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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.

Jan. 20, 2018 – TODAY I UNCOVER THE PERFECTION WITHIN ME IN ALL ITS FULLNESS 

TODAY I UNCOVER THE PERFECTION WITHIN ME IN ALL ITS FULLNESS 

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 

Matthew 13:44

Success (in the attainment of objects) forsaketh the person whose heart is unsteady, or who hath no control over his mind, or who is a slave of his senses. 

The Mahabharata

Without either hunger or thirst, beyond all grief (all) rejoice in the place of heaven. 

Katha Upanishad

Who would not be successful in the true sense of the term?  For there is no success without happiness and a sense of certainty.  There is something eternal about success.  There is no grief in success, because one who is truly successful is no longer sad.  He knows the things of this world are but temporary.  His treasure is truly in heaven. Continue reading “Jan. 20, 2018 – TODAY I UNCOVER THE PERFECTION WITHIN ME IN ALL ITS FULLNESS “

Jan. 19, 2018 – I SEE GOD IN EVERYTHING; PERSONIFIED IN ALL PEOPLE; MANIFEST IN EVERY EVENT

I SEE GOD IN EVERYTHING; PERSONIFIED IN ALL PEOPLE; MANIFEST IN EVERY EVENT

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 

Philippians 2:3, 4

Theirs was the fullness of heaven and earth; the more that they gave to others, the more they had. 

Kwang-Tze

One is the Sense that’s active through them – their passions for each other.  ‘Tis Love Himself who worketh the one harmony of all.  Thus, therefore, let us sing the praise of God. 

Thrice-Greatest Hermes  

Jesus said, “Give and to you shall be given.”  All the great scriptures have been announced this central and transcendent truth, realizing that every act carries with it a sequence, bringing the result of this action back to the self.  This is what is meant by Karma, for Karma means the fruit of action.  Emerson called it the Law of Compensation, and Jesus proclaimed the same law in his teaching that as we sow, so shall we reap.  This is why Kwang-Tse tells us that the more we give to others the more we have. Continue reading “Jan. 19, 2018 – I SEE GOD IN EVERYTHING; PERSONIFIED IN ALL PEOPLE; MANIFEST IN EVERY EVENT”

Jan. 18, 2018 – I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND HOW TO SPEAK THE WORD OF TRUTH

I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND HOW TO SPEAK THE WORD OF TRUTH

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 

John 6:63

And where do name and form both cease, and turn to utter nothingness?  And the answer is, “In consciousness invisible and infinite, of radiance bright.” 

Buddhism in Translations

All the objects in the world are of one and the same taste, are of one reality, have nothing to do with the modes of particularization, and are not of dualistic character. 

The Awakening of Faith

This lesson tells us that the objective world is quickened by the indwelling Spirit.  The words of truth are life unto every form which they animate.  All words which are spoken in a realization of the Divine Nature are words of truth, and all such words give life. ”It is the spirit that quickeneth.”  Our lesson also tells us that all objects, that is, the entire objective universe, comes from One Substance. Continue reading “Jan. 18, 2018 – I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND HOW TO SPEAK THE WORD OF TRUTH”

Jan. 17, 2018 – I KNOW THAT I LIVE IN THE CHANGELESS REALITY 

I KNOW THAT I LIVE IN THE CHANGELESS REALITY 

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. 

I John 2:17

And the horde of evil passions cannot tarry there, even for a moment. Hymns of Mahayana Faith

All that is with you passeth away, but that which is with God abideth. 

The Koran

Neither the Will of God nor the Nature of God can change.  Reality is the same ‘yesterday, today and forever.”  That which was is, and that which is, will remain.  Man’s nature is spiritual.  The only thing about him that can change is that which ought not to be permanent.  We are changeless beings living in a changing world.  Thus all of our experiences are bound together on a thread of continuity which Lowell called “the thread of the All-Sustaining Beauty which runs through all and doth all unite.” Continue reading “Jan. 17, 2018 – I KNOW THAT I LIVE IN THE CHANGELESS REALITY “

Jan. 16, 2018 – THE PEACE AND THE POWER OF A CONSCIOUS RECOGNITION OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE IS WITH ME TODAY

THE PEACE AND THE POWER OF A CONSCIOUS RECOGNITION OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE IS WITH ME TODAY

Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 

II Corinthians 3:17

There is an originating and all-comprehending (principle) in my words, and an authoritative law for the things (which I enforce). 

The Texts of Taoism

My fifth name is All good things created by Mazda, the offsprings of the holy principle. 

The Zend-Avesta

We all desire to experience liberty, and to know that the all-comprehensive Mind and Principle is in the very words we speak.  The Zend-Avesta tells us that all good things are created by Mazda (the principle of light).  Here we have a concept of liberty, of light and of freedom accompanying our words; a Divine Authority imparting a creativeness to our thought.  The creative power of Spirit is in our word in such degree as we become conscious of Spirit. Continue reading “Jan. 16, 2018 – THE PEACE AND THE POWER OF A CONSCIOUS RECOGNITION OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE IS WITH ME TODAY”

Jan. 15, 2018 – THERE IS A SUBTLE POWER WITHIN ME – THE ESSENCE OF SPIRIT

THERE IS A SUBTLE POWER WITHIN ME – THE ESSENCE OF SPIRIT   

For, lo, he that formeth the mountains and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.  

