Bloom - Monday, March 31, 2014 | Daily Word

Bloom - Monday, March 31, 2014 | Daily Word



SPIRITUAL IDEAS BLOOM IN MY HEART.
When I hear about spiritual ideas such as love, generosity, and compassion, it is as if a seed has been planted in my mind. Just as a flower seed needs sun, rain, and time to take root, I nurture these divine ideas in prayer and meditation, and my understanding grows.
Like the sun warms a seedling, the light of Spirit illuminates my mind. Just as the cooling rains quench the earth’s thirst, the love of God nurtures me. I tap into the light and love of God in the silence of meditation. Through prayer, I remove the weeds of error thoughts, and let them go.
Spiritual ideas blossom in my life as bright and beautiful flowers. I am blessed.


What was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit.—Matthew 13:23

Dominion - Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Daily Word

Dominion - Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Daily Word

MY FAITH LIES WITH THE EVER-PRESENT POWER OF GOD.
In Spirit and in Truth there is only one power, the power of good, the power of God. At times, the world may seem to have dominion and authority; there may seem to be a power in the external; there may appear to be more than God, but it is not so.
There is only One Power and One Presence. It is the Power that gives us Life. It is All That Is. When we understand this, no so-called “power” in the world can prevail.
God is the energy that enlivens us, the sole power that impels us to understanding, health, peace, order, harmony, love, joy, and prosperity.
God is the power behind our own self-mastery. We cannot fail when we draw our power from the Divine.


You have given them dominion over the works of your hands.—Psalm 8:6

Dominion - Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Daily Word

Dominion - Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Daily Word

MY FAITH LIES WITH THE EVER-PRESENT POWER OF GOD.
In Spirit and in Truth there is only one power, the power of good, the power of God. At times, the world may seem to have dominion and authority; there may seem to be a power in the external; there may appear to be more than God, but it is not so.
There is only One Power and One Presence. It is the Power that gives us Life. It is All That Is. When we understand this, no so-called “power” in the world can prevail.
God is the energy that enlivens us, the sole power that impels us to understanding, health, peace, order, harmony, love, joy, and prosperity.
God is the power behind our own self-mastery. We cannot fail when we draw our power from the Divine.


You have given them dominion over the works of your hands.—Psalm 8:6

Wonder - Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Daily Word

Wonder - Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Daily Word

I AM AMAZED AT GOD’S GOOD.
Wonder reflects a sense of reverence for all of life. I am filled with wonder as I gaze at a drop of rain perched on a leaf or behold the first ray of sunlight over the horizon at dawn.
I expand my sense of wonder by taking nothing for granted. I am captivated as I contemplate the world we live in. Each breath is a miracle­—an intricate collaboration between the cells of my body and nature. Gravity holds me securely to Mother Earth, yet the birds fly with ease in the sky above.
I am immersed in awe and gratitude for what God can do. Whether a tiny baby or a majestic mountain; a grain of sand or a work of art—the creative activity of God is on display within and around me.


God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him.—Ecclesiastes 3:14

Love - Friday, March 28, 2014 | Daily Word

Love - Friday, March 28, 2014 | Daily Word

I SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, AND I AM BLESSED.
No words are needed to express or experience love. I share love through a smile, a wave, or by giving of my time and resources. I express love through a gentle hug or by listening to someone in need.
I experience love through my relationships and through communion with God. The language of love is all around me, filling my life with unending joy.
Today I let God’s love inspire and guide me. I live in the love of God, and I am courageous, compassionate, and peaceful.
I dedicate this day to the love of God. In all situations, it is my guiding light. Any problem is solved when I respond in love and serve as a beacon of love in the world.


By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.—John 13:35

Harmony - Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Daily Word

Harmony - Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Daily Word

I WELCOME HARMONY IN MY LIFE.
In music, dissonance is resolved by moving to a consonant chord. I sometimes may experience dissonance or conflict in my relationships. In the same way that I move my fingers to different keys on the piano, I can shift my words or actions or change my perspective to invoke harmony.
If I believe I lack the tools to resolve the issue, I open my heart to God and pray:Here is the situation. How can I see it differently? What can I learn? I surrender it all to the presence of God within me and listen for inner guidance and direction.
As I let go of conflict, I learn that every situation is a lesson in love. I learn how to respond mindfully, and my relationships are restored to peace and harmony.


Clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.—Colossians 3:14

Comfort - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Daily Word

Comfort - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Daily Word



GOD IS MY ALL IN ALL.
It is possible to be alone yet not lonely; to feel down but not out; to experience loss and recover. All is possible because the spirit of God fills me with a steady stream of comfort and love. If I experience loss or a broken heart, I invite the love of God to heal me. Divine love is powerful in restoring my body, mind, and spirit.
If I am grieving, I trust in the promise of Spirit’s comfort and restoration. I recall the story of Job, who went from having everything to losing everything—possessions, friendships, social status, and health. Eventually, God restored it all to Job, even beyond what had been lost. I trust in God within to restore me to wholeness. The ups and downs in life are temporary, but God’s love is constant and sure.


Remember, I am with you always.—Matthew 28:20

Let Go, Let God - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God
I HAND MY WORRIES OVER TO THE POWER OF GOD WITHIN.
I may wish I could guide and control the actions of others—yet trying to do so leads to frustration. My intentions may be good, but the choices and decisions of my loved ones are not mine to make. What I can do instead is let go—let go and let God.
I let go of my need to be in charge and allow God’s love to shine through. I let go of any fear, anger, or doubt I may be experiencing, and in the process, I set myself free. As I release my concerns, giving each one over to God, divine energy surges through me and I am filled with serenity, strength, and encouragement. God is in the midst of every situation, and all is well. Today, one step at a time, I let go and let God.


Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.—Philippians 4:6

Family - Monday, March 24, 2014 | Daily Word

Family - Monday, March 24, 2014 | Daily Word



Family

I CELEBRATE MY UNITY WITH ALL LIFE.
In childhood, my notion of family might have stretched no further than my relatives. At some point, I may have widened my concept of family to include friends and members of my spiritual community. I might also consider my neighbors and coworkers to be family, as well as any beloved pets or animals.
As I mature in my understanding of All That Is, I see that I am one with all of life. I celebrate my unity with all living beings.
All people have the spirit of God within them. If I have been excluding anyone from my circle of respect, honor, and care, I now open my heart to Spirit within and embrace them as family.


So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.—Romans 12:5

Divine Idea - Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Daily Word

Divine Idea - Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Daily Word



Divine Idea

I AM OPEN AND RECEPTIVE TO THE MANIFESTATION OF DIVINE IDEAS.
All creation comes from Divine Mind as divine ideas. I consciously connect with the mind of God to create in my own life. The divine ideas that flow through me spur wonderful experiences and blessings.
Once I conceive an idea and imagine its fulfillment, I act in cooperation with the all-powerful, all-loving, all-wise spirit of God within me to bring the idea to fruition.
Creation is a divine process that is always at work. I stay aware, open, and receptive to divine ideas that arise in my mind. I focus on what is good, loving, and healthy, and in cooperation with the indwelling Spirit, I bring forth wonderful blessings for myself, my loved ones, and the world.


Decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.—Job 22:28

Faith - Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Daily Word

Faith - Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Daily Word



Faith

MY FAITH RESTS IN GOD WITHIN.
Faith is not based on statistics or facts or what I perceive through my senses. Faith is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” It comes from confidence in the presence and power of God within.
If I have succumbed to fear or worry, I consider the teachings of Jesus: “Have faith in God.” As I align my thoughts in accordance with this simple yet powerful teaching, my attitude shifts. I am uplifted, confident, and assured.
I choose to place my trust in God—in Divine Love and Wisdom. In any situation, I focus on what I know to be true and unwavering—the presence of God—and I am assured that all is well.


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

Grateful - Friday, March 21, 2014 | Daily Word

Grateful - Friday, March 21, 2014 | Daily Word

WITH A GRATEFUL HEART, I TURN TO GOD IN PRAYER.
I take time each morning and, again, at night to thank God for my many blessings. This powerful prayer practice helps me maintain an open and grateful heart.
As I focus on my blessings, my heart is infused with the light, life, and love of God. Every area of my life is enhanced. I am relaxed, renewed, and uplifted. I am filled with faith, expectation, and hope.
In the morning, gratitude sets my perspective for the day ahead. In the evening, a prayer of thanksgiving carries me into a restful sleep. When I awaken the next day, I am refreshed, ready for what’s next, alert and receptive to more blessings to come!


I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.—2 Timothy 1:3

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

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

Monthly Affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements of Truth. By affirming Truth we are lifted out of false thinking into the consciousness of Spirit. Each time we pray positively and faithfully, we are calling forth the divine activity that is always within us.
We focus on these daily prayers and affirmations throughout the month for greater expression of our divine inner light. Giving thanks in advance, we claim each of our prayers as true for ourselves and our loved ones, remaining open and receptive to the highest good for all.

March 2014

Inner Peace
I am strengthened by the peace of God within.
Guidance
The spirit of God guides me home.
Healing
I am one in Divine Life.
Prosperity
I am living a prosperous life.
World Peace
I am an ambassador of peace in the world.

