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For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5: 1

God is not found in the soul by any kind of addition, but by a process of subtraction.” —Meister Eckhart

In much of our prayer and meditation time I think we spend our efforts in trying to find God. In trying to connect with God. In trying to make God’s power and blessing come to us in ways that give us hope and possibility. In actual fact God is already right where we are at every moment. We need only look within to find that presence, but it has been so clouded with the debris of negativity and defeatest thinking that we are unable to let It’s voice and presence be felt. So, how about in our prayer time we begin to visualize the “barnacles” of our fear, doubt and worry being chipped away? See them float away into the nothingness of the universe. See the negativity that has had a hold of us, for ever so long, letting go of its grip. See the rusted layers of “no,” “never,” “it can’t be done,” “it never will,” “maybe for others, but not for me,” being unwrapped, so that what is finally revealed is the bright and shining, gleaming you, underneath. It is there, it is God’s gift to you and it awaits your discovery, or re-discovery, of it.

The fullness of all that is Spirit/God is already within you. It was created as part of you at the time God thought you into being. And not even just your physical being, but your spiritual being. Your spiritual being was present long before you were ever born into this world. As we have lived our lives, feeling separate and apart from Spirit/God, we have unfortunately learned to believe that we are all on our own. We have learned to doubt the presence of God, or that God is blessing us in living more fulfilled lives.

The great sculptor Michelangelo said that his part in creating his wonderful masterpiece of the David was only in carefully chipping away at the marble until he uncovered the David that already lay within. The masterpiece of you is there and it always has been. You don’t have to create it from scratch, you need only be willing to let it loose and give it its freedom.

Affirmation: “Thought by thought I see myself becoming a new and beautiful masterpiece of God’s creation. It has always been within me, today I give it its freedom and allow it to soar.”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.

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