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Let’s Celebrate the Life of our Beloved Rev. Della

We celebrate the life of our Reverend Della Reese Lett!Della Reese

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the transition of our beloved angel, Rev. Dr. Della Reese Lett. She loved us; she taught us; she made us better. We are forever grateful to have known her and experienced her in our lifetime.

We stand on the spiritual principles she instilled us. We know that death is but a transition from the body. Life is eternal. While we may shed many tears, we know that she expects us to live full lives. She expects us to stand tall. She expects us to act like the children of God that we are.

As the keepers of Rev. Della’s legacy, we are proud to carry on the spiritual tradition that she introduced us to — one that insists that with God you cannot fail.

We will keep you updated as plans for Rev. Della’s memorial service are developed.

Thank you for your love and your prayers. If you would like to join us sooner, we invite you to worship with us on Sunday at 1pm (600 W. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA 90301).

Sincerely,

Reverend Sherri James, Senior Minister

Reverend Sheree Thompson, Assistant Minister

Understanding Principles for Better Living Church

 

Please continue to pray for her family, church community and fans during this time of transition.

Nov. 22, 2017 – TODAY I BESTOW THE ESSENCE OF LOVE UPON EVERYTHING

 TODAY I BESTOW THE ESSENCE OF LOVE UPON EVERYTHING

Love worketh no ill to his neighbor therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 13:10

“The Law of the Lord is perfect” and the Law of the Lord is Love.  We are made perfect in the Law when we enter into the communion of love with one another and with the invisible essence of Life.  Love is the fulfillment of the Law, that is, we never can make the most perfect use of the Law unless that use is motivated by love, by a sincere desire to express unity, harmony and peace. Continue reading “Nov. 22, 2017 – TODAY I BESTOW THE ESSENCE OF LOVE UPON EVERYTHING”

Nov. 21, 2017 – I RELY UPON THE ONE PERFECT ACTIVITY OF GOD

I RELY UPON THE ONE PERFECT ACTIVITY OF GOD

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 14:12

The all-intelligent, creative Presence is the source of all that I am. I believe in the ability and the willingness of this great Source to sustain its own creation.  The Kingdom and the Power and the Glory of God expresses through me.  I recognize myself to be a center through which the intelligence and power of the universe find expression.  Infinite Mind, operating through me, now brings to me the manifestation of harmony, order and the highest good.  The consciousness of peace and plenty is established within me.  All that is necessary to my happiness and well-being now comes into my experience. Continue reading “Nov. 21, 2017 – I RELY UPON THE ONE PERFECT ACTIVITY OF GOD”

Nov. 20, 2017 – I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW

I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW

Despise no man and deem nothing impossible; every man hath his hour and everything its place.

The Talmud

I believe that no matter what the experience through which I am going, good will come out if it.  I believe that all poverty will be turned into riches; that all fear will be converted into faith. I believe that good finally will triumph over every evil and love will heal all hate.  I believe that I have a silent partnership with the Invisible; that this partnership has never dissolved and never can be.  I believe in the invisible Presence of Good in a universe peopled with perfect and eternal entities.  I believe that all things are possible to him who does believe. Continue reading “Nov. 20, 2017 – I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW”

Nov. 19, 2017 – CONSTANTLY, I PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE BOUNTY

CONSTANTLY, I PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE BOUNTY

There is nothing impossible of attainment by persons of virtuous behavior.

The Mahabharta

I have within myself, as I sit here, the sense that though my body is real, tangible, with definite form and outline, it is at the same time somehow made of a living stuff which is saturated with God-Life.   I know that whatever the stuff is of which my body is made, though it is called material, it must really be made of the One Stuff and Essence of which all things are made.  Therefore, I sense within the very cells and tissues of my body an Eternality. Continue reading “Nov. 19, 2017 – CONSTANTLY, I PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE BOUNTY”

Nov. 18, 2017 – “I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH”

“I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH”

Not to be separate from his primal source constitutes what we call the Heavenly man; not to be separate from the essential nature thereof constitutes what we call the Spirit-like man; not to be separate from its real truth constitutes what we call the Perfect man.

The Texts of Taoism

It has been written that Christ is the Redeemer; also that Christ is in us.  We have been told that our redemption is at hand.  We have been told to awake and that Christ will give us light.  Therefore, I conclude that my redeemer lives and is now acting through me.  Why, then, is not my redemption at hand?  It is, but I have failed to see it.  Can it be possible that I am using the Creative Power to produce the very limitation from which I so earnestly seek to extricate myself?  Undoubtedly, this is true.  There are not two powers; there is but One Power. Continue reading “Nov. 18, 2017 – “I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH””

Nov. 17, 2017 – I EXPERIENCE COMPLETE WHOLENESS

I EXPERIENCE COMPLETE WHOLENESS

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

I Thessalonians 4: 11,12

I know that I am some part of the Divine Being, that the power and the presence of that Spirit is in the word I speak, and that word infinitely and perfectly and permanently makes whole.  I know that I represent an individualization of the Truth – the truth of Wholeness, the truth of Love, Reason and of Sound Mind; the truth of Peace and Joy; the truth and the freedom of the circulation of the Divine in every atom, in every function and every organ. Continue reading “Nov. 17, 2017 – I EXPERIENCE COMPLETE WHOLENESS”

Nov. 16, 2017 – TODAY I LIVE

TODAY I LIVE

He who knows this grand completion does not seek for it; he loses nothing and abandons nothing; he does not change himself with regards to (external) things; he turns in on himself, and finds there an inexhaustible store.

The Texts of Taoism

The wisest man who ever lived told us that the knowledge of truth shall make us free.  All books of spiritual wisdom have taught us that it is not the one who makes the mistake whom we should seek to destroy; it is the mistake itself which must be erased.  This means that evil has no existence in itself and has no history.  No matter what the negations of yesterday may have been, the affirmations of today rise triumphant and transcendent over them.  Thus all the evils of our yesterdays disappear into their native nothingness. Continue reading “Nov. 16, 2017 – TODAY I LIVE”

Nov. 15, 2017 – I AM SPIRIT MADE MANIFEST THIS INSTANT

I AM SPIRIT MADE MANIFEST THIS INSTANT

Infinite is that, infinite is this.  From the infinite one proceeds the infinite one.  On taking the infinity of the infinite one, there is left infinity.

Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad

My body, and every part of it, is made of pure Substance – God. It cannot deteriorate.  This instant this Infinite Substance within me, that is constantly flowing through me, takes form in the likeness of perfect, whole, complete cells.  Every cell of my body is strong and healthy, filled with life and vitality, strength and cleanliness.  My body (Spirit in form) knows no time, knows no degree; it knows only to express fully, instantaneously. Continue reading “Nov. 15, 2017 – I AM SPIRIT MADE MANIFEST THIS INSTANT”

Nov. 14, 2017 – TODAY I SEE HIM REFLECTED IN EVERY FORM, MOVING IN EVERY ACT

TODAY I SEE HIM REFLECTED IN EVERY FORM, MOVING IN EVERY ACT

Now, when the thought of doing good has arisen in a man’s mind, though the good be not yet done, the good Spirits are in attendance on him.

The Texts of Taoism  

After long meditation and much deep reflection, having passed through the confusion of human experience, Job finally arrived at the conclusion that the Spirit of God was within him and that the breath of God was his life.  We all have traveled this same pathway of experience, the journey of the soul to “the heights above,” and always there has been a deep inquiry in our minds – What is it all about?  Does life make sense? Continue reading “Nov. 14, 2017 – TODAY I SEE HIM REFLECTED IN EVERY FORM, MOVING IN EVERY ACT”