ACIM Lesson 362 This holy instant would I give to You. Be You in charge. For I would follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace.
And if I need a word to help me, He will give it to me. ²If I need a thought, that will He also give.
This holy instant would I give to You. Be You in charge. For I would follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace.
1. And if I need a word to help me, He will give it to me. ²If I need a thought, that will He also give. ³And if I need but stillness and a tranquil, open mind, these are the gifts I will receive of Him. ⁴He is in charge by my request. ⁵And He will hear and answer me, because He speaks for God my Father and His holy Son.
This holy instant would I give to You.
Which holy instant is he talking about? It can be any moment or every moment. It is up to us. It is the moment I forgive the past and stay in the present. Moreover, it is the moment in which we embrace our brothers in forgiveness, love and gratitude. It is the moment in which trade a miracle for a grievance. It is possible to live in the holy instant if we continue to choose God rather than ego.
Be You in charge.
If I choose for the Holy Spirit to be in charge of my days and my nights, I will be peaceful and happy. I know this is true because I usually do that. If I veer from that path, I notice because I lose my peace. I ask Him to be in charge of all I do, of all I think, and of all I say. There is nothing I need the ego’s advice on so there is nothing I would do without the Holy Spirit.
For I would follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace.
I know from long experience that following the Holy Spirit’s directions gives me peace. On the other hand, following the ego’s directions always leads to conflict and therefore, unhappiness. I started out putting the day in His hands and everything went smoothly. I was doing work I don’t particularly like but I didn’t have that experience. Instead, I was enjoying my day.
Suddenly, I noticed that things were not going as smoothly as they had been. I was getting as much done because I wasn’t feeling guided. Since the Holy Spirit never leaves my requests unanswered, I knew that I must have started making my decisions with the ego. I stopped and waited until I felt guided and now, I am back on track. I am happy and peaceful whatever I am doing when I do it with the Holy Spirit in charge. This is the way to live!
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