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Saturday, April 19, 2008

April 19, 2008 & Ideas Are Spiritual Coin

Knowing that All Is Mind and All Is God, I know that the ideas that come to me are God's ideas for me. I act on each good idea immediately and give it the energy that a gift from God deserves. I know that ideas are spiritual coin and so I feel a deep sense of gratitude as I accept each new idea for me. I know that God's idea for me is to grow and expand my consciousness of the abundant Good that is available to me and to everyone. I know that the ideas that come to me take nothing away from anyone else for God is personal to me and to everyone. I believe and accept that along with the idea is a Divine unfolding that will manifest more and more Good in the right and perfect time. I know that the Universe fully supports me in my Good so I know that everything and everyone necessary for the idea to be made manifest comes to me in the right and perfect time. I am excited and enthusiastic as I accept new ideas, knowing that each new idea surely develops my conscious awareness of the Creative Mind that flows to me and through me. I know that God never gives me anything that I cannot handle, and so I know and believe that whatever it is that I am to do, I can do ... and I do. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008 & Leave It To God

I recognize that God, Infinite Spirit, Is All and Is in All. There is no limit to the wisdom and the power of God. I know that God lives and works in us all. I know that this is the Absolute Truth for me and so I rest in the silence of my mind, find my peace, and leave it to God to bring forth the greatest happiness, joy and abundance this day has to offer into my experience now. I meet all things in calmness and faith for I have learned to leave it to God. "The Father works and then I work ... it is the Father that doeth the work" ... I know that these words were spoken for me to accept and to realize that this is the Truth for me and for everyone. In the stillness of my mind, I feel the Presence of God and I listen for the still small voice pressing against my inner ear with loving guidance. I know that the gifts of life are present .. waiting to come forth as abundance as I accept my Good, now. I know that God is blessing me every moment of every day ... and for this I am so very grateful. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008 & I Am Receptive To My Good

From Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, 1957 ...
"He that is able to receive it, let him receive it." - Matt. 19:12
There is that within me which knows how to receive my Good. I accept it without embarrassment because I know that all that I accept I shall give out again. The law of supply maintains its balance. That which I receive, I give. That which I give, I receive.

I know that my receptivity is always on the level of my thinking. I think without limitation, therefore I receive without limitation. Life expesses abundantly through me.
I accept my good. I am Good conscious. I think Good. I talk Good. I look for Good. I expect Good. Only Good can go forth from me. As a consequence only Good can come to me. My positive thought establishes the level of my good expression.
Everything necessary to maintain this expression is included within my thinking. I have the right attitude t0 call forth Good. My vision penetrates every appearance and reveals to me perfection.
I give generously of love and service; therefore, I receive generously, for the law maintains its perfect balance.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008 & Moving Forward

“I will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten.” (Joel 2:25 KJV) And so I know and believe that my past experiences do not identify who I am today. Today, I am moving forward in the realization that I am in-God and of-God ... One with the only Life there Is, God. I accept and believe that who I am is determined by my consciousness ... my consciousness of abundance actualizes in my life as financial ease ... my consciousness of success is revealed in the accomplishments that result in my life. God-in-me desires to express a greater and more expansive life experience and I am divinely guided and directed to those things and those people who are part of my decision to be successful and prosperous. My consciousness attracts to me ideas and visions of a greater Good than I have previously experienced. I am moving forward into a life of joy, loving every day as the day that offers me unlimited opportunities to express the ideas and desires that God has planted in my heart. Right here where I am, I find success and my highest Good. I feel a great sense of God's Presence forever and ever expressing in my life as Good and very Good, now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 15, 2008 & The Best

"That which I am to do best, only my Maker can teach me," stated Ralph Waldo Emerson, and as I heed these profound words of wisdom, I am aware, that as I connect, in mind, to the only Mind there Is, God, everything I need to know, I do know. In this realization I am never distracted by the opportunities that present themselves to me to go higher in my quest for knowing the Truth in all things. I realize that the Great Teacher, my Maker, is always available to me, and so I ask, and I receive ... the solutions that create a more abundant life experience for me and for others. I accept and I believe that God is always for me, no matter what may appear in my experience. It is the grace of God that works for me, through me, and as me, to bring forth my highest and greatest Good. It is with great joy that I know I am always safe and always provided for. I am deeply grateful for knowing this and I am grateful for a life that is filled with enthusiasm and hope. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, April 14, 2008

April 14, 2008 & Grace

Once again, something wonderful from James Dillett Freeman:
Though God, God only, can create,
I till and weed, and then I wait,
And in the thicket of my thought
Bloom flowers that I never wrought.
I stand in wonder and behold
Beauty I never sowed unfold,
Visions of faith, insights of love,
Truths I had no forethought of.

Somehow there is in me yet more
Than I myself might settle for,
A faith that brings perfection out
Past my own powers. I have no doubt
One day all unexpectedly
The rose of Christ shall bloom in me.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, April 13, 2008

April 13, 2008 & The Power of Words

I choose my words with wisdom knowing that they have an inherent creative power as they resonate in my world of experience. As I speak my word for Good, I recognize the All-Good that God Is and will always Be. There is nothing in me that doubts my ability to connect with the All-Presence of God, for I know that the Presence surrounds me and presses against me, flows through me and dwells within me. In this awareness, I direct my thoughts to that which is constructive and creative. I create financial ease where lack appears through my words of faith and understanding that what I see in the images of my mind, will appear soon enough in my world of experience. I know that as I am One with God, the Good, I am One with all Good things that I can imagine for myself and others. I am never without, for my words are spoken from a consciousness of abundance and opulence. I maintain and sustain a thought atmosphere of success and prosperity, peace and joy at all times. I realize that God, Infinite Intelligence, works through my consciousness to do and to be that which I am choosing to do or to be. There is a powerful impulse that leads me and guides me at all times toward the Good ... and this impulse is the movement of Spirit upon my consciousness. Knowing that "I of mine own self can do nothing" ... I let go and let God do Its Perfect Work in my life now ... with gratitude and joy! And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates