In understanding God as the Source, there is nothing that we are spending–not strength, years, wisdom, substance, or life-force–because it was not ours to begin with. It is all pouring through us as we call upon it from an infinite Source.
Had we been taught from the beginning the lesson that the Master (Christ Jesus) has so plainly given us of our true relationship to God–that it is not our life that is being lived but God’s life; it is not our strength that is being used, but His strength; it is not our understanding or supply that is infinite but His; and that we are but the instruments through which God pours His life forth to glorify Himself–we would long ago have realized that it is our function to live, not as ailing, aging human beings, but as the image and likeness of God, drawing upon God for our daily wisdom, strength, and supply.
So, whatever we show forth in the way of spiritual harmony, let us take no credit for it, but realize that through us God is showing forth His handiwork, God is glorifying Himself as our form, as our wisdom, and as our grace.
The Master had an answer for everything. He knew that God is our Soul, closer than breathing and nearer than hands and feet; he knew that there is nothing going on within us that the Soul of us does not know. Therefore, while we may possibly hoodwink the man standing beside us, we certainly cannot fool the Man standing within us.
When the spiritual capacities have been developed, there is absolutely no limit to what can be accomplished because it is not we who accomplish it. God it is who does these things, God it is who goes out invisibly into this world and draws to us everything and everybody necessary for our experience, and we find ourselves drawn to the place where we should be at the right time, receiving that which we should have.
– Joel Goldsmith, excerpts, “I Say Unto You, (Sermon on the Mount)”
The Thunder of Silence, Edited by Lorraine Sinkler. Copyright 1961.
If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
but if I do, though you do not believe Me,
believe the works,
that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me,
and I in Him.”