Faith - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Daily Word

Faith - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Daily Word: "Faith
I RELY ON THE INFINITE WISDOM OF GOD.
The writer of Hebrews defined faith as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” My faith encompasses all areas of life, and I focus it firmly on an expectation of good. Through my faith in God, I am inspired to live fully and confidently. I meet challenges with the assurance of ever-present help and guidance. To access infinite wisdom, I need only quiet my thoughts, turn within, ask and listen.

I rely on divine wisdom to help me identify growth opportunities and guide me in expressing more of my Christ nature. I rely on divine wisdom when making decisions, trusting I will know the best choice for the good of all concerned. Faith helps me manage my life, and infinite wisdom shows me the way. I have faith in the infinite wisdom of God.

Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.”—Mark 11:22"

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Shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life. —Philippians 2:15-16
As I waited to make a right-hand turn at a busy intersection, an ambulance appeared over the crest of a hill, speeding in my direction. Someone behind me honked, urging me into the crossroads. I knew the ambulance would be unlikely to stop and that it could have been disastrous to make my turn. So I kept my foot on the brake pedal and stayed put.
Spiritually speaking, we need to “stay put” and remain faithful to God despite pressure from others. King Solomon had to learn this the hard way. He began his reign by asking God for wisdom (1 Kings 3:9), and his prayer at the dedication of the temple revealed his loyalty (8:23,61). But he did not remain committed. He married many foreign women who eventually influenced him to worship other gods. By the end of his life, his “heart was not loyal to the Lord” (11:1-6; Neh. 13:26).
Today, just as in ancient times, people may prompt us to shift our loyalty away from God and His truth. Yet with God’s help we can hold fast to the word of life (Phil. 2:16). If you feel pressured to enter a dangerous intersection of beliefs, study God’s Word, put on His armor (Eph. 6:10-18), and ask the Holy Spirit for help (1 Cor. 2:10-12). Then stand fast with your fellow believers in Christ. —Jennifer Benson Schuldt
Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you—
Ye dare not trust your own. —Duffield
To avoid being pulled into error, keep a firm grip on the truth. 


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Healing - Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Daily Word

Healing - Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Daily Word

Healing
THE LIFE OF GOD LIVES IN ME.
Quietly I turn within for healing. I concentrate on God’s indwelling presence and visualize divine light dissolving any inharmony, pain or sorrow, radiating healing power in and through me.
The life of God is the very essence of my being. It is my health. It is my life. Divine life, intelligence and power inhabit every part of my body. As I lift my consciousness to accept my oneness with God and all of life, I am lifted to wholeness.
In the morning I awake with a prayer of thanksgiving. Throughout the day, I recognize the energy of God as it lives in me. My movements, my thoughts, my activities reflect only radiant well-being. In the evening, I fall asleep with praise in my heart.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.—Psalm 139:14

Dedication - Monday, October 29, 2012 | Daily Word

Dedication - Monday, October 29, 2012 | Daily Word: "Dedication
I EASILY ACHIEVE MY GOALS.
To be dedicated is to engage one’s whole heart in achieving a desired outcome. It is to be passionate and willing to work toward its fulfillment. Whatever the goal, success depends on dedication.

What am I passionate about? Finishing a long-term project? Creating something beautiful? Embracing my own worth? Discovering who I am and where I am going?

I focus on Spirit within and nourish my soul with positive thoughts and loving energy. With proper focus and sincere commitment, all things are possible. I am worthy of good, worthy of peace, worthy of abundance. I am dedicated to fulfilling my passion and potential.

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose.—Isaiah 55:11"

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Movement - Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Daily Word

Movement - Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Daily Word


Movement
ENERGIZED WITH DIVINE LIFE, I AM ALWAYS IN MOTION.
I welcome both nights of rest and the refreshment that comes with the rising sun. I embrace the opportunity of each new day as my life progresses through cycles of growth, release, rest and renewal.
Energized with divine life, my body is always in motion. It is fueled by rhythmic breathing and pulsing circulation, and it is strengthened by physical and mental exercise. My body, mind and spirit are created for movement, endowed with dexterity and vitality.
My perspective expands as I invite divine ideas to take hold in the fertile soil of my mind. I move beyond outgrown beliefs to realize more of my divine potential.
For “In him we live and move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said, “For we too are his offspring.”—Acts 17:28

