I SIMPLIFY MY UNDERSTANDING OF GOD
“Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, – means, teachers, texts, temples fall; it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hours.” Emerson
Jesus was not interested in the logics of theology; He was primarily concerned with the Spirit in man. I now turn to the Spirit within me, and find It in all Its greatness and all Its peace. There is an interior Christ-Mind that baffles all reasoning, and is beyond all human explanation. In me at this moment, God abides in fullness, in richness, in omniscience. My life today is the Life of God. My thinking this day is accomplished because the God-Mind thinks through me. My capacity to be a great and loving person is because greatness born of the Spirit indwells me.
From whence I may come is of little importance to me. Where I shall go upon leaving my present body, I am willing to leave to the Wisdom of the Father of us all. Today I am alive as a creative soul, and I will so live that today the Action of Truth shines forth through the works of my thinking, and the words of my mouth. The Divine is a perfect Simplicity. Life flows through me, Love seeks an outlet from me, and Power is mine to use as I select. My use of the Spirit is not dependent upon my education, background or environment. God in me acts through me as I recognize It.
I am not dependent upon theological beliefs; God and I are one process, one Life and one Joyous Spirit. I am in the Father and His Mind indwells me, and inspires me at every moment. I have an invisible church in my consciousness, and in it I silently acknowledge the beauty of my present life in God. The inner altar of Truth feeds me with Its living bread of ideas, and its vital wine of creative action. I no longer seek an outside God and an exterior temple, for I know that I am the temple of the living God, and that all of His Creativeness is mine to use and to enjoy. I have a simplified concept of God.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker