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Messages of Encouragement:
Messages of Encouragement for the Lesson on IN HIS PRESENCE (262-32)
IN HIS PRESENCE ALL STAND.
And as that we see reflected in the mirror of life
shows what manner of shadows are cast, so does keeping
IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE INDWELLING OF THE SPIRIT OF THE MASTER
keep all in the way of truth and light.
As the reflections of self come through
THE AWARENESS OF HIS PRESENCE THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES,
whether in fact, in thought or in deed,
so does THE CONSCIOUSNESS MAKE AWARE
THE PRESENCE OF HIS FORCES
IN A MANIFESTED MANNER in the lives of others, as well as to self;
For as in water the face answereth to face,
so IN HIS PRESENCE must our deeds, our thoughts,
BE REFLECTIONS OF HIM.
Not in that of long-faced or in mourning, or in sorrow,
but in gladness of purpose, of service, worshipfulness in Him.
In the activities of the body so reflect the strength of the physical man;
So in the activities of the mind reflect the strength of the mental body
as directed by THE PRESENCE OF HIS SPIRIT as may be sought,
as may be found, as is ever present with EACH THAT SEEKS TO ABIDE IN HIM.
Keep that patience of faith, that oneness of purpose IN HIS PRESENCE,
that as many bless thee in their thoughts
so may self hold that glorious oneness of purpose in Him;
For all are witnesses unto the effect of HIS PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES.
So do the expressions in word, in thought, in deed,
reflect whether WE ARE CONSCIOUS OF HIS PRESENCE abiding in us.
Keep in the way of understanding,
so that there may be more and more
THAT GLORIOUS CONSCIOUSNESS OF HIS PRESENCE abiding in us;
For as one conquers in self that which makes for hindrances,
the souls of men pass from glory to glory until
the glorious knowledge of HIS ABIDING PRESENCE is ever before us.
UNTO HIM that hath shall be given;
UNTO HIM that seeketh shall he find;
And as we grow in grace, in knowledge, in understanding,
we come into THE PRESENCE with that desire of the mind, of the heart,
that opens the way for the greater understanding in Him.
Keep in the way that leads to the higher planes of light,
For though the way may be heavy and HIS PRESENCE as of shadows,
yet the shadows are only of thine own misunderstandings,
and His glory will make for the glorifying of self in a service
that brings more and more the knowledge of entering into the joys of thy Lord;
For HIS PRESENCE ABIDES WITH THOSE THAT LOVE HIM.
"If ye love me keep my commandments.
Learn of me, for my yoke is easy, my burden is light"
to those who come to the knowledge that
HIS PRESENCE ABIDES WITH THOSE THAT SEEK HIS FACE.
Know in whom thou hast believed, that He may call thee by name
AS YE ENTER INTO HIS PRESENCE DAY BY DAY.
Even in laying aside those things that so easily beset
may the consciousness of His abiding peace be in thee,
bringing harmony to the mental, the physical body,
that ye may go on in that way that leads to the closer walk with Him.
Minister to those who seek, but minister in HIS NAME.
Glory in the Lord, not in self; not in the wisdom of the earth,
knowing that those things that partake of the earth are earthy,
those that partake alone of the mental may easily become stumbling stones in the way of many.
Let the spirit of truth separate the chaff from the wheat, and
ENTER IN WITH THE FULL KNOWLEDGE OF HIS PRESENCE,
shutteth out all those things that would beset to him that believes and acts in that manner.
Keep in the knowledge, in the understanding that His ways are to many past finding out;
For to those that are called does He give the power to become the Sons of God
by DWELLING IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF HIS PRESENCE
abiding in the steps of self day by day.
Study to show self approved rather unto God than man, rightly dividing the words of truth,
that thy ways, thy thoughts, thy deeds, may bear witness of HIS glory being manifest in the earth;
For "Lo, I am with thee always, even unto the end of the earth."
Day by day show forth that thou hast seen, hast known,
THE GLORY OF HIS PRESENCE IN THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.
As self has been chosen, as self may make self a channel of blessings to many
that He may speak face to face with His own, so let thy yeas and thy nays be such
that HIS PRESENCE ABIDES WITH THEE in thy daily walks of life;
For His strength, His power may cleanse the world of sin through the glorifying of Him
in the life of those that seek to do His biddings.
Keep the faith.
KEEP IN HIS PRESENCE DAY BY DAY.
As self finds the spirit of truth keeping the way open for a more perfect understanding in Him,
so may we pass step by step into THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF HIS PRESENCE abiding with us.
IN THE LIGHT OF HIS PRESENCE do we measure our own shortcomings,
leaving those things behind that are not in accord with HIS ways,
and taking on more and more that love that He showed forth in His walks among men.
So do we become conscious of that abiding faith that may make
FOR THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF HIS PRESENCE
abiding with us through every trial, every temptation that arises in our experience.
GIVE the GLORY when glory arises.
Give the praise when the praise is near.
Seek at all times to be conscious of HIS BEING NEAR.
As self finds the mirrors of life showing forth those lights of the thoughts of the inner man,
whether directed to His ways or to the shadows of life,
so may we in reflecting upon THE GLORY OF HIS PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES
come to measure those steps that we must take in our journeys of meditation and prayer.
Seek, then, to show self approved unto Him; for IN HIM IS THE LIGHT.
The light may be reflected in us through those mirrorings in our own selves of His glory,
for that as was given Him of the Father abides in those
that SEEK THROUGH HIS NAME
TO KNOW THE FATHER'S PRESENCE IN THEIR OWN LIFE.
Updated: 6 June 2014