Sunday, June 24, 2001
the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it."
- Psalm 127
Talking about God, reading about God, or going to
classes to learn about God, will not be our salvation. Doing these
things will lead to our salvation if we are steadfast. Our
salvation will come only when we realize and recognize the Spirit of God
(Divine Joy, gentle Spirit) in our experience, when we have an actual
for this message from "Awakening Mystical Consciousness" a
book by Joel S. Goldsmith.)
We may have many healings. We may
witness much in the way of prosperity and happiness coming to us through
the illumined consciousness of a practitioner, minister or teacher; but
that does not make for permanent harmony. That does not come until
such time as we abide in the Word of Truth and let that Word abide in
us, until the experience of God is ours.
When we pray for ourselves or for others,
we must be sure our prayer consists of the Word of God and then the
reminder to our self of all we know and understand about God and God's
Kingdom. When this period of prayer
has come to an end, we must not think we are finished. The sense
of being finished comes only when the second half of prayer has been
completed, when we are able to sit in the Silence and listen until the
Spirit of God (Divine Joy, gentle Spirit) is upon us and we know that It
Is. We feel It - we have the response within us.
We cannot put much faith in what we read or hear. We must put
"real faith" and confidence in our ability to sit quietly and
listen. Be still. It requires stillness, quietness, and
confidence. Sit in quietness and let "My Peace," the
"gentle Spirit" come to us. It is a peace beyond all
knowledge, a peace no one can describe and no one can give us, except
Wherever we may be, as we sit in a state of quietness, the Divine Joy
(gentle Spirit) is available to us. Not because we deserve It, for
no human being can ever be good enough to deserve It and even in the
most depressing of circumstances, even in the midst of our greatest
mistakes, the gentle Spirit can come to us.
The Spirit of God (Divine Joy) comes slowly
to most of us, not because of God, but because of the density of our
human ego. But we must have this experience in order to realize
the fullness of Life for It is the Joy, the Peace, we feel in all
things; prosperity, relationships, success, and health. Without
it, Life becomes meaningless and dull. No person, place or thing
can ever match the Joy that It Is, there is no substitute for It.
We must be very gentle with ourselves, but we must be consistent and
persistent in our seeking the experience of God, for it, and it alone,
is our Salvation.
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,