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Discernment - Saturday, October 27, 2012 | Daily Word

Discernment - Saturday, October 27, 2012 | Daily Word


Discernment
THE LIGHT OF GOD IS GUIDING ME NOW!
When I face a difficult decision, I remember that God, as infinite wisdom, is part of the fabric of my being, guiding me as I discern what is right to do. God’s light illumines my clarity of thought and evokes a deep inner knowing.
I maintain healthy boundaries as I follow the light of God. Connecting with the wisdom of God in meditation, I become clear on what is mine to do and what is someone else’s responsibility.
If I ever feel uncertain about a decision, I take the time I need to pray and connect with the wisdom of God within me. When I am ready to act, I feel confident in my choice.
Those who are wise understand these things; those who are discerning know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, and the upright walk in them.—Hosea 14:9

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Pray for Children - Friday, October 26, 2012 | Daily Word

Pray for Children - Friday, October 26, 2012 | Daily Word


Pray for Children
I PRAY FOR CHILDREN, GIVING THANKS FOR GOD’S HEALING POWER.
As I watch children play, I enjoy their carefree energy and enthusiasm. It’s easy to see their spirit shining. If a child is experiencing a health challenge, it may be sad to see their energy dampened. But the spirit of God within each child is greater than any illness. Rather than keeping sadness and worry in mind when a child is afflicted, I follow Jesus’ example and pray.
Through affirmative prayer, I visualize things rightly. No disease or disorder has any power over a child of God. In prayer, I see the healing light and love of God flowing through all children. Spirit, mind and body respond readily to the power of the Divine. With gratitude, I see every child as healthy and whole.
Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray.—Matthew 19:13

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Patience - Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Daily Word

Patience - Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Daily Word


Patience
I HAVE THE TIME TO DO WHAT I NEED TO DO.
At times my patience may be tried. When I have things to do and places to go, and I am delayed, I may become frustrated. But frustration is not my only option.
I can choose instead to slow down and breathe, and to become aware of my impatience. I redirect my thinking to focus on the blessings in this moment. I know that life is much more than my to-do list; every moment is a gift and every person is doing their best.
With love and understanding, I engage with the people and situations of my life in a different way. I am patient and kind. I realize that my good is continually unfolding and that I have the time to do whatever truly needs to be done.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant.—1 Corinthians 13:4

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Protection - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Daily Word

Protection - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Daily Word


Protection
THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITHIN PROTECTS ME.
Protection is assured when I meditate on the presence and power of God within and remember I am one with it. Fear, disaster or adversity cannot stand in God’s presence. I am protected from anything that would seem to threaten my welfare and well-being.
Holding a consciousness of protection, I feel the peace and love of God with me wherever I go, protecting me from that which is inharmonious or unloving.
Conscious of the Presence in me, I live in a world of truth and love. Nothing can disturb the peace I feel. No danger can overtake me. My world is filled with the presence of God, and I am safe and protected.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.—Psalm 36:7

Unwavering - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Daily Word

Unwavering - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Daily Word


Unwavering
FOCUSED ON GOD WITHIN, I AM CLEAR AND UNWAVERING.
The word concentrated indicates that which is undiluted. In this moment, I am one with the concentrated energy of Spirit flowing through me at full strength.
I do not let anything within me or outside me hinder the full expression of Holy Spirit that permeates my life and soul. God’s undiluted love expresses through me like a clear stream of love, washing away any error thought or negativity that could affect my life and relationships.
As I focus my attention on God, I accelerate my inherent ability to fulfill my divine potential. One with pure, unadulterated Divine Mind, I am clear and unwavering, giving my undivided attention to my heart’s calling.
Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.—Matthew 6:33

Guidance - Monday, October 22, 2012 | Daily Word

Guidance - Monday, October 22, 2012 | Daily Word


Guidance
IN ALL WAYS AND AT ALL TIMES, GOD IS WITH ME.
When I have a major decision to make, I do not want to limit myself to my past experience or what I have observed in the lives of others. My soul’s potential is beyond what I have experienced or observed. When I yearn for my highest good, I trust in God within to guide me.
I meet God in prayer. Setting aside my own preconceived ideas, I turn within and allow God to reveal the truth to me. I know I have received the guidance I seek when my mind and heart are at peace.
God is the source of my highest good. I trust God to guide and direct my choices. As I open my mind and heart, I receive light, guidance and fulfillment. In all ways and at all times, God is my trusted guide.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.—Galatians 5:25

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FaithWriters.com-Christian Faith - Faith in The Joy of Jesus: "Does appear that the world is so confused today that it seems that there is no hope for the future? The Joy of Jesus is completely based on the future of another life. In Christ Jesus we have a new life.

