Lt 116, 1910


Lt 116, 1910

Workman, Mabel

St. Helena, California

November 2, 1910

Previously unpublished.

Mabel Workman

My dear Granddaughter:

I should be pleased to see you and your husband. I expect that we shall see you both some day. I am thankful that you can both give a good report of your health. The work of caring for your health must rest upon yourselves individually. Lt116-1910.1

I keep in mind that every individual soul is accountable to God for the way in which his service to the Lord is carried forward. This is a subject that requires deep thought and much seeking the Lord. We need now to maintain a singleness of purpose; for our time to work is short. We need the wisdom that comes from Christ, who is our sanctification and our righteousness. Lt116-1910.2

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life: (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. Lt116-1910.3

“And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” [1 John 1:1-10.] Lt116-1910.4

Read also the second chapter of First John. I shall not follow this out further. But I want to be sure that you are walking in the knowledge of the truth and are a partaker of the divine nature. We must not crowd upon our minds such a variety of things that we shall lose the true understanding of what the Lord Jesus presents in His teachings. Our minds may improve constantly in the effort to comprehend the requirements of the plain “Thus saith the Lord.” Now is the time to obtain the genuine experience that is of more value than we really recognize. Lt116-1910.5

It means much to walk humbly with God. Everything is gained by those who do this. For God to say, as He looks upon us personally, “Faithful in that which is least” [Luke 16:10], is of more value than gold or silver or precious stones. Lt116-1910.6

Mabel, your mother committed you and Ella to my charge, and yet it seems that the opportunities for seeing you personally are so limited. I did not see as much of you as I wished to at the Washington Conference. My experience in that meeting was of a character that but few could comprehend. I dared not let loose of the work, but had to stand at my post of duty, hoping and praying that every purpose of God which during the meeting was distinctly laid upon me, I might, through Christ’s strength, carry through. The Lord heard my earnest prayer and helped me. I hope that in all the meetings that I shall henceforth attend, I shall have such gracious revealings as I had at that meeting. Lt116-1910.7

It seems that for years the world has been going on in a strange fashion. Strange things are happening. Men are turning the world into a holiday. Lt116-1910.8

Mabel, I am as anxious as possible for you to be constantly improving. I cannot speak to you except with the pen. But you can feel that in me, you and your husband have one whom you can address and be understood. Lt116-1910.9

I shall be glad to hear from you, but I shall not urge you to answer all the letters I may send you. Lt116-1910.10

Your grandmother. Lt116-1910