I HAVE FAITH
The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. Galatians 2:20
Faith is more than an objective statement. We do not have perfect faith while any subjective contradictions deny the affirmation of our lips. This is what the Bible means when it says we must know in our heart. Heart symbolizes the innermost center of the being. When the intellect is no longer contradicted by our emotional reactions, by unconscious doubts and fears, then the word of our mouth will immediately bear fruit. Continue reading “July 14, 2017 – I HAVE FAITH”
I HAVE DIVINE GUIDANCE
Be strong and have good courage … for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
We all wish to know that the Divine Presence goes before us and we all have a right to feel this assurance. Every man is a unique presentation of the Divine Mind, a separate, without being a separated, entity in the universal Spirit. Every man is, as Emerson said, “dear to the heart of God.” We should all develop an increasing consciousness that we are protected and guided in everything we do, say or think. Continue reading “July 13, 2017 – I HAVE DIVINE GUIDANCE”
I AM SUCCESS
They that seek the lord shall not want any good thing.
Success does not mean the accumulation of wealth, the maintenance of position, nor supremacy of power. Success means a life free from the burden of anxiety and liberated from the thralldom of fear. There is no successful life without peace or without that inner spiritual certainty which knows that the soul is on the pathway of good, forever expanding into the conscious union of God with man. Continue reading “July 12, 2017 – I AM SUCCESS”
GOD IS MY IDENTITY
Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48
There is a pattern of perfection at the center of everything. This the saints and sages of the ages have told us. There is, as the Platonists taught, a prototype of perfection at the center of every form. It is this spiritual prototype with which the mind should identify itself, for this is the Father in heaven within us. Nothing has ever violated the integrity of this inner kingdom. It exists forever in the bosom of God and we are in Him even as He is in us. Continue reading “July 11, 2017 – GOD IS MY IDENTITY”
I AM SPIRIT
Now there are diversities of things, but the same Spirit … It is the Spirit that quickeneth.
I Corinthians 12:4
Out of unity comes variety. All things are made from one formless Substance. The invisible essence of everything is pure Spirit. It is a realization of this Spirit at the center of everything that enables us to see God in everyone. “It is the Spirit that Quickenth.” When we recognize the Spirit in anything or anyone, there is an equal reaction from the Spirit back to us, and we are made more alive through the divine influx which follows our recognition. Continue reading “July 10, 2017 – I AM SPIRIT”
I AM MIND
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
This means that we should recognize the Divine Incarnation, universal in essence but individualized in personal experience. The spiritual genius of Jesus enabled him to see that each is a unique representation, an individualized expression of One Mind. The Mind of God in us is the Mind of Christ. At the center of every man’s being the Eternal Christ waits, knocking at the door of his intellect for admission. This is not a faraway Presence, nor a future advent. The recognition of Christ can come to anyone at any time and under any circumstance. The consciousness that walked over the troubled waters of human experience, the inner calm that stilled the tempest, is accessible to everyone. Continue reading “July 09, 2017 – I AM MIND”
MY SPIRITUAL BODY
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?
I Corinthians 6: 19
Emerson said that “God builds His temple in the heart,” and Seneca that “He (God) is to be consecrated in the breast of each.” St. Augustine said that ‘the pure mind is a holy temple of God.” To realize that God is in us, with us and for us, is the first step toward understanding that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost. Bishop Wilberforce tells us that “the conscious mind … is the temple of the Christ Mind.” We must so control the conscious mind that the Christ Mind may function through it. We must permit the Spirit to control the intellect. Continue reading “July 08, 2017 – MY SPIRITUAL BODY”
I AM THE TRUTH
Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
Jesus implies that there is a truth which known automatically will demonstrate itself in our experience. What could this truth be other than a consciousness of our union with life? It is wonderful to contemplate this spiritual and exalted idea of truth, that truth which frees us from the tyranny of fear and the thralldom of fate. It is not in our stars, nor in our environment, that we should look to discover this pattern of truth. The truth that Jesus proclaimed would make us free, lies only in the conscious union of man with God, the conscious union of the heart’s desire with the Source of its being. Continue reading “July 07, 2017 – I AM THE TRUTH”
I HAVE PROTECTION
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
This is a song of hope, a psalm of praise, the acknowledgement of an overshadowing Presence, the Most High Good, to which Jesus gave the name, “Our Father which art in heaven.” We have a right to know that in so far as we live in accord with the Divine we are protected by Its omnipotent Law. “His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” The knowledge of truth will ward off the darts of evil, for evil is as night before the onrushing day; it is as darkness dissipated by the rising sun; it is as a fire extinguished by the waters of Spirit. Continue reading “July 06, 2017 – I HAVE PROTECTION”
I RECEIVE MY GOOD
What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
How simply Jesus tells us that whatever we need we shall receive if we believe that we have it! Is it so hard, then, for us to believe that the divine gift is forever made? Prayer is a sincere desire to enter into conscious union with the Divine Presence and to receive from It every good thing that makes life worthwhile. Continue reading “July 05, 2017 – I RECEIVE MY GOOD”