May 24, 2016

TODAY I LOOSE ALL CONDEMNATION; I JUDGE NOT AND I AM JUDGED ONLY BY THE LAW OF GOD

May 24 2015… forgive us our debts; as we forgive our debtors.   Matthew 6:12

When Jesus said that we should not judge lest we be judged, he was stating the action of the law of cause and effect.  If we wish a complete clearance from any sense of condemnation about ourselves, we must first be certain that we have released all condemnation of others from our own minds.  When we do this we meet others in a new light and reaching back of all judgment and criticism, establish a relationship that is within us, for God is One in all people. Continue reading

May 23, 2016

I DO EVERYTHING WITH RELIANCE ON THE LAW OF GOOD

May 23 2015All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.    Matthew 28:18

While Jesus said that all power was given to him in heaven and earth, at another time he said that he of himself could do nothing.  This sounds like a contradiction until we understand the subtlety of its meaning.  Jesus realized that there is but One Power and One Presence and he knew that when he surrendered himself to the Presence, that is, when he thought the thoughts of God after Him, then the Power would automatically respond to him. Continue reading

May 22, 2016

I FREE MYSELF FROM EVERY SENSE OF CONDEMNATION, EITHER AGAINST MYSELF OR OTHERS   

May 22 2015He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness … He that loveth his brother abideth in the light … I John 2:9, 10

When John said that it is impossible for us to remain in the light while we hate someone else, he was pointing the same truth that Jesus had in mind when he said, Forgive, and you will be forgiven.  We could not expect the law of Good to operate for us alone, shutting all other out.  It is only what we share with others that really is ours.  We are so constituted that when we think evil of others or condemn them it is impossible to escape this condemnation of ourselves.  This is why Jesus said, “Judge not that ye be not judged.”  Everything that goes out comes back again.  Our thoughts and acts move in circles. Continue reading

May 21, 2016

THE SPIRIT WITHIN ME COMMUNES WITH EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING 

May 21 2015… thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind … and … thy neighbor as thy self.    Mark 12: 30, 31

When we let the love that is within us go out to the God who is in all people and the Divine Presence that is in all things, then we are loving God with all our heart and with all our soul and mind because we are recognizing that the Spirit within us is the same Spirit that we meet in others.  This is loving our neighbors as ourselves. Continue reading

May 20, 2016

TODAY I PROCLAIM MY DIVINE INHERITANCE  

May 20 2015Neglect not the gift that is in thee … I Timothy 4: 14

If two persons were exactly alike, one would be unnecessary in the scheme of things.  Emerson said that imitation is suicide.  The Divine Spirit never made any two things alike – no two rose bushes, no two snowflakes, no two grains of sand, and no two persons.  We are all just a little unique so that each may wear a different face, behind which is the same, the one and the only Presence, which is God.  It is right and necessary that we should be individuals.  Unity does not mean uniformity.  Unity means that everything draws its strength, its power and its ability to live from One Source.  One Life flows through everything.  This Life is never monotonous; it is forever doing new things in you and in me. Continue reading

May 19, 2016

I SURRENDER ALL FEAR, DOUBT OR UNCERTAINTY AND ACCEPT THE GIFT OF LIFE TODAY 

May 19 2015Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom:  Luke 12:32

We should always keep in mind that we are beneficiaries of Life.  We do not put the chicken in the egg, nor the oak tree in the acorn.  Rather, we take them out.  We did not create the Divine Presence nor the Law of Good; we commune with this Presence and use the Law.  Therefore, Jesus said that it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.  It is our business to receive it.  And in doing this we follow the same method that any scientist would, for the scientist knows that he did not create the laws that he uses or the principles which he employs. Continue reading

May 18, 2016

MY MIND IS RECEPTIVE TO NEW IDEAS AND MY THOUGHT IS CENTERED ON NEW BEGINNINGS   

May 18 2015For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:  and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.    Isaiah 65:17

Nothing is ever twice alike.  It is said that the physical body is never more than a year old, that we discard many bodies through life.  Everything is continuously being re-created and it literally is true that the Divine Creative Spirit is forever making a new heaven and a new earth.  We must permit It to make a new one for us. Continue reading

May 17, 2016

THE SPIRIT IN ME IS ALIVE, AWAKE AND AWARE, FLOWING EVER THROUGH ME IN PERFECT LIFE   

May 17 2015The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.    Job 33: 4

Man is a spirit but he seldom recognizes this greatest of all truths about himself.  Seldom does he invite the Spirit into his mind or open all the doorways of his thought in complete acceptance.  The Bible tells us to let that mind be in us which was in Christ, which, of course, is the Mind of God and the invisible Guest in every person. Continue reading

May 16, 2016

MY LIFE SHOWS FORTH THE SPIRIT THAT NEVER FAILS AND CONSTRUCTIVE ACTION FILLS MY DAY

May 16 2015And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, shall draw all men unto me:    John 12: 32

When Jesus spoke of being “lifted up from the earth” he meant that that which is human about us must be consciously become united with the Divine.  In ancient writings the earth stood for the lowest form of life while heaven represented the highest.  Therefore, being lifted up from the earth means uniting earth with heaven.  This daily lifting up of our thought is necessary if we wish to so unite ourselves and everything we are doing with the Divine, the spiritual Power that flows through us and into all our acts. Continue reading

May 15, 2016

I KNOW THAT THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT IS MY DAILY LIFE   

May 15 2015The Lord is my shepherd … He restoreth my soul … Psalm 23: 1, 2

As we take this thought for our meditation today: “The Lord is my shepherd … He restoreth my soul,” let us feel that we are one with the Divine Presence; and enter into conscious communion with It.  This is affirmative prayer and spiritual meditation.  It is through spiritual meditation that we reach out, or in, to that Divine Presence which fills all space and also finds its dwelling place in the sanctuary of our own hearts. Continue reading