March 01, 2016

I AM STRONG WITH THE POWER OF GOD

Lotus flowers growing out of the mud—a symbol of awakeningLet every soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God:  the powers that are ordained of God. Romans 13:1

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 “March 01, 2016”

February 29, 2016

THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS, THERE IS ONLY THE ETERNAL PROTECTION OF GOD

003021200Trust on the Lord, and do good: so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily shalt be fed.  Psalm 37:3

Right thinking and living is spiritual life insurance.  We are secure from all evil when we view life as it is in God.  This establishes us in law and order, and no accident can befall us.  Disorderly thinkers have disorderly experiences. Those who sense and assimilate the Law of the universe rise into a way of life that is one of order.  The Presence of God enfolds us, indwells us and operates through us, but unless we know this we experience fear. As fear ensnares us in its false conclusions, we become accident prone. As faith takes hold of us, we become poised and established in order.  There are no accidents for God is Law, and Law bespeaks order.  Each accident is merely the effect of a hidden cause within the one experiencing it.  As we trust in the Lord and His Law of cause and effect, we set up only positive causes and receive only positive effects.  Thus, we are set free from the belief in accidents, and God’s Presence is our security.
Today Law and Order are the basis of my living.  I refuse to believe that I can be the victim of circumstances.  Nothing can happen to me that is not caused by me.  I now dedicate my thinking to the perfect ideas of the Spirit, and I do not set up any disorderly causes which will produce disorderly effects.  I live in God.  I think with the Mind of God.  I am secure in the divine protection of an unfailing Presence and an unlimited Power.  I give orderly thinking to my world and receive orderly results from my world.  My knowledge of the Truth has set me free from the confusions of false thinking.  I know that only good will happen to me today.

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

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February 28, 2016

LIFE MOVES ME INTO EVER-INCREASING GOOD TODAY

Feb 28 2015For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.  Psalm 36:9

The universe is pushing us forward.  It does this because it must.  There is no retrogression in God.  Mind is forever evolving new ideas and these ideas are forever urging us on to greater good. Only those who look backward grow feeble.  Their disintegration touches our sympathy, but wisdom tells us to release them to their own stagnation, and catch up with those in the vanguard of advancing souls, who let God work through them.  Continue reading “February 28, 2016”

February 27, 2016

THERE IS NO DEATH, AND I WILL NEVER DIE, FOR I AM SPIRIT

Feb 27 2015How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.  Psalm 36:7

One of the greatest, if not the greatest delusions that pursue the human mind is the idea of death.  Yet, this idea is contrary to all nature and to all reason and logic.  It is inconceivable that a just God would create a temporary man to flourish and then wither.  If God is an eternal, Creative Presence and Mind, the His creation must be equally eternal.  Continue reading “February 27, 2016”

February 26, 2016

WHAT I GIVE TO MY WORLD, I RECEIVE FROM MY WORLD

Feb 26 2015Depart from evil, and do good: seek peace, and pursue it.  Psalm 34:14

The universe is not to blame for our success or our failure.  Too often, we use it as our alibi for failing to attain our goals.  The wise have always known that they alone determined their good or their evil.  The universe is a plastic, impersonal substance forever taking form according to the patterns which we give it.  Continue reading “February 26, 2016”

February 25, 2016

I FORGIVE MYSELF FOR ALL MY MISTAKES

Feb 25 2015O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.  Psalm 34:8

The Bible stresses the necessity of forgiveness.  This key idea is necessary to a fully developed and well-balanced viewpoint. We cannot go ahead while looking backward.  Those who have offended us are merely the symbols of our own inner mistakes.  They bear witness to the times wherein we have failed to remember God in our fellowman. Continue reading “February 25, 2016”

February 24, 2016

I AM MAKING GOD VISIBLE ON EARTH

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  Psalm 34:1

Man is the image and likeness of God.  Man is the means which Infinite Mind has of self-expression.  If we know this, then we shall act in accordance with it, and cease from that which is foolish and negative.  Through us the action of God is taking place; through us God is making Himself visible.  Truly we are blessed and a blessing, as we so live that all who contact us find God.  Our only means of blessing the Lord is by releasing His thoughts through our minds and His Love through our hearts.  Continue reading “February 24, 2016”

February 23, 2016

I HAVE FAITH IN THE FATHERHOOD OF GOD AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, AND MY ACTIONS SHOW THIS TO BE TRUE   

Feb 23 2015Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.  Psalm 33:12

Those whom the earth has labeled great have been people who extended their thinking to include all nations and all races.  Only people with petty minds indulge in racial hatreds and distinctions.  God’s perfect idea of man is the basis for every living soul, and we must believe this and act as though it were so.  When we dislike people and groups, we are bearing witness to our small and limited viewpoints.  Continue reading “February 23, 2016”

February 22, 2016

I RECEIVE DIVINE INSPIRATION AND KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO

Feb 22 2015The counsel of the Lord standeth forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.  Psalms 33:11

True prayer is the correction of a belief in separation.  We forget that man and God are one, and in our confusions troubles are born out of duality.  All demonstrations are the result of unity.  Our method of accepting these ideas is to believe that we are receiving them and then to act upon their guidance.  Continue reading “February 22, 2016”

February 21, 2016

GOD IS NEVER LATE, MIND IS ALWAYS ON TIME AND SO I AM

Feb 21 2015I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go.  Psalm 32:8

The accuracy of nature is apparent to all.  The universe is an orderly system of intelligence, and we exist in it as orderly spiritual beings.  Procrastination and delay are unknown to the divine Presence, and should be unknown to us.  Time, spiritually understood, is an orderly method of living easily.  Its sole value is measurement.  Continue reading “February 21, 2016”