Inherit - Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Daily Word

Inherit - Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Daily Word



Inherit

I GRACIOUSLY SAY YES TO MY DIVINE INHERITANCE AND USE IT WISELY.
Within me is the potential for meaningful, creative, and dynamic living. I am worthy and free to demonstrate life, wisdom, understanding, strength, and order—attributes of my divine inheritance.
Inheriting the kingdom comes with the responsibility to use what has been given. It requires the willingness to accept my good and believe in possibilities. I joyously accept and use my inherent talents and strengths to build a life of fulfillment and good works.
Every day and every experience offers the opportunity to express more of my innate potential to positively affect our collective consciousness. I graciously say yes to my divine inheritance and use it wisely.


I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.—Matthew 16:19

Nonresistance - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Daily Word

Nonresistance - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Daily Word



I DO NOT RESIST CHANGE FOR I KNOW ONLY GOD THE GOOD GOVERNS ME.
I do not resist change, however challenging it may be. When I am called on to meet it, I know this truth: As the door to a former way of life closes, another door opens. I know that only good governs me, my circumstances, and my environment, for God governs me.
I do not resist change. I maintain my poise. I do not give way to fearful thoughts. I do not persist in the feeling that I cannot be happy in other circumstances or other places.
I find that change is easy to make when I remember that God has not given me a spirit of fear but a spirit that is wonderfully flexible and adaptable. God has given me a spirit that welcomes new ideas, new ways of living, new places, new friends. God has given me a spirit that is willing to grow, a spirit that is willing to unfold and to change.


Grow in the grace of our Lord.—2 Peter 3:18

Harmony - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Daily Word

Harmony - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Daily Word



THE HARMONIZING POWER OF GOD WORKS IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE.
If situations in my life feel out of sync, I pause for a moment of prayer. As I turn within, I come back to center. I pray to understand how I can harmonize with the ways of the Divine. I am reminded that “all things work together for good.” A higher power is at work in my life and in the lives of those I hold dear.
In the stillness of prayer, I relax and let go of any worry or concern. I give thanks for the power and presence of God. My life is unfolding as it should, and I am patient. In tune with God, I know what is mine to do and when to do it. All is well. I rest in this peaceful awareness and emerge with a new sense of direction, appreciation, and joy.


We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.—Romans 8:28

Let Go, Let God - Monday, July 28, 2014 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Monday, July 28, 2014 | Daily Word



I LET GO AND FIND ANSWERS WITHIN.
Confinement can be self-inflicted. Just like the monkey who reaches in a jar to grab a banana: When he makes a fist around the food and refuses to let go, he becomes stuck. Sometimes I find myself cramped and confined, stuck in patterns, beliefs, or behaviors that do not serve me well.
My return to freedom and renewal begins with realizing my limitations are self-imposed. With awareness, I can release my grip and turn to the Divine Presence. “Letting go” allows me to relax and realize I am not alone. “Letting God” leads me to answers, healing, and peace of mind. I am no longer confined to the ways of the past. As I place my faith in God, I open to new opportunities.


Happy are those who make the Lord their trust.—Psalm 40:4

Talents - Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Daily Word

Talents - Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Daily Word



I BOLDLY SHARE MY SPIRITUAL GIFTS.
Jesus’ parable of the talents expresses the spiritual law of increase. If I let fear or self-doubt prevail, I become like the servant who, upon receiving one talent from his master, buried it. When the servant returned with nothing more than the same one talent, his master took even that gift away.
I choose to live boldly in faith rather than fear, like the two other servants in Jesus’ parable who did not diminish, hide, or hoard their talents, but wisely invested all they were given. Like these faithful servants, I explore exciting and creative ways to express and share my spiritual gifts for the greatest good of all. As I honor my God-given talents, even greater gifts are revealed to me, and my joy and prosperity multiply.


You have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things.—Matthew 25:23

Camaraderie - Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Daily Word

Camaraderie - Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Daily Word



THE LOVE OF GOD IS EXPRESSED THROUGH MY FRIENDS.
One way the love of God expresses is through friendship. I feel valued and valuable as I connect with my friends. They deepen my experience of life, and our camaraderie is mutually supportive.
With encouraging words and supportive actions, we lift one another’s spirits. We share times of joy and adversity, growing together in friendship. We accept each other as we are and hold faith in positive outcomes for one another. We share a love that has no opposition, only respect, kindness, and a sense of ease.
As I encourage, reassure, or console a friend, I am expressing Divine Love and that love is expressed back to me.


All of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.—1 Peter

Healing - Friday, July 25, 2014 | Daily Word

Healing - Friday, July 25, 2014 | Daily Word



Healing

I ACTIVATE THE HEALING POWER OF DIVINE LOVE.
Love heals. Love is an energy that harmonizes any discord I might be experiencing in myself or in the world. Love is a light that reveals the truth of my wholeness.
Divine Love, everywhere present, is the very nature and essence of my being. Turning within, I recognize and activate the life-affirming and restorative power of Divine Love within me. I deserve to experience the health and wholeness inherent in me. I attract health by adopting practices of self-care and making decisions that improve my life in all aspects.
Established in the awareness of Love’s rejuvenating power, I express the truth of my essential wholeness and well-being today and every day.


