The Bible tells us to love one another and it never follows up with except those of differing opinions, different political views, different color, and on and on. It just says to love one another. In Matthew 19:26 it states “And looking at them Jesus said to them, ‘With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'” That is not followed by except an incurable disease or poverty or anything else but just states that all things are possible to God! This verse follows “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God”.
It is also said that this kingdom is within which means peace and harmony to me and the rich could mean being rich in erroneous, cherished beliefs. My answers and understanding come when I am willing to release these old, world-excepted beliefs. Today I will know there are no exceptions to omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Good/God leaving no room for error.
Many times one may try to rate a disease or error. Is it the worse or maybe, not so bad? This labeling can be a deterrent in the healing process. When reading of Jesus’ healings and demonstrations, one will never read where He thought turning the water into wine was less than restoring the withered hand. All challenges should be met by the understanding there is nothing impossible to God and that is where our prayers should begin.
The false beliefs of “am I good enough” or “do I know enough” are dispelled with the knowing of God’s omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence leaving no space for error. Philippians 4:19 states “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” This doesn’t say “some of your needs” or a “few of your needs” but “all your needs”.
Last night I received a call from someone needing prayerful support while working through a challenge and seemed extremely aggressive. After hanging up the telephone, it took me some time since I knew I shouldn’t sympathize with the error but have compassion for the person working through it. Aggression wasn’t part of her true spiritual identity and I had to see her as God’s child reaching out. I noticed it took me time to rid my thoughts of judgment, but eventually Love dissolved that negative thought for me and I was able to pray successfully.
Luke 6:37 states “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” That doesn’t mean from time to time, but all of the time. Help me, Father, to do that.
Recently, I heard the above question read and it resonated with me! What a wonderful question to ask oneself when conversing with others. Actually, it can be applied to thoughts we might entertain and we are always at choice on what we spend time thinking about. James 4:7 says “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Isn’t that saying the same thing; God/Love or devil, error?
This is one small way I can help out in world news and affairs. Rather than getting caught up in the gory details, I can turn to God, who is all-powerful and know the battle is always His. Today, I will not waste one minute on contaminating! Instead, I will look to see what God sees in every situation.
My Bible Lesson today speaks of Satan and in Romans 16:20, it reads “The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.” In Greek, to “bruise” means to crush, shatter or break. In other words, man is made to have dominion as written in the first chapter of Genesis. When we stay “unimpressed” with error, we maintain this dominion and error flees from us. “Lead us not into temptation” is in the prayer that Jesus gave to us. Today, I will respond with Love rather than react to error!
Each of us in entertaining either thoughts from God, Love or thoughts from the carnal mind, which is world thought; fearful, anxious, bitter, vengeful, envious, etc. thoughts. By recognizing and paying attention to these thoughts one can know if a thought is kind, loving, intelligent, etc., God is governing them. On the other hand, when one worries and is angry he is buying into world thought and this is the God he is serving.
Our free will is choosing who we are serving. Error or sin is never in the present but either in the past or the future. No need to go to either of those places because our every human need is provided by Divine Love every minute.
Exodus 16:15-16,19 states “Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: Each one is to gather as much as he needs….No one is to keep any of it until morning.'”
Today I will watch my thoughts and if it is not loving, I will refute it and reject it and replace it by knowing God is the only power there is.
This morning I noticed I was a little irritated about something. Then it went full force into guilt since there are so many going through so much right now. I immediately went to Psalm 68:19 that reads “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Nowhere in that verse says I need to punish my self for an error in my thinking, only correct it!
Today, I will practice being gentle with myself because that is the only way I can be worth anything to anyone else!