May. 02, 2024 – TODAY I AM CONSCIOUS THAT MY BODY IS VITALIZED BY THE LIVING CURRENTS OF LIFE  

MAY 2   

TODAY I AM CONSCIOUS THAT MY BODY IS VITALIZED BY THE LIVING CURRENTS OF LIFE   

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up…   

James 5:15

When we say that the body is spiritual we are not denying the physical body.  The physical is included within the spiritual. If the Spirit, or Divine Intelligence, has seen fit to give us a physical body it would be absurd to think of the body as an illusion unworthy of our attention.  Rather, we should think of the body as a spiritual instrument now.  Every statement we make about the body, or belief we hold about it, which causes the mind to accept Spirit as the substance of the body, tends to heal.

My body is the temple of the living Spirit.  It is spiritual substance now.  Every part of my body is in harmony with the living Spirit within me.  The life of the Divine Spirit flows through every atom of my being, vitalizing, invigorating and renewing every particle of my physical body.  There is a pattern of perfection at the center of my being which is now operating through every organ, function, action and reaction.  My body is forever renewed by the Spirit.

I am now made vigorous and whole.  I possess the vitality of the Infinite.  I am strong and well.  The life of the Spirit is my life.  All Its strength is my strength.  Its power is my power.  I feel that my whole being is renewed, invigorated and made alive.  There is complete stillness and perfect peace at the center of my being as I wait on that Presence which makes all things perfect.  Every breath I draw is a breath of perfection, vitalizing, up-building and renewing every cell of my body.  I am born of the Spirit.  I am in the Spirit.  I am the Spirit made manifest.   

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

May 01, 2024 – TODAY I PERMIT THE POWER GREATER THAN I AM TO FLOW INTO NEWNESS OF LIFE THROUGH EVERY THOUGHT AND ACTION   

MAY 1        

TODAY I PERMIT THE POWER GREATER THAN I AM TO FLOW INTO NEWNESS OF LIFE THROUGH EVERY THOUGHT AND ACTION   

… I will lead them in paths that they have not known…  

Isaiah 42:16

Sometimes we are confronted with problems which we do not seem able to solve and right here is the place to prove to ourselves that there is an Intelligence which knows how to bring things to pass for us.  In doing this we should shut everything else out of the mind and rest quietly for a few moments while we confidently affirm the Divine Presence and actually believe that it is guiding us.  Now think of your problem and consciously take it into your thought, not as a problem, but as thought you were receiving the answer, as you meditate:

I am bringing all my problems to the altar of faith and I know that every true desire of my heart will be fulfilled through the power of love.  My first desire is that all my thoughts and all my acts shall give joy and gladness to everyone around me.  I wish the healing power of love to flow through me to everyone.

I believe that Divine Intelligence, which is the Mind of God, is guiding, guarding and directing my thoughts and acts.  I believe that God already knows the answer to this problem; therefore I am letting go of the problem as though it were difficult, and I am listening to the answer, as though it were sure.  The answer to this problem not only exists in the Mind of God; I affirm that it is in my mind now, that something in me does know what to do.  I joyfully accept Divine guidance.  I am open to new ideas, to new thoughts, new hopes and aspirations.  That which so recently seemed a problem, no longer exists for the Mind of God, which knows the answer, is quietly flowing through my thought and feeling.  A great peace and joy come over me as I accept this answer from the Giver of all life.

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

Apr. 30, 2024 – MY LIFE IS EASY FOR GOD IS RULING MY DAY

APRIL 30   

MY LIFE IS EASY FOR GOD IS RULING MY DAY

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.   

John 14:27

I have faith in the eternal goodness of God and of man.  I know that never again will fear distort my thinking, for I now am sure of my Divine Security.  The Lord is with me wheresoever I go.  Divine Intelligence guides me, whatsoever I do.  Divine Love flows through me to whomever I meet.  This is the truth of this day, and I am established in it.

