MARCH 1        


Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God:  the powers that are ordained of God. Romans 13:1

The Bible tells us that the powers that be are ordained of God.  And since God exists everywhere, the Power of God is wherever we recognize it – not only all the Presence, but all the Power.  We have no power of ourselves, as though we were separate entities, therefore we say with the Psalmist that our strength cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth.  What we really do is to use a Power greater than we are, which Power is our strength, but we ourselves are not the Power.  Of ourselves we can do nothing, nor of ourselves do we even hold our bodies in place; rather, we rely on the power of gravitational force which operates upon us.  In just manner we are operated upon by spiritual powers which become our strength when we use them. It is in this sense that we are strong with the Power of God, the only Power there is.

My strength cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth.  Recognizing this strength which is perfect, complete and ever-present with me, I have implicit trust and confidence not only in its availability right where I am, but in its action in and through everything I am doing.  There is a Power behind my every thought and word.  There is a Power going before me and preparing my way.  I rest in this Power in calm and serene confidence, with perfect trust and faith.  I know that this Power is good, it is constructive, it is activated by love, it is directed by Divine Intelligence, and I use it even in the simplest things in my life.  Today, then, I accept that all the Power there is belongs to me.  In joy and in gladness I recognize and use this Power.  Therefore, today I am sustained and upheld by It, in peace, in joy and in wholeness.

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

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