Day 6: Faith

6th Day  Tuesday


From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Hebrews 11:1-12. Faith is the perceiving power of the mind linked with a power to shape substance. It is spiritual assurance, the power to do the seemingly impossible. It is a force that draws to us our heart’s desire right out of the invisible spiritual substance. It is a deep inner knowing that that which is sought is already ours for the taking, the “assurance of things hoped for.” Faith working in spiritual substance accomplishes all things. This is the faith that co-operates with creative law. Exercised in spiritual consciousness, it finds its abode, and without variation or disappointment it brings results that are seemingly miraculous. Faith in the reality of things spiritual develops the faith center in man’s brain. When the mental eye is illumined with faith, it sheds a radiance that hovers like a halo around the head and extends in lessening degree throughout the whole body. “When thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light.” The halo that the early artists painted around the heads of the saints was not imaginary, but real. This illuminating power of faith covers the whole constitution of man, making him master of all the forces centering about spiritual consciousness. I realize that my faith in the invisible is building a real abiding substance in my mind and in my body. Spiritual ideas grow quickly when planted in the rich soil of my mind, and my body temple changes accordingly. I affirm: “I have faith in the glorious infusion of the more abundant life of Christ vitalizing me. I am lifted up and healed.”

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

By Rev. Dr. Richard Belous

With faith, I know my dreams and visions are more than possible. My wife Debbie was diagnosed with cancer about six years ago. She recovered, and after several years, was cancer-free. After that experience, Debbie and I had deeper faith that all would be well in our lives. That faith helped fuel my decision to leave a lucrative job in Washington, D.C., and follow the call to ministry at Unity Institute® and Seminary. We did not know where the money would come from to support this venture. But it all came together beautifully when we lived from our faith. However, just as I was nearing the end of my ministerial studies, the doctors said Debbie’s cancer had returned. Our faith is very strong, but I noticed that I wanted Spirit and the universe to respond the way I wanted, at the time I wanted. I see now that faith is a long-term proposition, not a quick fix. Unity cofounder Myrtle Fillmore experienced spiritual healing, but only after years of prayer work. Faith shines through in Isaiah 40:31 (KJV): “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”


To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

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