“You are mine” and “You are special”. Sweet books by Max Lucado that we read to our little one. They are sweet because they remind us that what the world says of us can’t really stick if we don’t believe it. We can daily listen to our Maker, the Creator of the universe, that tells us how perfect, special and good He made us.
There is a lot of noise in the world. Clanging cymbals of doubt, lack, remorse, uncertainty. But we can counteract this by dwelling in the “secret place of the Most High”, listening to the thoughts that God gives us.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.*
God has only good for you and that goodness exists right now within you. Good is the truth about you now and forever.
The Bible tells about the disciples hearts that burning within them while they talked with Jesus (as he illuminated the Scriptures to them).
Don’t we all want out hearts to burn within us through an inspiration and spiritual understanding? God says “before you were in the womb, I knew you” and “the very hairs on your head are all numbered.”
Each of us is infinitely valued, needed and special to God. Each us has an individuality that is safe and pure. Each of us is spiritual, made in the image and likeness of Life and Love itself.
We all have much to share and give. We each are special to our Father Mother God, who is loving and embracing us always.
How do we use these gifts and talents? Knowing that we can not be deprived of an opportunity to give is a good starting place. Infinite Mind, the Mind that is within us and speaking to us, is awakening us to ways to shine; awakening us to our divine inheritance that enables us to give and shine.
What about when it seems like we have too much that we need to receive to be able to think about giving? The hypnotic thoughts of lack prevent us from seeing that we have what we need each moment. We don’t need to be afraid and imagine a future where we run out.
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.*
As we realize and acknowledge that we can not be separated from divine Life, Truth and Love we will be sustained. We can’t stay captivated by lack and fear.
Giving can not deplete us. We all have the divine privilege to give and to experince the joy and satisfaction that comes from sharing our God-given talents with the world.
What are some ways we can give right where we are? Praying for our neighbors around the world, being supportive to friends, holding a door open, giving a smile and a hug. Expressing gratitude and joy makes us feel the divine richness that it ours and brings positive changes.
So, go ahead and give! It will brighten your (and someone else’s) day!
YOU ARE LOVED. CHERISHED. VALUED. VALUABLE.
*Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures