ACIM Lesson 327 I need but call and You will answer me.
I am not asked to take salvation on the basis of an unsupported faith. ²For God has promised He will hear my call, and answer me Himself.
I need but call and You will answer me.
1. I am not asked to take salvation on the basis of an unsupported faith. ²For God has promised He will hear my call, and answer me Himself. ³Let me but learn from my experience that this is true, and faith in Him must surely come to me. ⁴This is the faith that will endure, and take me farther and still farther on the road that leads to Him. ⁵For thus I will be sure that He has not abandoned me and loves me still, awaiting but my call to give me all the help I need to come to Him.
2. Father, I thank You that Your promises will never fail in my experience, if I but test them out. ²Let me attempt therefore to try them, and to judge them not. ³Your Word is one with You. ⁴You give the means whereby conviction comes, and surety of Your abiding Love is gained at last.
At First, I Didn’t Trust
When I first started the Course, I felt like I definitely was not answered. At least, not all the time. Now that I have been doing this for a long time, I see that I was always answered according to what I would allow. I see that I used to ask for peace even as I was going to war. Though I didn’t recognize it as the time, in retrospect, I see that I would ask for love even as I attacked others. I would ask to be saved and then turn away from what would save me.
I Learned to Look with the Holy Spirit
In order for me to receive salvation, it was necessary that I look with the Holy Spirit at what needed to be undone. Often, especially at first, I was unwilling to do that. I was too afraid of my own sins to look right at them. I was afraid for God to see them. So, when I would ask to be healed, those ego thoughts would come into my mind and I would turn from them. Or I would project them onto someone else. Looking at them was the way they would be undone but I was too afraid to do that.
Instructing the Mind
But even so, I was heard and the answer came as I was ready for it. It turns out, the process was perfect. My Heart called out for salvation even as my confused mind refused the answer, but the answer waited for me. It waited for the mind to catch up with the new agenda. And each time I asked for help, I was instructing the mind that the answer was desired. Salvation does not require time but I did, and I was given that time. I am so grateful.
Now I Look Without Flinching
Now, when I ask the Holy Spirit what’s next to be undone, I am ready to own the problem. This is what makes it possible for the Holy Spirit to correct my mind. I look without flinching at all the crazy beliefs in the mind and I know these ideas don’t make me guilty, just confused. I gladly allow the emotions to rise up and pass through me because that shows me why I want to release the thought. If a thought causes me to lose the peace of God, I am not interested in it. I release it as quickly as I can. The whole thing is so simple, and if it feels hard, I know there is a false belief that has attracted me. I give that belief to the Holy Spirit, as well. There! It’s done.
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