Lessons

“How should the teacher of God spend his day?  To the advanced teacher of God this question is meaningless.  There is no program, for the lessons change each day.  Yet the teacher of God is sure of but one thing; they do not change at random.  Seeing this and understanding that it is true, he rests content.  He will be told all that his role should be, this day and every day.  (M40)”

Affirmation:  “I will rest content in the knowledge that my lessons change each day.”

Reflections:

This is a meaningful passage.  Much is told in a few concise words.  When we become advanced teachers of God, we do not worry about what to do or what to say at any given time during our day.  We have kept in close touch with guidance, and we know that we will receive what to do and what to say throughout the day, as it unfolds.

Elsewhere we learn that there are no accidents in salvation.  So our day is not at random.  We experience what we are meant to experience, and this is good when we are in league with the Holy Spirit.  Elsewhere Jesus says that it is not necessary to learn through pain, and it is this fear that often makes our days unsure.  The advanced teacher of God does not know such self-doubt; he responds repeatedly to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and his days are good..

To rest content is a great blessing.  We are told that we can indeed do just that.  This truism of the Course is one of its most blessed promises.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

May I accept the truth that I will be told what to do each day by the Holy Spirit.  I will rest content in this knowledge, knowing that my lessons do not change at random.

Please be with me today as I go about my activities.  May I realize that there is no point to drama, that You would have me live a peaceful day, secure in the knowledge of Your providence in all things.

Amen.

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