I am unafraid and untroubled; because I know that I walk in Omnipresence, think with Omniscience and act with Omnipotence.  Order, harmony and peace abide in me and flow from me. New ideas come to me; old ideas are released from me.  Having no fear, I meet every situation with poise.  There is calm, beauty and joy on every hand.  God’s perfect world is my world, and God’s perfect people are my only contacts.  My life is easy for God is ruling my day.

Every hour of this day is alive with God.  His Mind never lets me go for even a split second.  Divine Guidance is forever in me, seeking to lead me into greater accomplishments.  Turning within to Spirit, all pressure is taken from me.  I no longer need to assert myself, for now the Truth flows out from me and Its Divine Assertion delivers me from all problems.

Peace fills my mind; love fills my heart and God is always where I am.  I discard doubt, for I know that the One Mind knows what to think in me, and what to produce through me.  Lovingly and trustingly, I let my God-Self express.  I declare the glad tidings of great joy to my fellowman.  I thank God for life, and I live this life fearlessly, wisely and lovingly.

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

Apr. 29, 2024 – I FULFILL MY DESTINY NOW   

APRIL 29   

I FULFILL MY DESTINY NOW   

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them   

John 13:17

I know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that God supports me in every right action.  I feel the sustaining power of Spirit flowing through me, and I act with authority.  I do those things which are pleasing to God and helpful to man.  The joy of true accomplishment is mine today.  I believe that God loves me, and His approval is all I need.  I am glad to be an outlet for the perfect action of a perfect Mind.

I have a purpose in living.  I was created to be a witness to the Truth, and I fulfill my destiny now.  Aware of God within me, aware of God around me, I act as a Son of God should act.  I do those things which are constructive and valuable.  I not only know the Truth, I act as the Truth.  I speak truth, think Truth and radiate Truth.  My world reacts to my consciousness and truth appears on all sides.  My way is easy and my problems are as nothing, for the Truth makes glad my way.

My destiny is to be a creative person in a universe which responds to my thought.  As a result of my conscious deliberations new and greater forms of good should and do appear.  My right thinking produces experiences that lift and heal my fellowman.  This I do, for it is my destiny to be a bringer of good tidings of great joy.

I delight in the magnificence of God’s universe.  I am glad that His Mind fashioned me out of Its own substance of good.  I realize that I must live in accordance with God and His perfect Law of mind action.  I do this, for it is the only permanent way of peace and true accomplishment.  

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

Apr. 28, 2024 – I GLORIFY GOD BY THINKING RIGHTLY AND LOVING GREATLY   

APRIL 28   

I GLORIFY GOD BY THINKING RIGHTLY AND LOVING GREATLY   

Now is the son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him   

John 13:31

The glory of the Lord is upon me, and I am a son of the Most High.  I glorify God by thinking rightly and loving greatly.  God glorifies me by becoming the thing I need at the instant I need it.  I know no delay; for God’s instantaneous results are assured.  My universe is redolent with beauty.  My life is filled with good.  My mind is saturated with Love and I see the face of God in every face I see.  In the One Mind I think, and in me the One Mind prevails.

There isn’t God and man, there is only God as man, and I am that man now.  God and I are one, and God is that one.  As I willingly let go of fear, faith appears.  As I willingly let go of the belief in duality, oneness appears.  As I realize that God is my Father and I am His son, the Law establishes me in perfect results. I declare that I am the perfect creation of an unlimited God, and act to prove this statement.

I glory in the expanding Ideas which God delivers to my consciousness.  He never fails to offer me something greater than that which has gone before.  His Omniscience is within me, and I regulate all my thinking to Its standards and Its processes.  Right thinking becomes natural to me, and right loving releases itself through me.  The Divine Release through me is normal and easy.

I begin this day with the feeling that it will be good.  God works in me and through me with ease.  I know that good has been accomplished yesterday, and that even greater things are before me today.  I give thanks for the good of my life, and I dedicate myself to the “greater works” which I shall do, and have started to do even today.

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

Apr. 27, 2024 – VICTORY FOR ME IS CERTAIN FOR GOD PERMEATES MY WORLD   

APRIL 27   

VICTORY FOR ME IS CERTAIN FOR GOD PERMEATES MY WORLD   

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever, Amen.   

