GOD IS THE LIFE OF MY BODY, THE INTELLIGENCE OF MY MIND, AND THE FULFILLMENT OF MY HEART.
To sense the presence of God in my mind, body, and heart is not always easy. I may view God as a vast and powerful force in the universe, but God is also close and near. God lives within me.
As I observe the intricacies of the human body and its miraculous healing power, I see the life of God expressing. As I witness the intelligence of the human mind, I am in awe of Divine Mind. As I experience the capacity of the human heart to love and understand, I am uplifted by the goodness of God.
We are made of the very substance of God. We can meet any challenge as we connect with the power of God within. God is the life of our bodies, the intelligence of our minds, and the fulfillment of our hearts.
In him we live and move and have our being.—Acts 17:28
There is only One Presence and One Power in the universe, God the Good. If I lose sight of this truth, I bring to mind God’s goodness and celebrate the simple joys of life.
Fall leaves create a brilliant tapestry of color. A cool glass of water quenches my thirst. Children’s riotous laughter dances in the breeze. The smell of flowers or the sounds of birds singing connect me with my inner joy. Through awareness of the blessings that surround me, I realize God is in everything.
Joy is my natural state, and I celebrate having eyes to see and ears to hear. The pleasures of God’s presence fill my days with gratitude, and I am joyful.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.—Psalm 16:11
I ASK FOR WHAT MY HEART DESIRES AND PREPARE TO RECEIVE GOD’S GOOD.
What do I truly want for my life? This is an important question. At times I may find myself waiting for God to deliver my good, yet I haven’t even considered what I really want. What is my heart’s greatest desire?
My heart’s longing originates in God. When I reflect on what I want to do, who I want to be, and where I want to go, my heart’s desire is revealed. It may unfold in an instant or slowly over time. The key is to ask, seek, and then patiently wait for clarity.
Today I ask myself, What do I truly want? In the stirring of my heart, God speaks to me and leads me to my right path. I listen for answers with eager anticipation.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.—Psalm 37:4-5
In the past, I may have believed people who told me I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, or deserving of success and happiness. These assertions are untrue and unhelpful.
When I change my beliefs about myself, my life experience changes. Rather than thinking my dreams are beyond my reach, I place my faith and trust in my divine nature. I connect with God in me and affirm:I deserve to fully enjoy and express the blessings of God within me. Spirit is guiding and supporting my journey toward realizing my unlimited potential. Enfolded in divine love, I gratefully acknowledge each new insight as an opportunity for a fresh start.
Put away your former way of life, your old self … clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God.—Ephesians 4:22-24
When making a decision, I relax knowing that every choice offers me a blessing. I do not allow myself to become anxious that one choice will be “wrong” and another “right.” Whether I turn right or left; go or stay; say yes or no, God is with me. I ease my mind by knowing I am never apart from the Divine Creator.
I claim my power to choose and celebrate the wisdom that guides me. Any direction I take is a fresh path to adventure, new experiences, and deeper understanding. I don’t dwell on what might have happened on another path. With God, I cannot make a wrong choice. I embrace my journey! My lessons, gifts, and blessings are right where I am.
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs … and you shall be … like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.—Isaiah 58:11
I am an expression of God. I am love, peace, power, and life. I am all this and more. I am one with God, and therefore, one with the essence that God is. Guided by an inner Light, I turn within in prayer and seek ways to express the presence of God in my thoughts, words, and actions.
As I listen to God’s gentle guidance, I learn to be kind to myself. As I practice patience, kindness, and love for myself and others, I manifest the essence of God in the world.
When I am centered in God, I behold the Divine in others, and I embrace a life of goodness. I pray to be a conduit through which others experience the essence of God and come to know its fullness.
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.—John 1:16
I LET GO OF THE PAST AND OPEN THE WAY TO GREATER GOOD.
At times we may find it easier to be kind to others than we are to ourselves. We may criticize ourselves more harshly or obsess over mistakes we have made. Yet we can free ourselves from self-condemnation by acknowledging and releasing our past mistakes. We have grown, and we know better now.
When we find ourselves dwelling on the past, we can affirm: I bless the experience and everyone concerned. I have learned and grown. I am free now to more fully express the qualities of God in me.
As we let go of the past and lay down our burdens and regrets, we open the way to greater good, which we are now ready to receive.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask.—1 John 3:21, 22
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