ACIM Workbook Lesson 204 – for Saturday, July 23, 2011
Affirmation: “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.”
“The Name of God is my inheritance. (WB389)”
Who among us does not sometimes wonder, if we have wealth in the family, what our inheritance, monetarily, will somewhat be? On a higher note, we may think about what we have received from our parents and grandparents that has made us what we are, our genetic and environmental gifts.
Here, though, we are seeing what our greatest inheritance really is: the Name of God. What does this mean? The Name of God means (in an interpretation of ACIM, not stated therein) that we are One with God. When our parents gave us our surname, we were, in a sense, one with them–at least in our younger years. Now God Himself is claiming us, and we need not fret about any other kind of inheritance when we are in His corner. He will take care of us.
It has been said many times, “Do what you love, and the money will follow.” While surely this maxim is not always true, it is true far more often than we anticipate. Many of us choose the sure pathway to security. The Name of God gives us, though, the safety that we have longed to have. He is there for us in every situation.
I would choose You in every circumstance. You are the only security that I need. I do not need monetary security, in any real sense, though in our society nearly everyone would disagree with this. We need the sureness of the inheritance that only You give us. We need Your support. Help us not to turn to egoistic means of security. Help us to depend on You totally.
We do have obligations to provide for our families and our brothers and sisters who do not have their basic security needs met. We need to reach out, for we are all One, and we must take our place in the great panorama of human living in this world. But we will never live a happy life, regardless of how much money we have, if we fail to put You first. I would claim your inheritance today, and this is all that I need. Thank You for being here for me.