Russell A. Kemp first wrote “This Is the Year!” in 1947. It has appeared again and again in Daily Word and in other Unity publications. Although you may have heard it before, it contains a wonderful message as we step forth into 2017.
“Wonderful, wonderful fortunate you,
This is the year that your ships come in;
This is the year you find Christ within.
This is the year you are glad to live;
This is the year you have much to give.
This is the year when you know the Truth;
This is the year when you find new youth.
This is the year that brings happiness;
This is the year you will live to bless.
Wonderful, wonderful, fortunate you,
This is the year that your dreams come true!”
Although a new year is an imaginary division of time, a product of human thinking, it quickens within us the need to pause, reflect, realign, and redirect the essential influences and qualities of our life. At this time the soul can experience a restlessness or a divine discontent.
Unrest or divine discontent is an important part of our spiritual journey. It is evidence that a greater good is knocking at life’s door; born from a divine urge that can never be denied. It tells us not only of our longings, but of our highest possibilities as well. It is our built-in, unceasing, abiding call from Spirit to “come up higher.”
As we stand on the threshold of 2017 we face the same opportunities, the same challenges as did the ancient Hebrews when, with Abraham, they were “called out” from their old country; or with Moses when the people encountered the Red Sea; or with Joshua when they stood on the banks of the Jordan looking across to the promised land – the “land of beginning again.” We no longer look behind us, but we rise and open the door to a greater good.
PROSPERITY THOUGHT . . . “MY MIND IS STAYED ON THEE AS MY UNFAILING RESOURCE, AND I AM IN ALL WAYS PROSPERED.”
The words of Myrtle Fillmore . . “Everything is right here, all that ever was or ever could be, simply waiting to be brought forth into manifestation, waiting for our acceptance in faith, believing. As we hold fast to the Truth, in prayer, in faith, as we love it, and live it, we find our consciousness of good enlarged, right decisions are being made, our days filled with blessings, our steps safe and secure, and our lives strong, and filled with beauty.
The only limitation to the fulfillment of our deep desires and the answer to our prayers lies in the willingness to receive and express the gifts of God already prepared for us. “Already the fields are white unto harvest!”
The action of Creative Mind is of utmost importance concerning money matters. As a rule, too often we wait until we are in a difficult situation or in need of supply before we apply the PRINCIPLES OF PROSPERITY.
Our mind must be stayed on the idea we are one with the Source and have access to all that is God Mind. Through meditation and prayer we must abide in the thought of unlimited supply. Great care must be taken not to fall into error thinking and betray the GOD-GIVEN-POSSIBILITIES within us. Speak the prosperity thought and then be silent, allowing the idea to become firm in consciousness.
“Seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Rev. Richard Billings
I have faith in God as my instant, constant, and abundant supply.
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