Saturday, July 16, 2011

Be still and know that I am God

Spiritual resource to share: fulfillment

Be still and know that I am God.Quiet the noisy rush of daily duties, arguments and demands, and remember God.

Be still and know that I am.In this stillness, contemplate the very nature of the I AM - "the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence."

Be still and know.Soak up the confident knowing of God's gentle presence and peaceful power.

Be still.Affirm, again, that all is well and under God's government. Out of the quiet peaceful space of God's love comes the form of all of our human activities.

You are because God is the I AM. You are because I AM.

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photo by Gabe Korinek
© text by Kim Korinek, CS

Monday, July 11, 2011

Persistence wins the prize

Spiritual resource to share:  persistence

Hammering the spike in volleyball, getting the dance sequence spot on, hitting your stride while cross-country skiing, learning to ride a bike for the first time -- all of these accomplishments are exhilarating.  You have overcome fear and self-doubt to realize a sense of grace and dominion that you didn't realize was there!
You can do it!  Just watch this video of a little boy who persisted and practiced until he could ride his bike on his own.

Mary Baker Eddy gives us some of that same encouragement in practicing Christian Science.

Whoever would demonstrate the healing of Christian Science must abide strictly by its rules, heed every statement, and advance from the rudiments laid down. There is nothing difficult nor toilsome in this task, when the way is pointed out; but self-denial, sincerity, Christianity, and persistence alone win the prize, as they usually do in every department of life.

Each step we take in understanding God's supremacy, leads us to have more and more dominion over fear and self-doubt, to a realization of our own grace and power to do good. You, too, will feel "happy of yourself" with a joy that overflows!