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Claiming the Strength of God in Us

It is God’s strength in you that is the light in which you see, as it is His Mind with which you think. His strength denies your weakness. It is your weakness that sees through the body’s eyes, peering about in darkness to behold the likeness of itself; the small, the weak, the sickly and the dying, those in need, the helpless and afraid, the sad, the poor, the starving and the joyless. These are seen through eyes that cannot see and cannot bless.

Strength overlooks these things by seeing past appearances. It keeps its steady gaze upon the light that lies beyond them. It unites with light, of which it is a part. It sees itself. It brings the light in which your Self appears. In darkness you perceive a self that is not there. Strength is the truth about you; weakness is an idol falsely worshipped and adored that strength may be dispelled, and darkness rule where God appointed that there should be light.

Strength comes from truth, and shines with light its Source has given it; weakness reflects the darkness of its maker. It is sick and looks on sickness, which is like itself. Truth is a savior and can only will for happiness and peace for everyone. It gives its strength to everyone who asks, in limitless supply. It sees that lack in anyone would be a lack in all. And so it gives its light that all may see and benefit as one. Its strength is shared, that it may bring to all the miracle in which they will unite in purpose and forgiveness and in love.

The light of strength is constant, sure as love, forever glad to give itself away, because it cannot give but to itself. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 92, W-pI.92.3-5;8:1. See also ACIM Lesson 92 Insights.)

Today we choose the strength of God in us. His strength overlooks the appearances of devastation and death. God’s strength is Love, which knows no fear, seeing only Itself everywhere. Nothing but God’s Love is real. The invulnerability of God’s strength is ours, for we were created by Love like Itself.

By choosing the strength of God in us today, we accept His promise that we remain the one Self God created, safe and healed and whole. In God’s strength we walk in certainty and peace. We claim it now.

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