The first thing to consider in having a happy year is to not make New Year’s resolutions! Most people make New Year’s resolutions because they think it is the right thing to do. However, most of these resolutions are broken and forgotten rather quickly and this can cause feelings of guilt and failure. These you do not need right at the beginning of a brand new year.
You will be wise to give time to prayer and meditation as you contemplate the New Year and what you would really like to accomplish in it. Better yet, seek divine guidance and listen to what God has in store for you and open your mind to His counsel, guidance and help in achieving what is really important. Then write your list of desired goals for 2013.
Another excellent thing to do is write a Letter to God, and send it to us.You have already received instructions for doing this in our Happy New Year email. If you didn’t, ask and we will send them to you.
Have a daily talk with God as you open your mind to His guidance, listen, and then follow the guidance you receive as you go about the activities of each day.
Be grateful for all your blessings including those you expect. Have an attitude of expectancy and give thanks for and accept each new day as your golden opportunity to “be about your Father’s business.” His “business” for you is to be peaceful, loving, kind, wise, helpful, growing spiritually, and doing what is yours to do.
Refrain from condemnation, criticism and complaining. Do not give in to fear, anger or worry. Rather, focus on love, acceptance, forgiveness, peace, harmony, joy, beholding the Christ in yourself and others. This is practicing the presence of God, the truly happiest thing you can do.
Do your best and expect the best. Act as though God is within you, guiding you in all you do. The Truth is, God IS within you. God IS guiding you every moment. Practice thanksgiving. Declare often: Thank You, God, I am grateful.
Live Life Lovingly. This is your golden key to real happiness. It is a great way to experience a very happy year – one day at-a-time. Go for it with all your heart! – Lovingly, Rev. John
Be Well, Strong, Successful & Prosperous!
Sometimes I have written a letter to God, when I have wanted to be sure that something would have divine consideration, love, and attention. I have written the letter in the assurance that the eyes of the loving and all-wise Father were seeing my letter and knowing my heart and working to find ways to bless me and help me to grow. So I suggest that you write a letter to God, putting into words that which your heart holds and hopes for. Have faith that God is seeing your letter and your heart, and that divine wisdom, power, freedom, and love is yours to accomplish that which will meet your needs.
After you have placed your heart’s desires with God, don’t be anxious, worried, or negative. Do not look for signs that He has responded. Busy yourself with the work God gives and with study and prayer develop into a real companion and real radiator of happiness and inspiration. As you do so you become the radiating center toward which those are drawn who will add to your happiness and cooperate with you in making your life a beautiful success. Spirit intends you to be a radiating center that will draw to you whatever you need to be well and strong, successful, happy and prosperous. – Myrtle Fillmore – The Healing Letters of Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity
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I am a radiating center of divine love,
now attracting to me, health, wealth, peace,
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When you ask us to Pray with You …
Do your own work in prayer. Affirm the Truth that God is the only presence and the only power at work in your mind, body, life and affairs. Believe you receive. Believe God is answering your prayer now. Act as though it is already so. Be thankful all the time! -– Lovingly, Rev. John
In the Mail …
Divine Love Works Wonders! – Your *Divine Love Prayer-Treatment is most effective in my life. For the first time, I am getting a consciousness of love. Divine Love is making me aware of the love that has always been in me, but I wasn’t conscious of it. I now claim Divine Love in all situations. Divine Love prevented a serious accident on the expressway last week. The car ahead of me in the right lane, started to move into my lane, but he pulled back into his lane quickly when I declared, “Divine Love!”
Divine Love is surely working in wonderful ways in my finances which were in a mess, but are now straightening out. My prosperity is increasing which I attribute to invoking the power of Divine Love and to tithing. I’ve been affirming: Divine Love and Tithing now work miracles in my life! Now, I am enjoying more order, harmony and balance. Divine Love has attracted a wonderful man into my life. I am enclosing my grateful tithe in support of your ministry. Thank you for your wonderful prayer support. – New York
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Bytes of Wisdom …
Why is it that when we look through the family album we split our sides laughing, but when we look in the mirror we don’t crack a smile?
Vision often God-ward, and live anew. Keep the high watch. The problems of man result from his downward-looking. – Emma Curtis Hopkins
There is a Power hidden within the recesses of your mind that contains the answer to all questions, the solutions to all problems.
Do not hesitate to use the divine ideas that come to you, but don’t forget their source or foundation.
A Little of Humor …
Announcement of a musical event, printed by the Lehigh Acres, Florida Faith Lutheran Church: “Featured in the concert will be a piano performance of ‘Rhapsody in Glue’.”
Sign on company bulletin board: This firm requires no physical-fitness program. Everyone gets enough exercise jumping to conclusions, flying off the handle, running down the boss, flogging dead horses, knifing friends in the back, dodging responsibility, and pushing their luck. – Financial Times