Tuesday, 01 February 2022 01:19

Faith and Simplicity

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Dear Miracle Workers,

Don’t we all love the early lessons? I know I do.

They are so direct and so easy to apply. The only question is, how often will I apply them? "There is no problem in any situation that faith will not solve." (OrEd.Tx.17.65) And so, I remind myself to put faith in God’s interpretation of what’s going on instead of my own. I practice the lessons with faith that I will be shown or told exactly what to do or say. "Had you not lacked the faith it could be solved, the problem would be gone." (OrEd.Tx.17.65) Adding faith to my lessons has helped suspend my judgments.

I’m practicing more simply. “The practical application of the Holy Spirit’s purpose is extremely simple, but it is unequivocal. … Now He will work with you to make it specific [for application is specific]." (OrEd.Tx.17.57) Remembering not to interfere is the key to having miracles. Interferences from the fearful mind is what the ego does best. It’s constantly telling me some piece of a story and then I think and act as if it were true. It’s apparent that the ego does nothing but tell stories to justify its judgments, but I’m the one deciding to believe it or not. It’s not the judgments or stories that I fear but the making them seem real that’s terrifying. I’m being asked to apply the ideas to the fearful, not to decide whether or not to believe it. Just listening without reacting to the thoughts. Now that’s a lot simpler. I don’t have to admonish myself for having the thought but simply add a truth thought and watch how Spirit will do the work for me. I’m not to judge my judgments. And so, I’ll keep it as simple as I can.


(originally appeared in Miracles Weekly #322, Feb. 1 2022)

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Rev. Joanie Schaeffer-Goss

Rev. Joanie Schaeffer-Goss is CMC Minister #71. She was ordained on Feb. 16, 2014. She co-facilitates the "Southern Spirit Sisters" Fri. 4 p.m. (Pac.) Zoom! meeting. Zoom ID: 9424 662 0530

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