Tuesday, February 19, 2013
We have faith in the presence and power of God everywhere expressing. We have faith in ourselves as perfect expressions of God in the process of unfolding. We surrender ourselves to the presence, the power and the creative imperative within us.
According to the writer of the New Testament book known as the Letter to the Hebrews, faith is "the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1)
If we are to play our essential role in creating the Kingdom of Heaven, more is required than faith in God. We must also have faith in ourselves. We must know that we are God in expression, and have faith in the guidance and inspiration of God as we find it within ourselves. We needn't wait for an external God to do the work --- we can recognize and claim our own Divinity so the work can be done through us.
"Faith working in Spiritual substance accomplishes all things." Charles Fillmore wrote in Keep a True Lent. "This is the faith that cooperates with creative law. Exercised in Spiritual consciousness, it finds it's abode, and without variations or disappointment it brings results that are seemingly miraculous."
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"