Lessons In Truth - Lesson 5 - Annotation 8
Can we make contact with our Source at all times and under all circumstances?
At times we may think that we are separated from God because adverse beliefs steal in and temporarily form a mental barrier that keeps us from the sense of oneness with our Father-Mother God, and from our manifest good. Two opposing thoughts cannot occupy the same mind at the same time, and if we would have good manifested in our life, then we must erase (deny) limited, wrong thoughts from our mind and use affirmations to bring us into conscious contact with God.
As we practice prayer daily we realize that we can "pray without ceasing" (I Thess. 5:17J for true prayer is a conscious communion with God. We may turn instantly to God, even in cases of danger or great need, without feeling that we have to take a certain position of body that we may previously have thought necessary when in prayer.
Our moments of daily prayer set the pace for our day. While we may have spent a designated period in prayer, we know that we may turn to God whenever we desire, for "in him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28). Once we may have thought that we could pray only when we were in a certain place or under certain circumstances. When Jesus made the statement,
He was not referring to a place in the outer, but to a place within our consciousness, to the inner chamber of our own being. We shut the door by closing the mind to outer distractions, if only for a few seconds, and turn to the Father within. This contacting God may seem difficult at first, but if conscientiously persisted in, we grow in skill until it becomes natural, easy, instant, and can be done at any time, under all circumstances.
"The real foundation of all effective prayer is the understanding that God is Spirit and that man, His offspring, is His image and likeness, hence spiritual. Such a concept of God gives man a point of contact that is never absent; in all places and under all conditions he has the assurance of the attention and help of God when he realizes the Father's spiritual presence and comradeship" (Jesus Christ Heals 74).
Preceding Entry: What changes take place through the use of affirmations?
Following Entry: Is it wise to commit affirmations to memory?