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Accepting the Gifts of God

I give my life to God to guide today.

Father, I give You all my thoughts today. I would have none of mine. In place of them, give me Your Own. I give You all my acts as well, that I may do Your Will instead of seeking goals which cannot be obtained, and wasting time in vain imaginings. Today I come to You. I will step back and merely follow You. Be You the Guide, and I the follower who questions not the wisdom of the Infinite, nor Love whose tenderness I cannot comprehend, but which is yet Your perfect gift to me.

Today we have one Guide to lead us on. And as we walk together, we will give this day to Him with no reserve at all. This is His day. And so it is a day of countless gifts and mercies unto us. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 233, W-pII.233. See also ACIM Lesson 233 Insights.)

It seems frightening to turn over our life to God’s guidance. The ego tells us that this would be a sacrifice, for we would lose everything we have. But it’s only our belief in the illusions offered by the ego that makes it seem like we lose something of value. But illusions, by definition, are untrue and unreal. God guides us to the only reality — Love and nothing else.

To choose the ego as our guide is a sacrifice. All that it can offer is empty illusions which stand as a barrier to our awareness of everything that is real. To choose to give to God all our thoughts and actions for Him to direct is to gain everything of value and lose nothing. Yet all we are really gaining is awareness of what we already have. If we want peace that cannot be disturbed, happiness beyond description and eternal Love, we will choose to give our life to God to guide. It is the choice for everything over nothing.

Today we give God all our thoughts and actions, without reservation, for we would follow only Him and remember all that we have always had.

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How to Read References for Quotes from A Course in Miracles

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.

W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.

M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.

C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6

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