Matthew 6:13

Established in Truth, I see God everywhere.  Around me, within me, beneath me, above me – God is the reality of my being.  I live in a perfect Presence.  I am acted upon by a perfect Power.  I am living a life Divine.  The glory of the Lord is upon me, and I appreciate my blessings.  In my experience today the kingdom, the power and the glory of Truth are dominant.  Victory for me is certain, for God permeates my world.

This victory is easy, for within me there is a Divine Center that knows no evil, and cannot accept evil.  As I relax from all tension and let His Mind rule my thinking, I find that all things work together for good.  There is no battle to be fought, for Life moves through me with direction and purpose, and I let my good happen.

I speak with the voice of Truth, and my words establish good.  I hear only the Truth, and my mind is centered in peace.  I feel the encircling presence of Love.  I know that life is worthwhile, and I enjoy every moment of it.  Unceasing joy is my lot, for I am finding God everywhere.  My present world is heaven, and I live in it as a spiritual being.

I delight in finding good everywhere I look.  I enjoy the feeling of spiritual security.  I am free of fear, and strong in faith.  I know that only God acts in my life today.  Unto me is revealed the riches of the kingdom of heaven.  All power is given unto me to use rightly.  Glorious opportunities unfold before me.  The eternal Mind whispers in my ear the sweet Ideas of Truth.  I am free of the past, at peace in the present, and secure in the future.   

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

Apr. 26, 2024 – PEACE IS MINE THIS DAY; FOR THERE IS NOTHING TO FIGHT: THERE IS ONLY GOD TO REALIZE   

APRIL 26   

PEACE IS MINE THIS DAY; FOR THERE IS NOTHING TO FIGHT: THERE IS ONLY GOD TO REALIZE   

Matthew 6:13

But deliver us from evil   

I am delivered from all my difficulties, for God in me is my deliverance.  Infinite Mind knows no restrictions, and I, as Its representative on earth, am now free, whole and at peace.  My consciousness controls my world, and I refuse to think evil.  I think Truth, and thus Truth controls my world.  Peace is mine this day, for in my thought there is nothing to fight, there is only God to realize.  I love to contemplate the things of the Spirit.

As I steadfastly think of God and His heaven, I forget that evil has ever been, is now, or ever could be.  I see that truth alone prevails, and Love alone heals.  I speak the Truth and am healed by Divine Love.  I am radiant with joy, for never again shall error fool me, nor human opinions ensnare me.  I am Spirit, and I think in Spiritual terms.  I am the expression of Divine Intelligence, and all my thinking is geared to this premise.

The unreality of evil is true, and I accept this.  I no longer seek it, or use it as an excuse for my own failure to see the Good.  God didn’t make evil, and I refuse to believe in it, or in any power ascribed to it.  The whole world is my friend.  Co-operation greets me wherever I go.  All people help me, and all situations bless me.  I am delivered from all negation.

The action of God taking place in my affairs today eliminates and prevents evil from appearing.  It has no power and no reality, and I see only God in myself and my affairs.  My salvation is of God, for His Mind is mine to use for the glory of good and the furtherance of peace.  I walk in wisdom, born of the Spirit, forevermore. 

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

Apr. 25, 2024 – I AM ESTABLISHED IN RIGHT THINKING, AND I CANNOT BE MOVED   

APRIL 25   

I AM ESTABLISHED IN RIGHT THINKING, AND I CANNOT BE MOVED   

And lead us not into temptation   

Matthew 6:13

I am an outlet for the Mind of God.  This Eternal Spirit is always thinking rightly through me, and I rejoice in its perfect action in my consciousness.  I am never tempted to think evil, for God is in me as my defense and my deliverance.  Knowing that Spirit is the cause of my being, I cannot be lead into temptation.  I am strong in the Lord and the power of His right thinking.  To every negative that appears in my thought, I am inviolate.  Nothing but God and His perfect Ideas have power in me, nor can act through me.

