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“I am among the ministers of God.”

This lesson makes a point that is also made several times in the Text: To know I have received, I need to give. To experience peace, I must give peace. To feel loved, I must love. To know my innocence, I must see innocence.

My experience has proved this to me many times. I have experienced the blessing of peace as I held the awareness of peace for a troubled brother. Sometimes that peace was magnified even more as I saw my brother accept the peace as his own.

Being a minister of God is a daily practice, a way of being. It is not a title, but a mindset of receiving His messages and giving them as directed. My job is to keep my mind open and follow His lead. The holy Teacher in my mind always guides towards blessing.

Reminding myself throughout the day that I am among the ministers of God helps me remember my purpose in all my doing. The truly meaningful purpose is to use all my doing as a means of giving God’s loving message of peace, happiness and safety to everyone. To do that, I need to hold the awareness in my mind of my own peace and happiness and safety that comes from my union with my Creator.

As I go through my busy doing today, I ask the Holy Spirit’s help in reminding me, moment by moment that I am here to see only innocence, to offer only Love and to reach out in peace to everyone who comes to mind or whom I encounter through the day. As I do this, I become more and more aware of God’s generous unlimited blessings. And more and more I accept that I am free.


When we join with the Holy Spirit, we cannot help but become ministers of God. The Holy Spirit is the bridge that returns us to the awareness of our true Identity as part of Universal Love. The Holy Spirit has one focus, one goal, and that is to return our minds to freedom, to the truth. We have become enslaved by our beliefs. We have lost awareness of our Identity. This need not be.

Being willing to join with the Holy Spirit is our salvation. The Holy Spirit is always there in our minds, waiting for us to give It our full attention. The Holy Spirit will show us that there is no opposite to Love, there is no opposite to our Oneness in God. The Holy Spirit will communicate how to be helpful in this world in a way that brings us and our brothers and sisters back to the awareness of Love’s Presence.

We are all ministers of God. When we wake up to that fact is when we start opening to the Holy Spirit and following His lead in all we think, we say and do.


It is so easy to lose sight of the difference between humility and arrogance. The true meanings are so different from the ego meanings we have given them. There is a temptation to say who do I think I am to think of myself as a minister of God? Who do I think I am to think I have anything to offer?

If it is my ego that is offering and trying to minister then I do have reason to doubt. I am relieved to do this lesson today, to be reminded that it is not my ego in charge; it is Holy Spirit who is guiding me, sending me where I am needed, using me to serve the awakening. My only responsibility is my willingness to serve and my willingness to join with Holy Spirit.


I make my very life a meditation on God’s presence as I remember who I am throughout the day — going about my daily tasks knowing that God goes with me because I am one with Him. Each small moment becomes grand because I align my will with God’s Will for me. Each small task becomes productive for the highest good. Each small sharing coming from the Voice for God through me shouts God’s presence in the world.

All this I do from Love and Love will change the world I see. As Love changes the world I see, so will others see it. Each small moment, one at a time, becomes a gift of precious sharing, freely received, freely given, from one to one. In each small moment, the beauty of Love unfolds. Today I listen with gratitude. Today I share what I hear. Today I love all I see. Today I am one with God in all I do and I am free to be Me.

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Below are example references to specific sentences using the notation of the Second & Third Editions of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace:

T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.

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