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  • Life (Intelligence, Power, Spirit) is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
  • Every human being is an expression of the One Life. Our very essence is of Life, and therefore we are also inherently good.

    
 
  
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Weekly Message for July 21, 2024

 

          This was my first Weekly Message posted on the Internet:

Sunday, October 22, 2000

TURNING GOD LOOSE
Glory to God in the Highest! We do not
Glorify God in our tears and our fears. When
we can say we depend on Principle, not person,
place or thing, we are depending absolutely
on the Highest Thought about ourselves
and the things that concern us.



             God loves Big - Really BIG! 
Look at the Universe - it is proof that God loves big.  The bigger we make our lives, our visions and our thoughts, the more room there is for God to move through our affairs, visions and thoughts.  But if the focus of our thoughts is on the finite piece of the world that we see, we are limiting God in our lives and therefore our lives become rife with limitation and restriction.  We must open up our thinking to the panoramic view of all things.  We must open our minds to the Infinity that Is God.  We must go beyond our past experiences and history, our past thoughts and beliefs that have created limitation thinking in our minds.  

                    We must see ourselves in the BIGGER PICTURE OF LIFE.  But this won't happen unless we expand our thinking and take the steps to allow it to demonstrate in our lives.  It all starts with a "desire" for something better.  Most of us want what we have already to be better.  We want greater compensation for our jobs.  We want whatever ails us physically to be healthy.  We want our relationships to be happy and loving.  We want our friendships to be easy and comfortable.  We want a home fairly similar to our friend's homes.  What most of us imagine for ourselves is "something a little better."  Or, perhaps we think "someday" I will be ready to live a more fuller Life, a more dynamic Life.  These ideas of "something a little better" or "someday" catch up with us quickly and soon we become dissatisfied with Life, we lose our Joy for it and the more we postpone making significant changes in our thinking and the ideas we have about ourselves the more receptive we are to depression, to inactivity, a feeling of futility and resistance to change.  We have to rid the thought of "something a little better or someday" from our minds.  If we are not feeling "alive and vital" with what we have right now, "something a little better" will not be enough to create much more than a very temporary moment of mild contentment.  Today is it - there is no guarantee that there will be a tomorrow!  God doesn't work in tomorrow, God only knows Today, Now!  We must give God a bigger field to express Itself in NOW!

                    BEGIN BY TURNING GOD LOOSE IN YOUR LIFE!  Take time each day and open your mind to something "grand" for yourself, something "spectacular!".  See yourself in "Love with Life."  See yourself totally free and unencumbered!  See yourself living a most wonderful Life!  See yourself feeling alive, awake and thrilled to live each day.  See yourself at the "top" feeling the "best" you have ever felt!  See your Life as vital, interesting, exciting, a Life that demonstrates the magnificence of God in all that you do!  Get your little ideas of yourself and others, your weaknesses, your fears, your "some-days" - your worries and doubts out of the way!  Dream a Bigger Dream for yourself! Get Still.  There Is Something within us thinking - which is why we can't stop thinking.  Let It think through your mind.  See in your "mind's eye" what you want in your Life.  Lift up your idea of yourself and your Life to a higher place and trust the Power within you.   And then - turn God loose to make it happen!  Feel the joy of it, Be with it and don't lose faith in it - know that it is working its way to you!  Believe in the highest thought about yourself and the things that concern you that you can imagine.

                       
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST! 
We do not Glorify God in our tears and our fears.  When we can say we depend on Principle, not person, place or thing, we are depending absolutely on the Highest Thought about ourselves and the things that concern us! <>

            
Special note:  For those of you who have been with this ministry through all these years, I thank you for the support. You have probably noticed changes, some subtle, some not so subtle, in how these Messages relate our lives to the infinite power and intelligence that rules the universe. However, the basic message never changes, Love yourself, for all the power and intelligence you will ever require, is within you.

Keep the Faith!

Rev-Bates
(Reverend Dr. Henry Lee Bates)


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