Day 21 Friday The Grace of God/Grace

21st Day   Friday

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Grace.)

The Grace of God

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 5:17-20, 38-48.

“As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

Grace means good will, favor, disposition to show mercy. Therefore, we do not hold ourselves as bond servants of the law, but as recipients of the grace of God,  as sons of the Most High.  The grace of God extends to all people, not alone to one sect or creed. All men are equal in favor with God.  The grace of God is greater than the laws of man. We may make certain laws and restrictions for ourselves and “his servants ye are whom ye obey.” If we are servants of the law, our obedience is unto death; if we are servants of righteousness, our obedience is unto life. To become recipients of that which the Father would bestow, we should take the element of grace into consideration; that even beyond what we ask, seek, earn, or deserve under the law, God is more than willing to give.  God, as the great creative principle of the universe, will always meet us more than half way. By becoming receptive to the “grace of God,” we receive the measure of God’s provision, which exceeds any of our imaginings. I realize that “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ”; that is, the real saving, redeeming, transforming power comes to me through the work that Jesus did in establishing for the race a new and higher consciousness in the earth. I enter into that consciousness by faith in Him and by means of the inner spirit of the law that He taught and practiced.  I affirm: “Through the grace of God I am forgiven and healed.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Grace

By Rev. Angela Rhodes

I open my heart and mind to the unending grace of God alive in me, sustaining me, and expressing as me.
Grace has been defined as the “unmerited love and favor of God toward humankind.” John 1:16 reminds us, “From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”  During this Lenten season, we remember and reflect on the generous, unconditional quality of God’s abiding love. We bring it to heart and mind as we spend time in prayer and meditation. We remember this simple truth: We are never separated from God’s tender, true, loving, and merciful presence.  My daughter Abbey is an emergency room physician. Sometimes we pray together, and as we do, we affirm the grace of God’s love moving through her heart, mind, and hands as she performs her tasks. She and her harmonious team are enfolded in God’s abiding light and love every day—and so are you.

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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