"God paid my tab, so this one's on me!"
Why not make the following experiment, which will not only be thrillingly interesting, but will certainly teach you more in one day than you could learn from books or lectures in many weeks.
Here is what you have to do. For one whole day think, speak, and act exactly as you would if you were absolutely convinced of the truth of the statements that God has all power and infinite intelligence, and that His nature is infinite goodness and love.
To think in this manner all day will be the most difficult thing, because thought is so subtle. To speak in accordance with these truths will be easier, if you are vigilant. To act in accordance with them will be the easiest part, although it may require much in the way of moral courage.
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform (Romans 4:21).
–From Around The Year With Emmet Fox, July 8
Is it selfish to pray for yourself? Some people think that it is, and say that you should pray only for others, but this, of course, is a foolish idea.
You must pray for yourself constantly. How could it be otherwise? We worship God by believing in Him, trusting Him, and loving Him wholeheartedly--and we can attain to that only through prayer. The sole object of our being here is that we may grow like him--and we can do that only through prayer.
The more we pray for ourselves the more power will our prayers have for any other purpose whatever; so praying for ourselves is the reverse of selfishness--it is truly glorifying God.
Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy... Rejoice the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul (Psalm 86:1, 4).
–From Around The Year With Emmet Fox, October 15
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Pray for Others
I SEE YOU HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND PROSPEROUS.
I may be in the habit of focusing on the weaknesses of my loved ones. I release this tendency and focus on their wisdom within. I trust their powers of guidance and understanding as they make daily decisions. I see them in the light of God—embracing their freedom. With every thought, I see my loved ones as beautiful expressions of the Christ. They are light, love, and peace. I affirm: I see you healthy, happy, and prosperous.
I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act.—Ezekiel 37:14
Today I consciously share in the gifts of life. I open my whole thought and my whole being to the Divine influx. I establish my mind in expectancy, the feeling that all the good there is must belong to everyone who will take it. I am receiving the Divine gift right now. Today I am seeing the gift of life coming to me from every source, and even as it comes into my outstretched hands, uplifted to receive it, I enjoy the gift and pass it on. Freely I give everything I have, blessing the gift as it passes through me to others, that it may be multiplied in their experience and in God's good way come back again to me. –Ernest Holmes, 365 Science of Mind, July 5th
Went on an audition today and talked my agent afterwards, neither of which I thought were fruitful but after I listened to you podcast on baptism. I baptized the audition and conversation and felt great. Thanks for the words of encouragement.
From Christina Robohm, Oakland, CA
I've gotta say, funniest thing moments happen all the time so I would fill up your inbox but since I've got your ear, here's another thank you:
I went to a local yoga temple today in need of some love, centering and uplifting. Sometimes it can be really confusing to know whether I'm doing the spiritual thing 'right' and then it feels weird in my body. I literally got dizzy, sick and got a pain in my knee in this mass and thought "well maybe this is bringing up something I need to let go of and process". In a funk, I went to the beach to read Love Poems from God and just being on the Earth felt good. I got in the car and what had been in my ear all along "turn on Darrell and Ed, you feel GOOD when you listen to them so it must be the truth" finally won and I put on an archived show. I feel so much better. You take readings and studies I use on a daily basis and make them understandable and applicable, that's a talent my friends. So thank you again, I am deeply grateful that I found your show.
Much love and happy independence! Christina