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Lesson 255 This Day I Choose to Spend in Perfect Peace

PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 255 This Day I Choose To Spend In Perfect Peace

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
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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.

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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