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Saturday, June 21, 2008

All Is Well, Right Where I Am

I feel the blessing of knowing that the Presence of the Presence of God is right where I am. I feel Its Love, Harmony, Peace, and Joy within me and without. I know that everything I see, hear, feel, taste, and touch, is part of this Presence and all is well. I realize that my conviction that Good permeates all things, reveals a greater Good to me. I accept that my beliefs about the world in which I live are reflected back to me and create my reality. Knowing that the true Reality includes both the Seen and the Un-Seen, I am never disturbed by any appearance that seeks to deny the All-ness of Good ... the Omnipresence of God, Itself. I accept within my consciousness that the Power of Infinite Spirit knows no opposition and so I focus my mind on the Good and the Very Good ... and only the Good is revealed to me. I know that the nature of God resides within my consciousness, working through me and for me creating my highest Good in every condition and circumstance that I find myself in. I know that as I accept a greater Good in my mind ... without doubting ... this Good manifests in the right and perfect time and in the right and perfect way. I accept this Good knowing that it is mine ... for it is the Infinite's will that my Good comes to me with grace and ease. I accept this Good with a grateful and joyous heart filled with love and thanksgiving. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Because I Believe

Because I believe in the Power of God and know that the Law of good operates upon my word of faith, I speak this word with complete abandonment. I speak it with enthusiasm and joy. I speak it with a deep sense of calmness and peace. I know that I am governed by Divine Intelligence, that my word is a channel of inspiration through which guidance continually flows to me.

I am completely receptive to this guidance and live in a consciousness of joyful expectation of the good, acknowledging that God, around, in and through me, is the only power there is operating in all I do, say or think. I let this power direct me into constructive channels of self-expression.
And so it is.
- written by Dr. Ernest Holmes

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Strong in the Infinite Spirit Of Life

While it is impossible for one to make a formula which another should follow, the following may perchance contain some little suggestions - each must follow his or her own leading and, therefore, method.
"My Father in Heaven, Infinite Spirit of life and love and wisdom and power, in whom I live and move and have my being, whence cometh my help, manifest Thyself in me.

Help me to open myself to the highest wisdom and insight and love and power, that I may serve Thee and my fellow-men, and all my fellow-creatures faithfully, and that I may have the Divine guidance and care, and that all my needs be supplied.
Oh Christ (Spirit) within, enfold and lead me and reign supreme, that the One Life that is my life I may realize and manifest ever more fully.
I am strong in the Infinite Spirit of life and love and wisdom and power. I have and shall have the Divine guidance and care; for it is the Father that worketh in me - My Father works and I work."
............ Ralph Waldo Trine, "In Tune With The Infinite"

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates