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Messages of Encouragement:
Messages of Encouragement for the Lesson on THE CROSS AND THE CROWN (262-37)
As has been given, THE WAY IS SET BEFORE SELF.
And to REMAIN FAITHFUL in that which is undertaken.
LEAVING HIM AS THE GUIDE from day to day.
AS THE REASONING OF SELF LEADS THE WAY,
in the experiences of the awakening in self
of those activities from day to day,
so keep self in the way of
FOLLOWING IN HIS GUIDING WAYS.
Unto him that hath been given much is much required.
And as there is seen the necessity of meeting those conditions
that must answer for the hope that is within self,
RENEW [SELF] ONLY IN THE STRENGTH
of that as must be THE GUIDE through all phases of the experience.
KEEP IN THE WAY THAT IS OPEN BEFORE THEE,
in giving to those that self contacts
the concept of the vision held by self that lies ahead.
As those conditions arise that make for
THE TESTING OF SELF'S OWN HOLD UPON THE PROMISE,
know these are efficient and sufficient unto thee;
That these will guide in those periods when there is the need of same.
Faint not, for THE CROWN IS AHEAD.
Keep self close to that mental and spiritual awakening that comes
with the COMMUNION WITH HIM IN THINE INNER SELF,
for HE IS ABLE TO GUIDE through all shadows that may arise.
KEEP THE FAITH.
FOR HE THAT ENDURES WEARS THE CROWN OF LIFE.
As THE WAY IS OPENED FOR THE GIVING OUT of that gained
THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES of the mental AND material
in the spiritual relationships, be ever ready.
As He gave, "GO CALL THY BROTHER."
As the awakenings come in the varied experiences,
through the study of those HARDSHIPS that come to self or to others,
so may THE CHEERING HAND bring that of PEACE AND HARMONY to thy fellow man.
In the promise that IN THEE MAY COME THE BLESSINGS TO MANY,
MAKE THYSELF - then - AS A PERFECT CHANNEL,
THAT THE GLORY MAY COME TO THOSE THAT SEEK HIS FACE.
Keep the way open and the heart attuned to those calls from within,
that His glory - through the activities in the mental self
- may gain the more of the PEACE AND HARMONY
from contentment IN HIS SERVICE.
In keeping thy face to the light
the shadows fall far behind.
His strength will sustain,
His love is sufficient,
His power does not abate
- to those who are FAITHFUL IN HIS SERVICE.
SPEND SELF IN THE LOVE FOR HIS WAYS.
KEEP THE WAY that brings for gladness in the strength of the power of HIS might in thy life.
THE DOOR IS OPEN, THE WAY IS BEFORE THEE.
Let that as makes for A CLOSER WALK WITH HIM GUIDE THY EVERY FOOTSTEP
in the choosing of the way before thee.
IN THE WAY OF THE CROSS IS LIGHT.
Though it may have its crown of thorns,
IT HAS ALSO ITS GLORY THAT PASSETH UNDERSTANDING IN THE FINITE MIND.
Yet, as the infinite opens the way the thorns become less and the way the brighter.
The GLORY OF THE LORD IS IN THE SERVICE OF SELF DAY BY DAY,
in HIS ways being made known unto others through the life
that self shows in the experiences
that may be given to others as signposts along the way.
For, HE THAT ENDURES WILL BEAR THE CROSS AND THE CROWN.
THE WAY before thee IS IN HIS KEEPING.
TRUST YE IN HIM.
BE JOYOUS IN THY SERVICE DAY BY DAY.
LET NOT TROUBLE BAR THEE
FROM KNOWING THE PEACE, THE HAPPINESS, THE JOY IN THE LORD.
Keep the heart singing.
Keep the glory of Him before thee.
Updated: 6 June 2014