Lesson 261 God Is My Refuge and Security.


Lesson 261 God Is My Refuge and Security

  1. I will identify with what I think is refuge and security. I will behold myself where I perceive my strength and think I live within the citadel where I am safe and cannot be attacked. Let me today seek not security in danger, nor attempt to find my peace in murderous attack. I live in God. In Him, I find my refuge and my strength. In Him is my Identity. In Him is everlasting peace. And only there will I remember Who I really am.
  2. Let me not seek for idols. I would come, my Father, home to You today. I choose to be as You created me and find the Son whom You created as my Self. [1]
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Coming home to our Father!  That we put our faith in idols no more nor think of ourselves as the bodies that confine our everlasting Self.  In God, we find our refuge and strength, not in danger or murderous attack.  My mind fills with peace and calm.  In God is where I find my Identity, and only there in God will I remember Who I really am.

To think that I spent a lifetime searching for who and what I am.  Meaning and purpose evaded me no matter the promising path.  I did not find my Self in special relationships; Self was not in education or profession; Self could not be found in world travel or first-class accommodations.  I did not find my Self in my sporty red Mercedes (as much as I enjoy my car!); nor in charitable clubs and organizations.  My Self could not be found in missionary work, reading the Bible, or studying esoteric scripts.  My Self was not in writing a novel, newspaper articles, or research papers.  My Self is not my body and its ego-centered desires.  The paths I took were not sinful, nor were they in vain.  For eventually, it dawned upon me as it does upon all, that Self is found only in God wherein lies our true Identity.  

I am over trying to find who I am in this world, Father.  I want to come home to You today.  I choose to be as You created me and accept the Sonship of God as my Self.  In Jesus name. Amen.

[1] Lesson 261: God is my refuge and security. • Foundation …. https://acim.org/workbook/lesson-261/

Published by eckief

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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