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Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates 
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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for February 28, 2010 

                   "One of the most significant phrases in the Bible is "wait on the Lord" (several references in Proverbs and Psalms).  It comes from the Hebrew word qavah, which means "to bind together."  Thus to wait on the Lord does not mean to sit down and fold our hands in the faith that God will do it all for you.  The fact is, God can do no more for you than God can do through you.  It is not inaction or procrastination.  "Wait on the Lord" means to get yourself integrated in consciousness with the divine flow.  It is so very important, before undertaking any project, to wait on the Lord in a conscious prayer experience in which you turn your thoughts inward and establish yourself in the flow of the creative process.  It is an important moment, "God's moment," before you go to work or before you set out to find a job.  Just become very still and centered, sense the creative energy of Spirit tingling in your fingertips, guiding your hands, directing your footsteps, putting words in your mouth, helping you to do the things that need to be done, to do them easily and to do them well."  Eric Butterworth, Spiritual Economics

     
For anyone who doubts that our Creator is the ultimate of unconditional Love and Intelligence, the fact that we have been inherently created with the freedom of choice is proof enough that this is so.  Yet, this is one of the most difficult aspects of G-d for the human ego to come to terms with.  We have been taught to fear G-d, rather than to love G-d and find comfort, guidance and security in our relationship with G-d.  To "un-learn" this, we must come into a closer, more intimate relationship with G-d.  The words of Eric Butterworth above show us the way to do this ... he is simply re-stating the Master Mind Jesus' instruction:  "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee."  This is simply turning within to the silence of our mind and consciously communing with the Presence of G-d.  This is the most sacred thing we will ever do, but it is also the most practical thing we can do to bring the Power and the Intelligence of the Infinite consciously to our awareness, letting It guide us, direct us, and inspire us.

     Why do we resist our Good?  I believe it has a lot to do with our confidence in our relationship with G-d.  We have been taught to believe that God answers some prayers but not others.  And many people still believe that we only get what we want if it is God's Will.  The "collective consciousness" or "race mind" supports both of these false ideas of the truth of our relationship with G-d.  This is because too many of us cling to the idea of a God created in man's image.  A God that counts our mistakes and is all too willing to dish out punishment for them, or a God that favors some and not others.  This is a fairy tale God.

    
We can read in the ancient scriptures that G-d is no respecter of persons.  G-d is Intelligence, Presence and Power ... "He knows no iniquities" the ancient mystic revealed to us.  G-d knows our feelings, our intentions and our purpose ... how we bring these to pass in our experience is by a definite choosing ... not from the intervention of G-d.  We can understand this when we go back to the words:  "our Creator is the ultimate of unconditional Love and Intelligence."  This unconditional Love of G-d is universal.  The Master Mind Jesus attempted to explain it by stating: "For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."  But, the judgment of who is evil or good, just and unjust, is ours, not G-d's.  Our Creator has provided for us universal Love and Law ... cause and effect ... reaping and sowing ... we suffer the consequences of our own mistakes, just as we receive the good that we accept by the choices we make.

     The only thing that can keep our good away from us is our lack of confidence in our freedom to choose.  This lack of confidence creates doubt and worry in our mind.  "Hope for the best but prepare for the worst," is a common statement in our culture.  It creates confusion in our mind and negates the good that we hope for, pray for, and choose for ourselves.  Yet, it is widely accepted as "wisdom."  Our conscious and subconscious must agree.  We have learned that our subconscious accepts what we feel to be true.  We cannot feel that our best can be ours and at the same time prepare for the worst ... we must choose one or the other.  Our thoughts are reproduced in our experiences.  We can ask ourselves what does "hope for the best but prepare for the worst" look like in mind, in other words, what image does it create?  What does it look like when reproduced?  Our choosing and our prayers must be definite and reproducible.

     Using our thoughts, beliefs, and images we create in our mind, we are always choosing, even if we are not conscious of doing so.  But, "conscious choosing" is far more effective than unconscious choosing.
  Our concept of G-d is the most important thing in our life ... next is our concept of our personal relationship with G-d.  G-d is Love and G-d is Good ... Love and Good never punish or hold us in bondage to our seeming mistakes.  We are free to choose and this is definitely G-d's Love in action through us ... yet, all choosing has consequences.  We can make G-d, in the silence of our mind, part of our choosing and receive the good we desire ... or we are free to choose not to.  It is always our choice.

AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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