only I, being really God, can recognize the God in man. Remember this, too, in your relation to others.
Your motives and aspirations can only be understood by those who have attained the same spiritual level. So do not vainly, foolishly, expect from others understanding. Do not misjudge them for not giving it. Yours is a foreign language to them.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon. Song of Solomon 1:7
~ GOD CALLING 5/14
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
Fasting is the starving out of self. It may not always be by food-abstinence. But it is an absolute essential of progress in the life with Me.
There is no standing still in the Christian life. If there is not progress there is retrogression.
I redeemed you. Bought you back from slavery to sin, of whatever kind.
So, when weakness overcomes you, and you yield to temptation, you make of My Redemption a mockery.
~ GOD AT EVENTIDE 5/14
I AM A MIGHTY GOD
Nothing is too difficult for Me. I have chosen to use weak ones like you to accomplish My purposes. Your weakness is designed to open you up to My Power. Therefore, do not fear your limitations or measure the day's demands against your strength. What I require of you is to stay connected to Me, living in trusting dependence on My limitless resources. When you face unexpected demands, there is no need to panic. Remember that I am with you. Talk with Me, and listen while I talk you through each challenging situation.
I am not a careless God. When I allow difficulties to come into your life. I equip you fully to handle them. Relax in My Presence, trusting in My Strength.
Luke 1:37 - "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
2 Corinthians 12:9 - "And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
~ JESUS CALLING 5/14
Did you get it? OUR GOD REIGNS!!!! If we are not going to trust and stand on the promises of Our God, then isn't it our own faults for what is happening in our world? We are children of an Almighty King and we are going to be held accountable for our UNBELIEF!
"And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
~ Matthew 13:58
"A religion without mystics is a philosophy."~ Pope Francis
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