Lesson 98

I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.

Today is a day of special dedication. We take a stand on but one side today. We side with truth and let illusions go. We will not vacillate between the two, but take a firm position with the One. We dedicate ourselves to truth today, and to salvation as God planned it be. We will not argue it is something else. We will not seek for it where it is not. In gladness we accept it as it is, and take the part assigned to us by God.

How happy to be certain! All our doubts we lay aside today, and take our stand with certainty of purpose, and with thanks that doubt is gone and surety has come. We have a mighty purpose to fulfill, and have been given everything we need with which to reach the goal. Not one mistake stands in our way. For we have been absolved from errors. All our sins are washed away by realizing they were but mistakes.

The guiltless have no fear, for they are safe and recognize their safety. They do not appeal to magic, nor invent escapes from fancied threats without reality. They rest in quiet certainty that they will do what it is given them to do. They do not doubt their own ability because they know their function will be filled completely in the perfect time and place. They took the stand which we will take today, that we may share their certainty and thus increase it by accepting it ourselves.

They will be with us; all who took the stand we take today will gladly offer us all that they learned and every gain they made. Those still uncertain, too, will join with us, and, borrowing our certainty, will make it stronger still. While those as yet unborn will hear the call we heard, and answer it when they have come to make their choice again. We do not choose but for ourselves today.

Is it not worth five minutes of your time each hour to be able to accept the happiness that God has given you? Is it not worth five minutes hourly to recognize your special function here? Is not five minutes but a small request to make in terms of gaining a reward so great it has no measure? You have made a thousand losing bargains at the least.

Here is an offer guaranteeing you your full release from pain of every kind, and joy the world does not contain. You can exchange a little of your time for peace of mind and certainty of purpose, with the promise of complete success. And since time has no meaning, you are being asked for nothing in return for everything. Here is a bargain that you cannot lose. And what you gain is limitless indeed!

Each hour today give Him your tiny gift of but five minutes. He will give the words you use in practicing today’s idea the deep conviction and the certainty you lack. His words will join with yours, and make each repetition of today’s idea a total dedication, made in faith as perfect and as sure as His in you. His confidence in you will bring the light to all the words you say, and you will go beyond their sound to what they really mean. Today you practice with Him, as you say:

I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.

In each five minutes that you spend with Him, He will accept your words and give them back to you all bright with faith and confidence so strong and steady they will light the world with hope and gladness. Do not lose one chance to be the glad receiver of His gifts, that you may give them to the world today.

Give Him the words, and He will do the rest. He will enable you to understand your special function. He will open up the way to happiness, and peace and trust will be His gifts; His answer to your words. He will respond with all His faith and joy and certainty that what you say is true. And you will have conviction then of Him Who knows the function that you have on earth as well as Heaven. He will be with you each practice period you share with Him, exchanging every instant of the time you offer Him for timelessness and peace.

Throughout the hour, let your time be spent in happy preparation for the next five minutes you will spend again with Him. Repeat today’s idea while you wait for the glad time to come to you again. Repeat it often, and do not forget each time you do so, you have let your mind be readied for the happy time to come.

And when the hour goes and He is there once more to spend a little time with you, be thankful and lay down all earthly tasks, all little thoughts and limited ideas, and spend a happy time again with Him. Tell Him once more that you accept the part that He would have you take and help you fill, and He will make you sure you want this choice, which He has made with you and you with Him.

 

Journal

Today is a day of dedication. Today I am not asked to do anything other than to spend five minutes an hour dedicating myself to accepting my part in God’s plan for salvation. Jesus has eloquently expressed to us how important this is, and how much we will gain from doing it. As I do this practice I will gain, not just for myself alone, but for all of us. And I am not alone in this practice. I am joined by everyone who went before me, and everyone who is doing this, and what I do today will support those who come after. What an incredible opportunity this is!

It is equally incredible that for a few minutes this morning, I felt resistance to doing this. I thought of how busy I am going to be today. I thought of how much trouble it would be to remember, then to stop what I am doing, and give Jesus five minutes of my time. I thought about how hard it is for me to sit still and quiet the mind.

I saw that I was afraid nothing would happen that the ego self could perceive and that would make me feel like a failure, and I am just so tired of failing. Then I remembered something important. I remembered that the ego mind is afraid and feels like a failure, but that I am not the ego. I have been doing this study for a long time now. What I know for certain is that the practice is bringing results on two levels.

When I do a lesson, Myron learns some things and feels some things. Her life gets better and she is motivated to keep doing the lessons. But I have also noticed that even when she thinks she fails and even when nothing seems to be happening, over time I see the difference. I see the effects of the healings that are taking place. It is this “I” that is aware that it is my identity, not Myron. So Myron gets discouraged and wants to skip the hard ones or the boring ones and doesn’t believe anything is happening if there aren’t flashes of light and fanfares.

I have discovered that there is a quiet and profound shift that occurs whether it shows up on Myron’s radar or not. I am beginning to believe that I am very holy, that I am powerful and part of God. I am beginning to accept that I am Love embodied and that I am always and forever as God created me. I have noticed that when I refer to myself, I am as often referring to my inner self, the soul that is waking up, as I am to the ego image I have made and am experiencing as Myron. Today’s lesson is reinforcing the remembrance of the truth about myself.

I am remembering that the only thing that stands between me and my true Self are my petty grievances and resentments. I see now that I go to my Father hand in hand with my brother and that I cannot approach Him if I attack His Son, even one of his Sons. I am beginning to accept that I am not guilty because I was not created guilty, and creation is unalterable. In this understanding, forgiveness of myself and everyone else is fully accomplished. In its accomplishment all blocks to the awareness of Love’s presence falls away.

Five minutes an hour today, five minutes of sitting with Spirit and allowing my mind to be healed, is all I am being asked for. In return I receive everything worth having. “Jesus, here I am. I am going to sit here with you, listening to the birds sing me their songs while my heart is opened to the truth and healed. I will gladly accept my part in God’s plan for salvation. Thank you for helping me. Thanks to all those who gather with me as I do this.”

I say God’s Name this morning and I invite the angels to surround the ground on which I stand.


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