is imperative that we cultivate and nurture a true faith and
understanding of God. Most of the people who come to me for help
have little or no understanding of God. Most come to me and ask
that I pray for them to a God that is more like "man" than God
... a "Mr. Fix-it" who can wipe all their troubles away ...
miraculously clear up their debts ... bring their husband, wife,
girlfriend or boyfriend back to them ... just like magic! In this
age of "instant everything" people somehow believe that God
has changed with the new technologies and inventions. Well, I am
here to tell you that God Is the same today as God was in the Beginning
... no different. The only thing that is puzzling to me is that so
few people want to get to "know" God ... before they
"use" God ... don't we at least read the directions on the box
before we "use" our cell phones?
The radical Rabbi Jesus told us that "You
will know the Truth ... and the Truth will set you free."
Nothing can set us free unless we understand it. I can tell you
... pray for you ... and write to you a million times that God Is always
with you ... but if you don't understand the Truth of it ... it will not
make a difference in your life. If we want God to be receptive to
us ... we must prepare ourselves to be receptive to God ... and yes, God
can change anything instantly ... He is "The Mr. Fix-it" ...
and He can wipe away our debts and restore our relationships ... but He
must do it through us ... not for us ... God just does not work
independently of us ... He wants us to share in the glorious and
miraculous experiences! And how do we do this? We begin a
spiritual practice of prayer and study ... we study the Bible ... prayer
books ... the writings of Ernest Holmes, Joseph Murphy, Charles
Fillmore, Eric Butterworth and those who were before them ... anything
that we are "drawn" to that lifts up our spirit. We
learn about God through the experiences of others ... not the pious
pimps of ridiculous man-made rules and regulations religion ... the
dictators of dogma ... but the "inspired" writers of the Bible
and the people who understood what they were writing about ... the
modern mystics who stood out alone and agreed with Jesus and Job and
Isaiah and Ruth ... and said "these things they did we can do
It is foolish to think we can take
from God without giving first ... read the Bible ... everyone had to
"give first" ... the Master Mind Jesus stated "give and
be given to" ... we must give God our time ... our time to study
... to read ... to listen and to understand who and what created us ...
who and what sustains us ... and who and what It will provide for us.
God does not do solo performances ... God always works
"through" .... never "to" ... so we must stop
listening to other people tell us about "their God" and learn
about God ... the God that is receptive to us ... the God that is closer
to us than breathing ... the only God we will ever truly know ... and
that is the God within us.
The most important
BE-ING that we will ever know is God ... there is none so blind as those
who think they can ignore God until they have a problem ... play stupid
with God ... seek God through self-pity ... and then realize God's
ever-present help in their lives ... God is not amused by our
"human" devices ... we are created in the image and likeness
of GREATNESS ... intelligent, spirited and powerful. If we forgot
that we were ... we need to go back to basics and learn it all over
So It Is!