Saturday, June 2, 2007

Lesson 154:

I am among the ministers of God…

We are appointed Now! This is what the lesson says, telling us that mere arrogance on our part to continue to play small and set the world up as a fearful place of competition and loss. His message is not just that these states painful states and painful time is over, but that pain and separation were but a dream of falsehood. We are reminded how far we’ve come in the curriculum and how much we still have to learn. We are given the perfect tool to assist us. We don’t judge it, but merely accept our function as messengers of His Word, by receiving it first ourselves. We give only what we have to give.

Will we wait to receive and therefore fulfill our function by bringing the glad tidings of guiltlessness and purity to those appointed us for our delivery? We need seek not for who or what or when as messengers our ministry begins, our part was cast in Heaven and cannot be understood through the mind that made this world of hell. This is the happy news of enlightenment which forgiveness brings. We need not decide if we are worthy yet. Just to decide to accept our ministry, Now!

And like the lesson says: “We cannot judge ourselves, nor need we do so. These are but attempts to hold decision off, and to delay commitment to our function. It is not our part to judge our worth, nor can we know what role is best for us; what we can do within a larger plan we cannot see in its entirety. Our part is cast in Heaven, not in hell. And what we think is weakness can be strength; what we believe to be our strength is often arrogance. The Voice for God, Whose function is to speak for you, chooses and accepts your part for you, is not deceived in what you are, and listens only to His Voice in you….God has joined His Son in this, and thus His Son becomes His messenger of unity with Him. A messenger is not the one who writes the message he delivers. The role of Heaven’s messengers, which sets them off from those the world appoints, is that the messages that they deliver are intended first for them.”

How simple is salvation! I but accept the Atonement for myself. I am as God created me and you and I are one in Christ. This recognition brings a feeling of overwhelming peace and all-encompassing Love. Whatever does not feel this way, or interferes with this flow of perfect peace, in any way, is merely a forgiveness lesson. I recognize by the way I feel, that I have misinterpreted the situation and choose again. My role is to decide for the Holy Spirit within my mind and accept His replacement of love instead. My ministry consists of the people and situations I encounter in my life. It is they with whom I am to share the compassionate message that only truth is true and what seems painful, fearful and worrisome was merely false.

Let’s not waste one more moment wishing our particular ministry was not filled with disenchanted ‘special’ or failed relationships and wish we had something ‘better’ or easier to work with. This is as good as it could possible get. It has been done. Only the Holy Spirit; the Voice for God, has the entire blue-print; the Whole picture, from the so-called beginning to end, which is its completion in God.

We but look back upon it with Him, dreaming we make the journey but once again…. Let’s not waste it, but let time itself collapse into the miracle of our Father’s plan for salvation of and for our Self…

YES. We joyously accept our appointment among the ministers of God, today, as we say:

“I am among the ministers of God, and I am grateful that I have the means by which to recognize that I am free.

The world recedes as we light up our minds, and realizes these holy words are true. They are the message sent to us today from our Creator. Now we demonstrate how they have changed our minds about ourselves, and what our function is. For as we prove that we accept no will we do not share, our many gifts from our Creator will spring to our sight and leap into our hands, and we will recognize what we received.”

Thank you for joining in our holy function.

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