March 10, 2016

I GIVE THANKS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF GOD

Mar 10 2015And he … took the five loaves, and two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.  Matthew 14:19

Have you and I had the faith to bless that which perhaps seemed so very small – a loaf of bread and a fish – and to expect it to become multiplied in our experience to such an extent that it would not only bless us but also bless everyone around us?  We cannot help but believe that as Jesus broke the bread and blessed it, in his own mind he saw it multiplied and growing and flowing out to those around him.  This is an example we should follow – to bless what we have, recognizing that it flows from a limitless source; we are merely using it and distributing it.  There is always more.  The limitless resources of the Spirit are at our command. The power of the Infinite is at our disposal.  We have as much to use as we know how to take.  But the taking is a thing of the thought, the will, the imagination. It is a thing of an inward feeling or interior awareness in that place where the mind has unified itself with the Living Spirit.

Today I bless everything I have.  I bless everyone around me; I bless the events that transpire in my life, the conditions and situations with which I am surrounded.  I bless everything that goes out and everything that comes in. I acknowledge an increase of right action in everything I do, say or think.  I bless myself and others, for we are all partakers of the same Divine Nature, all living in the One Mind, all animated by the same Presence, all sustained by the One Power.  “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”  In joy and in love my blessing rests on everything.  In confidence and in peace the blessing of God rests upon me.

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

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