Friday, August 11, 2017

"I rest in God."

Completely undismayed, this thought will
carry you through storms and strife,
past misery and pain,
past loss and death,
and onward to the certainty of God.

There is no suffering it cannot heal.
There is no problem that it cannot solve.

This is the day of peace.

You rest in God, and while the world
is torn by winds of hate
your rest remains
completely undisturbed.

Yours is the rest of truth.
Appearances cannot intrude on you.

You call to all to join you in your rest,
and they will hear and come to you
because you rest in God.
They will not hear another voice than yours
because you gave your voice to God,
and now you rest in Him and
let Him speak through you.

In Him you have no cares and no concerns,
no burdens, no anxiety, no pain,
no fear of future and no past regrets.

You rest today.
And as you close your eyes, sink into stillness.
Let these periods of rest and respite
reassure your mind that all its frantic fantasies
were but the dreams of fever that has passed away.

Let it be still and thankfully accept its healing.
No more fearful dreams will come,
now that you rest in God.

Take time today to slip
away from dreams and into peace.

Each hour that you take your rest today,
a tired mind is suddenly made glad,
a bird with broken wings begins to sing,
a stream long dry begins to flow again.

The world is born again each time you rest,
and hourly remember that you came to
bring the peace of God into the world,
that it might take its rest along with you.

With each five minutes that you rest today,
the world is nearer waking.

You rest within the peace of God today,
and call upon your brothers from your rest
to draw them to their rest, along with you.

You will be faithful to your trust today,
forgetting no one,
bringing everyone into the
boundless circle of your peace,
the holy sanctuary where you rest.

Open the temple doors and let them come
from far across the world,
and near as well;
your distant brothers and your closest friends;
bid them all enter here and rest with you.

You rest within the peace of God today,
quiet and unafraid.

Each brother comes to take his rest,
and offer it to you.

We rest together here,
for thus our rest is made complete,
and what we give today we have received already.

Time is not the guardian of what we give today.

We give to those unborn and those passed by,
to every Thought of God,
and to the Mind in which these
Thoughts were born and where they rest.

And we remind them of their resting place
each time we tell ourselves,
"I rest in God."

ACIM Lesson 109 Excerpts

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