Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Uncompromising Joel

Prayer becomes effective when you do not pray for anything! That is the basic law of prayer. Anyone can receive answers to prayer as long as they will release themselves from human desires for personal good or personal gain.

It is trying to make a “house of merchandise” of God that interferes with prayer, asking for food for me or for you – or asking for clothing or housing in spite of the Master’s teaching that you shall not pray for what you shall eat or what you shall drink or wherewithal you shall be clothed – that you shall not take thought for things.

When you pray, pray only that the Kingdom of God be revealed to you. Pray that the will of God be revealed to you. Pray only that God’s Grace reveal Itself within you and let that prayer result in whatever form of good is within the realm of spiritual Grace.

Study & Meditation #49
From Joel Goldsmith
1960 Chicago Open Class (1:2A)
Tape 321 Side 2

I LOOOOOVE IT! Thanks Joel.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I call upon God's Name and on my own.

This morning I got a call from a brother asking: What name should I use all through the day? God, Jehova, Abba, Father, Jim?

We were laughing together because if you are in the experience of God you could call him anything, like coat hanger for example. God is the BIG Name behind any form and so little things and names join in that ONE meaning.

And...what does it say in today's lesson?
Repeat the Name of God, and little names have lost their meaning. No temptation but becomes a nameless (!!!!) and unwanted thing before God's Name. Repeat His Name, and see how easily you will forget the names of all the gods you valued.

I love this lesson because there is no room to ever be in conflict or unhappy, because you literally will create an altar for truth, each time you turn to God.

Those who call upon the Name of God can not mistake the nameless for the Name, nor sin for grace, nor bodies for the holy Son of God. And should you join a brother as you sit with him in silence, and repeat God's Name along with him within your quiet mind, you have established there an altar which reaches to God Himself and to His Son.

I went with friends on the Wisconsin river today. I live here about 10 years, but I never rented a boat to go play on the river and it was the most beautiful thing.
So, we parked the boat on a little beach and my friend read today's lesson.
We had been in this quiet almost surreal space. Nobody was around. No boats, no people. All of the sudden while reading this passage of the lesson:

God's Name can not be heard without response(!!!!), nor said without an echo in the mind that calls you to remember.

....and there they where, at least 6 boats at once with everyone waving at us, big waves coming up the shore and just a lot of energy. Like EVERYTHING responded to this lesson. I am telling you soon on every airport, shopping mall or bus station there will be an hourly reminder of the daily lesson of A Course In Miracles coming over the speakers.
God thank you for this day. I love you.

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