Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Psalm 113 Conscious Praise

Praise the Lord ...

Praise is something we do every minute of everyday; most of us do it unconsciously. It does not require that you secret yourself away somewhere or that you go to a church. This writer gives us clues as to the practice and purpose of praise. The psalmist says in verse one that servants of the Lord should praise God's name. A servant, unlike a slave, is someone who willingly serves and obeys his master. Those who would praise God must do so willingly. The way that we praise God is through God's name. God's is I AM that I AM. Whenever we utter the words I am, we are setting the Laws of Mind into motion. When we use the words I am to affirm the good in our lives, we are praising God. In light of this, it behooves us all to spend some time thinking about how often we use those words in a negative light, taking the Lord’s name in vain. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Psalm 8 Dominion

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.
God granted humankind dominion over the earth at the time of the creation (Gen 3). What does this mean? It does not mean that we have the right to do whatever we want to do to the rest of the creation. What it does mean is that we have complete control over our world.  What each of us experiences individually is a product of our mental and emotional state.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Psalm 104 Divine Creativity

On creativity
We have the opportunity to participate in the field of Divine creativity each and every day. God is constantly reaching towards us (laying the beams of his chambers). We need only be receptive. This current of life imparts divine ideas (messengers) and the cleansing and purifying activity of the Holy Spirit (fire and flames your ministers).

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Psalm 97 Right Relationship

Clouds-6
When we allow ourselves to acknowledge the presence and power of God in our lives, we begin the process of understanding our relationship with God.

God is in our consciousness surrounded by mystery (clouds and thick darkness). Despite this mystery, we are given a clear path by the Presence and Power of the Christ within us. Once we understand our right relationship with God (righteousness) and constructively call the laws of Mind into action (justice), we can approach the throne. We can only come forward in the knowledge that we are each children of God, inheritors of the fullness God's estate.