Reflection - Monday, December 31, 2012 | Daily Word

Reflection - Monday, December 31, 2012 | Daily Word


Reflection
I CELEBRATE EACH DAY OF MY LIFE.
I create my life one day, one moment at a time. As I reflect upon the accumulation of days, I may see days of sorrow or days when I fell short of being my best self. Yet as I continue my reflection, I also see the lessons I learned and the strength I developed in overcoming the challenges that appeared. While I cannot change a day that has gone by, I can view each one as part of the great creative process that is my life.
With the vision of Spirit, I choose to see my life as a gift that I am still creating. Each moment is a new opportunity to love, give, heal and prosper. I gather the wisdom and strength from days past and use it to make the present day the best it can be.
The Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all your undertakings, and you shall surely celebrate.—Deuteronomy 16:15

Grace - Sunday, December 30, 2012 | Daily Word

Grace - Sunday, December 30, 2012 | Daily Word


Grace
INDWELLING SPIRIT, ENDOW ME WITH YOUR GRACE.
Indwelling spirit of God, shine through my eyes. Make them soft with kindness, warm with compassion, tender with forgiveness. Let no impatience or condemnation cloud my sight. Let my being radiate contentment, joy and happiness. Let me shine so that the Divine shines through me.
Indwelling Spirit, enrich my voice. Imbue it with healing mellowness that calms troubled waters. Help me to speak every word in a clear, loving and sincere manner. Let me listen with patience and understanding.
Indwelling Spirit, endow me with your grace. Let me move through life with wisdom. Let me be thoughtful of others, of their needs, of their dignity and of their rights. Let us create a world full of love, joy and beauty.
Grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.—Psalm 45:2

Comfort - Saturday, December 29, 2012 | Daily Word

Comfort - Saturday, December 29, 2012 | Daily Word


Comfort
GOD’S EVER-PRESENT LOVE IS A COMFORT TO ME.

When I settle into my favorite chair, I feel supported. The chair knows my body and has adjusted over time to fit my shape. I don’t have to do anything to receive the strength and comfort this piece of furniture affords me. I simply relax into its frame and allow myself to rest.
God’s love, like my favorite chair, knows me and makes no demands on me. It is available whenever I choose to seek its solace. In prayer, I turn within and feel God’s love enfolding me.
I am at peace knowing God’s loving presence is my constant and instant comfort. When I settle into God’s love, I am supported and my burden is lightened.
Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.—Psalm 139:4-5

Comfort - Saturday, December 29, 2012 | Daily Word

Comfort - Saturday, December 29, 2012 | Daily Word


Comfort
GOD’S EVER-PRESENT LOVE IS A COMFORT TO ME.

When I settle into my favorite chair, I feel supported. The chair knows my body and has adjusted over time to fit my shape. I don’t have to do anything to receive the strength and comfort this piece of furniture affords me. I simply relax into its frame and allow myself to rest.
God’s love, like my favorite chair, knows me and makes no demands on me. It is available whenever I choose to seek its solace. In prayer, I turn within and feel God’s love enfolding me.
I am at peace knowing God’s loving presence is my constant and instant comfort. When I settle into God’s love, I am supported and my burden is lightened.
Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.—Psalm 139:4-5

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Prosperity - Friday, December 28, 2012 | Daily Word

Prosperity - Friday, December 28, 2012 | Daily Word

Prosperity
INFINITE ABUNDANCE IS MINE IN EVERY WAY.
It is natural to give of oneself, and “as you give, so shall you receive.” I choose toparticipate fully in the circulation and blessing of God’s abundant good by giving generously and receiving gratefully.
Prosperity is a God-given experience. I am prosperous as I experience happiness, health and peace. Through meaningful relationships, communion with God, and a life lived on purpose, I am prosperous in every way.
I do not need a great number of material goods to feel satisfied. When I hold an attitude of gratitude for all I have, my needs are fulfilled, and my good comes to me with ease and grace. I see God’s good wherever I look, and I am prosperous!
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.—Luke 6:38

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Jesus said that no one knows the last day except The Father. In other words, God only knows the day and time. It still amazes me to hear people predict the last days pf Earth. it is also strange to learn of the steps people have taken to prepare for the last days as if there is something they could actually do.

People were stocking up on can goods, flash-lights and guns to prepare themselves for the end. I do not understand how these things can help when everything will be destroyed?

Jesus ask that we remain in the faith,and pray. We are to believe in God and Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Sure their were many people who died that day for one reason or another. We pray for their souls. However, the big day of doom pasted us by, and we thank God and praise God for it.

We see that another Christmas has come and gone without a commercial addressing the real reason for all the special sales. How much off? What are we to do as people of faith?

The belief that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and was raised by God from the grave, and return soon is what we believe. There are so many people who need help today. There is still war. Children are dying because of violence in our schools and streets. These are wake-up calls to pray. The Joy of Jesus is the answer. Stay strong in our faith and hold on to Jesus. It is indeed He who will and can save us from our fears.

Protected - Thursday, December 27, 2012 | Daily Word

Protected - Thursday, December 27, 2012 | Daily Word


Protected
THROUGH MY GOD-GIVEN POWER OF FREE WILL, I AM PROTECTED.
Winter is often called “cold and flu season.” While an inoculation may protect me from measles or the flu, I also have an inner protection that immunizes me. I am free from negative thinking as I choose positive thoughts. The opinions of otherpeople, the day’s news or even challenging circumstances cannot dictate my attitude or outlook.
My oneness with Spirit provides me with all I need. Inner guidance, strength, faith and understanding are divine qualities I embody. I observe outer conditions without labeling them as worrisome or difficult, and choose to imagine the best possible outcomes for me and for others. Through my God-given power of free will, I am protected.
You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.—John 8:32

Unity - Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | Daily Word

Unity - Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | Daily Word


Unity
WE ARE ONE.
Some communities we are born into; others we adopt along the way. Whether our community is based on culture, geography, family or spirituality, when we share a common purpose, we join in unity.
Beyond our own communities, we recognize that everyone is part of the global community. Here on Mother Earth, we are one. In oneness, we cooperate for the common good. Rather than asking, “What’s in it for me?” we ask, “What will best serve the world?”
Embracing our similarities and our differences, we relinquish thoughts of scarcity and competition. In unity, we extend support to the worldwide community. We love and support one another.
The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me.—John 17:22-23

Online Prayers, Monthly Affirmations and Daily Inspiration - Daily Word Affirmations

Online Prayers, Monthly Affirmations and Daily Inspiration - Daily Word Affirmations

December 2012

Inner Peace
My heart overflows with the love of God.
Guidance
The light of God guides my way.
Healing
I think, feel and foster health and wholeness.
Prosperity
Infinite abundance is mine in every way.
World Peace
Peace and harmony abound in our world.

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | Daily Word

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | Daily Word


Christmas Day
I CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH JOY, PEACE AND LOVE.
Today my heart is filled with joy for the gift of God, the gift of the Christ Child. Humbly I stand in the presence of God’s gift­—eternal radiance, everlasting love and perfect peace. This is an eternal day of joyous receiving from the Spirit of God, a day of giving love and happiness, good will, peace and substance to all people of the world in the name of Jesus Christ.
With joy, I claim the power of Christ Consciousness, the power that cleanses my mind, heart and soul of any disharmony, any weakness, any fear. Christ-power goes out from me today in a healing blessing to all.
Every gift I offer and receive is permeated with the love of the Christ, spreading joy, good will and cheer.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!—2 Corinthians 9:15

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Silence - Monday, December 24, 2012 | Daily Word

Silence - Monday, December 24, 2012 | Daily Word


Silence
I AM A WHOLE AND HOLY BEING.
The Silence is sacred. In the Silence, there is no confusion, no doubt, no fear. Resting in God, I am aware that the Holy Presence surrounds me and is within me. Any mistaken thought or belief that I am separate from my Creator dissipates.
In the Silence, I discern this sacred message: “Be still and know that I am God.” My heart responds, “Yes, I know,” and with this knowing, my soul is uplifted. I feel a gentle ebb and flow as all regret and sadness wash away, and I am filled with joy.
I nurture myself with times of sacred silence. Resting fully in the presence of God for even a few moments, I receive the assurance that I am one with the Holy Presence. I am a whole and holy being.
Peace! Be still!—Mark 4:39

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Joy - Sunday, December 23, 2012 | Daily Word

Joy - Sunday, December 23, 2012 | Daily Word


Joy
I RELAX AND LET JOY FLOW FREELY.
I elevate my life and my spiritual journey by calling forth joy—the natural joy that is inherently mine. Joy does not come from outer events and circumstances; it bubbles up from within. While events may trigger happiness and excitement, joy is part of who I am as a child of God.
As I consciously connect with the Christ in me through contemplation, meditation and prayer, I feel a rush of joy—the rebirth of my Christ Consciousness. This is true joy, and it is harmonizing and healing. It uplifts me regardless of what might be happening around me.
I trust in the activity of the Christ in me and in my life. I relax and let joy flow freely.
I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.—John 15:11

Healing - Saturday, December 22, 2012 | Daily Word

Healing - Saturday, December 22, 2012 | Daily Word


Healing
I THINK, FEEL AND FOSTER HEALTH  AND WHOLENESS.
My thoughts are powerful. This is especially evident with respect to my health. When I hold thoughts of strength and vitality, I am receptive to the healing energy of God. When I hold thoughts of joy and peace, I am open to God’s soothing spirit.
Just as I can reset my computer when it malfunctions, I can reset my thoughts and habits when they are destructive. I shift my thoughts from worry and fear to hope and healing. I shift my lifestyle from inactive to lively and replace unhealthy choices with beneficial foods and activities.
Through my thoughts and actions, I begin a new plan of health and wholeness, blessing myself in mind, body and spirit.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.—Jeremiah 17:14

