Do you see how quiet and peaceful everything looks around these houses? It if were noisy all the time it would be hard to rest or even think! God fills our lives with peace when we trust and believe in him. We don't have to worry about anything because God takes care of everything. God's peace is so great that we can have peace and rest even when it's noisy.
Zoe and Kaitlyn like to play outdoors. What are they doing today? Do you like to play outdoors? When you play with your friends or your brother or sister, it's important to be kind and to share. When you are filled with God's love, God will help you to treat others the way that you should. You can ask God to fill you with his love every day so your playtime will be lots of fun.
on the miracle of forgiveness
It's fairly easy to stay loving and serene when others always act the way you want them to, but that's not a realistic picture of life. Everyone's imperfect, everyone's wounded, and most of us have been somewhat scathed at one time or another by the casual cruelty of others.
Forgiveness involves faith in a love that's greater than hatred, and a willingness to see the light in someone's soul even when their personality harbors darkness. Forgiveness doesn't mean that someone didn't act horribly; it simply means that we choose not to focus on their guilt. In focusing on it, we make it real to us, and in making it real to us, we make it real for us. The only way to deliver ourselves from vulnerability to other people's behavior is by identifying with the part of them that lies beyond their bodies. We can look beyond others' behavior to the innocence in their souls. In doing so, we not only free them from the weight of our condemnation, but we free ourselves as well.
That is the miracle of forgiveness.
It is dark outside, and Kaitlyn is sound asleep. In the morning when Kaitlyn wakes up, it will be light again. On the earth it is dark at night and light during the day. But in heaven, it never gets dark. That is because Jesus is there. Jesus is called the Light of the World. So wherever he is, it is always light.
i dedicate my talents to god
That which is proactively placed in the service of love is protected from the grips of fear. That which is proactively placed in the service of deep sanity is protected from the grips of neurosis. That which is proactively placed in the service of what is good, holy, and beautiful is protected from the forces of destruction.
Today, I take myself, my work, and the God within me seriously - dedicate myself daily, hourly, even moment by moment to love's purposes - and the ego won't have a chance. It knows a holy mind when it sees one.
I dedicate to You my talents and abilities.
May they be used in a way that serves Your purposes.
I surrender to You my business and finances.
May my work be lifted to its highest possibility,
As a blessing on all the world.
i surrender to god my work in the world
To the ego mind, surrender means giving up. To the spiritual mind, surrender means giving in and receiving. Once I'm there, inside the holy place where all is inner riches, the outer gold of worldly prosperity appears in a miraculous way. It comes inviting me to use my wealth responsibly and to share it generously, as the universe so shared it with me.
As God so clothes the lilies in the field, He will surely clothe me. He asks that I extend to others the blessing and protection He has poured upon me, that His love might flow forth in an endless stream of miracles.
I surrender to You who I am, what I have, and what I do.
May my life and talents be used in whatever ways serves You best.
I surrender to You my failures and any pain still in my heart.
I surrender to You my successes and the hopes that they contain.
May the light of Your love shine deep within my heart
And extend through me to bless the world.
win or lose
Parker and Jack are having a snowball fight. Each boy hopes he will win! Do you like to win when you play games? Everyone likes to win. But when you play games. everyone loses now and then. Did you know there is something you can never lose? You can never lose God's love. No matter who may be against you, God will always be on your side.
obey with a smile
Zoe has been playing with her Christmas presents. Now it's time for bed. She would rather stay up a little longer. But Zoe knows it's best to obey. When you obey your parents, God is happy because you are doing what he wants. When you obey your parents, they are happy because you are doing what they want. And since everyone is happy it should put a smile on your face too!
i am divinely programmed to rise
I am internally programmed to rise to my highest creative possibility. Nothing I do can erase the yearning of my soul to achieve it, or the yearning of the universe to give it to me. No deviation from love - on my part or anyone else's - can keep the universe from its divine intention that my life be one of fullness and joy.
According to A Course in Miracles, any miracle I might have deflected is "held in trust for you until you are ready to receive it." The universe has a built-in insurance policy. Whatever I have lost is programmed to return - in another form, in another situation, in another town, or with other people, perhaps, but through the power of atonement, it will return.
I feel that I have failed.
I feel that all my efforts have come to naught.
I feel shame at the way my life has turned out.
I do not know what to do or where to go.
Please, dear God, repair my heart,
Heal my mind, and change my life.
Pave a way for me out of darkness into light.
I atone for my errors, and I pray for forgiveness.
Please do for me what I cannot do.
Thank You, God.
Whose Birthday is it?
It's Christmas morning! What do you think Kaitlyn and Jack will find under the tree? Do they both have a birthday today? No, it's Jesus' birthday! God sent his Son, Jesus, from heaven to earth. Mary and Joseph placed baby Jesus in a manger filled with hay. Jesus grew up to be our Savior. His birthday is the most important birthday of the whole year.