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Accepting God’s Strength as Ours

The world gives rise but to defensiveness. For threat brings anger, anger makes attack seem reasonable, honestly provoked, and righteous in the name of self-defense.

Defenselessness is strength. It testifies to recognition of the Christ in you. Perhaps you will recall the text maintains that choice is always made between Christ’s strength and your own weakness, seen apart from Him. Defenselessness can never be attacked, because it recognizes strength so great attack is folly, or a silly game a tired child might play, when he becomes too sleepy to remember what he wants.

We look past dreams today, and recognize that we need no defense because we are created unassailable, without all thought or wish or dream in which attack has any meaning. Now we cannot fear, for we have left all fearful thoughts behind. And in defenselessness we stand secure, serenely certain of our safety now, sure of salvation; sure we will fulfill our chosen purpose, as our ministry extends its holy blessing through the world.

Be still a moment, and in silence think how holy is your purpose, how secure you rest, untouchable within its light. God’s ministers have chosen that the truth be with them. A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 153,(W-pI.153.2:1-2;6;9:1-10:2. See also ACIM Lesson 153 Insights.)

When we believe we are a body, we automatically have an attitude of defensiveness, because we believe the body is weak, vulnerable and needs protection. But as the Course emphasizes, we are not a body. Accepting this fact frees us from the fear that comes with believing we are a vulnerable body.

It is not God’s Will that we be separate, alone and imprisoned in a body. Only illusions could seem to make this belief real. We feel no need to defend when we accept that we are in truth God’s Son and all God’s strength is ours. God’s changelessness is ours. What is changeless is invulnerable. When we accept that God’s Will is ours, we accept our Identity as His Son.

Our true Identity is a fact that cannot be changed. But we have hidden It from our awareness with dreams of separation. It is these dreams that must be forgiven to let go of the veil that hides our true Identity. As we choose the Holy Spirit’s vision in place of our perceptions, we move to the experience of knowing God’s peace and joy and Love are ours eternally. We dedicate today to choosing Holy Spirit’s vision.

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