There is the anecdote of the Far West that carries a wonderful lesson. It appears that a party of hunters, being called away from their camp, left the campfire unattended, with a kettle of water boiling on it.
Presently an old bear crept out of the words, and seeing the kettle with its lid dancing on top, promptly seized it. The boiling water scalded him badly; but instead of dropping the kettle instantly, he proceeded to hug it tightly – this being a bear’s idea of defense. Of course, the tighter he hugged it the more it burned him; and the more it burned him the tighter he hugged it; and so on in a vicious circle, to the undoing of the bear.
This illustrates perfectly the way in which many people hug their difficulties to their bosoms by constantly rehearsing them to themselves and others.
Whenever you catch yourself thinking about your grievances, say to yourself sternly: “Bear hugs kettle,” and think about God instead. You will be surprised how quickly some long-standing wounds will heal. – From: Around the Year with Emmet Fox
The above is truly a story about turning the Golden Key and being happy, healthy, prosperous and free. – Lovingly, Rev. John
This Week’s Golden Key Positive Prayer: I relax, let go, and think only of God and I am happy, healthy, prosperous and free!
Depending on your desire to prosper, declare the above prayer 50 to 100 times every day for at least a week. Expect something wonderful to happen, and it will!
Are you ready for miracles? During the month of May we are focusing our prayer support upon the miracle-producing activity of God and invite you to join with us.
Send your confidential Miracle Prayer Request by e-mail and we will especially pray with you. Please write “Miracle Prayer Request” in the subject line. Tell us what you desire us to pray with you for. We will acknowledge your request and send to you, a special miracle prayer for you to use.
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The Healing Word
One of the great miracles of life is the healing, renewing, rebuilding ability of the cells. The body is biased on the side of healing. We have been altogether too complacent about out illnesses, and all too timid about accepting the Truth of our wholeness. Health is the normal condition of man; sickness and deterioration are not part of God’s plan. Life should not be a continuous process of fighting sickness and disease. Life is for living! – Eric Butterworth
The Prospering Word
Brighten Up Your World! Brighten up yourself. Brighten up your home and office. Get into circulation more. Find things to be happy about. Remind yourself often: A loving God wants me to be happier that I have ever been before! I have a divine right to be happy, so I claim my happiness now! Then open the channels of your life to receive new people and new good. The results can amaze you. It is a wonderful way to open your mind to receive. – Catherine Ponder
Bytes of Wisdom. . .
Be as a cup, and the universe flows into you. Be as an arrow, and the universe retreats from you. – Zen Proverb
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. – Robert H. Schuller
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. – Swedish proverb
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A Little Humor. . .
One day a pair of rabbits found themselves chased by a pack of wolves. They dashed into a thicket and laid motionless for a moment. “Well,” one said to the other, “do you think we should keep running, or stay here until we out number them?” – Sarah Castle