May 14, 2016

I PLACE MY AFFAIRS IN THE HANDS OF DIVINE GOODNESS AND ENTER INTO THE FULLNESS OF LIFE    

May 14 2015Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.    Matthew 6:10

When Jesus said, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven,” he was affirming that there is a Perfection at the center of everything.  He was telling us that when we reach this inward Perfection it will be revealed to ourselves and others, and that it must finally establish the Kingdom of God on earth, as it most certainly will. Continue reading “May 14, 2016”

May 13, 2016

TODAY I ACKNOWLEDGE THE OUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT EVERYWHERE   

May 13 2015God so loved the world, that he gave …    John 3:16

How could we better explain this than to use the words of Browning where he said:  “Tis Thou, God, who giveth, ‘tis I who receive”?  Or Emerson who said that we are “beneficiaries of the Divine fact”?  The thoughts of both Emerson and Browning were thoughts of acceptance and recognition.  Like all men of great spiritual insight, they knew that the gift of Life is an eternal reality, that it is our office to accept it. Continue reading “May 13, 2016”

May 12, 2016

TODAY I RECEIVE THE INHERITANCE WHICH GOD HAS GIVEN ME 

May 12 2015… thou shalt rejoice … in all that thou puttest thine hands unto:    Deuteronomy 12:18

Affirmative prayer means that we clear the mind of all doubt and fear and turn in faith to the great Giver of life.  It means that we become aware of the Presence of God within and around us, here and now.  It means that we affirm this Presence and accept It, quietly, calmly and peacefully, in all its fullness. Continue reading “May 12, 2016”

May 11, 2016

I CLEANSE THE WINDOW OF MY MIND THAT IT MAY BECOME A MIRROR REFLECTING INSPIRATION FROM THE MOST HIGH  

May 11 2015… and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.    Malachi 3:10

We should believe that God is the invisible Partner in our lives and affirm that Divine Love goes before us and prepares the way.  We should permit ourselves to be guided for there is something within us, deep at the center of our being, which knows what we ought to do and how we ought to do it. Continue reading “May 11, 2016”

May 10, 2016

GOOD IS FOREVER EXPRESSING ITSELF TO ME AS I SEEK AND FIND THE BEST IN LIFE  

May 10 2015… thou art ever with me; and all that I have is thine.    Luke 15:18

Realizing that we are in the midst of an ever-present Good, and believing that there is a Law that brings everything good into our lives, we should learn to think and act as though every wrong condition of yesterday were converted into something new and better today. Continue reading “May 10, 2016”

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”