Lessons In Truth - Lesson 12 - Annotation 9

Lessons In Truth - Lesson 12 - Annotation 9

Where does God ever live and where is He accessible to man? What does a knowledge of this truth do for us? Can we depend on the Christ in others to guide them into Truth?

9. God is immanent or indwelling in all creation as life, substance, and intelligence.

"Can any hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord" (Jer. 23:24 A.V.).

God lives, moves, and finds expression in and through each of us by means of His own Spirit in us which is termed the Christ, the I AM, the Lord, for He is "the Father abiding in me" (John 14:10).

Therefore God is always accessible to us through the contact we call prayer, Our lessons have referred to this place of contact as "the secret place of the Most High" (Psalms 91:1) and to the specific phase of prayer which makes this meeting possible as "the Silence."

The knowledge that God lives "at the center of all human beings" (Emilie Cady Lessons In Truth 12:21) removes any anxiety that our loved ones (i.e. our friends and relatives) may not find their "unity of the Spirit." While we may be grateful for the specific path we have come we "can cease forever from any undue anxiety about bringing others into the same fold" (Emilie Cady Lessons In Truth 12:21).

We can depend on the Christ, or the Lord, in others to guide them into Truth, for this Christ Spirit is the Father of the human consciousness to whom we may turn as our "hope of glory." The life principle in the seed makes no mistake, but unfolds the plant according to the species and the conditions provided for its growth. The Seed of God in us, the Christ, the Lord, is our "Father ... in heaven" and makes no mistake in guiding us in the unfoldment of our divine sonship. We always have been and always will be sons of God, even though we may not always have been living up to this sonship. The only Guide, Teacher, Comforter, that can help any of us, to live up to the pattern God placed in us, is God speaking to us as the Holy Spirit. Knowing this about ourselves we must know it for those whose welfare concerns us. We no longer seek to dominate others, no matter how near and dear they may be. We leave them free to follow the dictates of their own indwelling Father. When asked to do so, we give all the help that we can, but we find that our greatest assistance is to speak a word of prayer in full conviction that God "doeth his works" (John 14:10) according to each one's need.

As we are lifted Godward in consciousness, keeping our eye single to the good in others and to the outworking of good in their lives, we are rendering them a great service. It is sometimes a great temptation to feel we must advise people just how they should worship God. However, to have the assurance that the Christ in others is guiding them frees us, as well as them, from dominance.

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Preceding Entry: What does it mean to have a "single eye"?
Following Entry: What is "your Lord's" whole business?