Feb. 19, 2019 – EVERY NEGATIVE IS DESTROYED BY MY KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH

FEBRUARY 19   

EVERY NEGATIVE IS DESTROYED BY MY KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH

I will extol thee, O Lord: for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

Psalm 30:1

Every negative condition that stands on our pathway is a test of how much we know about God and His Mind.  If we agree with evil, we are the victims of evil.  If we agree with good, we are demonstrating the power of God. This day, like all others, will offer us many opportunities to give evidence of our ability to overcome evil with good.  To the extent that we accomplish this we are worthy of the name “the sons of God.”  Like David, we must affirm that “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”  The hidden enemies of our own consciousness need to be revealed and destroyed by such affirmations of what God really is.  They wither under prayer and flourish under worry.  Consistent right thinking of ourselves as creative outlets for the Infinite Mind and Its Infinite Love guarantees their  demise.

God is Truth and I am the expression of Truth.  Only the Truth functions in my thought today.  To every negative I say “begone.”  I am willing that every destructive idea in my unconscious mind now be revealed to me, and I now dismiss it.  God fills my whole area of consciousness with His unlimited power of good. I am cleaned of all error, and filled with all Truth.  My mind and God’s Mind are one and no evil can exist in me, happen to me nor proceed forth from me.  I am a son of God releasing good into my world, and offering good to everyone with whom I love, work and have fellowship.  God speaks through me His Truth and I live in a perfect world right now. 

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

Feb. 18, 2019 – DIVINE INTELLIGENCE IS IN CONTROL AND I AM VICTORIOUS IN EVERYTHING I DO THIS DAY

FEBRUARY 18   

DIVINE INTELLIGENCE IS IN CONTROL AND I AM VICTORIOUS IN EVERYTHING I DO THIS DAY   

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. 

Psalm 27:14

The secret of self-mastery is a simple one. It is the clear concept that creation begins and ends within the consciousness of the individual experiencing it.  Mind is the only cause and Law is the only process.  The Law does not work with our dreams and visions, the law works with what we really are.  It brings forth into visibility our real understanding of ourselves.  We are in control of our worlds only when we are definitely watching our thought and directing it into the Law.  We are always the centers of our universe.  God never looks down upon us, for Good is looking out from the midst of us.  The Psalmist reminds us to wait on the Lord.  This means to stop a moment and decide whether the idea you are giving the Law is a good one, a divine one.  God strengthens the good ones, and ignores the others, for they are not of His eternal comprehension.

There is only one Mind, so my mind is a function in that one Mind.  God’s Mind expresses intelligence, love and perfect right action.  These activities are now in me and are now working through me.  I let these spiritual ideas have full control of my thinking and my feeling today. I set aside all my personal opinions based upon the questionable appearances of evil.  Divine Intelligence in me guides me to right and loving decisions.  God’s Love in me maintains me in perfect health.  These are statements of Truth and I accept them.  There is nothing in me to oppose them, for God is in control of my thinking today.

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

Feb. 17, 2019 – I STOP DREAMING OF GOOD AND START PRODUCING GOOD

FEBRUARY 17         

I STOP DREAMING OF GOOD AND START PRODUCING GOOD   

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 

Psalm 19:7

We are the producers of the works of God.  Mind’s only conscious outlet is through man, and this means definite, specific work on our part.  Dreams and visions are of little value unless brought forth into visibility in this world. Ideas without forms through which to operate are inconceivable to those who know the Law of Mind.  Nebulous thinking produces nebulous results.  Generalizations may sound well to the ear, but not until practical application has been made do they help to lift the race of men.  God as our inner life, love, intelligence and capacity to produce is an actual God. Our lips may declare our belief in God, but our bodies and affairs show the proof of what we really know.  We may glibly talk metaphysics and remain sick, unhappy and limited.  When we practice metaphysics we demonstrate that we really know the One Mind and Its processes, and good is produced.

Today I am going to prove my beliefs in the supremacy of Spirit, and of Its indwelling action as life, health, power and beauty.  I am showing to the world my true understanding of Truth.  I state that God is my life, and I prove it by speaking and doing only those things which are wise and true.  I affirm spiritual prosperity, and refuse to discuss, envision or fear lack.  I believe God’s presence is in all men, and I shall find some good in each person I meet.  When night comes, I shall go to sleep knowing that to my best knowledge, I have been faithful to Him in whom I have believed.

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

Feb. 16, 2019 – GOD MADE THIS WORLD AND I FIND IT GOOD TODAY

FEBRUARY 16   

GOD MADE THIS WORLD AND I FIND IT GOOD TODAY   

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. 

Psalm 19:1

Our only contact with the world is through our five senses. Each of us reacts to the impressions that come to us from them in different ways.  When we make judgments of the world, and of our particular situations in the world, we are actually stating our own limited viewpoints.  We are the only thinkers in our individual worlds.  We alone decide and evaluate the impressions that come in to us.  No matter what negative reactions appeared in the mind of Jesus, he cleared them out and saw the goodness of God in his world.  He was able to heal, prosper and free those around him, because he kept his thought cleared of the false judgments which his senses told him were seemingly true.  We can face the negatives of the universe and see through them to the divine world made by the one perfect Mind.

Today, I dedicate my five senses to the Presence of God.  Whatever my senses tell me about myself, my fellowman or my world, I shall question.  I shall see if it is in accord with God’s idea of man and his world.  I shall see if it accords with a perfect God, creating a prefect man, and maintaining that man in a perfect world of order and love.  I refuse to accept any judgment based upon the false standards of illness, fatigue, lack and inharmony.  These are not of God, and they cannot be true of my world, myself or my fellowman.  I affirm that God is perfect, He made me perfect, and He made this world a heavenly place.  I know this is the Truth.  Only God I see, taste, touch, smell and hear, for God is all there really is.

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

Feb. 15, 2019 – THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MINE TODAY

FEBRUARY 15   

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MINE TODAY 

Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. 

Psalm 16:11

Self-pity is the indication of an egocentric mind.  This common error should be treated primarily as definitely as we would treat a disease. Actually, it is a temporary illness of the consciousness.  Its cure is to realize that the only way the joy of the Spirit can function in our world is by functioning from a point within us.  We cannot experience joy around us, until we have created it within us.  God is the joy and zest of life.  His Presence within and around us is forever calling our attention to the happiness of living the abundant life.  Too much thinking in personal terms causes us to start sympathizing with ourselves.  It is easy to describe the hurts and offenses that are offered us, and to inwardly build them into false judgments of people and conditions.  But no one destroys our joy but ourselves, and no one creates our joy for us. God’s Spirit within is the cause and the producer of our happiness.

The fullness of joy is for me this day, because I love God and appreciate His Spirit in my fellowman.  There is no self-pity in my consciousness.  I believe that the joy of the Lord is within me, and I saturate my thinking with it this day.  I have happiness in my heart and joy in my soul.  I laugh and live in peace.  I give joy to all whom I meet.  I speak only of those things which bring joy to my friends and happiness to myself.  I see my present world as heaven.  I see my present family, friends and co-workers as spiritual beings.  I see God everywhere, and my joy is full.  I give thanks to the unfailing Presence of God for this joy in my life.

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

Feb. 14, 2019 – I ACCEPT ALL CHANGES ON MY PATHWAY AND FIND GOD IN THEM 

FEBRUARY 14        

I ACCEPT ALL CHANGES ON MY PATHWAY AND FIND GOD IN THEM   

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 

Psalm 16:8

The pure in heart see God.  All others see a material world filled with problems.  Thomas Troward says that the higher intelligence always controls the lower.  As we develop spiritually, we move to higher levels of intelligence and begin to control the lower ones.  When our world pushes us around, it is indicative that we are not in control of our consciousness.  We have not realized that Mind is supreme, and we are the directors in Its Law.  As we take control over our thinking and direct it toward that which is good, we are the sons of God.  This is the aim of this teaching, and these daily lessons are awakening within us the higher Intelligence and projecting It through dynamic right thinking into the world.  As we do this we become the “pure in heart” and our world becomes radiant with God.

To every problem in my world, I now speak the Truth.  I say of these, that they are insults to the God-given Intelligence within me.  I now take dominion over my consciousness.  I believe that God dwells in me and operates through me as I think.  I now declare that God is on every step of my pathway.  Whatever needs to be done, is being done now by the action of Infinite Mind.  Therefore, I accept every change that appears on my pathway, and I find God in it.  Every problem is now disappearing, for God is increasing in my world all the time.  I see God everywhere, and where God is, no evil endures.  I am in control of my world, and I release God into it, until there is nothing to see there but good.

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

Feb. 13, 2019 – THERE IS NO RESISTANCE IN ME – I LET GOD ACT 

FEBRUARY 13   

THERE IS NO RESISTANCE IN ME – I LET GOD ACT   

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle, who shall dwell in thy holy hill?  He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 

Psalm 15:1,2

If the power of God is greater than the assumed power of evil, then it is up to us to prove it.  Too many people say they believe that God is omnipotent, and continue to demonstrate unhappiness, illness and lack.  The fact is that if they really believed it, they would prove it in their own experience.  One of the reasons for failure in proving our principle is an unconscious resistance to spiritual things.  Often we are unaware we have this resistance, and thus seek alibis for our lack of good.  There is a simple way of removing this block to spiritual demonstration.  It is affirming that God in man doeth the work.  It is the knowing that Infinite Mind thinks through our minds at every instant, and Its ideas are flowing through us into form.  The “righteous” are those who let God work through them for the accomplishment of good.

I believe that this is God’s universe and that His Mind releases through me Its perfect ideas at every instant.  I believe that I am the creation of Infinite Mind, and therefore I am open and receptive to all ideas born of God.  There is nothing in my consciousness which refutes the things of the Spirit.  There is no resistance to God and His good.  I am now consciously receptive to the divine inflow of Truth.  I accept It, I assimilate It, and I pass It on to my fellowman in joy and delight.  I let God work in my mind, my heart and my affairs.

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

Feb. 12, 2019 – GOD’S ACTIVITY IN ME MAINTAINS ME IN PROSPERITY

FEBRUARY 12   

GOD’S ACTIVITY IN ME MAINTAINS ME IN PROSPERITY

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me. 

Psalm 13:6

The recognition that prosperity is born of God, and is the rightful experience for all who are spiritually minded, is necessary if we are to evolve according to God’s idea of man.  Too long has money been the symbol of evil. The very people who proclaim against prosperity are merely giving emphasis to their state of mind which prevents them from having it in their own lives.  We need to love the Wealth of God as well as the Wisdom of God.  His eternal abundance surrounds us at every instant, but we can partake of it only as we accept it as our own.  We do this by acknowledging that all creation is the manifestation of God’s mind, and that we are the sons of God equipped to receive and dispense the universal goodness.  It flows to us and operates through us as we accept it as our own.  Rather, as we demonstrate prosperity we can share it with those who do not yet know its divine Source.

The abundance of all good surrounds me and operates through me this day.  I have faith in God’s prosperity for me, and I accept it now as mine.  Like Jesus, I say “all that the Father hath is mine.”  I accept it with joy and use it with wisdom.  I realize that I am responsible for the right use of God’s money in my life.  I have no fear of lack, and do not believe that lack can affect me.  I know that I am the inlet and the outlet to all that God is and has.  I lovingly share my good with my fellowman, for it is not mine, but of Him that made me.  I affirm abundance and expect abundance.  I look out upon my world and see the bounty of God made manifest, and I love it.   

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

Feb. 11, 2019 – I DEDICATE MY SPEECH TO THAT WHICH IS TRUE, JUST AND LOVING

FEBRUARY 11  

I DEDICATE MY SPEECH TO THAT WHICH IS TRUE, JUST AND LOVING   

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. 

Psalm 12:3

Honest people speak truthfully and wisely. It takes greater wisdom to know when to be silent, than when to speak.  Most of us talk far too much, and our effusiveness bears witness to our undisciplined minds.  We flatter people and while doing it know that the words are not true, but we also know the person to whom they are addressed will probably hope they are true.  True religion should produce a race of honest people who say only what they mean.  Too often we are weighed in the balances of life and found wanting, because we have made extravagant and incorrect statements.  The Law of Mind gives us back our words in form, and this is not always a pleasant experience.  Students of the Science of Mind should make an honest attempt to control their speech, watch their words and always say that which is loving and wise, not always easy to do.

My words shall not return unto me void and they shall accomplish whereunto they are sent; therefore, I dedicate my speech to Truth.  I speak that which is loving and wise in the sight of God and of man.  I know that God speaks through me, when I am at one with His Mind in the midst of me.  I let every word of my mouth be one of true appraisal based on the way the situation is in God.  Thus, only that which is constructive, valuable and just comes forth from my lips today.  I speak the Truth, and the Truth is that which is true of God in man.  I praise the good, and I deny the evil.  I love to speak the loving word unto my fellowman.  

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

Feb. 10, 2019 – NO CONFUSION CAN EXIST FOR ME, FOR I AM ESTABLISHED IN PEACE

FEBRUARY 10                 

NO CONFUSION CAN EXIST FOR ME, FOR I AM ESTABLISHED IN PEACE   

He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved; for I shall never be in adversity.  Psalm 10:6

We are established eternally in a peace which has never been disturbed.  When the appearance of adversity and confusion confound us, it is indicative that definite meditation is needed to restore our thought in the peace that forever abides in fullness.  God is never disturbed, hurt or aware of adversity.  The Universal mind only knows the peace, order and harmony of Itself.  Within us this same Spirit knows these things for us in our individual worlds.  As we remember this and affirm this, we are moved out of adversity into prosperity, out of error into truth.  No confusion can exist in the mind of him whose thought is stayed on God.  Our homes and business will take on this same harmony, for these are merely the extensions of our thinking, and respond to each mood of our consciousness.  We then abide in peace and work in order.

To every inharmonious and disturbing idea in my mind I say “Get thee behind me Satan,” for I refuse to be disturbed today.  I dedicate myself to twenty-four hours of peace, order and constructive thinking.  God’s Presence in my world guarantees my peace.  The adversities of material thought and situations cannot come nigh me, for God’s inner Love maintains me in divine accord with all that is good and true. Nothing can confuse me, for I know that His Mind in me is always calm, poised and sure, and this Mind is my mind now.  I use each hour to demonstrate the Peace of being.  I work in peace.  I walk in peace.  I live in peace, for God is the peace of my Soul.

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