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Saturday, February 23, 2008

February 23, 2008 & Infinite Life

My heart is filled with a delightful joy as I recognize that God, Good ... Is All there Is. There is only Good ... and nothing to oppose It. And in this understanding I declare that I am happy, healthy and confident, for I am One with Infinite Life. There is nothing in me that denies my Good; health, wealth, happiness, love, joy, success ... and these and more are mine for they are of God. The love of God keeps me poised and gracious as I accept a greater and more wonderful experience of Life today. In this awareness, I release and I let go of all ideas that do not support me in my Good. I know that the Universe is calling me to accept more, to do more, to be more, and to give more ... of the Good from this Infinite Source which is God. I know that my Invisible Supply is always available to me and so I set my mind on what I want to have, to do, and to be, knowing that I am supplied with all things necessary for my great success in all that I desire to experience. I am immensely grateful for the Good that I see, both in the physical and in the spirit ... and I am confident that as I direct my words towards a specific Good ... this Good is mine. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, February 22, 2008

February 22, 2008 & Law Of My Mind

The Law of my mind fullfills Itself; I shall not want.
I feel relaxed as I put my trust in the Infinite.
My mind is still as I listen to the still small voice within.
It restores my soul into the likeness of God.
It leads me and guides me in right action at all times.

Even though I may encounter uncertainty,
I am always confident that I am in the Presence of God;
And in this realization, I am comforted.
I know that my Good has been prepared for me,
And I draw from this Abundant Good all that I desire.

I know that Good surrounds me, enfolds me, and presses against me,
And I live in the fullness of the Power and Presence of God always.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, February 21, 2008

February 21, 2008 & God's Will-ingness

As I know that All Is God and All Is Good, I know that these words have been given power by the Law of God, which is a Law of Love. I know that as I align my thoughts and desires with the Good, my desires unfold with grace and ease. I know that the will of God is always toward that which expresses life and happiness. And so I choose health, enthusiasm and happiness now. I know that my choices are not limited and so I also choose to express greater success and prosperity. I know that all my Good is from God flowing through my consciousness, and so I open my mind to accept more and more Good now. I realize that no matter how much Good I enjoyed today, there is more Good to be expressed through me. I accept that the Infinite desires to express more and more Good through me now. I am grateful for God's Will-ingness to give to me with pleasure and so I claim the Good that is mine now. As I realize that a greater and greater Good is unfolding into my experience of life, I feel a deep sense of gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for my eternal personal relationship with God, Infinite Spirit. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

February 20, 2008 & I See God

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I rejoice and give thanks that I am fully embraced by the Loving Presence of God ... sustained by the Power of God ... and guided and directed by Infinite Intelligence. I know God is All that Is, and so I identify God as everything I see. I believe and accept that God is the Life of All people and all things. I see the beauty of God in the mountaintops above me ... in the blossoms of the trees and in the wildlife that lives around me. I see God in the young, the elderly and those in between. I continually remind myself that God Is in All that I see ... and in this remembrance I realize that God is also in me. I feel a glorious sense of God's Presence surrounding me, flowing through me and laughing with me through those around me. I am captivated by the Spirit as I feel this Presence deep within my heart and soul. I am blessed for knowing this ... and blessed again for trusting God in all things that concern me. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

February 19, 2008 & Opportunities

It is important that we always keep in mind that instead of having "challenges" ... we are always being given "opportunities" to move ever closer in the awareness of our One-ness with God:

It is with great joy that I am aware that God Is All and All Is God; Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient ... All Present, All Power, All Knowing. And in knowing that God is Spirit and this Spirit flows through my mind as peace, joy, happiness, harmony, light and love ... I unify with It for my highest and greatest Good and the highest and greatest Good for All. This Mind, God, reveals to me what I am to do today, what actions I am to take, what ideas I am to contemplate ... and fulfills within me, my desire to reflect the likeness of God as me. I know that as I live my life on purpose, there is an invisible Power that works to fulfill the goals and plans that I have chosen to accomplish. I know and I know that I know, that all that is necessary for my success and prosperity is mine now. All the Good that I accept for myself has already been prepared for me and unfolds in my experience as I claim it as mine. I believe in the Power of Spirit working through my faith in It, to guide me in fulfilling a greater expression of my life today. The Good I seek I accept for everyone and I know that my goals and my plans express a greater Good that is available for all to share. My purpose is One with Universal Good ... and there is no lack or limitation in the expansive ideas that Spirit has brought to my awareness. In faith, I know that the Good that I desire to share with the world, is beneficial to all who are guided to accept it. This Good is available today ... there is no waiting room in the kingdom of God ... and so I know there is no delay, no obstruction ... to the flow of Good from Spirit through me, as me and for me. I am grateful for this Good and I give it into the Divine Circulation freely and with great joy. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, February 18, 2008

February 18, 2008 & Consciously on God

From the ancient scriptures, Isaiah 26:3 "Thou wilt keep [them] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because they trusteth in thee."
I rejoice and give thanks for the awareness that as I consciously think towards God ... I find myself at peace with all things that concern me. I am never disturbed, worried, or concerned, for there is no room for these thoughts in my mind. As I maintain, in my mind, the Truth that I am in God and of God ... I know and I know that I know, that All the Power of God is right where I am. It is my great joy to consciously contemplate the glorious Presence of God within me and in All that I see. I invite the Holy Spirit into my heart and my faith is increased tremendously. I do not entertain thoughts of lack or limitation for being the free spirit that I am, I cannot be bound to anything that restricts my thinking. I seek the All-ness of God and I witness Its Presence in the world around me. I continually draw from the Abundance of the Infinite knowing that my every desire is fulfilled in the right and perfect time. My conscious realization of God's Omnipresence, keeps me in perfect peace, strengthens my faith, and renews my trust in God Infinite Good-ness. I feel a deep sense of gratitude in knowing that I am One with God, One with the Good ... in all ways and in all things ... and in this knowing, Peace is Omnipresent in my life now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, February 17, 2008

February 17, 2008 & Louise Hay Wisdom

Louise Hay is interviewed in the Science of Mind Magazine, March, 2008 issue. When SOM Magazine asked Louise Hay what message she would like to send readers, she replied:
"Please, please, please go to the mirror often during the day and say, "I love you, I really love you." Every time at the mirror, don't ask, "what's wrong?" But say, "I love you, I really love you." It makes a big difference in your life. That inner child wants to be loved."

...Sometimes we overlook things because they appear too simplistic. The words of wisdom from Louise Hay above is truly a treatment that we give our consciousness. Whether we are male or female, there is that within us that responds to these words. As we know in metaphysics, Love Is God and God Is Love ... God-in-the-midst of me responds to my affirmation that I am really loved. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates