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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The cold winds of life

Be reminded that the dark night leads on to the glad day, and the glad day is in God's keeping. Rest in the thought of this, confident of the love of Godof the protecting arms around you if only you will try and remember it, will shut out the cold winds of life and keep you snug within.

Zodiac’s Teachings

No limitation

As the consciousness of God grows in the mind, so the realisation comes of the great and glorious possibilities which lie before the soul. The journeyupward and steep though it may beeach step brings fresh gifts, new joys, larger wonders. There is no limitation to these and no end for all Eternity.

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This blessing is your own

Light on the horizon, light in your minds, and joy in your heartsthat is the forecast for tomorrow and all the many tomorrows to come.

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Find the Father

It is sufficient for us to wish to love God for His protection to be complete.

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Tomorrow will be better

Start the new week by putting aside all the sorrows of the old; start the new day commending yourself to God and thinking—This day is going to be better than the last. Do that every day, and if some of the days don't respond quite as much as they should, don't lose heart; still say—Tomorrow will be better. The days are going to be better in a way you little understand; better and brighter and more akin to the things that are of the Spirit, for sorrow has no place over here. We just gather up the gold that the mould of sorrow has brought to the surface, and with this treasure we go on our way rejoicing, regretting nothing, hoping all things, and, finally, reaping that which was sown in ignorance and in darkness.

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House of Many Mansions

So God works out His plans and so we, as tillers of the soil, by our efforts, bring forth fruit in due season, but before the tree can produce fruit, it has to be cared for and watered and pruned, so that when the time of gathering in arrives, the fruit may be found sound and ripe.

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The one thing that matters

The going is hard, I admit it, and this hardness cannot be done away with until certain tests have been taken and received in the spirit that the God in us insists upon. Disconcerting? Yes. Immediately, we harbour thoughts of rebellion and despair comes very close indeed. But we must look at it from a practical point of view. Our thoughts on these lines are destructive to a certain degree—very destructive so far as our personal happiness is concerned and sometimes they affect others, as depression nearly always does. But the point is this—Where does their power end? Are those thoughts sufficient to bar the way, to make us turn back or even to prevent our going forward? A negative attitude is no use; it doesn't exist in any sense whatever; nothing is stationery when we are character-building.

Now, how far are we going to allow those thoughts to take the lead?

If they influence our actions then they are terribly destructive and actually working against God.

With us, it is something like this—We grieve and sorrow and our physical mind puts up every sort of fight it can think of, but we go on—that is the one thing that matters. Wilful and rebellious as our physical mind may be, the victory is always on the side of right and that is why we cannot be sad.

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Show your faith in God

Show your faith in God.

Swinging on its axle

Your views do not change with every passing moodnot your real opinions. But today a thing looks possible and hopeful; tomorrow, or yesterday, it is utterly beyond your horizon. The globe of the physical mind has swung round in the unfavourable breeze, and the light of God cannot shine upon it.

It is easy for Thought to moveto swing on its axle and the only thing to prevent that instability is to anchor yourself to Himnothing else can prevent it. You love to be under God's sunshine; you hate to be separated from Him in any sense whatever, and yet again and again the chill comes on the heart, and God seems to have turned aside. Impossible, of course, but when a thing appears so, it is almost as bad as if it were so.

Remember this little simile in the days to come, and when your thoughts start to be on the moveaway from the brightness, think hard of God as an Anchor, and they will be arrested. The sunshine only is for you and soon you shall find much more help in this direction. The going won’t be so hard, and happinessinstead of being like flickering sunshine on a cold, winter daywill have strength and warmth in it, and will not forsake the path which you are following.

It is meant for allall who wish to love God, and it is the sunshine which never fadesto which there is no evening and so no night as well. Healing, protecting, illuminatingthe sunshine that comes from the Tender Heart and understanding Mind of God Himself.

Zodiac’s Teachings

Its influence upon you entirely

You have got to turn your thoughts round. I use that phrase because thought is something like a globe, and if it is turned away from the sun, well, of course, it is in the shade, but thought is a moveable thing. Take any thought that is not entirely trivial, that thought depends for its influence upon you entirely on the amount of light that is allowed to shine on it.

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What a contrast!

The sower went forth sowing,
The seed in secret slept,
Through weeks of faith and patience,
Till out the green blade crept.

Disappointments, sadnessthese things don't exist when you really love Christ and are working for Him. Sadness and disappointments relate to the things of the earth only; with the things of God it is joy and gain and triumphwhat a contrast.

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Christ is accessible to all

Christ is accessible to all. Keep that point clear in your mind. There is no one who has a greater right than another to go to the Father and sayHelp me! We are in His sight His children, without difference, without favour and without grade.

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God first, second, third and last—GOD

God first, second, third and lastGOD.

Make no mistake

Remember that with God's help, you can do it, make no mistake about that.

Keep the flag high

Keep the flag high for a little while longer, and then you will find the standard on which it is hung so firmly embedded in the soil that it will not need a steadying hand to hold it.

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The God in it

God bless you all and gather you under His outspread Wingsthese Wings which are even as the Great Comforter, embracing all things, both the good and that which could not quite come up to the standard of being goodoverreaching all and beautifying it, so that at last you see the God in it.

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Sound and Ripe

So God works out His plans and so we, as tillers of the soil, by our efforts, bring forth fruit in due season, but before the tree can produce fruit, it has to be cared for and watered and pruned, so that when the time of gathering in arrives, the fruit may be found sound and ripe.

Zodiac’s Teachings

This day is going to be better than the last

Start the new week by putting aside all the sorrows of the old; start the new day commending yourself to God and thinking—This day is going to be better than the last. Do that every day, and if some of the days don't respond quite as much as they should, don't lose heart; still say—Tomorrow will be better. The days are going to be better in a way you little understand; better and brighter and more akin to the things that are of the Spirit, for sorrow has no place over here. We just gather up the gold that the mould of sorrow has brought to the surface, and with this treasure we go on our way rejoicing, regretting nothing, hoping all things, and, finally, reaping that which was sown in ignorance and in darkness.

Zodiac’s Teachings

November fogs do not last

November fogs do not last and neither, thank God, do the fogs of the physical mind blot out for long the brightness of God's Face. It is sufficient for you to wish to love God for the protection to be complete.

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Compartment of the Mind of God

In My Father's house, there are many mansions. This simple phrase gives that reassurance of a happiness which is prepared for each when we leave the physical body but also the Mind of the Father. Realise that God, being God, is not limited in any way whatever in His outlook over the earth and His children upon it. Each one is understood by a separate portion or compartment of the Mind of God.