“Decide for God, and everything is given you at no cost at all. Decide against Him, and you choose nothing, at the expense of the awareness of everything. (M-13.8)”
Affirmation: “I choose the awareness of everything.”
1 – Decide for God?
How does one decide for God? Perhaps we are skeptics. Perhaps we have a guilty conscience. Perhaps we have intellectual doubts about God. Then what?
2 – A Chance
Give God a chance.
3 – Try a Little
That is all that is required. Try a little prayer. Ask for something that you think is in line with God’s Will, but be sure that you are not “testing” Him.
4 – God
You may not succeed. But God may.
5 – What Do We Have to Lose?
What do we have to lose by trying to believe, even just a little?
This is starting out as a hard day, because I asked for guidance in a particular situation, and I am unsure if my ego intruded. I am unsure if the guidance that I received is from You. I asked for further indication, and that was forthcoming, and the Answer from You was the same. Is my ego just trying to foment struggle?
I would calm down, following Your guidance. I am not alone in this decision facing me. My husband is with me, and I believe in help from the Other Side. Be with me today; help me to drop the issue for the weekend, so that next Monday, when I can actually do something, I will be in a state of mind that will allow the calm carrying out of what guidance has already shown me.
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HI: I hope you can allow the peace of God to be experienced within you this weekend so that whatever you must face on Monday will be more easily faced…and shown for what it is…a convergence of false ideas that pales in comparison to the truth of what Really Is.
Thank you so much! I am reading quietly and peacefully, and I think I will be ready for Monday when it comes. I write this blog, and then something comes up that throws me, some hard decision. I write so much about guidance, and now I just need to relax and realize that that guidance has indeed come to me, and that I don’t think that it is my ego at work.
I very much appreciated hearing from you.
Most fondly, Celia
Celia, you are welcome. I understand where you are at. I write alot and study the Course as well as many other spiritual paths in the past. Sometimes I get scared when something comes up and throws me as well because I feel like I understand so much….and I don’t expect to get caught off guard. However after reading your email I thought about situations in my own life that are difficult and I received a sense of peace and a surge of strength when I realized, that THIS perceived hard time right now is the moment when all that I know need be applied more than ever. And I actually got excited in a strange way, like I was glad for the opportunity to use my strength, to use God’s strength. Peace to you, Jo-Aynne
Thank you for your fuller comment today. I find that I am the most challenged when a difficult decision comes up, and, of course, as you say, that is the time that we need our spiritual beliefs most of all.
I am glad to report that right now I am just praying for patience. I want Monday morning to already be here! I used to think that I had a lot of patience, but actually I think that patience is one of my issues in life.
Have a good day. And thanks so much for writing. You helped me, and I hope that others who choose to read what you have written will be helped as well.