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REVIEW V God is Love, and therefore so am I.

LESSON 171

  1. (151)  All things are echoes of the Voice for God.  God is but Love, and therefore so am I.
  2. (152)  The power of decision is my own.  God is but Love, and therefore so am I.[1]

Daily Prayer for Review: Steady our feet, our Father.  Let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still and speak to us.  We have no words to give to You; we listen to Your Word and make it ours.  Lead our devotional practices as a father leads his child along a way he does not understand.  Let us be that child that trusts in his father, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him.

This is our practice with You.  If we stumble, You will raise us up.  If we forget the way, You remind us.  Our minds may wander, but You will call us back.  Quicken our footsteps now, that we walk more certainly and quickly unto You.  We accept the Word You offer us to unite our practices, as we review the thoughts that You have given us.  In Jesus name.  Amen.

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Personal Notes and Application:  We are so thankful for this review.  We have been tempted to give up our practices – it is apparent that this is an all or nothing practice.  There is no reconciliation between the body, the world, the world system, the ego – and the Kingdom of God. We cannot have both and it will not be until we make the choice for the world beyond, contenting ourselves with the world of time and illusion no more, that we will know our place in the Kingdom of God. Although we know in our hearts and in our right minds that the seeming pleasures and temporary comforts of this world have no hold upon us, we thank our Father for leading us past temptation, for raising us up when we falter.   

Thank you so much for my teacher Linda whose insights and experiences have enhanced my own learning and kept this study fresh, filled with joy and laughter.  Thank you for James who studies and practices the Course concepts with me and helps me see things that I may have missed, forgotten, or ignored.  Thank you for our fellow teachers and students who are one with us and renew and refresh our resolve to seek the Kingdom beyond this world. 

God is love and therefore so am I. 

All things we experience here in the world are echoes of the Voice for God, and even the overflowed toilet, the flooded bathroom, the late night cleanup, and the inconvenience of digging up lines and forging new pipes is only an opportunity to see past the illusions of this world and remind ourselves of Your Kingdom where such things simply do not happen! 

God is love and therefore so am I. 

The power of decision is ours to make.  It is our response to our experiences in which we choose – it is how long we take to see the world for what it is, where we exercise our free will.  Do we respond in anger, spite, indignation, and defeatism or do we respond with laughter, goodwill, a shrug of the shoulders, and the optimism of good cheer and pitching in to do our part to correct an otherwise unpleasant situation?  Do we lend a hand or cast a judgment?  Do we react with joy and laughter or do we go into rages and sputter and swagger about with umbrage – feeling ourselves too special to endure such humble bumbles? 

That Love which becomes me in God and through God and as God awaits for me as I take my steps toward the Holy Self which awaits for me at the end of this journey.  Now though I stumble and fumble, God lifts me up because He is my Father. 

God is love and therefore so am I. 


[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 171. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

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