April 2014

Inner Peace
I am peaceful and serene as I open to the Christ within.
Guidance
I claim the wisdom of divine guidance.
Healing
I am renewed by the healing acitivity of God.
Prosperity
I am grateful for God's abundant good.
World Peace
I emanate peace and love to all the world.

Season - Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Daily Word

Season - Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Daily Word

I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS SEASON OF MY LIFE.
Each season has its own distinct character and purpose—dormancy in winter, budding in spring, growth in summer, release in autumn. Each season is dependent on the others occurring in their natural order.
Our lives, too, have seasons. We move through infancy, childhood, adulthood, and maturity experiencing constant change. Each season brings its unique joys and challenges, and each builds on the one before it.
In Ecclesiastes we read, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” I am grateful for this season of my life, for the changes and growth it brings, for the rest and activity. With each season, I grow into the fullness of my humanity.


They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season … In all that they do, they prosper.—Psalm 1:3

Guidance - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Daily Word

Guidance - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Daily Word

THE SPIRIT OF GOD GUIDES ME HOME.
This month the swallows will arrive at their summer nesting grounds in and around Mission San Juan Capistrano in California. Then in October, the flock will take flight once more for its annual migration to Argentina. The swallows’ inner guidance leads them safely through this journey every year.
Like these little birds, I have reliable inner guidance to help me navigate my journey through life. I need not fear losing my way. I have constant access to divine wisdom, judgment, and understanding.
If ever I feel lost, I call upon Spirit for direction. In moments of stillness, I listen. The spirit of God in my heart and mind always guides me home.


I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.—Isaiah 42:16

Healing - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | Daily Word

Healing - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | Daily Word

I AM ONE WITH DIVINE LIFE.
My body is a divine creation. Every cell and system works together in perfect harmony to function exactly as I need it to. I thank God for the healing power always at work in me. I praise every part of my body, for it was created with an innate ability to heal and restore.
If I experience illness, I acknowledge the condition or diagnosis without identifying with it or claiming it as my own. It is not who I am.
I affirm my identity as a spiritual being, one with Divine Life. I claim my truth: I am healthy, whole, and well. Well-being is my divine inheritance, and by my faith, I am made whole.


Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight.—Mark 10:52

Free - Monday, March 17, 2014 | Daily Word

Free - Monday, March 17, 2014 | Daily Word

I AM FREE TO EXPRESS MY CHRIST NATURE.
Anchored in Truth, I am not swayed by the tide of worldly opinion. The media may choose to focus on limitation, fear, strife, and discord. I choose to stay centered in divine power and wisdom. I speak and act in congruence with the Christ in me.
No matter what is happening in the world, I focus on Spirit and Truth. The Christ within provides comfort, strength, guidance, and freedom. I stand strong and confident, knowing that all is well.
Divine love releases me from fear. Divine understanding and wisdom guide me to peace and assurance. I journey boldly through life, freely expressing God’s goodness, peace, light, and love.


To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you.—Colossians 1:27

Nonresistance - Sunday, March 16, 2014 | Daily Word

Nonresistance - Sunday, March 16, 2014 | Daily Word

NONRESISTANCE DELIVERS ME TO PEACE AND POWER.
Resistance: We may think it refers to arguments or physical altercations, but more commonly, resistance is mental. We often resist circumstances, people, or beliefs we find difficult to accept.
We are resisting whenever we oppose, criticize, or resent. However, nonresistance is infinitely more powerful. Nonresistance is not mere tolerance; it is integrity that offers no opposition. We look for similarities, not differences. We have no enemies, because we are not an enemy.
When my mind seeks agreement, agreement becomes possible. I may not immediately see the solution, but I can be willing to see it. This act of nonresistance is the manifestation of the Divine in me. As I practice it, peace flows through me, from me, and to me.


Do not resist an evildoer.—Matthew 5:39

Belonging - Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Daily Word

Belonging - Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Daily Word

I BELONG TO THE COMMUNITY OF HUMANITY.
I am a member of many communities—my neighborhood, work, church, family, and friends as well as the community of humanity. Each relationship reminds me of the value of being connected with others.
The life of a community is richer and healthier as each person practices thoughtfulness, kindness, and understanding. These practices foster happiness and peace.
I am spiritually one with all people. As I acknowledge the divine in every member of my community, I also recognize the Christ Spirit in me. Aware of the Christ within, I act in ways that contribute to the good of all. I work together with others to accomplish goals great and small.


Peace be to the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.—Ephesians 6:23