Now there are diversities of things, but the same Spirit … It is the Spirit that quickeneth.

I Corinthians 12:4 & John 6:63

Out of unity comes variety.  All things are made from one formless Substance.  The invisible essence of everything is pure Spirit.  It is a realization of this Spirit at the center of everything that enables us to see God in everyone.  “It is the Spirit that Quickenth.”  When we recognize the Spirit in anything or anyone, there is an equal reaction from the Spirit back to us, and we are made more alive through the divine influx which follows our recognition.

I believe there is but One Presence in the universe, which is God, the living Spirit Almighty.  Therefore, disregarding any appearance which seems to contradict this divine fact, I press forward with the certain knowledge that I am forever one with the invisible Presence which is able, ready and willing to direct all my ways.  I know that “her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace.”  Today I walk in these ways of pleasantness and “no wind can blow my bark astray.”

Today I am resolved to see the Spirit in everything therefore; today I know that my own spirit is quickened.  I know that there is an inner Presence in everything I shall contact which will respond to me.  I know that everything is alive, awake and aware with this Presence; that in all the changing scenes of my experience I shall be contacting this one Presence.  Therefore, I go forth to meet the Divine, to enjoy His bounty and consciously to live in His house forevermore.


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



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