"When I dare to be powerful-to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
God guides, directs, and guards me. My confidence in Him is strong. He gives me the strength, courage, confidence, power, and wisdom to meet every challenge.
The loving wisdom of God directs my thoughts and actions. My good cannot be withheld. I place no limit on the things I can do or become. I use my own powers to the best of my ability and trust in God to open doors and to clear the path to my greater and higher good. I have faith that through His power in me, I can do all things. There is right outworking in every situation.
God is at work in my life. He guides, directs, and guards me. My confidence in Him is strong. I have new strength in my life, and I am abundantly blessed!
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
"... he had faith to be healed..."
"It is easy to believe that God is perfect. We must also believe
that the spiritual (person) is perfect."
God is my health, I cannot be sick! This day I am healed! My faith has made me whole. In Matthew 9:20, Jesus said, "According to your faith, let be it done to you..." No longer do I doubt or question. I accept the truth that the power to be well is within me and is healing me now!
In the past, I may have accepted the limitations of believing in appearances. Today my faith is in God's healing power. I declare with power and authority, that I am healed through the mighty healing power of God, the good, omnipresent. God is my health, I cannot be sick!
I accept my healing. My faith has made me whole! God is my health, I cannot be sick!
Sunday, January 15, 2017
According to your faith be it unto you. -Matthew
Faith is expectancy. "According to your faith be it unto to you."
We might say, according to your expectancies be it done unto you; so, what are you expecting?
We hear people say: "We expect the worse to happen," or "The worst is yet to come." They are inviting the worst to come.
We hear others say: "I expect a change for the better." They are inviting better conditions into their lives.
Change your expectancies and change your conditions.
How can you change your expectancies, when you have formed the habit of expecting loss, lack or failure?
Begin to act as if you expected success, happiness and abundance: prepare for your good.
Do something to show you expect it to come. Active faith alone, will impress the subconscious.
-Florence Scovel Shinn/The Secret Door to Success
Thursday, January 12, 2017
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you
have received it, and it will be yours."
"Too few people are living the life they really want to live. Life can be lived fully and richly. It all depends upon the decisions a person makes."
(Raymond Charles Barker)
God's unlimited good is everywhere present and God is just waiting for our acceptance of that good in our lives. Make a decision to accept the blessings! Do you have goals, desires or aims? What are they? Write them down! It is very difficult to make decisions in life if there is no direction.
Be flexible; leave the final out-working to God. We do this by being willing to change if God's guidance is to do it differently. Decision opens the floodgates of Heaven. Keep in constant, conscious contact with God and decision-making will become effortless.
Where God guides, God provides! God's way is easy!
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Among all the beautiful and heart-searching prayers of the Bible there is none that surpasses the wonderful poem that we call the Forty-sixth Psalm.
It begins, as do nearly all the Bible prayers, with an expression of faith in God. This is extremely important in practice. You need to affirm constantly that you do believe in God, not merely as a vague abstract concept, but as a real, vivid, actual power in life, always available to be contacted in thought; never-changing and never-failing. The Psalm closes with a command and an affirmation.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. This is really the whole Bible in a nutshell. Be still, and know that I am God. This is the very last thing that we want to do when we are worried or anxious. The current of human thought is always hurrying us along to its own ends, and it seems much easier to swim with it by accepting difficulties, than to draw resolutely away from these things, and contemplate God, which is the one way out of trouble. Even in your prayers there is a time to cease active work and, "having done all, to stand" - to be still, and know that I am God. Emmet Fox/Vital Faith
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote "God's greatest gift to man is the power of thought, through which he can incorporate into his conscious mind, the mind of God." God's greatest gift to us is the power of thought.
We are co-creators with God, constantly creating our reality through the thoughts we hold in mind. We think, and our thoughts become our experience. We literally create a pattern for our life by the way in which we allow ourselves to think day in and day out. Our inner world of thought is translated into our outer world. When we change our thoughts, we change our lives.
In other words, we create our own heaven or hell; it is our choice.
There is an old Cherokee tale about a grandfather telling his young grandson about a fight that was going on inside him. He said it was between two wolves.
One is evil: Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is good: love, peace, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"
After a long pause, the old Cherokee simply replied, "The one I choose to feed."
Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, felt that we must train our minds to be ever aware of the thoughts we concentrate on. Which thoughts do we choose to feed or concentrate on, and which thoughts do we choose to starve? What we focus on grows and expands. Do we choose to focus on thoughts and ideas that enhance our lives, or do we choose to focus on those thoughts and ideas that create confusion, unhappiness and despair? The choice is ours; we create our world by what we hold consistently in mind. "Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind." It is said that form follows thought, first in mind and then in manifestation. All action is the result of thought. When we think, we actually cause things to happen. We put an idea out into the universe, and people, places and things begin to show up in our lives to fulfill that idea.
Emmet Fox has said, "You think, and your thoughts materialize as experience; and thus it is, all unknown to yourself as a rule, that you are actually weaving your destiny, here and now, by the way in which you allow yourself to think, day by day long. It is altogether in your own hands. Nobody but yourself can keep you down. Nobody else can involve you in difficulty or limitation. Neither parents, nor wives, nor husbands, nor employers, nor neighbors, nor poverty, nor ignorance, nor any power whatever can keep you out of your own when you have once learned how to think."
It is estimated that we have 60,000 thoughts a day, or 50 thoughts a minute; we have a tremendous ability to process ideas. Yet, unbelievably, 99% of today's thoughts are the same as yesterday's! Since we are constantly creating our reality by the thoughts we hold in mind, it would serve us well to train our minds to focus on happiness, health, prosperity, love–that which we want to experience–rather than terrorize ourselves with negative, self-defeating ideas. No thought has a right to occupy our minds without our consent.
We have the power to choose our thoughts. Every day we can choose to be happy, healthy, prosperous, and experience a sense of well-being. Or, we can focus on how sad, depressed, unhappy and fearful we are. The choice is ours. What the mind repeats, it retains. Practice makes permanent.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed, “As a man thinketh, so he is, and as a man chooses, so is he…” God's greatest gift to us is the power of thought!
We are constantly creating our realities. When we change our thoughts, we change our lives.