I SPEAK THE TRUTH OF GOD
Proverbs 12; 17–19
We all wish to speak the Truth, but have we realized that every time we make a claim about ourselves that is different from the claim we would make about God, we are falling into the error of denying the Divine Presence in our experience? God is Truth and Truth is God. We also are included in this divine and perfect unity. Therefore, every claim we make about God, the Living Spirit, should equally be made about ourselves because we live and move and have our being in this infinite Truth or Presence. To say that we are poor or sick or weak or unhappy, is to deny God. God is not poor, God is not sick, God is not weak, God is not unhappy. We must, then, make every endeavor, in simplicity and in truth, to identify our personal lives with that One Life which forever more proclaims: “I am that I am,” or, “I am and that and this and everything else I also am.” There is nothing separate from this one I Am.
Today I say to myself: I am one with the Truth of God. I speak this Truth and proclaim it to be the reality of my experience in what I call “little” and in what I call “big.” In the simplest and the most complex things I recognize the one Truth – changeless, permanent and eternally manifesting Itself. Therefore I know the Truth about myself. I know the Truth about everything I do. I know the Truth about everyone I meet. I know the Truth about every situation I find myself in. This Truth is not only perfection, it is also power. It is not only presence, it is also action. Therefore, the Truth and the Power and the Presence and the Action of the Living Spirit flow through everything I do, say and think. I do know the Truth, and the Truth I know frees me and keeps me free.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker