World Peace - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Daily Word

World Peace - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Daily Word

I EMANATE PEACE INTO THE WORLD.
Today, as a meditation, I imagine all of life breathing peace—animals, plant life, and everyone I encounter. With every breath I take, I bring peace in and through my body, feeling it permeate every atom of my being. I inhale and exhale serenity and know that wherever I go, I carry it with me.
Because my mind is focused on peace, I encounter it in all types of situations. Peace enters the room just before I enter and lingers behind me when I depart. All that I do is infused with peace—my work, my interactions with others, and my time alone.
My life is a meditation on peace. I quietly and intentionally use my breath to saturate my mind, heart, and perspective with peace.


Therefore say, “I hereby grant him my covenant of peace.”—Numbers 25:12

Prosperity - Monday, September 29, 2014 | Daily Word

Prosperity - Monday, September 29, 2014 | Daily Word



I GIVE GENEROUSLY, AND I AM ABUNDANTLY BLESSED.
In many places in the world people carry a bushel basket to market. Vendors fill it to overflowing with greens and other produce. Both givers and receivers experience a joyous sharing of prosperity and gratitude through this transaction.
My heart is a bushel basket overflowing with love and generosity for those I meet each day. I am grateful and joyful when I participate in opportunities to give and receive. Abundant prosperity flows when I share openly and lovingly. As I participate in the circulation of God’s good, my wealth expands. I am grateful for the abundant blessings in my life.


Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.—Luke 6:38

Live My Truth - Sunday, September 28, 2014 | Daily Word

Live My Truth - Sunday, September 28, 2014 | Daily Word

I LIVE MY TRUTH WITH PASSION AND CONVICTION.
We have been called to speak truth from our hearts and to live genuinely. Each person is one-of-a-kind, and our lives, authentically lived, are our gift to the world.
I live my truth by knowing who I am and the values I hold dear. My values are reflected in all I think, say, and do. If I am ever afraid to follow my heart or speak my truth, I remember strength and courage come from within. I am a unique expression of the Divine, and Spirit in me is my guide. I am directed through my intuition; I am led on the path that is right for me.
My life is a reflection of my truth, and I live it with passion and conviction.


Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart.—Psalm 15:1-2

Divine Order - Saturday, September 27, 2014 | Daily Word

Divine Order - Saturday, September 27, 2014 | Daily Word

MY LIFE IS IN DIVINE ORDER RIGHT NOW.


A mother or father with a house full of exuberant children might receive calm reassurance to remember the spiritual law of order: Even in the midst of seeming chaos, life is in divine order.
Likewise, when my life appears chaotic, I experience peace by affirming this Truth: My life is in divine order right now.
I let go of assumptions about how order should look. In prayer, I ask what is mine to do. I listen for the answer with trust and allow divine order to unfold. I rest in an inner sanctuary of peace, knowing all is well. I gently release any resistance that arises from within. Divine order reigns—in my life and in the world—right now

So that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.—Romans 8:4

Guidance - Friday, September 26, 2014 | Daily Word

Guidance - Friday, September 26, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM ATTUNED TO DIVINE LOVE AND WISDOM.
I am an explorer on a journey of self-­discovery and soul growth. I set goals, work toward them, and hold a vision for my future. While my path may take surprising turns, my life journey is a fulfilling one.
For guidance in navigating the twists and turns, I rely on the presence of God in me. Seeking wisdom and direction, I quiet my mind, relax, and focus my attention on the presence of Spirit within me. I ask, then wait, assured that answers will come.
Guidance comes in various forms, through a variety of channels. Opening my heart and mind to receive, I feel at peace when the answers arise. I am clear, and I recognize what is right for me.


May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.–2 Thessalonians 3:5

Divine Creation - Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Daily Word

Divine Creation - Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM MADE OF GOD-SUBSTANCE. MY DESTINY IS ALWAYS GOOD.
I am a Divine Creation, made of Love and Life. In the past, I may have identified myself with illness, lack, negativity, or hopelessness, but today I decide to let go of that false identity and embrace my True Self—I am Intelligence. I am Power. I am Love. I am Light.
I take responsibility for my past, with compassion rather than condemnation. I remember that I am made of God-substance and my destiny is always positive and good.
Unity co-founder Myrtle Fillmore healed herself by dis-identifying from illness and realizing her Truth. She affirmed: I am a child of God. Like Myrtle, I am patient in my process of realization and growth. In so doing, I welcome my divine inheritance—all the riches of health and well-being.


We are all the work of your hand.—Isaiah 64:8

Prayer - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Daily Word

Prayer - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Daily Word



I CALL FORTH WHAT I NEED FROM THE FIELD OF INFINITE POTENTIAL.
My prayer time begins with a shift in consciousness. By moving my attention away from the material world, I become conscious of the Presence beyond appearances: the presence of All That Is. I am immersed in this energy. I do not pray to God, I pray from a consciousness of God.
In this place of pure awareness, my Higher Self is one with the Divine. I become a radiating center of God-consciousness, drawing to me whatever I need to be well and strong, successful and prosperous. I call forth the answer to my prayer from the field of infinite potential. My prayer is certain; every need is already fulfilled. The goodness of God is available to me right here and now.


If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. —John 15:7

Experience - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Daily Word

Experience - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Daily Word



EVERY EXPERIENCE IS MY TEACHER. I OPEN MYSELF TO LEARNING.
At times I may forget who I am. I may forget I have immediate access to Divine Intelligence or that I am one with Divine Love. Perhaps I feel off center or frustrated in those moments, yet this is simply part of my human experience.
Each time I forget who I am, I embrace the opportunity to remember. I open my heart and mind and listen to the teeming wisdom of the Universe. I may be reminded of my divine nature through a prayerful pause or a conversation with a wise friend. What matters most is that I remain open and teachable.
I welcome my life experiences as continuous opportunities to remember: I am never separate from the Kingdom of God.


For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.—Proverbs 2:10

Free - Monday, September 22, 2014 | Daily Word

Free - Monday, September 22, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM FREE; I AM UNLIMITED.
In autumn, leaves let go of their branches. They catch a breeze, float freely through the air, then gently fall to the ground. Like the leaves, I let go of what I have been holding on to and find new freedom of expression. A whisper of inspiration guides my thoughts and actions as I drift to new experiences, ways of thinking, and patterns of living.
I am not tied to one idea, one job, or one habit. I have freedom of choice. Just as the leaf has no fear as it falls from the tree, I have no fear of change. I am one with God, imbued with unlimited potential. I look forward to new growth and adventures, new freedom to express who I am. I am free. I am unlimited. I am ready for new horizons.


As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil.—1 Peter 2:16

Behold - Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Daily Word

Behold - Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Daily Word



Behold

I BEHOLD THE CHRIST IN YOU.
From time to time, I may find myself judging another person for their actions or choices. Yet condemnation does not help others change. The best way for me to help another person is to behold their divinity—the Christ in them.
I empathize with others, because I understand that everyone makes mistakes. We may try in vain to get satisfaction from the world, while deeply longing for the fulfillment only Spirit can bring. When we awaken to the Truth that we are sacred beings, we find the Source of true happiness and joy.
I let go of judgment and see the Truth in myself and others. The Christ is in all of us. I behold our sacredness with love and acceptance. I rest knowing we are One.


When I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.—Psalm 17:15

Embrace - Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Daily Word

Embrace - Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Daily Word



I EMBRACE CHANGES IN LIFE AS BLESSINGS.
When an oyster suffers irritation from a foreign body in its shell, it responds by secreting more shell-making substance. The intruder is not cast out but enfolded, coated by layers of nacre as it is gradually transformed into a smooth and precious pearl.
Like the oyster, I choose to see irritations as invitations to make pearls! I release resistance and accept any such experience as part of life. As I enfold the situation in love, I see how temporary life challenges lose their power to annoy and become gifts. As I bless each challenge, I allow it to help me find the peace of God within. Gratefully, I magnify the treasures of the kingdom.


