In this moment of silent communion with Thee,
In order to be at one with any form of good, it becomes necessary first of all to become one (consciously one) with the Source of all being. Without taking thought of what we shall eat, what we shall drink and wherewithal we
shall be clothed, by seeking the Kingdom of God, conscious oneness with our Source, we are at one with the Infinite Wisdom that already knows our need and the Divine Love whose pleasure it is to give us the Kingdom.
Therefore, we no longer live by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit. If you undertake a spiritual study, you have only your own state of consciousness, your own state of intelligence with which to succeed. But, if you first tune into the Infinite Invisible, the Source of all Being, God, you then have the Mind of God, the Wisdom of God, the Love of God, the Life of God,
so that you can say with Paul, “I live, yet not I, Christ liveth my Life”.
O Lord, a still small silent voice speaks in the depth
of my spirit.
It speaks to me of the things I must do to attain
holy kinship with Thee and to grow
in the likeness of Thee.
I must do my allotted task with unflagging faithfulness
even though the eye of no taskmaster is on me.
I must be gentle in the face of ingratitude
or when slander distorts my noblest motives.
I must come to the end of each day with a feeling
that I have used its gifts gratefully
and faced its trials bravely.
O Lord, help me to be ever more like Thee,
holy for Thou art holy,
Loving for Thou art love.
Speak to me, then, Lord, as I seek Thee again and again
in the stillness of meditation, until Thy bidding
shall at last become for me a hallowed discipline,
a familiar way of life.
FAITH IN PRAYER May the sweetness of the Holy Spirit abide with us…………..Amen We are always seeking pleasure, trying to avoid pain, always seeking after happiness and peace. And most often that very…
God is closer than breathing, nearer than hands and feet, but have we the Consciousness of this or only the words? The words in and of themselves are not truth and thinking about them or reciting them will not make them a living breathing demonstration in our experience. It is when we relax back into the WORD while in meditation that we experience that moment of Peace which springs into our awareness as a feeling of the Truth which is the Spirit behind the words. The demonstration always takes place in the invisible and then appears as abundant and harmonious form.
When you go within yourself, whatever the trouble is and Christ arises, ascends, It says to the storm within you, ‘Peace, be still,’ and there is a great calm. You have entered meditation; you have left the storm of the mind and entered the Silence.
Remember that the earth, with material sense removed, is heaven…
Begin by Practicing the Presence
Meditation is not simple for those who have never approached it. It is
made easier, however, by beginning not with meditation itself but with
practicing the presence of God. It means consciously remembering God,
acknowledging Him in all our ways, and remembering upon waking in the morning:
Today I watch the activity of God taking place throughout the day. I will
not fear what mortal man or mortal circumstances can do to me, but I will
live as a beholder of God as God reveals each unfolding minute to me, each
unfolding five minutes and each unfolding ten minutes, until at the end of
the day I will be able to report, “God, You have done a wonderful job with
today. I’m going to rest and trust You with the night.”
In practicing the presence of God, we turn over the days and the nights to
God. Eventually we turn over our household, our finances, our business,
and the driving of our automobiles to God, even the driving of other drivers.
Yes, we even place them under God’s grace. Gradually by this practice of
the Presence, it becomes a simple matter to meditate because now, as we sit
down, we automatically find ourselves in the midst of an inner quiet and an
From: “EDWARD JEFFS”
Perhaps I was you,
We met on the walks of ourselves,
You were a nice old man,
And I was another flowered being,
You were just God, and a lover,
And somehow we held hands
As we journeyed into the souls
Of others, you knew everything
And I who knew nothing,
Held your hand and became you,
And you became others.
For Barbra Potter Bleecker on her Ordination
1/17/98 Edward J. Jeffs