Often, I see so many homeless people in the downtown area seeking or begging for money or food. It breaks my heart each time. We pray for them that their needs can be met. The real question is why?

The Joy of Jesus is based upon helping those in need. Jesus feed four thousand people with very little bread and fish. Yet we have so much more and do so little to help. Can we really help the helpless?

The only answer to help these people and any real problem in the world is ones absolute faith in the Joy of Jesus. God gave us Jesus as our Savior. Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the grave, just to return one day and the faithful. This is the Joy of Jesus. Our faith is his joy..."

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Comfort - Sunday, October 21, 2012 | Daily Word

Comfort - Sunday, October 21, 2012 | Daily Word: "Comfort
I AM COMFORTED AND SUPPORTED BY EXPRESSIONS OF GOD’S LOVE.
The touch of a hand … a gentle embrace … the words “I am here for you” … These are expressions of God’s love moving in and through me and my loved ones. When such outward expressions are combined with quiet prayer, they can help heal a troubled heart—whether mine or another’s.

If I am experiencing loss or sadness, I reach out to people who care about me, and feel their love. In the same way, if someone I know has suffered a loss, I reach out as a source of caring and support. I make a divine connection by bonding with others in love. I open the way to healing, uplifting and comforting my own heart and the hearts of others seeking peace and assurance.

Comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.—2 Thessalonians 2:17"

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Revelation 21:1-27 "And I saw a new heaven and..." KJV - Online Bible Study

Revelation 21:1-27 "And I saw a new heaven and..." KJV - Online Bible Study:


 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away ; and there was no more sea.  2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying , Behold , the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away . 5 And he that sat upon the throne said , Behold , I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write : for these words are true and faithful.  6 And he said unto me, It is done . I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.  7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable , and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.  9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying , Come hither , I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.  10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,  11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal ; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon , which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:  13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.  14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.  15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.  16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed , twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.  17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is , of the angel.  18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.  19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;  20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.  21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.  22 And I saw no temple therein : for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.  23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.  24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.  25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.  26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.  27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth , neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. 1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.  3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:  4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.  5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle , neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light : and they shall reign for ever and ever.  6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done . 7 Behold , I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.  8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen , I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.  9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.  10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.  11 He that is unjust , let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy , let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  12 And, behold , I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be . 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.  16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.  17 And the Spirit and the bride say , Come . And let him that heareth say , Come . And let him that is athirst come . And whosoever will , let him take the water of life freely.  18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  20 He which testifieth these things saith , Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come , Lord Jesus.  21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed ; 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!  3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?  4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain . For all this his anger is not turned away , but his hand is stretched out still . 5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.  6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge , to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.  7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.  8 For he saith , Are not my princes altogether kings?  9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?  10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;  11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?  12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.  13 For he saith , By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent : and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures , and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:  14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left , have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped . 15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up , or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.  16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.  17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;  18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth . 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them. 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.  21 The remnant shall return , even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.  22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return : the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.  23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined , in the midst of all the land.  24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.  25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease , and mine anger in their destruction.  26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.  27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.  28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:  29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid ; Gibeah of Saul is fled . 30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.  31 Madmenah is removed ; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee . 32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.  33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down , and the haughty shall be humbled . 34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one. 1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.  2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined . 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.  4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor , as in the day of Midian.  5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.  6 For unto us a child is born , unto us a son is given : and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor , The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. 8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.  9 And all the people shall know , even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,  10 The bricks are fallen down , but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down , but we will change them into cedars.  11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together ; 12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away , but his hand is stretched out still . 13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.  14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.  15 The ancient and honourable , he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.  16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err ; and they that are led of them are destroyed . 17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer , and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away , but his hand is stretched out still . 18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.  19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened , and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.  20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied : they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:  21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away , but his hand is stretched out still . 1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. 3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.  4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.  5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.  6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.  7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure . 8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.  9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.  10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
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Fearless - Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Daily Word

