Yesterday was my birthday in human years and as I took so much pleasure in reading the many best wishes, cards, texts, etc. and then, I thought of a couple of people that sent me nothing. Being amused, I thought of how the carnal mind works, right when we are rejoicing, it will try and throw us a curve! Psalms 27: 3 reads “Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.” Whether or not it is about financial lack, illness, relationship problems and so forth, my heart shall not fear.
God knows no lack of Good and as we focus more and more on Him, we recognize more and more Good and solutions to our every need become evident. Good is revealed to me everyday when I become more and more humble and grateful.
While beginning my day this morning, I began to ponder how fearful thoughts try to sneak in; whether in the way of upcoming lack of Good, Health or finances. It seems to always be in the way of lack and starts out subtle, but soon grows. 1 John 4:18 reads “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfect in love.”
This says to me that love and fear cannot co-exist so love is always the answer. The question I always ask myself when tempted by fear is “Where do I need to love more?” and it is always uncovered! Love is always the answer. Today I will do just that!
Today as I was praying with the First Commandment, which says “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”, I soon thought of being in a rut. While being in a rut, we soon make that into a false god because we think we can be separated from God, which is impossible. Often, we are tempted to think we can have a lack of Good in our life, whether the lack be of health, finances, employment, relationship or whatever. That very lack can soon become a god to us that we tend to worship and fret about. The Truth is we can never be separated from God! He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient Good!
Deuteronomy 11:16 states “Take heed to yourselves, that our heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;”. Today I choose to worship the one and only God!
As we enter into this man-made season called “Holidays”, it is easy to be caught up in the world scene of franticness, anxiety, thoughts of lack of health, relationships, finances, etc. Only by spiritualizing this into gratitude for all that is given to us daily by Divine Love and respect and adoration for the birth of the Christ, will we find peace and harmony. No amount of gift-giving or partying can give us peace. Only by going to God and being grateful and humble can this be achieved. We can live Love, which is always the answer to any problem.
Ephesians 3:16-19 reads “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Today, this is my prayer.
A question frequently asked is “How much money do I have?” or “Do I have enough money?” when actually, the question should be “Am I really grateful for all that I have?” Sometime, the thought will come in loud and clear, “Should I have spent that yesterday?” Do we really think the sun feels that way after brightly shining for a day? Do we think it feels it may not have enough for the next day? A line in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” reads, “Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us.”
When we are receptive and responsive we see supply all around us. Fear keeps us from recognizing the abundance of Good. Psalms 23:1 reads “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”. To me, that means, I shall not want for any good thing! My every need is met. Today, I will know this to be true.
This morning as I was at my desk with my Bible study and prayer work, I had been praying for discernment and my prayer was being answered. The verses and citations became clearer and all at once, my thoughts became anxious about an upcoming luncheon I was having in three days and began to wander. Because it was so subtle, I knew it was not from God and was reminded of a verse from Psalm 27 where it states, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” I knew I was doing what I needed to do right here, right now and would have plenty of time to prepare for the luncheon as well!
Anytime I feel that there is a lack of good, whether it is of time, health or finances, I know it is a lie to be refuted and replaced with the Truth. There can never be a lack of Good in God’s universe.
So often, we may come from the belief of lack of Good and scarcity, but when we humbly and gratefully turn to God for clarity with expectancy, our every need is met and then, more so. God handles every request and with abundance. It is up to us to open our eyes and let go of negativity. After Jesus had fed the multitude, John 6:12-13 reads, “When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, ‘Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.’ So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.” His Good overflows!