Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lent 2013 (7th Day of Lent)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We take a moment to recognize ways we have been trying to be self-sufficient through our limited human strength. We now gently surrender these efforts to Spirit, acknowledging with Jesus that "we of ourselves can do nothing." In the peace of this personal surrender, we feel ourselves infilled with the strength of God --- the Presence within that truly does the work.
Strength is not only associated with our limited human form. The Spiritual power of strength --- the Divine idea of strength as it is essentially created in Divine Mind --- is far greater than our attempts at strength in the manifest realm.
As Paul reminds us in his first letter to the Corinthians, "God's weakness is stronger than human strength." (1 Corinthians 1:25).
Accessing that Spiritual power of strength requires us to confront one of the greatest of all Spiritual paradoxes: That we can only achieve strength of Spirit through a willingness to surrender.
We surrender our attempts to be self-sufficient, and in the process, open ourselves to the true, unlimited strength of God, ready to express through us.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"