Sunday, February 17, 2019
Today's lesson - God is the strength in which I trust
Today's lesson is number 47 in A Course In Miracles which is, "God is the strength in which I trust."
This lesson is very similar to the third step of Alcoholics Anonymous which is "Made a decision to turn our will over to the care of God as we understood him."
In the Our Father prayer we pray, "....Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven."
The AA slogan says simply, "Let go and let God."
Have you noticed how we try to control what we can't control and finally we have to admit that our life is unmanageable.
In Universalism we recognize that God loves us unconditionally and it gives us great peace, but we have great difficulty in extending this nonjudgmental attitude to others.
It is a great paradox to admit that our strength comes from recognizing our powerlessness, our judgmentalessness, our misguided belief that we have the power and the strength to control the circumstances that impact our lives.
One of my favorite jokes - "Want to hear God laugh? Tell God your plans."
There is great peace in asking Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God, your Muse, the Spirit of Life, the energy of the Universe for help.
At the end of our lives when our spirits are pried lose from our bodies we must surrender our egos. This return to Love fills us with terror over giving up the ego which was never real to begin with. Learn now to let the ego go and go with the flow. In this going with the Flow there is great strength which can learn to trust. The wise ones call it "faith."