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There are times when life manifests (or out-pictures) in a much different manner than we had expected. These unexpected manifestations may even cause us some dissatisfaction and/or discomfort—in mind, heart, and sometimes, body. We may hear the thoughts in our mind, asking the age old question: “Did I create this in my life?” or “How did I create this in my life?” And, we may spend days struggling with a manifestation, or an out-picturing that is seemingly not of God. We may find ourselves becoming angry, doubtful, self-loathing, self-pitying, and entering the hall of blame and shame. We may just feel like giving up.

However, what we must know is that all things come to bring our greater good to us. No matter what the manifestation appears to be, as we view it from the carnal mind and eyes, we should hold to the words of Solomon -- “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV).

If we truly and fully trust in God, we know that God is not a liar. We know that as sure as God has given us the faculty of Faith, we can always depend on the power of the presence of Christ within, to bring us into the purity of true manifestation of God’s most High and Holy Will.

We must remain assured that we, too, have a “spark of Divinty within us;” as is stated in Unity’s second Principle. A spark that can and will illumine the heart and mind to wait on the Lord, with a certainty that the Lord’s Will, IS done—on earth as in heaven. We must live through “prayer”—which Unity’s forth Principle tells us “is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity, and everything good.”

When feeling the uncertainty of our humanism, we must know – beyond the shadow of a doubt - "all things work together for good to them that love God; to them who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 KJV).

Not only should we live this truth in our daily personal lives; we should also live the same truth to the glory of God, in our businesses and especially in our churches. We should strive to continue to do our very best, at all times, letting scripture affirm within us the powerful message –“But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing” (2nd Thessalonians 3:13 KJV).

We must allow ourselves to know that God, the Father, is always in the midst of all things, and is forever present in all situations. With this reassurance, we then give thanks and praise to the Father, as we affirm in prayer: “I place myself and all my affairs lovingly in the hands of the Father, with a childlike trust. That which is for my highest good shall come to me.”  AMEN! – And, so It IS!


Christine Randle, LUT



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When initially reading the title of this article “LIVING GOD,” our minds may enter the realm of inquiry; thus, engaging in a conversation as to the meaning of this phrase.  We may even recognize thought conversations that are critical and judgmental; and at the same time think the feeling of a desire to understand at a deeper level.  Whether we are conversing with thoughts of criticism and judgment, or the willing desire to understand, we suddenly realize, life has gotten our attention.  In other words, we’re well aware that spirit of some sort is alive and functioning within us.


We may now begin to further contemplate this phase, with a deep willingness to understand what it would mean to live God, or if it is even possible.  Then, in a twinkling of an eye, our thoughts may move on to a past experience, or possibly, a future goal or desire.  While conversing with thoughts of the past or future, we may stray away from any thoughts about the phrase, “LIVING GOD.”  When this occurs, we’ve move out of the realm of living in the NOW, or PRESENT moment—which can be said to be existing in an unreality, considering the past is just that “past,” and the future is a fantasy.


LIVING GOD is simply consciously being aware of NOW, or the PRESENT.  It is being very aware of our every thought, yet not struggling with any thought, rather aware and embracing our thoughts.  It is clearly seeing everything around us, actively observing every aroma, enjoying the feel of whatever the climate is presenting, purposely savoring the taste of whatever we may be eating or drinking, and consciously hearing every sound, while silently listening to hear the voice of the Christ within. It is to regain our awareness of Being --which is defined by Eckhart Tolle in The Power of NOW as – “eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” 


LIVING GOD is to awaken to the dawn of each day with a knowing that goes beyond our human understanding.  A knowing that whatever thought or manifestation that presents itself, God is in the midst and is guiding us to our inherent good—our daily bread.  It is being confident in our resolve to express from the higher Christ Consciousness of Love, for self and all creation.


When we live GOD, we think on those things that are “true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of any virtue, and praise” (see Philippians 4:8).  We see other life forms as an extension of ourselves, and we consciously embrace the power of God-Spirit expressing through our human form as the only life there is.


LIVING GOD is “seeking first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and then knowing all that we desire or need is added unto us (see Matthew 6:33).  It is presently hearing the words of Jesus saying, “the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).



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.

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