MAY 16   


And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, shall draw all men unto me:   

John 12: 32

When Jesus spoke of being “lifted up from the earth” he meant that that which is human about us must be consciously become united with the Divine.  In ancient writings the earth stood for the lowest form of life while heaven represented the highest.  Therefore, being lifted up from the earth means uniting earth with heaven.  This daily lifting up of our thought is necessary if we wish to so unite ourselves and everything we are doing with the Divine, the spiritual Power that flows through us and into all our acts.

I am now waiting upon the Spirit within me.  I know that It is close to me and that It governs my life in harmony and peace.  And I know that through me It brings joy and happiness to everyone I meet.  Through the power of this indwelling Spirit I am a blessing to myself and to others.

I am lifting up my whole mind in faith to the realization that the Spirit of God is within me and that this perfect Spirit is my real self.  I invite the Spirit to direct my thoughts and acts, and I believe that It is doing so.  I expect new ideas, new thoughts and new ways of doing things to stimulate my imagination into action.  I invite and expect new circumstances and situations.

I know that as they present themselves, the Intelligence within me will accept them and act upon them.  I know that the Divine Presence within me will make Itself known to every person I meet, to every situation I contact.  I know that It will bring life and joy and happiness to everything and everyone.

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

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