May 09, 2016

TODAY I AM FILLED WITH CONFIDENCE AND A SENSE OF SECURITY BECAUSE I AM ACTIVELY AWARE OF THE PRESENCE OF SPIRIT WITHIN ME   

May 09 2015For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.    Psalm 91:11

Deep within each of us there is a place of calm, of peace and security, where trouble and accident do not occur, where Truth and Love reign supreme and good is the only power.  It is to this place that daily we go in the silence of our own minds to commune with the Spirit that is both around us and within us.  Truly this is our Father within, our heaven immediately available and always responsive to our approach.  In our meditation we seek to make the presence of this Spirit more real to us, more immediate and more personal.  And as we do this an inward sense of calm comes over the mind, a feeling of security and safety which every human being needs. Continue reading “May 09, 2016”

May 08, 2016

A GREAT PEACE OF MIND, A DEEP SENSE OF BELONGING, A COMPLETE REALIZATION THAT GOD IS RIGHT WHERE I AM, FILLS MY MIND TODAY

May 08 2015Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.    Proverbs 3:17

When we meditate on spiritual thoughts we are affirming the Presence of God in, around and through us. It is this close and immediate feeling of the Divine Presence, actively stated, that gives power to our words.  The words of themselves would have no power without this deep feeling back of them.  It is because we do believe in a Power greater that we are that we can have this feeling, this inner conviction, this sense of certainty which all spiritual teachers have told us is necessary to effective prayer.  Effective prayer is an acknowledgment of the Presence and the Power of Good.  It is an acknowledgment of this Presence as close to us and this Power as acting on our acceptance.

I know that there is a Power greater than I am.  I know that there is a Love that casts out all fear.  I know that there is a faith which overcomes all obstructions.  I am now entering into this love.  I am now using this faith.  I now have complete confidence in God, the living, loving Spirit.

I believe that the Spirit within me, which is God, makes perfect and happy the way before me.  I enter into conscious union with everything that lives.  I commune with the Spirit in all people and in all things.  I feel an intimate relationship to the Presence and the Power which controls everything.  I put my whole trust in God.  I know that the Spirit will gently lead me, wisely counsel me.  I know that the Love which envelopes everything flows through me to everyone, and with It there goes a confidence, a sense of joy and freedom, a buoyant enthusiasm for living, a zest for life.  And there comes back to me today everything that makes life worthwhile – everything that is good, beautiful and true.

 

 

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

May 07, 2016

TODAY I FEEL THE CERTAINTY OF FAITH COMING INTO ACTION IN EVERYTHING I DO, SAY OR THINK

May 07 2015Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee …    Job 22:28

Faith acts like a law because it is a law.  It is the law of spiritual Mind in action.  When we realize this we no longer feel that we must have faith in ourselves, as isolated human beings, but rather, as human beings included in the great Law of life.  Then we can rest in complete confidence that our words are the presence and the power and the activity of the Spirit in us.  All sense of making things happen, holding thoughts or concentration of the mind are put aside, and with quiet, childlike acceptance we make known our requests with thanksgiving. Continue reading “May 07, 2016”

May 06, 2016

I AM AWARE THAT GOD RECOGNIZES ME AS THE DIVINE PERSON HE INTENDED ME TO BE AND I ACCEPT MY INHERITANCE OF WHOLENESS TODAY   

May 6, 2015Ye shall have a song, as in the night … and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe … into the mountain of the Lord …    Isaiah 30:29

Let us see if we cannot take the pipe of faith and go into the mountain of the Lord, which is the secret place of the Most High within us, and let the whole pipeline of our lives flow from that perfect Spirit which is at the center of everything. Continue reading “May 06, 2016”

May 05, 2016

I AM AT HOME IN THE UNIVERSE WHEREVER I MAY BE, ONE WITH GOD, ONE WITH PEOPLE, ONE WITH THAT ABIDING FAITH THAT KNOWS NO FEAR   

May 05 2015And all things that are mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.    John 17:10 (E.R.V)

This meditation is an all-inclusive prayer because it includes ourselves and others.  It is truly doing unto others what we would they should do unto us and establishes a unity between ourselves and those around us, a feeling that we all are some part of the Kingdom of Good.  This all-inclusive prayer, then, is one which expands our consciousness of the True Self and at the same times blesses those around us. Continue reading “May 05, 2016”

May 04, 2016

TODAY, AS A CHILD, I ENTER INTO THE GLADNESS OF LIVING, TRUSTING IN THE ETERNAL GOODNESS   

May 04 2015Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down… and running over, shall men give into your bosom…    Luke 6:38

Who would not be as a child again?  Who would not again have the simple faith and childlike trust that somehow or other we seem to lose on the pathway of human experience?  Things crowd in upon us until we lose one of the greatest of all gifts – the simple, spontaneous joy of living and a trust in the power of Good which alone is able, ready and willing to meet all our needs.  Let us, then, again return to the place of assurance that comes with the simplicity of faith. Continue reading “May 04, 2016”

May 03, 2016

TODAY I SEEK AND FIND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF-EXPRESSION THROUGH MY FAITH IN THE POWER OF GOD    

May 03 2015…the darkness hideth not from thee… the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.    Psalm 139:12

To be effective, prayer must be affirmative, but it is not enough merely to affirm the presence of God.  We must add to this realization the thought that Divine Intelligence is acting in and through us now.  Prayer is not a wishful or wistful wishing, nor is it an escape from objective reality.  To be lost merely in our prayers might terminate in an unconscious desire to escape the activities of life.  Therefore we affirm that Divine Intelligence not only knows what to do, it impels us to act on Its knowing. Continue reading “May 03, 2016”

May 02, 2016

TODAY I AM CONSCIOUS THAT MY BODY IS VITALIZED BY THE LIVING CURRENTS OF LIFE 

May 02 2015And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up…    James 5:15

When we say that the body is spiritual we are not denying the physical body.  The physical is included within the spiritual. If the Spirit, or Divine Intelligence, has seen fit to give us a physical body it would be absurd to think of the body as an illusion unworthy of our attention.  Rather, we should think of the body as a spiritual instrument now.  Every statement we make about the body, or belief we hold about it, which causes the mind to accept Spirit as the substance of the body, tends to heal. Continue reading “May 02, 2016”

May 01, 2016

TODAY I PERMIT THE POWER GREATER THAN I AM TO FLOW INTO NEWNESS OF LIFE THROUGH EVERY THOUGHT AND ACTION   

0004005… I will lead them in paths that they have not known…   Isaiah 42:16

Sometimes we are confronted with problems which we do not seem able to solve and right here is the place to prove to ourselves that there is an Intelligence which knows how to bring things to pass for us.  In doing this we should shut everything else out of the mind and rest quietly for a few moments while we confidently affirm the Divine Presence and actually believe that it is guiding us.  Now think of your problem and consciously take it into your thought, not as a problem, but as thought you were receiving the answer, as you meditate: Continue reading “May 01, 2016”

April 30, 2016

MY LIFE IS EASY FOR GOD IS RULING MY DAY 

Apr 30 2015Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.    John 14:27

I have faith in the eternal goodness of God and of man.  I know that never again will fear distort my thinking, for I now am sure of my Divine Security.  The Lord is with me wheresoever I go.  Divine Intelligence guides me, whatsoever I do.  Divine Love flows through me to whomever I meet.  This is the truth of this day, and I am established in it. Continue reading “April 30, 2016”