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Saturday, March 22, 2008

March 22, 2008 & GOD'S WISDOM

Today I trust in Divine Guidance. I rely upon GOD’S WISDOM to make straight my way, perfecting and harmonizing every situation in my life. My belief is in this Divine security, and I know that all is not only well with me and my affairs, but is also well with those with whom I associate. The everlasting arms support and sustain each of us, perfectly. And So It Is.
- Dr. O. C. Smith, March 1988

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008 & Recognizing The Light Within

I open my mind to God, Infinite Spirit. I feel the Presence of the Spirit within me. Today, I receive inspiration from the living Spirit. I live in the radiance of Infinite Spirit. Today and every day I live in the realization of my One-ness with God. I know that I am filled with the beauty and the peace of God. The Spirit of God fills my consciousness. I feel the presence of harmony and joy within me. I am guided by Divine Love. Love is present within me now and always. My entire being is filled with the essence of Spirit. I am sustained by Divine Power. I lift up my whole life to the Divine. I recognize the Light of Divine Intelligence within me. Let the presence of God be recognized by all people. I am one with the life of all people, now. And so it is!

Keep the Faith!

Rev. Bates

Thursday, March 20, 2008

March 20, 2008 & Living Larger

I rejoice and give thanks that God is all there is; Spirit, Life, Truth. And I know that as surely as I am alive, I am part of this Life that God Is. There is only God ... Good. And I know that it is God's good pleasure to give to me the desires of my heart ... for I realize that God desires to express these things through me, as me, and for me. I now accept my greater Good knowing that God does not withhold anything ... and my belief in God and in myself, unlocks the door to my consciousness that lets in a larger and more expansive experience of life. Nothing in me limits God's blessings in my life and I am open and receptive to the most marvelous and affluent expression of life that is mine now. My mind is focused on God ... and the Good multiplies ever-abundantly in my life. I am thrilled and filled with the consciousness of success and prosperity ... and my heart is bursting with love and joy as I move ever forward, onward and upward, into a life that is filled with the best of times and the best of everything ... now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 19, 2008 & Divine Love Makes Joyous

This treatment was written by Dr. Robert H. Bitzer in 1957 ...
"Let all that ye do be done in love." - I Cor. 16:14
I KNOW that Divine Love is a great solvent; that anything of hate or prejudice is completely destroyed by Divine Love. Nothing discordant has any place in my experience.
My whole being is at peace for I am at one with myself. I love myself. I love my fellowman. I love God. I love Good. Nothing of hatred can exist in my world. I am free from prejudices because Divine Love reveals to me the unity of all life.
I know that at all times Divine Love sustains cooperation and good will. I have no fear of people because Divine Love governs all my relationships. I have no fear of myself because Divine Love motivates me. I love my body. I love my finances. I love my work. I love all the people with whom I come in contact each day, for I know that just as God loved me and shared Itself with me, so all that I love I share myself with. This harmony of being is sustained.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 18, 2008 & The Divine Directs Me

From "The Creative Word," by Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, page 121

"When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." - Proverbs 6:22
WHETHER I am conscious of it or not, Divine Intelligence guides me. It directs my every effort into my greatest achievement. It permits nothing to interfere with the positive, progressive momentum of my life. No confusion can exist in or around me because the Directing Intelligence sustains right action. This Intelligence makes easy my work. I am directed to each place where I can be the most effective. That which I have to offer is made consciously known to those who need it; and the Guiding Intelligence leads me inevitably where my work, my talents and my abilities are recognized, appreciated and rewarded.

This Guiding Intelligence draws to me the opportunities which I need for the achievement of my good. The dominant thought pattern of successful achievement influences everything I do. It automatically repels frustration or failure. Its positive impetus for success is so great that it makes its success known.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, March 17, 2008

March 17, 2008 & I Stand In Faith

From "The Creative Word," by Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, page 93:

"Thy faith hath save thee; go in peace." - Luke 7:50
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MY LIFE is grounded in Truth. Awake or asleep, the God Presence fills me, watches over me, guides me, and protects me. I have no silly superstitions regarding fear - secret or otherwise. My faith in God does not permit fear to have any power. I live in the conviction that the God Presence always holds me secure.
Whatever I start works out right. Wherever I go I am always in the right situation. Everyone that approaches me does so in the right attitude. Consciously and unconsciously, I live in the atmosphere of faith. I am positive in my recognition that God always directs. This Directing Power always keeps me in the right atmosphere. Doubt and uncertainty have no place in my life because my positive faith is always in charge.
My acceptance of Truth gives no power to any seeming unbelief. No claim of limitation or luck has any power. I am not afraid of the idle word or frivolous thought because my faith always controls my thinking.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, March 16, 2008

March 16, 2008 & Principle Abundantly Supplies

This is from my first Science of Mind teacher, Dr. Robert Bitzer, founder of the Hollywood Church of Religious Science, taken from his book, "The Creative Word":


".... we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen."
- II Cor. 4:18
THE EVER responsiveness of Divine Principle assures me of my security. I know that whatever I need is always made manifest. My prosperity is not limited by things because I know that consciousness is the creative power. I am aware of an infinite capacity to receive and an infinite capacity to express. I know that God Mind in me is right knowing.
No concepts of limitation can interfere with my abundance. Definiteness does not create limitation because each idea that I complete and demonstrate is superseded by a new idea which I complete and demonstrate. Forms of expression are steps in an ever progressing consciousness of abundance. I have no fear of limitation because it can never be anything but a thought. Since I control that which I think, I cannot be in bondage to any thought. The Intelligence within me which chooses the idea is the same Intelligence that releases it as a completed cycle. Divine Principle expresses abundance in me at all times.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates