I HAVE PROTECTION
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.
“Fear thou not for I am with thee … I will strengthen thee … I will uphold thee.” “For I, the Lord thy God, will hold thy right hand.” It is when we turn from all belief in separateness that we find the indwelling Spirit. When we have dismissed all fear, then we know that God is Love. When we have turned away from every sense of weakness we know that God is Strength. Jesus said we cannot serve both God and Mammon, and the Gita tells us that we must do away with the Pairs of Opposites before we can enter into peace.
Today I put on the whole armor of faith. I place before me the shield of Divine Wisdom. I surround myself with the conscious knowledge of the overshadowing Presence. Therefore, I fear no evil, for thou art with me.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker