the obstruction ... is the Un-Obstructed."
- "I know I am drawing my good to me. There is a
Silent Power of Attraction within me which is irresistible."
- Ernest Holmes
First of all, I want to own up to the fact that I got the title
above from a video title being sold by Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer
Ministries, Inc. ... for those of you who don't know who she is, she is
one of the leading evangelical ministers in the country today ... and
very GOP. I don't really recommend it but in the spirit of
fairness, you can order it at: www.joycemeyer.org
for $20.00 U.S. funds. The reason I took the title is that
I received a copy of Joyce's July 2005 newsletter ... both Joyce and I
are from Missouri, the "Show-Me State" ... in other words,
traditionally people from Missouri expect "proof" for whatever
it is that you are telling them ... don't tell me ... show me.
Actually, that is a fair description of the Science of Mind as well ...
what we know, we can demonstrate ... and no more. So ... I decided
to let Joyce "show-me" what she's all about.
In Joyce's article, "Beauty for Ashes," she details
what her life was like before she was "born again." She
used two captions to the article that are outstanding: "True
healing comes from understanding God's PERFECT LOVE" and "God
will use EVERY FRAGMENT of your broken life for good!" ... she also
writes that we "should be conscious and aware of God's love and put
faith in it." All three of these statements are powerful ...
but then Joyce writes "realize that the devil's goal is to separate
you and me from God's love ..." ... too bad, this was going so well
... but then I would not be writing this if Joyce really went
"DEEPER" would I?
Joyce wrote that "Jesus is no
respecter of persons" ... but in Truth the statement is that
"God is no respecter of persons" ... and this is where Joyce
begins to twist the Bible statements to current Christian evangelical
theology. The Master Mind Jesus was referring to this statement
when He stated, "these things I do and greater things still shall
you do" ... and we can add, "because God is no respecter of
persons." Then Joyce goes on with quotes from Isaiah to
support her statement; "Jesus stands ready and willing to heal
you" ... then she writes from Isaiah 61:3, "To all who mourn
... he will give: Beauty for ashes; Joy instead of mourning;
Praise instead of heaviness." ... now, Isaiah was so convinced that
what He was teaching was the absolute Truth of God that He preached
naked for three years! Joyce should have read more of Isaiah,
"I, I am the Lord, thou shall have no savior but me" ...
Isaiah is telling us in no uncertain terms that God Is It ... that we
are to look to no one but God for anything ... that God Is All-In-All
... and as we establish this in our consciousness we will realize that
our only "saving" is through our own consciousness. God
can only do for us, what God can do through us. Jesus knew this
... but then He wasn't attempting to start a new religion ... He was
just teaching the Truth! The Bible has been manipulated and
changed and rearranged so much by those who want to use it for their own
purposes ... which is why we have 26 interpretations of the Bible in
use. I noted that Joyce refers to the TLB version of the Bible ...
"The Living Bible" as it is commonly called ... interpreted
and rewritten by a father so his small children could understand it
without asking too many questions.
Joyce ends this article with the
following: "My friend, God loves you with an everlasting,
unconditional love. He WILL heal you ... everywhere you hurt.
Surrender your life to Him today and every day. Pour your heart
out to Him in prayer. Spend time meditating on, memorizing, and
speaking His Word instead of believing how you feel or what others say.
As you do, you will be transformed into a triumphant trophy of God's
The paragraph above is the best paragraph
in the article ... but ... keep in mind, it is God, not Jesus, not
Krishna, not Mohammed, not Buddha, not anyone or anything but God ...
that heals. As we meditate, surrendering our feelings, our
emotions and our doubts and fears ... until we can say with ease,
"I am at peace" ... then we can affirm the Good that we desire
to see demonstrated ... or affirm that we know the answer to our
problems ... and then, as we "enter into the closet of our own
mind" and shut out all things outside of us ... give power only to
God ... and know that God is PRESENT with us ... then, and only then, do
we go DEEPER IN GOD.
So It Is!