I stand firmly for the Truth.  I believe that this is God’s universe, and I am willing that God should run His universe.  I cease my human opinions and human judgments.  I let God act through me.  I let His Mind make every decision.  I let Divine Love handle all my personal relationships.  I relax and let Infinite Truth reveal Itself in my life and affairs.  I have faith that the Holy Spirit of right action is now in full dominion in my consciousness.

I am not led into temptation to believe that a power opposes me.  I know that Mind alone is power, and all of Mind is for me. I decide whether my world shall be heaven or hell.  My thinking and feeling alone determine my experience.  Therefore, never again will I be tempted to blame outer circumstances and other people for my own wrong thinking.  I think rightly always.

I am permanently established in right thinking, and I cannot be moved.  I leave the old patterns of thought, and I now think God’s Ideas with Him.  My life is rich in love, and all my ways are peace, for I am an expression of a Mind that never wavers.  

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

Apr. 24, 2024 – I AM AN HEIR TO THE KINGDOM AND I NOW DEDICATE MYSELF TO UNSELFISH LIVING   

APRIL 24   

I AM AN HEIR TO THE KINGDOM AND I NOW DEDICATE MYSELF TO UNSELFISH LIVING   

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors   

Matthew 6:12

I live in a universe of Divine Order.  This universe expects me to live in it with wisdom and love, and this I do.  I know that with creative thinking, premised upon good, there are no impossibilities for me.  I know that God wants me to have all the good that I can mentally appropriate.  I now dedicate myself to unselfish living.

I forgive myself for all my errors of omission and commission.  I let God’s healing currents of love cleanse my consciousness.  I honestly seek to love my fellowman, for in him God abides.  I see him as God sees him, and I bless him in thought and action.  I release every unkind thought, motive and feeling from my mind.  I take my true place as a Spiritual Being and let God alone rule and govern my life.  I release Love to every person, place and thing.

Having forgiven and released the mistakes others have made, I know that my own are equally dismissed.  Therefore, all guilt is erased from my mind, and all past fear from my heart.  I face today with a cleansed mind and a free spirit.  No one sits in judgment upon me, and I judge no one.  I am a free soul in a spiritual universe thinking God’s thoughts.

Today, I honestly seek to live by the Sermon on the Mount. I will go twice the mile, and forgive seventy times seven.  I will see the Good in my co-workers, my family, and my friends.  I know that nothing can disturb me unless I let it, and I now close my mind to all evil.  God in me is the only Presence and the only Power.  God in me makes every decision, and renders every judgment.  I love all people and am loved by all.  

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

Apr. 23, 2024 – I THINK OF THE ABUNDANCE THAT IS NOW MINE, AND I THANK GOD FOR IT   

APRIL 23  

I THINK OF THE ABUNDANCE THAT IS NOW MINE, AND I THANK GOD FOR IT   

Give us this day our daily bread   

Matthew 6:11

God gives to me all that I am capable of receiving.  My consciousness alone determines the richness or the poverty of my thinking.  I am the recipient of all that God is, and today I increase my knowledge of God.  Into my thought God pours all of His Ideas.  I do not live by labor alone, but by every Idea in the Mind of God.  This is my true source of supply.  Knowing this, I open my mind to receive the inflow of Spiritual Inspiration which the Infinite is forever showering upon me.  I love to think with the Ideas of Spirit.

I accept the bounty of God, for I know that His Mind has planned it for me.  My God is a rich Mind that knows only abundance, health and peace.  These are mine today, for I am the beloved Son of the Father.  The Lord giveth, but does not take away.  I eat of the bread of the Spirit.  I am nourished in consciousness by the living Truth.  I hunger and thirst after righteousness, and I am filled, for God is within me sustaining my every right action.

My mental food determines the kind of world in which I live.  I now choose my mental nourishment as wisely as I do the physical.  If my body needs a balanced diet, so does my soul.  As all of Truth is offered to me, I have a perfect repast from which to select.  I now balance wisdom with love, joy with creative work and power with true authority.  My mind is well fed with Truth.

Every channel of my thinking is now open and receptive to the Ideas of Truth, which are the true living bread.  I feast upon the goodness of God.  I think of the abundance that is now mine and thank God for it.

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