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
I love to pray with these healing words from this beautiful hymn by Peter B. Allen . . .
You are God’s purpose,
His great design.
His child divine.
Holding your thought to the good and the true,
Spirit will form you anew.
Rise up and walk!
God made you free, born of His liberty.
Carefree and strong,
you are His song,
perfect for all to see.
Peter B Allen, Rise Up, Christian Science Hymn 453:1
Such power comes to our consciousness when we claim, accept and live these ideas!
It seems challenging to hold on to happiness. The amount of time and energy that has been devoted to helping people find happiness through books, websites, courses, etc. is amazing.
Lately, the understanding that happiness comes from selfless service has been coming to me with new veracity. I know this fact theoretically, but how do we make this practical right where we are in the minutiae of our day?
The other evening, I was in heartfelt prayer and I made a gratitude list of all the opportunities to serve that had come that day. Some were small like helping our son potty train. Some felt bigger like prayerfully addressing problems in Syria and North Korea. However big or small, though, creating this list opened my eyes to seeing all have countless ways we have to serve our Father-Mother God each day.
These countless ways to serve often come with opportunities to overcome the resistance which says: “I don’t want to, or I don’t feel like it, or I don’t have enough time or money or energy to help others”. These thoughts are an impostor and should be cast out! If listened to, they would keep us from fulfilling our true destiny as children of God.
I’m grateful for the endless service opportunities we have each day and wishing you a peace-filled, service-oriented life.