Series 1 - Lesson 3 - Annotation 14
Why does the apparent source of income sometimes stand in the way of one's receiving a bountiful supply?
14. Unless one has understanding that God alone is the source of supply, the income one is receiving regularly may be viewed as a source, rather than a channel. Thus his attitude toward the income becomes an obstacle to receiving a bountiful supply. A regular income -- one's salary, dividends from investments or property -- can cause the recipient to become so used to it that he thinks that only as this arrives on its designated date will he be able to obtain the outer things that make up his life. When such an income is viewed as a channel only, and accepted as such, it continues to be one of the many channels God can use to bring His good into manifestation. We give our thanks to God as the source of all our good, but we must never fail to give our thanks also for the channels He uses to bring it forth.
Our faith should be centered in God substance which embodies the Ideas which are the spiritual patterns for everything that appears. To give our allegiance to the forms rather than to God who created the forms is to attempt to work the prosperity law backwards. The divine ideas need to be "planted" in our human consciousness to produce the "mental equivalents." This in turn will mold the substance into the desired visible good. Our thinking, feeling, and speaking become the tools that mold substance according to the divine patterns (ideas). By affirmation we lay hold of the ideas of abundance and they open many channels, not just the income with which we may be very familiar.
"The law of supply is a divine law. . . . when you continue to think about God as your real supply, everything in your mind begins to awaken and to contact the divine substance, and as you mold it in your consciousness, ideas begin to come which will connect you with the visible manifestation. You first get the ideas in consciousness direct from their divine source, and then you begin to demonstrate in the outer" (Charles Fillmore Prosperity 67 - 68).
Preceding Entry: Was Jesus poor?
Following Entry: What has faithfulness to do with demonstrating prosperity?