Category Archives: Listening

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

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

GOD’S PART

There are some things which we are to do ourselves, but there are others which God does not expect us to do. (… I speak of ourselves as the conscious part of us.) They are His part, and our greatest … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, God, Hope, Listening, Mind, Peace, Rest, Soul, Trust

EVOLUTION

“Remember God must win us. We are his vehicles. He cannot lose us. He must overcome creaturely defect and obstinacy. He must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. Divine love is the spirit of evolution effecting … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, Christ, Faith, Growth, Jesus, Listening, Love, Perfection, Reality, Trust

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

SABBATH

As we meet with problems of every nature–conflicts, enemies, hatred, persecution, injustice–we no longer try to reach out to remove them either physically or mentally, but we rest in His word. We rest from all power, and God works the … Continue reading

Posted in Comfort, Faith, God, Guidance, Healing, Listening, Meditation, Power, Rest, Silence, Spirit

INFINITE SOURCE

In understanding God as the Source, there is nothing that we are spending–not strength, years, wisdom, substance, or life-force–because it is not ours to begin with. It is all pouring through us as we call upon it from an infinite … Continue reading

Posted in Forgiveness, Freedom, God, Inner Life, Jesus, Life, Listening, Reality, Truth, Wisdom

ETERNAL FOUNTAIN

Let us not merely say, “To work is to pray,” but “Pray that we may work.” We must come to know and love God, the sum and substance of all spiritual life, or it is idle to talk of loving … Continue reading

Posted in Asking, Faith, Growth, Guidance, Inner Life, Listening, Lord's Prayer, Receiving, Thought, Work