Fearless - Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Daily Word


Fearless
THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITHIN FREES ME FROM FEAR. I AM COURAGEOUS.
Fear is overcome through a consciousness of Truth and courage. When I see my life in its true light, I discover there is nothing to fear. The issues in the external world, the persons and situations that are stirring up fear in me, are part of a world of illusion. There is no truth in the belief that these situations have power over the presence of God within me.
Anytime I feel frightened or confused, I rise above fearful thoughts and become conscious that God is in the very midst of me. With God, I can face anything. I can handle any situation. As my courage increases, my fear diminishes. I abide in a consciousness of courage and Truth.
So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”—Hebrews 13:6

Harmony - Friday, October 19, 2012 | Daily Word

Harmony - Friday, October 19, 2012 | Daily Word


Harmony
I AM PART OF THE HARMONY OF THE UNIVERSE.
Sometimes I am surprised by the pairing of colors in a painting or fabric. What I thought might clash is actually harmonizing.
Love is the great harmonizing power that weaves all things together. God is love and the entire Universe is created out of love. Nothing—not a star, not a person, not a creature on earth—is excluded from this love.
The power of love within me brings harmony to my life. I allow love to show me the path to peace in all my relationships. Whether this brings me to greater understanding of others, or invites me to release what no longer serves me, peace is the outcome. As an expression of God’s love, I am part of the harmony of the Universe.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God.—Romans 8:28

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Inner Peace - Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Daily Word

Inner Peace - Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Daily Word


Inner Peace
I CENTER MYSELF IN THE PEACE OF GOD.
Within me is a deep and profound peace that I may draw upon when challenges seem overwhelming. I may stand in the midst of chaos, but as I connect with this wellspring of peace, I am centered and calm. Peace radiates from me to quiet any surrounding storms.
The peace of God is within and all around me. I feel it when I share a smile or hug with a friend. I hear it in a kind word or light-hearted laughter. I experience it as I relax, releasing tension in my body. I connect with inner peace as I fill my mind with thoughts of gratitude and love.
I remain centered in the peace and love of God night and day.
My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.—Isaiah 32:18

Let Go, Let God - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Daily Word


Let Go, Let God
A GOD-INSPIRED TRANSFORMATION IS TAKING PLACE IN ME NOW.
If I place a package of flower seeds on the shelf instead of planting them, I will retain the seeds, but never see them grow into beautiful, fragrant flowers. Keeping the seeds may give me a sense of control, but I will never enjoy them fully until I plant them and watch as they grow into their full potential.
I take note of times in my own life when I hold on too tightly. If I cling to problems and concerns, they become my focus. No solution arises when I am fixated on lack and limitation. But as I let go of worry, I allow God to work freely in and through me, and my full potential blossoms. As I affirm: I let go and let God, I stop the cycle of worry. I focus on the power of God within and my opportunities expand.
I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.—Matthew 11:10

Understanding - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Daily Word

Understanding - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Daily WordUnderstanding
GOD IS THE SOURCE OF MY WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING.
At times I may feel unable to fully understand or cope with a situation or dilemma in my life. I may have forgotten that God—the Source of all wisdom and understanding—is constantly available to me. I needn’t rely on my human understanding alone. Solutions appear as I turn within to God’s wisdom.
My mind is one with God-Mind, and divine intelligence activates all my thought processes. When I am faced with a perplexing situation, I do not erect barriers by thinking it is too difficult to resolve; instead, I open to divine guidance and feel assured of right resolution. As I become receptive to God’s wisdom, ideas begin to flow and my mind becomes clear and alert.
Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind?—Job 38:36


Beautiful - Monday, October 15, 2012 | Daily Word

Beautiful - Monday, October 15, 2012 | Daily Word


Beautiful
I AM BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT.
Surrounding myself with beauty soothes and nourishes my soul. I can add beauty to my home by adding fresh flowers or updated furnishings. I may beautify my appearance with stylish clothes.
Yet there’s an inner beauty deeper than I can see. At any age, inner beauty radiates out through positive words and intentions. I stand before a mirror and affirm: I am beautiful inside and out. To beautify my outlook, I focus on the upside in every situation.
The more I focus on inner beauty, the more I attract beautiful expressions in my life. From this elevated awareness, I convey genuine peace and balance. My world is enhanced with grace and beauty.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news.—Isaiah 52:7