Go Within - Friday, December 21, 2012 | Daily Word

Go Within - Friday, December 21, 2012 | Daily Word


Go Within
ANYTIME IS A GOOD TIME TO GO WITHIN.
Jesus did not limit prayer to a specific time or place, and neither do I. Any time, day or night, I go within and pray. As the sun rises each morning and I awake, I go within to align with Spirit. I set an intention for myself around the qualities I am willing to embody—peace and harmony, gratitude and joy, compassion and kindness.
During the day, I may step aside from my routine to once again go within for reflection or guidance. Just a few moments of connection with God centers me.
As the sun sets and I prepare for sleep, I turn within once more simply to enjoy the peace and quiet and to reflect upon my day with gratitude. God is with me always, and anytime is a good time to pray.
During those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God.—Luke 6:12

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As a Child - Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Daily Word

As a Child - Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Daily Word


As a Child
WITH THE FAITH OF A CHILD, I OPEN MY MIND AND HEART TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
For a child living in a cold climate, the first snowfall is a gift of wonder. Christmas lights sparkling against a snowy backdrop create a storybook scene. But whether children live in a cold region or the tropics, they are fully open to the joy of the season, free of worries, and filled with expectations of good.
When I set aside my concerns, I become like a child. I open to the wonder of God’s kingdom. My faith anticipates only good and I easily discover it. Even when my days are filled with responsibilities, I can take a moment to feel grateful for all God has provided. I am God’s child, and with the faith of a child, I delight in the wonder of God’s kingdom.
Let the little children come to me … for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.—Luke 18:16

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Christian Standard | Archive for Sunday School Lesson

Let Go, Let God - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Daily Word


Let Go, Let God
INFINITE GOOD FLOWS FREELY THROUGH MY LIFE.
Blessings flow freely through an open channel but are impeded by a constricted channel. When I hold tightly to fear, anxiety, anger or a specific outcome, I restrict the free flow of the Divine in my life.
In order to let go and let God, I must first consider what I am holding tightly in my mind and heart. Once I recognize it, I gently release it through prayer. When I am ready to let go, what I no longer need falls easily away.
I let go of the belief that something is missing in my life, and I accept my good. I let go of any thoughts of limits or restrictions and allow the power of God to expand my experience of abundance, heal my wounds, and manifest an even more perfect outcome than I could have imagined.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.—Proverbs 4:23

Traditions - Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Daily Word

Traditions - Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Daily Word


Traditions
I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE TRADITIONS I HOLD DEAR.
One way we connect closely with one another is through our traditions. This is especially true during the holiday season as families carry out the beloved traditions that bind them together.
I celebrate traditions that mean something to me. Whether it is giving gifts, enjoying Christmas dinner with friends and family, attending church services, or volunteering to help others in need—I take pleasure in the traditions I hold dear.
I also embrace new traditions, opening myself to new people and experiences. I am thankful for activities that are purposeful and that connect me with others in a meaningful way. Each connection is a blessing, as it brings us closer together.
All who believed were together and had all things in common.—Acts 2:44

Forgive - Monday, December 17, 2012 | Daily Word

Forgive - Monday, December 17, 2012 | Daily Word


Forgive
I CHOOSE FORGIVENESS, AND I AM FREE.
Forgiveness is a choice. It is not something that happens to me, but something that happens through me. In choosing to forgive, I allow love and understanding to permeate my heart and mind. Any confusion, criticism or resentment dissolves, and I experience peace that transforms me—body, mind and soul.
Forgiveness is a gift I give myself. It is a powerful gift of freedom. Through it, I reclaim control over my thoughts, feelings and reactions. Forgiveness brings satisfying experiences, true happiness, radiant health and right relationships.
I can choose to forgive, regardless of what has transpired. I am free to be peaceful instead of anxious, loving instead of angry. The choice is mine, and I choose to forgive.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven.—Luke 6:37

Love - Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Daily Word

Love - Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Daily Word


Love
WITH THE POWER OF LOVE, I PRAY FOR OTHERS.
The energy of God is the energy of love. Love becomes an expression of who I am as I give freely to others. I share my time, skills and resources to enrich lives in meaningful ways. I listen with compassion and understanding. I am patient and kind. In these ways and others, I allow God’s love to flow freely through me, and I feel love returned to me increased and multiplied.
I pray with love for others—holding each person in my heart. I pray for their health and well-being, envisioning them whole and vibrantly alive. I pray for their inner peace, knowing the peace of God is theirs. I pray for their prosperity, trusting that every need is met. And I pray for harmony, knowing God’s love guides their way.
Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.—John 13:34

Love - Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Daily Word

Love - Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Daily Word


Love
WITH THE POWER OF LOVE, I PRAY FOR OTHERS.
The energy of God is the energy of love. Love becomes an expression of who I am as I give freely to others. I share my time, skills and resources to enrich lives in meaningful ways. I listen with compassion and understanding. I am patient and kind. In these ways and others, I allow God’s love to flow freely through me, and I feel love returned to me increased and multiplied.
I pray with love for others—holding each person in my heart. I pray for their health and well-being, envisioning them whole and vibrantly alive. I pray for their inner peace, knowing the peace of God is theirs. I pray for their prosperity, trusting that every need is met. And I pray for harmony, knowing God’s love guides their way.
Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.—John 13:34