One way that I love to pray is to use a Thesaurus to help expand my sense of a quality and attribute of God such as stability, security, courage, or trust.
When I read that a nation or a person is dealing with instability, I look up stable. What does it mean? Where does it really come from? Recognizing synonyms for stable such as balanced, calm, lasting, and permanent show me that stability actually comes from God. They are attributes of God’s presence and power. They are evidence of our oneness with God. Because God is a divine Principle that is always present, the attributes of stability — mentally and physically — must be always present. This is because we live, move, and have our being in God, and we reflect God.
As each of us becomes more aware of stability, and it’s true source in God, we will recognize and experience more of the calm, peace, and consistency of good that comes from divine Spirit. God is always imparting these qualities in us and through us each moment. And God is able to voice them to each person. This is prayer of affirmation that awakens us to the good that is at hand and to our inseparability from God’s goodness. It helps us see spiritually, as Jesus did, “the fields are already ripe for harvest.” (John 4:35 NLT)
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God is strong enough to lean on. Isn’t it amazing? No matter how hard we lean, no matter if the whole world leans at the same time, God is strong enough to hold us all up, to bless us individually, and to reveal His/Her spiritual, healing power. God never runs out.
God is an inexhaustible Principle — an unchanging, omnipresent Love. No matter how things change on the human scene, God never changes. Divine Love never changes. Love is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So no matter what challenges face the world or our individual lives, God is strong enough for us to lean on, draw power from, and an endless Source of spiritual inspiration. Like a waterfall pouring forth more water than we could hold, God is unconditional love pouring forth endless strength, compassion, and restoration.
God’s love never leaves us where it found us. When we lean on God, we stand up again strengthened, regenerated, and healed.
” . . . The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;” — II Samuel 22:2
As I write this, Colorado is on fire. Ten wildfires have broken out on the slopes and foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, one so close to the city of Colorado Springs that whole neighborhoods are on mandatory evacuation orders. Structures have burned and major thoroughfares are jammed with cars carrying thousands of people to safety….
Media reports often speak of the unpredictable cruelty of Mother Nature. Yet the Bible gently reminds me that the motherhood of God prevails: “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13). It is the province of divine Love to tenderly nurture Her creation, for as Science and Health puts it, “In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity” (p. 517). Read more