Monday, November 28, 2011
Draw Near in Faith
By Rev. Dr. Paulette Hogan
The gift of God's presence in and through us is the gift of life. But, it is important to remind ourselves often that the gift is not forced upon us and the benefits are not automatically bestowed. A response is required of us; To truly and earnestly accept our relationship with God. To be in a relationship of love and clarity with our neighbor, to aspire to lead a new life--- these are the conditions under which the gifts become real to us.
This means trust--- innocent, open, unconditional, childlike trust in God, Creator and Giver of all Life. It means childlike trust in the power of love of God. Let God be God! There is a time to work and a time to think and a time tp play and a time to dream and a time to love and be loved. There is a time for all these things, but now is the time to cast off our old manner of life and experience the new life.
Now is the time to draw near in faith.
Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. ---- Psalm 143:8
reprint from Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas