“We Are Spiritually Equipped”
In “Divine Science, It’s Principle and Practice“ we read the following: “Heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ, men may, through ignorance of the truth, be slaves of misery, doubt, and poverty. It is knowing the truth that makes man free. Man gives a sense of reality and power to evil when he fails to recognize that his Source, his life, his very existence through time and eternity is God the Good. Truth must be recognized in order to be realized and to become a power in the lives of men.”
The basis of Divine Science Teaching is that God, Originating Source or Substance, is Omnipresent. God, present in all It’s creation. And as Eric Butterworth states: “There is no place in all the universe where Substance (God) is any more present or any less present than right where you are.” And within this God-Substance is all the love, wisdom, peace and understanding. Each of us is like a drop in the ocean of Substance – one with It – having by Divine Right, all the love, wisdom, peace and understanding that is absolute (with no opposite) thatwe can conceive of in consciousness. Yes!! It is ours right now!! Where love on the human plane is temporary; God’s love is eternal!
In his book: The Greatest Thing In The World, Henry Drummond refers to 1 Cor. 13., the well-known letter from Paul to the Corinthians regarding love. I am sure you are all familiar with the words which have been, over the years, used extensively during wedding ceremonies. Drummond states the following in his book: “Every one has asked himself the great question of antiquity as of the modern world: What is the supreme good? You have life before you. Only once can you live it. What is the noblest object of desire, the supreme gift to covet? We have been accustomed to be told that the greatest thing in the religious world is Faith.”
He, Drummond, explains that Paul concludes his letter with the words: “Now abideth Faith, Hope, Love,” and without a moment’s hesitation the decision falls, “The greatest of these is Love.” It is also brought to our attention that Peter states: “Above all things have fervent love among yourselves.” John goes further when he says: “God is love.” And then we are reminded that Paul also indicated that: “Love is the fulfilling of the law.”
When we surrender, let go of fear, resentment or anything else we are holding onto, then we are open and receptive to God’s Presence, Love, and Guidance. And ultimately, we become the transparencies, for God’s Love to shine through.
I believe that we are being shown the way to greater service and it is through remembering that indeed we are heirs, joint heirs with Christ, that we will fulfil our purpose, spiritually equipped, to work through our lessons in Life, knowing that Love is the answer. Every time we remember; remember who we are in Truth; every time we are mindful, we are making a difference in, to, and for the world.
Joel Goldsmith stated: “When one person attains spiritual freedom, he attains it for the entire world, even though it may take a century for the demonstration on earth of the fullness and fulfilment of this freedom. It should be the goal of every individual who has been turned by the grace of God to the spiritual path, therefore, to seek and to search until he arrives, because if only one of us accomplishes this, it will set in motion that which will free the entire world.”
(Luke 12:22-32 – taken from George M. Lamsa translation)
And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Do not worry for your life, what you will eat; nor for your body, what you will wear.
For life is much more important than food, and the body than clothing.
Observe the ravens; for they do not sow or reap, and they have no storerooms and barns; and yet God feeds them; how much more important are you than the birds?
Who among you by worrying can add to his stature one cubit?
So if you are not able to do the smaller thing, why do you worry about the rest?
Observe the flowers, how they grow; for they do not toil nor do they spin; but I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these.
And if God clothes in such fashion the grass of the field, which today is and tomorrow falls into the fireplace; how much more is he to you, O you of little faith?
So do not be anxious about what you will eat or what you will drink, and let not your mind be disturbed by these things.
For worldly people seek after all these things; and your Father knows that these things are also necessary for you.
But seek the kingdom of God, and all of these things shall be added to you.
Do not be afraid, O little flock; for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.