Daily Inspiration

God Is Our Friend

Do you not understand that to oppose the Holy Spirit is to fight yourself? He tells you but your will; He speaks for you. In His Divinity is but your own. And all He knows is but your knowledge, saved for you that you may do your will through [the Holy Spirit]. God asks you do your will. He joins with you. …God is no enemy to you. He asks no more than that He hear you call Him “Friend.”

How wonderful it is to do your will! For that is freedom. There is nothing else that ever should be called by freedom’s name. Unless you do your will you are not free. And would God leave His Son without what he has chosen for himself? God but ensured that you would never lose your will when He gave you His perfect Answer [Holy Spirit]. Hear It now, that you may be reminded of His Love and learn your will.

Look once again upon your enemy, the one you chose to hate instead of love. For thus was hatred born into the world, and thus the rule of fear established there. Now hear God speak to you, through Him Who is His Voice and yours as well, reminding you that it is not your will to hate and be a prisoner to fear, a slave to death, a little creature with a little life. Your will is boundless; it is not your will that it be bound. What lies in you has joined with God Himself in all creation’s birth. (A Course in Miracles, T-30.II.1:1-6,11-12;2:1-7;3:1-5. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The Will of our true Self is to be Love and extend Love. This is the Will we share with God. God is our Friend because He wills the best for us — eternal Love, perfect peace and joy. Nothing less than this will content us, for it would be against our Will.

The ego’s wish to be separate and special is in direct opposition to the Will of our true Self. The ego’s wish is reflected in the world of bodies. To believe a brother is a body is to hate him because it is a belief that would limit the Love he is and therefore deny Love. Death is the ego world’s ultimate symbol of successful denial of Love. But this could never be anything but an illusion. Only Love is real and therefore changeless.

Our identification with the ego belief system puts us in opposition to God. To make our belief seem true, the ego has built a dream of images that seem to confirm the reality of separation, fear and guilt. God answered this dream by providing the Holy Spirit in our mind to remind us of our true Self.

The Holy Spirit’s function is to teach us that only Love is real. He does this by offering His loving perception as a replacement for the fearful perceptions of the ego. He is offering us the remembrance of our true Will that we share with God.

Today we practice asking for and accepting the Holy Spirit’s perception in place of our own. We want to remember our Self.

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