ACIM Lesson 320 My Father gives all power unto me.
The Son of God is limitless. ²There are no limits on his strength, his peace, his joy, nor any attributes his Father gave in his creation.
My Father gives all power unto me.
1. The Son of God is limitless. ²There are no limits on his strength, his peace, his joy, nor any attributes his Father gave in his creation. ³What he wills with his Creator and Redeemer must be done. ⁴His holy will can never be denied, because his Father shines upon his mind, and lays before it all the strength and love in earth and Heaven. ⁵I am he to whom all this is given. ⁶I am he in whom the power of my Father’s Will abides.
2. Your Will can do all things in me, and then extend to all the world as well through me. ²There is no limit on Your Will. ³And so all power has been given to Your Son.
His Will In Me Can Do All things
We have been told that we came here to save the world and now we are told that we have the power to do this. We have the power of God. Very clearly, he says this: ⁵I am he to whom all this is given. Jesus is not talking about our ego. This is not about arrogance and grandiosity. It is humbling to realize what we are in the face of what we seem to be in our ego persona.
His Power and Strength Is Always Available
Sometimes, just getting through life seems to require strength that is beyond us, let alone having the strength to save the world. Living our purpose as we navigate the illusion would, indeed, be impossible if we were depending on our ego-self. In spite of how it must seem at times, the power and strength of God are always available to us. He created us thus and dreaming we are powerless does not undo the Will of God. So, should we become discouraged with life, this is what we want to remember.
There have been times when just the simple process of forgiveness seemed more than I could accomplish. I would become aware of thoughts I believed that were not true and ask for correction. And in spite of my effort, it would appear as if nothing changed. At those time, I didn’t know what to do and I would feel helpless.
Yet, if I have the strength and power of God in me, how could I claim to be helpless? So, I did the only thing I knew to do. I reached deeper to touch that power and I insisted on healing, and I did it as often as I needed to. No matter how much it seemed I was failing or how weak and helpless I felt, I knew this had to work. I simply persisted and I practiced patience.
Learning to Trust
What I came to realize is that I am instructing my mind when I practice forgiveness. In calling on the power of God in me to make this change, the change of mind that is needed will occur. The mind is my servant and so must and will accept this new instruction. Those years of sometimes frustrating effort were important. It was then I was overcoming my uncertainty and doubt and learning patience. Most importantly, I was learning to trust the power of God in me. ³What he wills with his Creator and Redeemer must be done.
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