on a self-organizing universe
The universe is both self-organizing and self-correcting. The invisible hand that makes our heart beat and our lungs breathe is at work on multi-dimensional levels, arranging not only the extraordinary physical processes that keep us alive but also what we experience: insights, relationships, improbable meetings, creative moments, falling in love, emotions, and miraculous occurrences.
The universe, in fact, is one miracle after another, one stroke of genius followed by another stroke of its genius in an endless flow of opportunity for life to fulfill itself. And nature is not limited to the so-called natural world. It's as much a stroke of genius that you're sitting next to whom you're sitting next to on the bus today, as that your liver is purifying your blood. The universe is intentional. It doesn't do anything by accident.
The difference between the so -called natrual world, and you and me, is that you and I can say "No." The embryo doesn't have a choice whether or not to become a baby; the acorn doesn't have a choice whether or not to become an oak tree; the bud doesn't have a choice whether or not to be come a blossom. But you and I have a choice whether or not to allow life to fulfill itself through us. And the choice we make then determines not only who we will be in the world but also the experiences we will have here.
thanks you for friends
Jack is waving good-bye to his friends. They had fun playing together. Even though they are going home, Jack can still be happy about his friends. He can pray for them and thank God for them. Do you have friends that you like to play with? Even when you are not with them, remember to pray for them. Say thank you to God for your friends.
when i am internally still,
I am proud of the Good News. It is the power God uses to save everyone who believes. Romans 1:16
Jesus, your love is too good to hide. Help me not to keep it inside.
today i feel my body brilliant
Every cell is filled with light. Neither disease nor compulsion can penetrate the shield of God's blessing upon me. My holiness is the key to both my mental and my physical health. I am lifted above the body of my sorrows and delivered to my body of joy.
I surrender my body to You.
Transform each cell into love and light,
That nothing but Your perfection
Can live within me.
always the same
I am the Lord, and I do not change. Malachi 3:6
God, you're the same day after day. I'm glad it will always be that way.
i am not at the effect of
other people's opinons
As I remember my innocence and have faith in my goodness, I shall not be swayed by the beliefs of others. While others may project their shadows onto me, in truth I dwell in light. I cleave to God today, that I might see myself as He sees me. May His view of me, and His guidance, be the beacon that I follow.
Though others may be convinced of my guilt,
May I remember the innocence in which I was created.
It is Your light
And Your counsel
That I seek to guide me.
Please remind me who I am.
Depend on the Lord in whatever you do. Then your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
I'm not sure what I'm going to be, but I know you'll be right there with me.
today i will expect less from others, and more from the universe
As I allow all people and things to be, whomever and however they are, the universe will respond positively to my correct positioning of heart and mind. As I allow all things to be, all things will in turn be wonderful.
Please take away my grasping nature.
May my mind not seek to control
Either people or events;
But rather may I look with love on all things.
Then and only then will my world transform
From darkness to light
And fear to love.
Love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. Deuteronomy 30:20
Lord, I'll try to do what is right. I'll listen to you and hold on tight.