The Lord, your God, is in your midst … he will renew you in his love.—Zephaniah 3:17

Forgive - Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Daily Word

Forgive - Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Daily Word



I FORGIVE, AND I AM FORGIVEN.
When a disagreement or other conflict occurs, who is responsible for the feelings that are left over? I am. Although the other party played a role, my feelings are my responsibility.
After an upsetting experience, forgiveness is the place to begin. Turning within, I contemplate my divine nature and recognize the divinity in others; I consciously and deliberately forgive any of my words, actions, or thoughts that do not reveal divinity, and I do the same for others.
The moment I forgive, I am receptive to divine forgiveness. This is the promise of the wisest sages and a spiritual truth I live each day.


Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you.—Mark 11:25

Illumination - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Daily Word

Illumination - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Daily Word

THE LIGHT OF A NEW DAY IS DAWNING IN MY CONSCIOUSNESS. I WALK SERENE AND SURE.
Let us unite in prayer for the realization of spiritual light, which will illumine our ways in the days to come. In scriptural symbology, a new day represents a degree of unfoldment in spiritual consciousness. When the light of a new day dawns in our consciousness, it dissipates any condition of spiritual darkness that may have preceded it, just as the sunrise following the dawn dissipates the night and makes all things clear and beautiful.
As the light of a new day dawns in our consciousness, all indecision and all uncertainty are done away with. We see before us opportunities for realizing our good, for practicing good will toward all people, for loving God with all our hearts, minds, and strength. Each day, each moment offers us new opportunity.


If my people … pray … then will I hear … and will heal their land.—2 Chronicles 7:14

Employment - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Daily Word

Employment - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Daily Word



MY WORK BLESSES ME.
I use my present employment as a vehicle to share my gifts and enrich my life. Whether my work is at home or outside the home, volunteer or paid, I strive for a job well done.
If I am seeking employment, I begin by thanking God for the gifts I bring to the world. I seek to serve with a generous heart and receive bountifully.
If I already have a job, I express gratitude for it every day. I bless my coworkers and my income. I stay present to what is mine to do and release the results to God. When supervising others, I am considerate and encouraging.
Whatever my calling may be, my work is a blessing to me. I appreciate and celebrate it.


Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands.—Psalm 90:17

Inner Peace - Monday, July 21, 2014 | Daily Word

Inner Peace - Monday, July 21, 2014 | Daily Word



THE PEACE OF GOD ENFOLDS ME. I AM SERENE.
When the busyness of daily life leaves me feeling overburdened, it is time to seek the peace of God.
I understand that God not only knows my needs, but brings me peace if I permit it. I turn to Spirit within and repeat this Scripture quietly: God is not the author of confusion but of peace. If I still feel tension or stress, I repeat the prayer until I begin to feel the calming peace of God enfolding me.
The tangle and clutter of the day disappear as my thoughts become more orderly. I am able to return to my day, not rushed or confused, but confident that God’s will for me is peace. Spirit is with me always, helping me regain peace whenever I call on the Divine Presence.


For God is not the author of confusion but of peace.—1 Corinthians 14:33 (NKJV)

Divine Order - Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Daily Word

Divine Order - Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Daily Word



I JOYOUSLY PARTICIPATE IN THE ORDERLY UNFOLDMENT OF GOOD.
Divine order is always at work. It is the eternal and exquisite process by which all things come into existence. My very life is evidence of the graceful movement of God.
Each one of us is an essential participant in Spirit’s orderly creation. We each have a role to play in the creative process—the dynamic and continuing manifestation of God’s infinite good.
I surrender to divine order by aligning myself with Spirit. Through a regular practice of prayer and meditation, I intentionally open my life as a channel through which God’s order, love, and light radiate into the world.


Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.—Romans 1:20

Becoming - Saturday, July 19, 2014 | Daily Word

Becoming - Saturday, July 19, 2014 | Daily Word

GUIDED BY SPIRIT, I BECOME ALL THAT I AM.
Spirit guides me to be all that I am, all that I came here to be. I am a spiritual being having an earthly experience. As this awareness unfolds in me, I learn to allow my spiritual nature to direct my thoughts, words, and actions every day.
As I move through my life experiences, I invite Spirit to teach me how to respond to difficult situations with grace and ease, and I pay attention to the guidance I receive. I let go of old patterns that may have caused pain and suffering. I learn how to be heart-centered and develop ways to interact with others gently and lovingly. Through the workings of Spirit, I am becoming more of my true Self. I am who I came here to be.


Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.—Philippians 4:9

World Peace - Friday, July 18, 2014 | Daily Word

World Peace - Friday, July 18, 2014 | Daily Word



World Peace

ONE LOVE SHINES WITHIN US ALL.
We are all beloved children in the mind of God. There may be 7 billion unique faces, but we are of one heart. The heart of Life connects us all.
I align my thoughts with God Mind and behold all people as my brothers and sisters. The illusion of separation dissolves as I discover the beauty of the one Love shining within each of us. Love is not limited to any race, creed, or nation. Beneath the illusion of separation lie clarity, unity, and the divine nature of all life.
I redirect my attention from divisive actions or words to thoughts of the Divine. I do not perpetuate anger, hate, or spite, but remain a center of peace.


I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel.—Philippians 1:27

Fearless - Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Daily Word

Fearless - Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Daily Word



Fearless

I RELEASE MY FEAR AND ACTIVATE MY FAITH.
Fear is the opposite of faith. While fear may sometimes strike, I do not let it control me; instead, I activate my faith. I am strong; I am confident; I am fearless, because I have faith in the powerful love of God.
Anytime I face a situation that may cause anxiety or uneasiness, I pray. Praying helps me release my fears and open to the love of God. Praying calms my mind, soothes my emotions, and frees my spirit to accept the good that is mine to receive. I cannot be afraid when I am filled with the love of God.
God’s all-providing love surrounds me and each person for whom I pray. Where there is faith, there is no room for fear. In God’s love, I am faith-filled. I am fearless!


For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption.—Romans 8:15

Fearless - Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Daily Word

Fearless - Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Daily Word



Fearless

I RELEASE MY FEAR AND ACTIVATE MY FAITH.
Fear is the opposite of faith. While fear may sometimes strike, I do not let it control me; instead, I activate my faith. I am strong; I am confident; I am fearless, because I have faith in the powerful love of God.
Anytime I face a situation that may cause anxiety or uneasiness, I pray. Praying helps me release my fears and open to the love of God. Praying calms my mind, soothes my emotions, and frees my spirit to accept the good that is mine to receive. I cannot be afraid when I am filled with the love of God.
God’s all-providing love surrounds me and each person for whom I pray. Where there is faith, there is no room for fear. In God’s love, I am faith-filled. I am fearless!


For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption.—Romans 8:15

Stillness - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Daily Word

Stillness - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Daily Word

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.
Be still, my child, and know that I am God. I am within you, your life, your intelligence, the very breath of your being. My protecting mantle of love infolds you, and you need have no fear, for I am your eternal and everlasting refuge.
If the flood waters of fear and doubt sweep over your being and you cannot seem to gain a foothold or keep afloat, remember that in the midst of you is an ark of healing silence. Stop struggling, resisting, and fighting; surrender to the stillness of this inner sanctuary. The flood waters will recede, and the dry land (your good) will appear.
In every situation be relaxed and poised in mind and body. Be still and know that I am God. I, within you, am the God with whom all things are possible. I, within you, am the same Spirit that resurrected Jesus. No matter what your needs may be, I am what you seek.


Be still, and know that I am God.—Psalm 46:10

Pray for Others - Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Daily Word

Pray for Others - Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Daily Word



Pray for Others

I AFFIRM THAT EVERY NEED IS MET.
I celebrate each individual for whom I pray as a unique expression of the Divine, a spiritual being having a human experience. I realize that any condition they face is temporary. No matter the challenge, Spirit is there, providing love and guidance. The Divine powers of love, strength, and faith support them. I affirm that, beyond any earthly appearances, a greater reality and a broader Truth prevail: God is—and all is well.
As I hold my friends and family in prayer, I see each person claiming their birthright of peace, health, and prosperity. I affirm that there is only One Power and One Presence—God the Good. My heart is filled with gratitude and thanksgiving.


Since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will.—Colossians 1:9

Service - Monday, July 14, 2014 | Daily Word

Service - Monday, July 14, 2014 | Daily Word



I SERVE GOD THROUGH SERVING OTHERS.
To serve means to be in service to others and to render faithfulness to God. Each person who serves becomes an instrument through which the goodness of God flows out into the world.
I am willing to be of assistance, and I ask Spirit to help me recognize the right opportunities. As I join with others in service, I offer what I have with joy and enthusiasm. I give of my time and attention, my skills and expertise, my love and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.
Service requires that I extend myself to benefit someone else. In making this choice, I discover the joy of generosity. As I serve others, all of our lives are enriched.


Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.—Matthew 25:40

Prosperity - Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Daily Word

Prosperity - Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Daily Word



Prosperity

THE SPIRITUAL ETHERS ARE FILLED WITH PLENTY. I AM PROSPEROUS!
In one of his early lesson series, Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore introduced a set of affirmations to be repeated daily in the Silence: The spiritual ethers are filled with plenty; prosperity fills the air, and I have abundance for every need!
Following Fillmore’s example, I repeat these affirmations three times, unifying myself with the manifesting power of the Divine within. I then turn my attention inward and silently let the prayer permeate my consciousness and transform any thoughts of lack.
As affirmations of plenty inhabit the deepest part of me, I attract and embrace bountiful blessings. I draw forth from the ethers prosperity that fills my life!


I have been paid in full and have more than enough; I am fully satisfied.—Philippians 4:18