Solutions to life’s experiences and circumstances are often discovered in ways once concealed from our present understanding and interpretation of events. The key to this discovery is faith-filled prayer. Faith-filled prayer is the exercising of our faith in the spiritual laws and the Truth that God’s will for us is only good.
Often we attempt to storm the gates of heaven for the answer to our prayers, only to find disappointment and frustration. The Truth about prayer is that the answer to prayer depends largely upon how much we believe in our own prayers. Our prayers are for our benefit or the benefit of someone in need. And they change us, not God. God is constant, eternal, changeless reality, and everlasting goodness. Prayer is a divine process provided through which we lift our awareness from the three-dimensional physical world of facts and information to the fourth-dimensional world of ONENESS.
Emerson defines prayer as ‘the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view.” This reminds us that facts and Truth are not really contradictory. It is only that we do not see far enough, completely enough. We see “in part.” In the three-dimensional world there are facts and changing conditions, but there is always a transcendent quality through which overcoming and healing and victory are available. Through the indwelling Christ we can do all things. We must learn to tell the Truth about ourselves and our experiences. Until we do this we will be only seeing in part and living partially.
The implications of “Know Thyself” and “seek within,” leads us to all answers and all solutions. Through prayer we get in tune with the dynamic greatness of life which gives continuity to the divine creative process.
No longer do we need to struggle with doubts and fears. We recognize and acknowledge the promise of Isaiah 65:24, “Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.” Jesus tells us in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
“BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE ALREADY WHITE UNTO HARVEST. THE HARVEST IS TRULY GREAT, BUT THE LABOURERS ARE FEW: PRAY YE THEREFORE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST, THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABOURERS INTO HIS HARVEST.”
THE CHRIST WITHIN CALLS US TO A MIGHTY WORK THAT WE MAY PROSPER AND ENJOY A HEALTHY LIFE. CLOTHED WITH THE “CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS,” WE GO FORTH TO BRING THE MESSAGE OF “THE ABUNDANT LIFE” TO prosper and wear the seamless robe of consciousness. Our attachments to outer things take on a different role as we walk “THE WAY.” Such a state of mind provides a perpetual wealth, “Bags that wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not.” Luke 12:33
In consciousness we come to a place where it is impossible to serve two masters. The one way is to give our thought, attention, and respect to THE ONE SOURCE through quiet times of prayer and meditation.
The Way of the Indwelling Christ is spoken of in Isaiah 35:8, referred to as the way of holiness.
Every day birthed into the world is also a time of looking within to our potential, a new beginning, yes, the opportunity to make choices for goodness, peace, and prosperity.
Certainly, the Prosperity Bank Drill is a step in freeing ourselves from limitations and learning the Law of Giving. It helps us put our faith in the ever-present substance of the universe, and through the power of imagination shape and form ideas into our present good.
Rev. Richard Billings
"Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free."
Unity of Oak Park is dedicated to teaching Spiritual Truth; awakening individuals to the indwelling Christ - I AM; and putting into practice Universal Laws of Love, Peace, Prosperity, and Healing.