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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Within Me Is The Power To Believe

"And this is life eternal ..." - John 17:3

I put aside all beliefs in a mortal self because I know that I am Immortal Mind. An entire new world is open before me now that I understand the creativeness of Mind. I know that my emotions cannot use me, I use my emotions; not can body enslave me, because body is my servant. I do not permit myself to think in terms of body, age, nor emotional feeling. I am Immortal Mind and body responds to my thinking.

The Spirit within me which is God, is neither young nor old. It knows nothing about age. Spirit in me knows this same truth about me. I am neither young nor old. I am the awareness of God Mind conscious of its own divine completeness. I am not afraid of years nor do I have any dread of time. I live in the eternality of being. Immortality is not something I must gain; it is the consciousness I already have. I was born with it.
- Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, "the creative word"

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, May 30, 2008


I shall keep the promise that I have made to myself.
I shall never again tell myself that I am poor, sick, weak nor unhappy.
I shall not lie to myself any more, but shall daily speak the truth to my inner Soul,
telling It that It is wonderful and marvelous; that It is One with the Great Cause of all Life,
Truth, Power and Action.
I shall whisper these things into my Soul until it breaks forth into songs of joy
with the realization of Its Limitless possibilities.
I shall assure my Soul.
- Dr. Ernest Holmes, 1926 The Science of Mind

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Recognizing That It Is

I am surrounded by Good, by God ... for Its Presence is closer to me than breathing, nearer than hands and feet ... for God is within me and pressing against me. I am filled with the Spirit, with Life ... and I know that it is the Presence that animates my body, my mind and my senses. My mind is in tune with the Presence as I recognize that It is in All and through All. I know that as I recognize the Spirit today in the things that concern me ... I shall realize a greater Good from each and every situation I find myself in today. Recognizing that God is love, joy, happiness, peace, harmony, beauty and light ... I know and I know that I know, these things will be revealed to me in a greater measure today than ever before. As I recognize God's Presence ... I recognize Good ... and Good and more Good is mine today ... enough to share and to spare. There is no lack of Good in the Universe and there is no lack of Good in my life. There is no lack of love in the Universe and there is no lack of love in my life. There is no lack of beauty, peace and harmony in the Universe and there is no lack of these things in my life. Knowing that all of this is true for me and for everyone ... I am filled with great joy and happiness in every moment of this day. I share this joy and happiness with everyone I meet ... and therefore more and more joy is mine. I accept these things as the Truth for me today ... and always. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Blooming Where I Am Planted

I rejoice and give thanks for knowing that I am in my right and perfect place and that my Good is being revealed right where I am. I know that the Spirit has given me everything that is necessary for me to "bloom where I am planted" ... and I know that as the "lillies do not toil" ... there is no necessity for me to either. My recognition that I am supplied with all my needs, wants and desires, eliminates all necessity for struggle or tension. Knowing that my Good manifests through the Great Invisible, I know that as I open my mind to the Good ... Good shows up ... in the right and perfect time. I spend my time productively by imaging and affirming my Good ... creating a great love within me for the Good and for God. And as I know that this Life is God in expression as me ... I know and accept that my every desire is God's desire for me ... and so I lift my awareness to know that the only Power in the Universe is God ... and in this knowing ... I realize that I am fully supported in all things Good that I can imagine for myself. I never depend on person, place, or thing ... only on Principle ... and as I foster and nurture Principle in my consciousness ... Principle knows and does that which increases my success, prosperity, happiness, joy and love. And so today and every day, I am blooming where I am planted!
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, May 26, 2008

My Life Is The Positive Expression Of Good

"... the upright shall have good things in possession.". - Prov. 28:10

THE MOMENTUM of my life is forward, and nothing can cause me to swerve. There is that within me which is conscious of my objective and everything in my life speeds me toward its goal. Subjective Mind in me does everything necessary to keep me on this straight path. Anything that I need to know to increase my efficiency is made known. Whatever I need to include in my life is brought in by Subjective Mind.

My forward path is steady and my effort is consistent. I complete each experience as it arises, rejoicing that this makes way for a larger experience. I welcome each opportunity to put forth my best effort.

No one can take that which belongs to me nor can I take that which belongs to someone else. I do not permit doubt nor fear. No erratic action exists in my life, for my energy is directed orderly. This positive attitude toward my objective keeps me constantly at my best and right action always governs.
- Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, Founder, Hollywood Church of Religious Science

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Divine Principle Abundantly Supplies All That I Desire

"... 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 concept 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 he idea is the same Intelligence that releases it as a completed cycle. Divine Principle expresses abundance in me at all times.
- written by Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, Founder, Hollywood Church of Religious Science

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates