Sunday, July 31, 2016

In His Presence, Always

What a thought of comfort this,
That all those we may be
Responsible for --
       Children or pets --
Are always in His care,
That wherever they may go,
Wherever they may be,
Whatever they may do,
They cannot be away from Him,
Never, ever out of His presence.
Is it not wonderful
That God Himself
Does surround,
Looking out for them,
Thinking for them,
And leading them safely

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Do You Love Jesus' Words?

If you don't,
This is what you can do --
Get yourself a Bible
With Jesus' words in red.
What the Master said.
Nothing on this earth
Can bless you like this.
If you do love Jesus' words,
You know the good things
Poured out on His followers
Without measure --
Peace, joy, purpose in life,
Freedom from all kinds of fears,
Love for others, Love from others,
Tribulation encountered and overcome--
(I could go on and on).
But what I most treasure?
This from John 14:23:

"If a man love me,
he will keep my words:
and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with  him."

I could not wish for you
Anything more wonderful
         Than this!

Monday, July 4, 2016

You Don't Have to Fear Illness


        As I wrote in the previous blog, people all over the world yearn for freedom from many things, freedom from the fear of becoming ill among them.  Thus the following:

        God, good, is all-powerful and ever present.  And because He is, you don't have to feel afraid when confronted with sickness or any physical disability.  The fact that God is always with us is more than comforting, however; it can be of practical benefit when we know how to avail ourselves of His healing power.

        The purpose of Christ Jesus' unequaled example was not merely to inspire mankind but to show us what God is and how to avail ourselves of His power--how to be free from every form of material bondage, physical suffering included.  The Master promised, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."  (John 14:12)

        Christian Science maintains that this can be demonstrated now as one understands the divine laws underlying Jesus' words and deeds. These changeless laws are explained fully and clearly in the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The Science revealed in this book is based on the understanding that God is the divine Principle of all that is real, the Principle of Jesus' healing and teaching.

        The law of Spirit, God, is available for anyone to learn and use in his daily life.  This law of God, which brings healing, is wherever we are and is applicable to any situation.  This law isn't a formula; it is power, specific force. It rests on the supremacy of God and is enforced by His allness.  And when His law is brought into contact with one's particular problem--and it makes no difference whether the problem is physical or moral, financial or emotional--the result is freedom from whatever fear is tormenting one.

        Mrs. Eddy writes:  "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation.  Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural.  They are the sign of Immanuel, or 'God with us,' -- a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,

                                                 To reach deliverance to the captives [of sense],
                                                  And recovering of sight to the blind,
                                                  To set at liberty them that are bruised."
                                                           (Science and Health, p. xi)

        Because you and I are actually spiritual and include only those qualities which God, Spirit, imparts--such as peace, joy, health, dominion--the fears that may seem so real have no genuine power over us.  They are misconceptions of God and man, false beliefs, not actual God-created conditions.  And the truth of man's inseparable relationship to God, of man's uninterrupted well-being as God's image and likeness, corrects them.

        Now, you who may be coming upon the subject of scientific divine healing for the first time might be wondering specifically how you should pray when you find yourself confronted with fear of becoming sick.  For a practical explanation of  how to demonstrate Christ-healing for yourself, you can turn to the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Healing.  This book shows that fear of sickness and disease is wholly mental, rooted in a misconception of God and man.  It can be completely overcome by the change in thought that prayer and reliance on God's law bring.  When God's nature, His power, and His law are understood, one's thoughts and actions are brought into accord with the spiritual truths of God and man.  This is a fundamental change in consciousness, and the result is invariably freedom from fear.

        It is your God-given right to experience this.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Freedom For Our Housekeeper

        People yearn to be free in so many ways.  And freedom from fear is a big one, freedom from fear of disease.

        Beverly came once a week to clean house for us, and one day she said, "I am overwhelmed with fear of disease, the disease my father had.  I'm afraid I'll pass on from the same thing.  Do you know of anything that will  help me?"  "I certainly do", I told her.  A copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy was at hand on a bookshelf, which I loaned to her as long as she needed it.  She was eager to see what this highly recommended volume had to say that would help lift the terrible fear that plagued her.  Over the following weeks, Beverly found many truths that gave her a new perspective on health and well-being.  She learned she didn't need to live with fear. And in my next blog, I'll go into detail on this important topic that will show anyone reading this blog why they do not need to live in fear of becoming ill.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Using Our Talents For Christ

Writers who use their talents

In the service of their King

Have so little say

In whether they write or not;

Thoughts begin to flow,

Words are set to go,

And inspiration must be attended to

Right then and there.

Those who do this gathering

Of ideas from above

Inhabit a universe they're in,

But all too often not of --

Beings who dwell apart.

                  You, world, are richer far

                                      That these beings are

                                                               The way they are.