"When I give up my worry, God acts in a hurry."
You know something of the efficacy of prayer. What is prayer but the expression of a heartfelt, earnest, sincere want or desire? The Great Master said: "What things so ever you desire, when you pray believe that you receive them, and you shall have them."
–Page 137, TNT The Power Within You by Claude Bristol
Every good gift...cometh down from the Father. -James 1:11
It is the nature of God to give, and it our nature to receive... God has not failed humanity... This is why Jesus told us we must believe that we really have received the gift before we see its evidence. This is an active faith, but it should be a faith built on the sure knowledge, a certain foundation, the positive conviction, that there is something that responds to us, gladly, readily, willingly, joyously, and without limit.
Today I am living in the quiet and joyous expectation of good... God is not only the Giver, He is the gift. This gift I receive in joy, with gratitude, and with a complete sense of security. I expect everything I do to prosper. I expect new and wonderful experiences to come to me. I am living in complete confidence that the Kingdom of Heaven is here and now and that I am prospered in everything I do. –Ernest Holmes, 365 Science of Mind
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
I am renewed by the healing power of prayer.
Every day, I affirm my truth: Perfect health is my divine inheritance. I may repeat this many times a day, as Unity co-founder Myrtle Fillmore taught us to do. As I meditate, I envision God’s presence as a warm light flowing in and through me, renewing and restoring every cell of my being.
Part of healing is forgiving myself and others for any thoughts, words, or actions that caused hurt. Prayer and meditation make forgiveness possible. Thank you, God, for the renewing, healing power of prayer.
Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.—Matthew 21:22
I am writing today to recommend the poetry of Mary Oliver. I think that some of her writing might resonate with you. The work is easy to find online, in libraries, etc. Here are some examples:
the poem, 'Messenger' which begins with
"My work is loving the world . . . "
also, from the poem 'When I Am Among the Trees':
And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”
(book entitled Thirst)
Keep up the great work!!
Sincerely, Karen Bressner