JULY 8          


Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you? 

I Corinthians 6: 19

Emerson said that “God builds His temple in the heart,” and Seneca that “He (God) is to be consecrated in the breast of each.”  St. Augustine said that ‘the pure mind is a holy temple of God.”  To realize that God is in us, with us and for us, is the first step toward understanding that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost.  Bishop Wilberforce tells us that “the conscious mind … is the temple of the Christ Mind.”  We must so control the conscious mind that the Christ Mind may function through it.  We must permit the Spirit to control the intellect.

“This is none other but the house of God …” “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the living God?”  Then this body of mine is none other but the house of God.  Therefore, Infinite Power, let me know only Thy perfect life flowing into and through me.

Today I realize that my body is the temple of God; that there is the divine pattern of perfection at the center of my being.  I shall not think of my physical body as being separated from this spiritual Presence.  The Presence is the Cause, the body is the effect, and the two are one.  Therefore, I too shall exclaim: “In my Flesh shall I see God.”

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

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