MY RELIGION IS OF TODAY’S GOD
“As soon as every man is apprised of the Divine Presence within his own mind, – is apprised that the perfect law of duty corresponds with the laws of chemistry, vegetation, astronomy, as face to face in a glass; then we have a religion that exalts, that commands all the social and all the private action.” Emerson
The world of today is my world, and the Cause of it I consider in today’s language. I see my world as the operation of an Intelligence which must be Mind, a Power which must bear witness of Divine Love. While I respect the beliefs of the past, yet I must seek my God today. I can accept a perfect Mind, an unalterable Law and an interpenetration of Love. This is understandable to me, and workable by me. I believe myself to be of Divine Importance. I believe that He who brought me forth indwells me and acts through me. God in me is my reason for being.
Indwelling me is a center of Divine Action. Omnipresence personalizes Itself in me, and I am Its distributing center. I live under a Law of Mind action, and into that Law I place the cause of things I desire. God wants me to have what I want to have, and the Law produces my good for me, as and when I want it. Being a law, It cannot oppose me, but must obey my will. This is the hope of my being; this is my cause for rejoicing. I live in a universe that fulfills my every positive desire, when I definitely state this desire into the Law of mind. Greater good could no generation have.
My God gives me my freedom for all experience. Good can be mine, and evil can be mine. I, alone decide the picture and I, alone, experience the result. I live in a Perfect Mind which knows me as Its perfect image and likeness. I now choose to have a heavenly experience, and the Law now creates it for me. I love to live the life of freedom in a God which ordains good for me. Health, peace and prosperity belong to me, and they now function in me and around me, because I have accepted the Divine Gift. I respect the God of all men, but I know One Mind, One Presence and One Power as the Truth today.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker