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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.

Dec. 15, 2017 – MY PRESENT EXPERIENCE IS GOOD

MY PRESENT EXPERIENCE IS GOOD

The superior man by determined good conduct nourishes his virtue.

I Ching 4: Immaturity

Today is the day which I prove that the power of Mind is greater than the power of material belief.  What I face today, and the mental attitude in which I face it, will determine my experience today.  I cannot blame my mistakes on the past.  The subtle deceit of so doing entices me, but I refuse to believe it.  I am not conditioned by my childhood, I am only conditioned by my present thinking.  The past with all its combination of good and bad is now only a force of creative memory. Continue reading “Dec. 15, 2017 – MY PRESENT EXPERIENCE IS GOOD”

Dec. 14, 2017 – GOD’S EFFORTLESS POWER IS MINE TO USE

GOD’S EFFORTLESS POWER IS MINE TO USE

See truth as it is and be forever free of opposition and contention.

Garland Sutra 11

I am my only enemy.  My wrong beliefs about life cause me to strain and struggle with my problems.  I decide right now to let the effortless Power of Mind act through me, and give me my freedom from struggle.  No more weariness, no more “working for a living.”  This I have discarded.  From now on I shall let the Truth control  my life.  My burden is easy and my way is light because of this decision.  My human thinking steps aside to let in God’s healing thought. Continue reading “Dec. 14, 2017 – GOD’S EFFORTLESS POWER IS MINE TO USE”

Dec. 13, 2017 – I AM A FRIEND TO EVERY MAN

I AM A FRIEND TO EVERY MAN

In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all humanity.

Job 12:10

The universe is a friendly system.  Love offers itself to me through every person in my world.  God gives of Himself through people.  I can give of God to all whom I meet today.  My face will reveal my inner peace and joy.  My walk will reveal my sense of security in the Divine Presence.  My smile will reveal the friendliness I have for my fellowman.  Whoever sees me is richer by the sight.  I radiate the qualities of the Spirit and these alone are imparted to others. Continue reading “Dec. 13, 2017 – I AM A FRIEND TO EVERY MAN”

Dec. 12, 2017 – I AM IMMERSED IN INTELLIGENCE AND LOVE

I AM IMMERSED IN INTELLIGENCE AND LOVE

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To love is to know Me, My innermost nature, the truth that I am.

The Bhagavad-Gita

All of God is where I am, and all of Good is offered to me.  I waste no more time seeking the Truth, for I am in It and It is in me.  The present thinking is God’s Intelligence and God’s Love.  My present thinking is God’s channel of action. My present mood is the way Love acts through me.  I now think as God thinks, and fell as God feels.  The simplicity of this is hard to believe, but it is the truth.  I need no mystical contemplation of a Deity, I need only to think straight.  I need no special mood or feeling, Love is already flowing through my present emotions. I rejoice in my ability to let God out into His world through my mind and emotions.

Immersed in Intelligence, I act as intelligence.  Mind in process through me demonstrates what I select.  Thinking in terms of what I want, the Law of Mind now produces it.  Feeling the goodness of Life, I now experience it.  It is right where I am, and is already in action.  I only pray to recognize what is already being done, and to give my life right direction and meaning. My recognition of Truth is the Truth in action.  As I know It, It is my experience instantly.  God does not come to me, for I have always been Its vehicle.  “Look unto me” is the way, and “This do” is the technique.

Immersed in Divine Love, I am loving.  The Infinite is no respector of persons, so I now love all my co-workers, my family and my friends.  Life insists that I do this.  Mind challenges me to do this.  I know that faults are easy to behold, but I now train my consciousness to seek virtues.  Everyone I know has great good within them.  I seek this good, for it alone will endure.  I now assume my rightful place in the scheme of things.  Mind thinks through me, and Love acts as me.  The responsibility is mine to think this day with clarity, and to love this day with fullness.  Nothing can hinder this decision on my part.  Intelligence quickens me to seeing the Truth in my fellowman, and to thinking rightly about myself and my world of affairs.

 

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes & Raymond Charles Barker

 

 

Dec. 11, 2017 – GOD MAINTAINS ME IN BALANCE

GOD MAINTAINS ME IN BALANCE

He has attendant angels, before him and behind him, watching over him by God’s command.

The Koran

The Creative Power is a mathematically exact power.  I may strive to have my own way, but in the long run God always has His way.  The Law of Mind cannot be broken, and the ways of Mind cannot be used for my own selfish ends.  There is a divine Law of balance forever maintained.  My petty likes and dislikes have no power and no reality.  The Divine Design of my life will manifest for me, whether I see the way or not. Continue reading “Dec. 11, 2017 – GOD MAINTAINS ME IN BALANCE”

Dec. 10, 2017 – GOD IS NOT HANDICAPPED BY ME

GOD IS NOT HANDICAPPED BY ME

What knoweth thou, that we know not?  What understandeth thou, which is not in us?

Job 15:9

The unlimited action of the Spirit works through me, and even I cannot hinder Its perfect results.  The Divine processes cannot be altered nor confused by me.  The Omnipotence of God cannot be stopped by my will.  Its action can be directed, but its flow will never cease.  I now direct It into constructive channels that bless and benefit me and my fellowman.  All that God is happens as me.  I now assume my rightful place in the Divine Order of life and let Power move through me into beneficent action.  I am never a handicap to God.  Nothing in me can impede the perfect Mind. Continue reading “Dec. 10, 2017 – GOD IS NOT HANDICAPPED BY ME”

Dec. 09, 2017 – MONEY IS GOD IN ACTION

MONEY IS GOD IN ACTION

The virtuous, excellent man cheerfully attains the state of the gods.

Uttaradhyayana Sutra 7.21

Money is God’s means of giving me ease and freedom.  It is the symbol of the Divine Supply forever maintaining me in comfort.  I like money, and I appreciate the money I use.  I like all people who have money, spend money and enjoy the use of money.  I like the comfort and luxuries of life, and I believe God wants me to be happy and prosperous.  I do not want another’s money, because God gives me the ability to earn my own.  My earning capacity depends upon my consciousness, and I now have a prosperity consciousness.  I receive money with appreciation, and I spend my money with wisdom.  I know that God is my source and that more money flows in to fill my every need.  Money is God in action.

I think in large and generous terms.  Realizing my thinking determines my experience, I now let money appear in all possible ways.  My faith determines my fortune.  All of God offers Itself to me, and my financial ease is a part of God’s loving care of me.  I rejoice when I pay my bills. I see each bill as an avenue for releasing abundance into a good channel.  Everyone I owe has faith in me, and I am worthy of that faith.  I pay my bills on time and with joy.  I love to release the good which has come to me.  Money is mine to use, but not to own.  It circulates in my life with accuracy and ease.  God’s money comes to me in order that I shall pay it out.  Money is God’s ease in my life.

The universe supports me and maintains me in freedom, because God is the Source and Continuance of good.  The Mind which created me sustains me.  I use money for the Glory of God, and good of my fellowman and the ease of my own experience. I do not worship it, nor overevaluate it. I see it as a means if exchange.  I have no fear of lack, for always God prospers an alert mind.  Recognizing the spiritual value in money, it increases in my world.  Money received and spent with wisdom is the circulation of ease for man.  I have a right to this ease, and I claim it.   The things that money can buy will make my life richer and easier.  I know my spiritual responsibility for the right use of money.  Money is God’s way of making my life free.

 

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes & Raymond Charles Barker

 

 

Dec. 08, 2017 – GOD’S MIND IN ME IS CLEAR AND DEFINITE

GOD’S MIND IN ME IS CLEAR AND DEFINITE

In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

II Corinthians 7:11

I always make right decisions, for within me is That which knows. The revelations of Truth have come to others, so they now come to me.  Eternal Mind is not restricted to a time, an era nor a certain religion.  The Infinite which released Itself through the great people of all times now releases Itself through me.  All that the Wise have known, I can know.  All that the Great have accomplished, I can accomplish.  I, too, am an outlet for Divine Mind and Divine Love.  I accept this interior Gift of the ages, and I let It determine my life this day.  God’s Mind in me is clear and definite.  To me is given the knowledge to handle every situation this day may bring.  Omniscience is mine. Continue reading “Dec. 08, 2017 – GOD’S MIND IN ME IS CLEAR AND DEFINITE”

Dec. 07, 2017 – A LIGHT IS IN EVERY MAN, AND I BEHOLD IT

A LIGHT IS IN EVERY MAN, AND I BEHOLD IT

Let all mankind be thy sect.

Adi Granth Japuji 28,M. 1

Humanity is Divinity made visible.  We are good people in the sight of our Creator.  Knowing this, I see my neighbor as a part of the Divine Plan for all.  His ideas may not be mine, but they are right for him.  I may not agree with the outer man, but I must agree with the inner one.  In him is the Spirit of Truth, the need for self-expression and the vision of what he can become.  This I respect, and this I value.  I no longer try to make him in my image and likeness.  I now realize that his individuality is of God, and I adjust my thinking to this bridge of human opinions and embrace him as a Son of God. Continue reading “Dec. 07, 2017 – A LIGHT IS IN EVERY MAN, AND I BEHOLD IT”

Dec. 06, 2017 – THE IDEA I NEED NOW APPEARS

THE IDEA I NEED NOW APPEARS

To attain this subtle realization, you must completely cut off the way of thinking.

Mumonkan 1

I am the creation of an all-knowing Mind, an Infinite Love and a Divine Law of action.  As a mother feeds her child, so does this Holy Wisdom nourish my consciousness.  Forever within me is all that I shall ever need.  I seek without no more, for God in the center of me is my unfailing supply.            All Mind is given unto me.  All Power is mine to distribute in creative ways.  All Love is asking me to release It unto my fellowman.  From this Center within me I draw the riches of the Kingdom of heaven.  I am the richest person there is, for all of God is offering Itself to me in consciousness.  I rejoice in my capacity to receive greatness. Continue reading “Dec. 06, 2017 – THE IDEA I NEED NOW APPEARS”