ACIM Lesson 365 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. If I need a thought, that will He also give.
This holy instant would I give to You.
ACIM Lesson 265
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.
I Didn’t See My Progress
The first time I actually did all the lessons, one a day as Jesus suggests, I didn’t feel like I had made great progress. In the Introduction to the Final Lessons, Jesus says this. For we would not return again to the belief in sin that made the world seem ugly and unsafe, attacking and destroying, dangerous in all its ways, and treacherous beyond the hope of trust and the escape from pain. I certainly didn’t feel that I had left behind the belief in sin. I thought it was because I had not done them perfectly. However, in retrospect, I saw that I had made great progress after doing the lessons.
Jesus Is not Mistaken
I saw the progress when I would read my past writings and compare them to what I understood after doing the lessons. I saw the progress in how I felt and how I responded to people and situations after doing the lessons. It did not change all at once, but continued to get better as I practiced all I had learned. My connection with Spirit became clearer and stronger as I continued to write with Him and to call on Him. I had studied the Course for a long time before I finally did the lessons all the way through. But it was in completing the lessons that everything began to really change. I began to awaken.
This was not obvious to me as it was happening but looking back, I see it. If you are one who feels that finishing the lessons has not brought the change you expected, don’t worry. Jesus knows what he is doing and he is not mistaken in you. This is your path and it is through A Course in Miracles that you will awaken. If it doesn’t happen this time around, it will happen. It is in your script as it is in mine.
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