I GIVE THANKS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF GOD
And he … took the five loaves, and two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
Have you and I had the faith to bless that which perhaps seemed so very small – a loaf of bread and a fish – and to expect it to become multiplied in our experience to such an extent that it would not only bless us but also bless everyone around us? We cannot help but believe that as Jesus broke the bread and blessed it, in his own mind he saw it multiplied and growing and flowing out to those around him. Continue reading “Mar. 10, 2017 – I GIVE THANKS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF GOD”
I WITNESS EVERYWHERE THE BEAUTY OF GOD
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us…
I believe it was Plato who said that God is love, truth and beauty. It has always seemed wonderful to me that one of the world’s greatest thinkers should have included beauty as a necessary part of the Divine nature. How evident this beauty is everywhere we look! How wonderful is the landscape, the sunset or the color of the desert at dawn. How beautiful is the daffodil in its sweet simplicity. And what majestic beauty and strength in the mountain and the wave. Continue reading “Mar. 09, 2017 – I WITNESS EVERYWHERE THE BEAUTY OF GOD”
I SPEAK THE TRUTH OF GOD
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness…the lip of truth shall be established forever.
Proverbs 12; 17–19
We all wish to speak the Truth, but have we realized that every time we make a claim about ourselves that is different from the claim we would make about God, we are falling into the error of denying the Divine Presence in our experience? God is Truth and Truth is God. We also are included in this divine and perfect unity. Therefore, every claim we make about God, the Living Spirit, should equally be made about ourselves because we live and move and have our being in this infinite Truth or Presence. Continue reading “Mar 08, 2017 – I SPEAK THE TRUTH OF GOD”
I AM RICH WITH THE RICHNESS OF GOD
…every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills…for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.
Psalm 50:10, 12
How beautiful was the thought of Jesus when he told us to “consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Jesus was telling us to identify ourselves with the abundance of nature, the constant outpouring of the divine Life in goodness, in riches, in everything that makes for happiness and wholeness and success. God cannot fail. The Divine will never fail us if we have implicit confidence in It. Continue reading “Mar. 07, 2017 – I AM RICH WITH THE RICHNESS OF GOD”
I AM COMFORTED BY THE PROMISES OF GOD
Blessed be the Lord…there hath not failed one word of his good promises.
I Kings 8:56
The Bible is filled with Divine Promises, revealed through the spiritual intuition of great souls. We are promised long life and happiness, riches and abundance, health and success. The Bible contains more promises than any other book ever written and tells us to accept the fact that these promises are not vague, uncertain things. More particularly it tells us that these promises are fulfilled right now, in the day in which we live. Continue reading “Mar. 06, 2017 – I AM COMFORTED BY THE PROMISES OF GOD”
I SHARE THE GIFTS OF GOD
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
What a wonderful thought this is, that the very fountain of Life flows open and free; that the gifts of heaven and earth are so bountifully bestowed upon all who receive them. But there is another thought for us to consider. If God, or Life, has already made the gift, then even God, the Supreme and Perfect One, must wait our acceptance of this gift. Continue reading “Mar. 05, 2017 – I SHARE THE GIFTS OF GOD”
I AM FREE WITH THE FREEDOM OF GOD
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.
We all wish to be free, but at the same time we should realize that liberty is not license. To say that we are free with the freedom of God does not mean that we are free to do that which contradicts the Divine nature. We are free only in that freedom which God is – the freedom to be alive, to enjoy living, to enter into the activities of everyday living with enthusiasm and interest. Continue reading “Mar. 04, 2017 – I AM FREE WITH THE FREEDOM OF GOD”
I AM HELD IN THE GOODNESS OF GOD
… and God, even our Father, which hath loved us… comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.
II Thessalonians 2: 16-17
If we assume an all-powerful or infinite Presence and Power back of, within and through everything – as we must – then we should realize that this Power or Presence, which is God, could not possibly operate against Itself without destroying Itself. We know of no energy in nature that can destroy itself. Continue reading “Mar. 03, 2017 – I AM HELD IN THE GOODNESS OF GOD”
I AM GUIDED BY THE WISDOM OF GOD
Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom…. But let him that glorieth, glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me. Jeremiah 9: 23-24
Some universal and infinite Intelligence governs everything, holds everything in place, and directs the course of everything. The Intelligence that governs the planets in their courses is the same Wisdom that is in the anthill or the beehive; this same Wisdom is in the bird that flies north in summer and south in winter and knows where to find its food. But that which is blind or instinctive knowing in the animal, should become conscious knowing and will in the human. Continue reading “Mar. 02, 2017 – I AM GUIDED BY THE WISDOM OF GOD”
I AM STRONG WITH THE POWER OF GOD
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that are ordained of God.
The Bible tells us that the powers that be are ordained of God. And since God exists everywhere, the Power of God is wherever we recognize it – not only all the Presence, but all the Power. We have no power of ourselves, as though we were separate entities, therefore we say with the Psalmist that our strength cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Continue reading “Mar. 01, 2017 – I AM STRONG WITH THE POWER OF GOD”