Amos 4:13

From Him is the seed of all things, and it is He that upholds the Earth with all her mobile and immobile creatures. 

Mahabharata

The Atman (the real self) is permanent, eternal and therefore existence itself. 

Raja Yoga

The great prophet Amos tells us that The God of hosts is the name of the Power that forms the mountains, creates the winds, and declares Its presence in the sanctuary of our own thought.  This poetical description of Spirit brings a sense of lightness, of peace and of transcendent joy.  He seems to have lifted the load of life in his declaration that the Spirit treads upon the high places of the earth. Continue reading “Jan. 15, 2018 – THERE IS A SUBTLE POWER WITHIN ME – THE ESSENCE OF SPIRIT”

Jan. 14, 2018 – TODAY, I AM RESOLVED TO SEE ONLY THE GOOD

TODAY, I AM RESOLVED TO SEE ONLY THE GOOD

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces. 

Psalm 107:14

“Sin is an obstruction in the heart; an inability to feel and comprehend all that is noble, true and great, and to take part in the good.”  If man is to be free from sin, his mind and heart must be opened to the influence of enlightenment. 

The Talmud

In the world there is nothing absolutely bad; Know, moreover, evil is only relative. 

The Masnavi I Ma’Navi

We all wish to be brought out of darkness into the light.  To be free from the bondage of fear, superstition and want, the mind must be riveted on freedom.  The thought must rise transcendent over bondage.  If we do this, we are brought from the shadow of darkness into the light of the glorious freedom of the sons of God.  The Talmud tells us that if we would be free from sin (mistake) the mind and heart must be open to enlightenment. Continue reading “Jan. 14, 2018 – TODAY, I AM RESOLVED TO SEE ONLY THE GOOD”

Jan 13, 2018 – TODAY I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A PERFECT BEING, LIVING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS

TODAY I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A PERFECT BEING, LIVING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS

All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. 

John 1:3

His being is conceiving of all things and making (them)… He even makes all things, in heaven, in air, in earth, in deep, in all of cosmos, in every part that is and that is not of everything.  For there is naught in all the world that is not He. 

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

There is naught whatsoever higher than I … All this is threaded on Me, as rows of pearls on a string. 

The Bhagavad-Gita

All things are threaded on the Divine, “like rows of pearls on a string.”  Spiritual intuition tells us that beauty is at the root of everything.  Ugliness is its suppositional opposite.  We must sense not the opposite but the Reality. “For there is naught in all the world that is not He.”  This means that God is in and through everything.  It is this Divine Presence which we are to recognize. Continue reading “Jan 13, 2018 – TODAY I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A PERFECT BEING, LIVING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS”

Jan. 12, 2018 – I KNOW THAT THE TRUTH IS IN ME, PERFECT AND COMPLETE 

I KNOW THAT THE TRUTH IS IN ME, PERFECT AND COMPLETE 

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 

I John 2:21

This is God your Lord; All power is His: But the gods ye call on beside Him have no power over the husk of a date stone! 

The Koran

However anxious you may be, you will not save (yourself).  The perfect men of old first had (what they wanted to do) in themselves, and afterwards they found (the response to it) in others. 

The Texts of Taoism

There is no power, presence or person outside the Divine.  God not only is, He is also One.  Our lesson from the Koran says that a belief in any opposite to the One has no power, even as darkness has no power over light.  God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness. To believe in the Light is to dispel the darkness.  A knowledge of good overcomes evil.  The consciousness of abundance dispels want and pours the contents of the Horn of Plenty into our uplifted bowl of acceptance. Continue reading “Jan. 12, 2018 – I KNOW THAT THE TRUTH IS IN ME, PERFECT AND COMPLETE “

Jan. 11, 2018 – TODAY I SPEAK MY WORD, KNOWING THAT IT WILL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID

TODAY I SPEAK MY WORD, KNOWING THAT IT WILL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID

He is in one mind and who can turn him? 

Job 23:13

Mind is Brahma; for from mind even are verily born these beings by – mind, when born, they live; – mind they approach, (mind) they enter. 

Taittariya Upanishad

The Mind, then, is not separated off from God’s essentiality, but is united unto it, as light to sun. 

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

Job tells us that God is of one mind, and Jesus clearly taught that this one Mind includes our own thinking.  Emerson also tells us that “there is one mind common to all individual men.”  It is this eternal and perfect Mind which we use.  “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”  The Mind of God must be peace, joy and perfection. Continue reading “Jan. 11, 2018 – TODAY I SPEAK MY WORD, KNOWING THAT IT WILL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID”