THIS IS A HAPPY WORLD AND I AM JOYOUS IN IT
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17: 22
It is sometimes difficult for people to believe that God want us to be happy. We have been taught that to be spiritually minded usually meant to be burden-minded. This incorrect idea is fast disappearing, for which we can give thanks. There is no reason why any of us who will live rightly and love greatly cannot be happy right here. The Mind which created us gave us the ability to laugh and smile. Continue reading “Oct. 20, 2018 – THIS IS A HAPPY WORLD AND I AM JOYOUS IN IT”
I AM FREE TO EXPRESS ALL THAT GOD IS
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money: come ye, buy and eat: yea come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
In the realm of Mind there are no Limitations save those which are self-imposed. In our everyday living we seem bound by time, space and money. Often our health limits our living freely, or our hurts and pride keep us from pleasant experiences. Isaiah, like other Biblical Teachers, reveals to us the freedom of the Spirit. He tells us that there is a way of living mentally where we are unbound, unfettered, and free. Continue reading “Oct. 19, 2018 – I AM FREE TO EXPRESS ALL THAT GOD IS”
The God in Me Loves the God in My Fellowman
Let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
I John 4:7
THE word “love” when used to describe the nature of God can be easily understood by everyone, for we are always responsive to love. Rich or poor, religious or nonreligious, we know the word and feel an expansion within us when it is used. Believing that God acts through humanity, then love must act through humanity. Continue reading “Oct. 18, 2018 – The God in Me Loves the God in My Fellowman”
I HAVE NO ENEMIES, I HAVE ONLY SONS OF GOD EXPRESSING LOVE TOWARD ME
See that none render evil unto any man: but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
I Thessalonians 5:15
Disagreeable people are a problem to all of us, and it is a problem that has to be met. It is easy to go through life feeling that we are the victims of other people’s thought and action. We all have an adequate vocabulary to describe just how vicious and mean the other fellow is. One of the essential teachings of Jesus was a spiritual way of handling our fellowman. He, also, had vicious and unkind people in his world, but he understood that the people who were unkind needed his love and understanding more that all the others. They needed healing. We are practicing his teachings, and we know that all that needs correction is our own thought. The other man’s actions and words fail to register in our consciousness, when our minds are sustained in a Spiritual concept of what he really is. God is in the so-called enemy. God’s life is his life, and God’s Mind is his Mind.
Everyone in my life is blessing and benefiting me. They are Spiritual Beings expressing toward me the love and justice of Almighty God. I do not have an enemy. I have only God’s people in my world. No one is vicious, mean or unkind to me, for my consciousness cannot receive such wrong ideas. I believe that man is the individualization of God, and as such the people in my world are good, loving and kind. No one can hurt me but myself, and I refuse to do that. I keep my thoughts worthy of the Infinite Thinker that is expressing through me. I believe in the Christ in my fellowman, and I see him as he really is.
Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker
I REFUSE TO WORRY, I TRUST GOD AND MAN
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
Matthew 6: 34
The most insidious thing which the student of Truth must handle is worry. We do not consciously set aside times for worry, as we do for right thinking, and often we are startled to find that we have been wasting an hour fussing over some problem or fear. We immediately say “But, I know better than to do that,” and we start making positive statements of Truth. This is what Jesus meant when he said “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.” Continue reading “Oct. 16, 2018 – I REFUSE TO WORRY, I TRUST GOD AND MAN”
GOD AROUND ME, GOD WITHIN ME, ALL IS WELL
One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all.
Ephesians 4: 5,6
We live in the midst of an unlimited Presence, forever in action as unlimited Mind. It created us, and it sustains us. It operates through us. All it asks of us is our recognition of It. As we affirm the Presence and Power of God in our lives, something happens within us to improve us. This can be tested by anyone who wishes to see what will happen when God works in his experience. Continue reading “Oct. 15, 2018 – GOD AROUND ME, GOD WITHIN ME, ALL IS WELL”
GOD IS MY EMPLOYER: MY WORK IS EFFICIENT, CREATIVE AND RIGHT
For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
I Corinthians 3: 9
Living in a universe of activity we are expected to be efficient and creative. Our work, whether in office, factory or home is that part of the universal activity which we have selected to do. Therefore, we should do it with ease, with efficiency and with pleasure. We confuse issues and think we are earning money, instead of seeing our true position as a center through which the universal activity of mind focalizes itself by means of us. Continue reading “Oct. 14, 2018 – GOD IS MY EMPLOYER: MY WORK IS EFFICIENT, CREATIVE AND RIGHT”
WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE, IT IS BEING DONE NOW BY THE ACTION OF GOD, THE ACTION OF MIND
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.
Patience in spiritual demonstration is not only a great virtue; it is also a definite necessity. We must believe that the word we have spoken does accomplish that whereunto it has been sent. Too often we pray and then immediately look to see if the result has appeared. We fail to realize that a process is involved. Continue reading “Oct. 13, 2018 – WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE, IT IS BEING DONE NOW BY THE ACTION OF GOD, THE ACTION OF MIND”
I AM POISED AND ESTABLISHED IN THE ONE MIND
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26: 3
The assets of a spiritually minded person are his ability to remain untouched by the confusion of the world around him, and to instigate a creative process which will bring order out of chaos. It may seem easier to exist in a panicky state of mind, telling all whom we meet how difficult life is, than to remain poised and say nothing at all. Continue reading “Oct. 12, 2018 – I AM POISED AND ESTABLISHED IN THE ONE MIND”
THERE IS NOTHING IN MY WORLD BUT THE LIFE AND LOVE OF GOD
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof: the world, and they that dwell therein.
Our world offers us the opportunity to co-operate with it on a spiritual basis, or to argue with it on a material basis. If we do the first, we have an abundant life with great peace. If we resist and argue with circumstances we find our troubles heap themselves upon us in even greater measure. The Bible states that man has dominion over his world if and when he assumes if from a spiritual premise. Continue reading “Oct. 11, 2018 – THERE IS NOTHING IN MY WORLD BUT THE LIFE AND LOVE OF GOD”