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Messages of Encouragement:
Messages of Encouragement for the Lesson on LOVE (262-47)
In thine own experience comes the answer
to that which SHOWS FORTH THE LOVE which is
MANIFESTED IN THOSE that SEEK TO KNOW HIS WAY.
Be not weary in well-doing.
SEEK TO SHOW FORTH THAT which has been given,
in that there may be presented through the activities of self that GLORY IN HIM.
For, as much may be forgiven as THERE IS LOVE SHOWN.
Keep that as He gave, that ALL PRESENT THEMSELVES
IN THAT WAY WHICH KEEPETH IN THE LIGHT.
In the PRESENTING OF THAT which is found in self's own experience,
study to show self APPROVED UNTO HIM.
For, as given, HE THAT SEEKETH TO KNOW He will in no wise cast out.
For, LOVE EXALTETH.
LOVE MANIFESTED IN THE DAILY LIFE, then, gives more and more
those EXPRESSIONS OF HIS GRACE in a material world.
In SHOWING FORTH that which is manifest in thine experience,
LET THE LOVE THAT WAS MANIFESTED IN FORGIVENESS be in thee,
that there be no envy, no strife, no knowledge
of other than GOOD WORKS through the activities of self.
For, in GLORYING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FATHER
comes more and more the MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SPIRIT OF THE CHRIST.
"Inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these, my little ones, ye do it unto me."
In the POWER OF THE NAME is there GLORY AND LOVE SHOWN
to all those WHO SEEK TO KNOW, TO DO HIS BIDDINGS.
For, unto him that is faithful in the few things is there given the ruling of many.
Then, keep the way that thou hast set before thee;
knowing that HIS PRESENCE ABIDES EVER.
In the PRESENTING OF SELF'S LOVE
for the ways He would have thee go,
look not back upon that which would make afraid;
for they who turn their faces to the light
SHOW FORTH in their speech, their actions, their lives,
THAT LOVE even as He has given,
"If ye love me keep my commandments."
For, they are not grievous to those that SEEK TO KNOW HIS WAY.
Study to SHOW SELF APPROVED UNTO HIM, rightly dividing the words of truth,
avoiding the appearance of evil, that THY LOVE, thy goodness, be not evil spoken of.
GLORY IN THE LORD, in His promises, day by day, that in thee, through thee,
may come many that call Him blessed.
"Let not thine heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me,"
knowing that UNTO EVERY GOOD WORK
IS THE LOVE OF THE FATHER SHOWN THROUGH THE SON
to those that would BLESS HIS HOLY NAME.
Not in envy, not in strife; rather in the little kindnesses,
even in the ways that present themselves in every manner,
whether in the home, in the street, in the associations one with another.
Keep thy paths clear.
In thine PRESENTATION OF THE LOVE
as MANIFESTED through those that would KNOW HIS WAY,
seek from the inner self to know that He would have thee do;
For in the PROMISES IN HIM does THE LOVE OF THE FATHER
MADE MANIFEST THROUGH HIM BECOME EXPRESSIVE
in the acts of the mind, the body, the ways.
For, His ways are not past finding out; neither are they hard to those
that would SHOW FORTH HIS LOVE till He come again.
For, He will not tarry, if those that LOVE HIM will but MANIFEST HIS LOVE in the earth.
That that is set before thee in measuring the ways that He would have thee go;
For, as THE LOVE OF THE FATHER
was SHOWN IN THE LIFE OF THE MASTER,
so may HIS LOVE IN THEE BE SHOWN in the hearts, the minds, the souls,
of those whom ye contact day by day.
For, unto him to whom much is given much is required;
yet who would turn back that they may not press on to the ways
that HIS LOVE PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING and is SHOWN FORTH in the life day by day?
As thy ways are His ways, GLORY IN THE LOVE that is shed on thee.
Pass it on.
For, IN GIVING does one receive that glory that He gave;
so did the GLORY OF THE FATHER SHINE ON THE EARTH.
Even though there be trials, disappointments,
HIS LOVE ENABLES ALL TO KNOW, to understand, to comprehend,
that He would have each do day by day, here a little, there a little.
In thy daily walks LET HIS LIGHT SO SHINE in thine own self
that those ye contact may know that THE LOVE OF THE FATHER
IS BEING SHOWN in thy daily conversation, thy daily activities.
For, as He gave, HE THAT WOULD SHOW FORTH THE LOVE OF THE FATHER
will keep His ways day by day.
For, glorying in self is as the activities of self-exaltation,
but GLORYING IN THE FATHER, IN THE SON,
is SHOWING FORTH that He bids thee do day by day.
What, then, are His biddings?
"Love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, thine soul, and thy neighbor as thyself!"
IN SHOWING FORTH THE LOVE that He manifested, study thy ways, thy going in, thy coming out.
Know that, he that seeks shall find; to him that knocketh will He open the door,
and - as He has given - "My ways are not thy ways" unless ye keep the way of the Lord.
In thy glorying, let self be as naught; that HIS GLORY MAY BE MANIFESTED in thy acts day by day.
IN SHOWING FORTH HIS LOVE,
know "As ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them."
For, as SELF MANIFESTS to thy brother, so is THE FATHER GLORIFIED in thee.
The manifestation in any act is the reflection of that purpose in the heart.
Keep the heart clean.
Keep the purposes in Him;
For HE IS THE WAY AND THE LIGHT.
GLORY IN THE LORD, that the ways that He would guide
are the ways in which the soul may know Him better.
IN THE LOVE OF THE FATHER HE GAVE THE SON.
IN THE LOVE THAT SELF WOULD SHOW, in keeping His ways day by day.
For, His ways are not grievous; nor are thy hid from any that would
SEEK TO KNOW HIS FACE.
IN MANIFESTING THAT LOVE AS HE HAS SHOWN,
just be kind one to another; not in vainglorying, not in hardness of heart.
Rather in the little things that bespeak of a mind that oft speaks with Him.
Not in that which would make for vainglory,
but rather that takes hold on the things that are oft despised of men
yet SHOWS FORTH THE LOVE OF THE FATHER FOR HIS CHILDREN.
For, as the father pitieth the children,
so does the heavenly Father have mercy on those that would GLORY IN HIM.
COME YE, MY CHILDREN,
IN THAT YE HAVE ALL BEEN CALLED
UNTO THAT WAY
WHICH WOULD SHOW FORTH
TO THY NEIGHBOR, THY BRETHREN,
THAT THE FATHER LOVETH HIS CHILDREN.
WHO ARE HIS CHILDREN?
THEY THAT KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS DAY BY DAY.
FOR, UNTO HIM THAT IS FAITHFUL AND TRUE
IS GIVEN THE CROWN OF LIFE.
THE HARVEST IS RIPE,
THE LABORERS ARE FEW.
BE NOT WEARY
BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN
THAT WHICH HAS SEEMED TO TROUBLE THEE,
FOR THE WAYS ARE BEING OPENED
TO THOSE THAT SHOW THEMSELVES
FAITHFUL AND TRUE.
FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD
IS NEAR AT HAND.
Updated: 8 June 2014