Workbook Review Lessons 232-238
Lesson 232: Be in my mind, my Father, through the day.
Every day you must let your mind be on the Father, on His goodness and mercy. You must let His light shine on you and through you throughout the day and the night. Every minute you must dwell with Him. Every hour you must remember to be thankful that He remains with you, and always will be with you to hear your call to Him, and to answer you. And as the evening comes, must you still let all your thoughts be of God and of His Love. Sleep sure of your safety, certain of His care, and happily aware that you are His Son. To remember Him is to remember Heaven.
Does this sound like a “tall order”? Do you remember the concept of “Take-A-Child-To-Work Day”? A day spent thus with your Father is like spending a day in Heaven. Have faith in Him Who is your Father. Spend a day thus with Him. Practice the end of fear as He holds your hand and leads you forth. Let Him reveal all things to you, and be you undismayed at all that you will experience and see because you are His Son.
Lesson 233: I give my life to God to guide today.
When you give your life thus to God to guide, your day will be filled with Holy Ease. It will feel as though you are walking on air, because you will be unaware of the ground beneath your feet. Give Him all your thoughts and acts so that you may do His Will and not your own. The ego's thoughts cast you down; God's Thoughts lift you higher than you can even think or feel without Him. And then, miraculously, it happens. You are lifted! You are free!
Do not question the wisdom of the Infinite, nor Love whose tenderness you cannot comprehend as yet. Just go with God, accepting His perfect gift of Love to you. Give this day to Him completely WITH NO RESERVE AT ALL, and enjoy a day of countless gifts and tender mercies. Enjoy this day as you have no other, and continue to enjoy with Him all the days to follow as He guides you with His infinite Love and Wisdom. With Him you are never alone, never afraid, always Loved.
Lesson 234: Father, today I am Your Son again.
Jesus tells us in this lesson that merely a tiny instant has elapsed between eternity and timelessness. That the interval between them is so brief that there is no lapse in continuity, nor break in thoughts which are forever unified as one. That little gap you perceive is bridged by His plan of Atonement. He says nothing has ever happened to disturb the peace of God the Father and the Son.
And yet, does it appear that your peace has been disturbed, not only once, but many times – more than you can even count? How does your experience compare with what Jesus tells you? Well, it may not appear to yet -- but it can and it will. Simply anticipate the time when dreams of sin and guilt are gone, and you will reach the holy peace you have never left. Accept this as true today. Give thanks that this is true, and give thanks for all the gifts God has bestowed on you, for all the loving help you have received, and for God’s Word to love you and guide you. BE His Son again today.
Lesson 235: God in His mercy wills that I be saved.
Only an unmerciful god would will that you be condemned to fear for all eternity. Your God is the God of mercy. You are saved because God in His mercy wills it be so. Say “God wills that I be saved from this,” and then merely watch all things that appear to hurt the Son of God simply disappear. Just keep in mind that God’s Will for you is only happiness, and only happiness will come. ☺
Lesson 236: I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.
Jesus refers to your mind as a kingdom you must rule. At times, he says, it does not seem that you are its king at all. At times, your mind seems to triumph over you and tell you what to think, to do and to feel. And yet, your mind has been given you to serve whatever purpose YOU, as the Son of God, perceive in it. And be you reminded that "your mind can only serve."
Would you have your mind serve the ego which has only despair, discord, disagreement, destruction and death as its purpose? Or would you rather give the service of your mind to the Holy Spirit as He sees fit? Would you rather work for an employer (ego) for low wages in a sweatshop, being miserable? Or would you rather be free to do the Will of God and live on high, blessed with His gifts that befit a king and his kingdom?
Close your mind to every thought but God’s. Remember, YOU rule your mind. You, the Spirit of God, tell your mind what to think, to do, whom it is to serve and how. Choose wisely whom you will serve the first time, lest you find yourself having to choose again.
Lesson 237: Now would I be as God created me.
You have practiced letting only thoughts of God be in your mind throughout the day and night; thus, you have spent a day with your Father. (Lesson 232) You have practiced letting the Holy Spirit be your guide throughout the day WITH NO RESERVE AT ALL; thus you have experienced a day of walking on air, a day of Holy Ease. (Lesson 233) You have anticipated the time when all sin and guilt has gone; thus you have reached the Holy Peace that has never left you, remembering that you are God’s Son. (Lesson 234) You have practiced saying “God wills that I be saved from this;” thus you have watched all hurts disappear by His mercy. (Lesson 235) You have given your kingdom (your mind) into the service of the Holy Spirit; thus setting it free to do the Will of God. (Lesson 236)
Now you will arise in glory and allow the light in you to shine upon the world throughout this day and every day. You bring the world the tidings of salvation which you hear as God your Father speaks to you. And you behold the world that Christ would have you see, the world as it is seen through Christ’s vision, the world where the ego is no more, where suffering is ended and only happiness is the truth for all.
Your lessons, your diligent practicing, your attention to the guidance of Spirit, your love for your Father and your brothers, your choice for God – none of it was wasted. The proof is in Christ’s vision!
Lesson 238: On my decision all salvation rests.
Your Father’s trust in you, Son of God, is so great that you MUST be trustworthy. God created you; He knows who you are. He placed His Son’s salvation in your hands, and let it rest on your decision. YOU are God’s Son, Beloved of the Father. You are steadfast in His Holiness. If you but knew how much your Father Loves you, the intensity of His Love, the tenderness of His Love, the perfection of His everlasting Love -- you would never doubt yourself, your brother, or your Father – ever again!
And you CAN and WILL know this Love. Spend every moment of every day with the Father and He will remind you of His Love every moment of every day. Let His light shine forth through you for all to appreciate and to share.
Decide for His Love, and all salvation will be yours. You will not lack for anything!
That is God’s Promise to His Son – to You! ❤