Category Archives: Inner Life

DIVINE NATURE

Spiritual character building is from within outward. Spiritual character lives in man; it is what God has engraved on man’s soul, ready for development through man’s spiritual efforts. Man builds spiritual character by consciously functioning in God-Mind, where, laying hold … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, Faith, God, Inner Life, Listening, Mind, Soul

SANCTUARY

If men always maintained a sanctuary of the spirit in the inner life, it would not be necessary to seek “the silence” self-consciously. It is inner silence as a habit that is desirable. The ideal is to penetrate beyond mere … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmation, Freedom, Guidance, Inner Life, Listening, Mind, Rest, Silence, Thought

PRICELESS POSSESSION

There are many believers in the inward light as the direct witness of the Spirit, the true reason for worship. Every earnest Christian has some experience of inward piety akin to divine love. We all believe that “the pure in … Continue reading

Posted in God, Heaven, Inner Life, Light, Listening, Peace, Power, Receiving, Spirit

PRESENCE of GOD

No other conception of the Presence of God is so profound, as that which is realized in our souls every time we offer a genuine prayer. God is then not only with us, but within us.  – Austin Phelps, Professor, … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmation, Heaven, Inner Life, Jesus, Lord's Prayer, Prayer, Receiving

THROWING the SWITCH

God is light, and in that light there can be no darkness of limitation. We are told (in Scripture) “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil…” (Habakkuk 1:13). It may be helpful to take inventory of your needs… … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmation, Asking, God, Healing, Inner Life, Jesus, Life, Light, Prayer, Receiving

DIVINE REALITY

Faith is no mere passive, receptive state. It is the soul’s grasp of divine reality, and therefore it implies both vision and obedience to it. In a word, it is dynamic–it is the movement of the whole self toward the … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmation, Asking, Faith, God, Guidance, Inner Life, Listening, Love, Reality, Receiving, Soul, Spirit, Vision

HAPPINESS

Happiness is the natural and the normal. Let us know that the best things are ours in proportion as we order our lives in accordance with the higher laws of our being. It cannot be otherwise than well that we … Continue reading

Posted in Asking, Christ, God, Guidance, Heaven, Inner Life, Jesus, Life, Listening, Prayer, Receiving, Silence