So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!—2 Corinthians 5:17

Forgiveness - Friday, September 19, 2014 | Daily Word

Forgiveness - Friday, September 19, 2014 | Daily Word



I FREE THE FLOW OF GOOD IN MY LIFE.
If an area of my life appears difficult or lacking, I ask myself, Is there something I need to forgive? Unforgiveness is an obstacle to the free flow of good from within.
If I feel a debt is owed to me, I ask myself, Am I willing to let it go? Good flows to me through a multitude of channels. No individual person owes me my good because my good comes from Infinite Source.
I begin to heal by tuning in to the sacred part of me that is connected to my Source. The I Am in me remains complete and untouched by any circumstance. Gently, I release my pain and allow myself to be healed by Divine Love. I am ready to forgive, and as I do, God’s good flows freely in and through my life.


Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.—Luke 11:4

Turn Within - Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Daily Word

Turn Within - Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM THE PEACE OF GOD.
I may experience sensory overload when the noise of television, the Internet, or social media disturb my concentration and sense of peace. To find my serenity, I turn down the volume of the outer world and experience the peace of God within.
I shut off any distracting devices and rest my awareness in the natural sounds of the present moment. Peace washes over me as I let go of the noise and close my eyes. I breathe deeply—inhaling Life—and experience the peace of God right here and now. Focused on the sacred space within where I abide with the Presence, I affirm: I am the peace of God.
As I emerge from meditation, I feel refreshed and reassured of ever-present peace.


Let your adornment be the inner self with the lasting beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.—1 Peter 3:4

Healing - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Daily Word

Healing - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Daily Word



Healing

LIFE EXPRESSES THROUGH ME AS WHOLENESS AND HEALTH.
As I deepen my spiritual practice, I grow in my ability to see beyond any physical condition and perceive wholeness—the foundation of all creation.
If I experience illness, I may feel symptoms that are uncomfortable or limiting. Even in the midst of this experience, I meditate on the divine principle of Life. I claim Life, and with spiritual vision, I see Life expressing through me as health and wholeness.
With insight and wisdom, I know when to seek medical help and which choices are right for me. During any treatment or recovery, I keep my thoughts steady on the power and the presence of Life in me. My body and mind manifest wholeness and health.


The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.—Matthew 6:22

Our Daily Bread | Daily Devotionals

Our Daily Bread | Daily Devotionals



A hero to a generation of people who grew up after World War II, Corrie ten Boom left a legacy of godliness and wisdom. A victim of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, she survived to tell her story of faith and dependence on God during horrendous suffering.
“I have held many things in my hands,” Corrie once said, “and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that, I still possess.”
Corrie was well acquainted with loss. She lost family, possessions, and years of her life to hateful people. Yet she learned to concentrate on what could be gained spiritually and emotionally by putting everything in the hands of her heavenly Father.
What does that mean to us? What should we place in God’s hands for safekeeping? According to the story of the rich young man in Mark 10, everything. He held abundance in his hands, but when Jesus asked him to give it up, he refused. He kept his possessions and he failed to follow Jesus—and as a result he “went away sorrowful” (v.22).
Like Corrie ten Boom, we can find hope by putting everything in God’s hands and then trusting Him for the outcome.
All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live. —Van de Venter
No life is more secure than a life surrendered to God.

Insight

In Mark 10:1-16, Jesus taught about the demands of discipleship, including the necessity for childlike faith. Here in the encounter with a rich young man, Jesus spoke of the need to love God totally—fully and unreservedly. This young leader lacked unrivaled allegiance to God because he loved his earthly possessions more (v.22). In His teaching, Jesus had warned, “No servant can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Luke 16:13). The young man’s actions sadly illustrated this principle. His story is also told in Matthew 19:16-22 and Luke 18:18-23. Paul too warned of the subtle lure of material riches in 1 Timothy 6:17-19.

