PART II. SECTION 4: WHAT IS SIN?
Lesson 255 This Day I Choose To Spend In Perfect Peace
- It does not seem to me that I can choose to have but peace today. And yet, my God assures me that His Son is like Himself. Let me this day have faith in Him Who says I am God’s Son. And let the peace I choose be mine today bear witness to the truth of what He says. God’s Son can have no cares and must remain forever in the peace of Heaven. In His Name, I give today to finding what my Father wills for me, accepting it as mine, and giving it to all my Father’s Sons, along with me.
- And so, my Father, would I pass this day with You. Your Son has not forgotten You. The peace You gave him still is in his mind, and it is there I choose to spend today.
Peace. This day I will be vigilant for peace. I do not need to be vigilant for God. God does not need my vigilance – this is very clear – God is all-powerful. God is all there is. God, all in all, does not need my vigilance. Vigilance is required, however, against the nothingness of the ego – the call to spend my time in ego pursuits, chasing ego dreams, and engaging in ego adventures, relationships, and empty drama.
This is where vigilance is called for – to turn away from the creature that I made in place of my Self when I separated from God – this woman who would rather work on a Sudoku puzzle or watch Stranger Things than write the book she is called to write. This woman who would rather eat what is not good for her than eat what she knows is. The woman who is not fully and wholly dedicated to God, but still has sticky substances clinging to her from the world, even though she knows so much better. The woman who would rather cherish the drama of separation and sorrow from the Sonship than do what it takes to return to God. This creature is the made-up version of myself that I must be vigilant against. And vigilance can do nothing but bring me peace. Lord, I ask to be made vigilant, to be made strong, to stand against the ego version of me. Thus this day I choose to spend in perfect peace. In Jesus name. Amen.