#3 of the Love, Prayer Series
You will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free. What is Truth? The Truth is: There is only one presence and one power in the Universe, God, the Good, Omnipotent.
In the Unity book, Lessons in Truth, Emily Cady wrote that all suffering is caused by conscious separation from God. In Truth, you cannot be separated from God, except in consciousness.
Fear is the root cause of most human suffering and conscious separation from God. Fear keeps people enslaved and imprisoned to wrong beliefs, conditions and circumstances. Often fear is deep-seated and may not be consciously thought about, yet it is there. Fear makes people afraid to open their minds to the greater and keeps them from moving forward, or from making sufficient progress in achieving their goals.
When I was minister of the Unity church I pioneered in Port Angels, WA, I had the good fortune to become acquainted with Dr. Emma Smiley, the minister of Victoria Truth Centre in Victoria, B.C., a Divine Science church. Dr. Smiley taught me a good lesson concerning fear – more correctly – about Love. She was very convincing that Love would cancel out fear. Fear has no power in the presence of Love. Why? God is Love. Therefore, fear has no power in and of itself. In God, there is no fear.
I grew up with a lot of fear. But, most people have. We were taught that if we are not good, God would punish us. Now I know the Truth: God is Love and Love never punishes. It wasn’t until I found Unity that I began to get free from fear, wrong beliefs, and to accept myself as a divine being, created in the image and likeness of God, and that as His child, he always loved and approved of me. The same is true for you and everyone.
What do you fear? Examine your thoughts and feelings. Ask yourself: Would I rather keep the problems that fear causes, or would I rather be free? Am I ready to change my thinking and to let Love free me to live the wonderful life God intends for me?
Remember: To the degree that you fear you deny Love. The more you allow Love to be present in your consciousness, the lesser the fear, and the better your whole life is. The Golden Key to freedom and a truly happy, fulfilling life is to BE the Love that you are. – Lovingly, Rev. John
The Prayer for Protection
The Light of God surrounds me.
The Love of God enfolds me.
The Power of God Protects me.
The Presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is, and all is well.
In the mail . . .
Money & Work Come! – Enclosed is my tithe check. I followed your suggestion and am tithing on the money I receive from baby-sitting. Thank you for your prayer support. My money situation is really improving. My husband has gone back to work and earning more than he did before he was laid off. We have gotten our bills all caught up, too. We are most grateful for you and your ministry. – Arizona
Newsletters Inspire! – Thank you for e-Newsletters. They are always very inspiring to me and are very helpful. I look forward to receiving them. I often tell others about your ministry and Newsletters. Thank you and God bless you and your ministry and the wonderful work you are doing. You are a delightful source of inspiration to me. As always, I am sending my grateful tithe in support of your ministry. Thanks for all the great spiritual food! – Ohio
Bytes of Wisdom . . .
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it! – Mary Wilson Little
Fear always distorts our perception and confuses us as to what is going on. Love is the total absence of fear. – Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love is essential for good health –
Love is the way of true wealth.
Love will always see you through –
So put plenty of Love in all you do! – Rev. John
Love is the fulfilling energy that attracts to you the substance of the things you desire, and makes them worthwhile. – From: Thirty Days To a Better Life
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. – Pearl Bailey
A Little of Humor . . .
From a classified ad in the Three Rivers, MI Commercial News: “White wedding gown, size ten, with veil, engagement ring and wedding band: $250 for all. Name of available groom upon request.
A Word of Thanks
I am deeply grateful for everyone who is part of Golden Key Ministry-Unity, for your prayer requests, financial support and your notes and letters of appreciation. Thank You! God Bless you!
– Lovingly, Rev. John