20 thoughts on “Giving It To God”

  1. dmhatt
    Amen.
  2. pnkorsi
    Give them all to Jesus, He will never fail
  3. syhall
    For Boilers, in response to your request, I’m offering prayer for successful surgery and healing for all health issues in the name of Jesus. In the name of Jesus and by His stripes, there is healing according to His word.
  4. ahyordele1
    At Boilers,the Operation is Declared a Success & everything concerning the Person is Settled in Jesus Name.
    At Doctor Perspective,many Thanks.
    Wealth is given unto Man by God(Isaiah 48:17) and He wants all to Prosper(3 John 2).However,Riches gotten illegitimately shall not last but Slip away(Psalms 73).We’re Primarily Blessed to Be a Blessing to the Whole Wide World and not Necessarily in terms of Material things but in terms of Rendering Other Good Humanitarian Services like Ministering to the Less Privileged,the Abandoned in word of Encouragement ,Counsel etc.
    May God Make Our Life A Great Blessing to the Whole Wide World as Father Abraham,Isaac,Apostle Paul…Jesus Were.Amen!
  5. lehel
    we cannot keep the commandements just through the love of God.
  6. Boilers
    May I seek your prayers on behalf of someone who is having an operation and has a few health and personal issues. Thank you
    1. ruthng
      About Giving to God – it’s not about your money and material possessions – it’s about your heart – GIVE ALL YOUR HEART TO JESUS and find beyond all your dreams what He will do with your life!
      Remember what God did with the 2 fish and 5 loaves the unnamed boy gave to Jesus at the feeding of 5000. Imagine if that child was you – WOW!
      2 Quotes from Corrie Ten Boom
      “Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” ― Corrie ten Boom
      “What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.
      ” ― Corrie ten Boom
      {Dear Boiler, thanks for sharing your prayer need: May the Lord intervene as His grace is sufficient for your friend too.}
  7. annjones68
    My summary from “doctor perspective” on accessing God’s immeasurable love.
  8. annjones68
    Be a channel of blessing and not a reservoir of earthly possessions. Only then we can can continue up have direct access to
  9. doctor-perspective
    Our perspective on our possessions determines whether we live for them, or whether we live for God. One thing is certain, we cannot live for both.
    The inspiring story of Corrie Ten Boom reminds me of another story that ended in tragedy… or so it seemed. Jim Elliott and four of his American friends dedicated their lives to evangelizing the savage Auca Indians in Equador. They lost their lives at the end of the spears of the Indians, after bestowing tons of gifts on them, and because they refused to fire their guns when the Indians attacked.
    Jim’s son returned years later to the jungle, found the man who killed his father, confronted him, overpowered him and then forgave him. The Indians always remembered the five strange white men who were kind to them and refused to kill them. They were willing to listen to the next wave of Missionaries who visited their jungle, and many gave their lives to Jesus Christ. Jim Elliott wrote in his journal, “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
    A healthy perspective of our possessions begins with the fact that, “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” (1 Timothy 6:7) With this reality firmly entrenched in our mind, we need to consider the frailty of our lives in between birth and death. “…For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. (James 4:14) However, within the center of this vapor, “…you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth…” (Deuteronomy 8:18).
    After we have grasped the tenets of this healthy perspective on our possessions we are ready for the advanced details. God gives us, and allows us to acquire possessions for His Name sake, and not for ours. Go back to Deuteronomy 8 and look at the end of verse 18 – “…that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers…” James emphasizes the teaching in reverse. “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” (James 4:3)
    In 1 Chronicles 29:9-14, we see a near perfect picture of God’s people with a healthy perspective on their possessions. Observe that they understood that honour, power, majesty and everything in heaven and earth belongs to God. They rejoiced and gave willingly.
    Now listen to the key in verse 14: “But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You.”
    God expects us to be channels through which His blessings flow, and not reservoirs in which they are stored. It is paradoxical that the more we understand and accept this principle, the more wealth and possessions will flow through us. As more and more flows through us, we shall have direct access to more and more.
    Finally, genuine love for our fellow man, lost as well as saved, will impact our perspective on the things we possess. When in relationship with God, it is very difficult if not impossible to see your brother in need of this word’s goods and look the other way, when God has placed you in a position to help and lays it on your heart to help. At the same time God expects you to be a good steward and to increase the assets He has given you.

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