“‘Except ye become as little children’ means that unless you fully recognize your complete dependence on God, you cannot know the real power of the Son in his true relationship with the Father. (T12)”
1 – Surrendering to God
Surrendering to God is a wondrous possibility that gives us everything. We are dependent upon Him, but it is not a dependence that is wrong. We are meant to depend on God, and our lack of communicating to Him is most unnatural (as A Course in Miracles says). God knows when we are not communicating with Him, and He “thinks” that His children are asleep and must be wakened. Everyone who follows ACIM agrees on this premise, even those who believe that God does not know about our daily lives, because we are caught in illusion and He is not so caught. And those of us who do believe that God does know about us and the myriad details of our lives also recognize, when we study ACIM, that we are asleep and need the Awakening. It could be argued that the whole purpose of A Course in Miracles is to lead us to Awakening through forgiveness of ourselves and our brothers and sisters.
2 – A Statement by Jesus
This passage explains a statement attributed to Jesus in the New Testament. Little children are dependent upon their parents, as we see God as our Father (and Mother). It is natural and right that we turn to Him in our daily pathway. It is unnatural not to do so. Those who believe that God does not know us do, nevertheless, believe that His Guide, the Holy Spirit, is the Universal Inspiration that tells us, in direct ways, how to negotiate through our world. When we fail to listen, we are virtually certain, sometimes immediately, of getting into trouble. When we do listen, our pathway smoothes out, and we are at peace once again. May we walk an untroubled pathway today.
3 – Life Will Smooth Out
When we talk to God or we talk to the Holy Spirit, we are getting the answers for our lives that we are meant to know. And, indeed, life smooths out, and we are at peace.
4 – Listen to the Holy Spirit’s Voice
Isn’t this what we have wanted all along? God would have it so, and so it is. When we listen to the Voice that speaks to us of God’s all-encompassing love.
Thank You for the comfort that I know from You. I do not wish to get caught up in theology, about whether or not You do enter our dreams, our illusions. I only know that from the universe I receive comfort. And then all is well in my world. Thank You for that. You are my rock in this sometimes troubled environment of this world.
Be with us as we walk through the world. Let us not let theology about You divide us. May we learn of You however we best can. May we feel Your presence in our minds and spirits and hearts. May joy accompany us, as You would have.
I thank You specifically today for the lessening of stress in my immediate environment just now. You have given me some tools to handle stress, intuitively, and they are working. Thank You.