Mar. 28, 2017 – I IMBIBE NEW IDEAS FROM THE CREATIVITY OF GOD

I IMBIBE NEW IDEAS FROM THE CREATIVITY OF GOD 

…The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

John 5:19

Emerson tells us that the Ancient of Days is in the latest invention.  In other words, since God is all there is, the only Presence, the only Power and the only Mind or Intelligence, when we conceive a new idea we are thinking directly from the creativity of God.  It is not our isolated, limited human personality that projects this new idea.  We are merely the instrument through which this projection takes place. Continue reading “Mar. 28, 2017 – I IMBIBE NEW IDEAS FROM THE CREATIVITY OF GOD”

Mar. 27, 2017 – I EXPERIENCE THE WHOLENESS OF GOD

I EXPERIENCE THE WHOLENESS OF GOD  

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

I Corinthians 13: 9 – 10

How true it is that we do see as through a glass, darkly, or only in part.  But to all of us there come fleeting moments when our inward vision is opened and we seem to look out upon a newer and broader horizon.  The Apostle tells us that when that which is perfect shall come, then that which is in part shall be done away. Continue reading “Mar. 27, 2017 – I EXPERIENCE THE WHOLENESS OF GOD”

Mar. 26, 2017 – I LIVE IN THE LIFE OF GOD

I LIVE IN THE LIFE OF GOD   

…as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.

John 5:26

All life is One Life.  Just as every physical substance known derives from one universal energy, so there is but one Life Principle, which is God, in which we all live from which infinite Source our individual lives are drawn.  If this one Life is present everywhere, It is also within us.  To say that the Life of God is the only life there is, means that my life is not only in God and of God and from God – it is God, in and through me. Continue reading “Mar. 26, 2017 – I LIVE IN THE LIFE OF GOD”

Mar. 25, 2017 – I AM CLEANED BY THE PURITY OF GOD

I AM CLEANED BY THE PURITY OF GOD

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity…

Habakkuk 1: 13

When the prophet said that God is of too pure eye to behold evil and cannot look on iniquity, he was proclaiming one of the most profound concepts the human mind has ever entertained.  For he was really saying that God, who is the originator of all things and the first principle of all life, can never experience evil, nor see it, nor know it.  “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.” Continue reading “Mar. 25, 2017 – I AM CLEANED BY THE PURITY OF GOD”

Mar. 23, 2017 – I AM HAPPY IN THE HARMONY OF GOD

I AM HAPPY IN THE HARMONY OF GOD 

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit… And there are diversities of operation, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

I Corinthians 12: 4, 6

We do not all have the same gifts because no two people are ever alike.  Nature never reproduces anything identically.  And there are diversities of operations.  We are all engaged in different types and sorts of activities which express the unique individualization which each one of us is.  But it is the same God working in all of us. Continue reading “Mar. 23, 2017 – I AM HAPPY IN THE HARMONY OF GOD”

Mar. 22, 2017 – I PARTAKE OF THE NATURE OF GOD

I PARTAKE OF THE NATURE OF GOD   

The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Job 33:4

No one can doubt that God is perfect.  But Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”  And he had already located heaven within.  He also said, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven,” by which he meant that when we do the will of God, earth will be like heaven, that is, the without will be like the within, for the two really are one.  Continue reading “Mar. 22, 2017 – I PARTAKE OF THE NATURE OF GOD”

Mar. 21, 2017 – I RELAX IN THE PEACE OF GOD

I RELAX IN THE PEACE OF GOD   

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7

We often wonder if peace really exists anywhere.  In a world distraught with so much confusion and chaos we deeply need an inner, abiding sense of calm and tranquility.  Peace of mind really is what the world is searching after because without it we have only a sense of insecurity and loneliness.  Without peace, deep and abiding, there can be no happiness nor contentment, no sense of security, no confidence.  And yet, Jesus said, “My peace I give unto you,” and the Apostle said, “The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  This means that in such degree as we attain peace, Christ, or the Anointed of Heaven, the true and Divine Sonship, makes itself known to us.  For He is not met through confusion, but only when the mind is tranquil, and, like an unruffled body of water, reflects the Divine images of peace and perfection.

Today I enter into the Peace of God.  My mind is stilled from all confusion, and I feel a deep and abiding inward poise.  Christ, the Son of the living God, the One Son begotten of the only God, is real to me.  I keep my mind stayed on this Divine inner Presence, and, letting every thought of discord slip away, I meet the Reality of myself, the eternal and changeless Truth about me, which is that I am the Son of God, I am one with Him forever more, within me, there is a voice that says: “Peace.  Be still and know that I am his God; God in me, around me and through me, the Divine Son forever incarnated and forever kept in the bosom of the Father.”  I glorify the name of this Son; I exalt his presence.  “I am that which thou art; thou art that which I am.”  And that which I am, and that which Thou art, is one and the same.

 

Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Mar. 20, 2017 – I HONOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD

I HONOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD  

… If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honoreth me…

John 8:54

If I honor myself alone, not realizing that I am one with the Divine Presence, then I shall quickly exhaust the small portion of good that I, as a human being, can at any one moment contain.  But if I honor the Presence of God in me, of God around and through me, of God in and through everything, then I am indeed honoring the Presence of God, for One Spirit is over all, in all and through all, and One Presence is all. Continue reading “Mar. 20, 2017 – I HONOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD”

Mar. 19, 2017 – I AM GOVERNED BY THE LAW OF GOD

I AM GOVERNED BY THE LAW OF GOD 

For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man:

Romans 7: 22

This scriptural passage tells us of all that we should have delight in living.  All creation is a manifestation of the delight of God – God seeing Himself in form, God experiencing Himself in His own actions, and God knowing Himself in us as us.  For the highest God and the innermost God is one God, and not two.  Continue reading “Mar. 19, 2017 – I AM GOVERNED BY THE LAW OF GOD”

Mar. 18, 2017 – I AM WARMED BY THE LOVE OF GOD

I AM WARMED BY THE LOVE OF GOD   

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…

I John 3:1

It has been truly said that love is the loadstone of life, the treasure of earth and the highest gift of heaven.  We all wish to feel that we are kept in the arms of love, protected by its shelter and warmed by its feeling.  But someone might ask, “How do we really know that ‘the universe rests on the shoulders of love?’” The answer is more simple that it might appear. Continue reading “Mar. 18, 2017 – I AM WARMED BY THE LOVE OF GOD”