Daily Inspiration

The Lesson That Returns Us to Heaven

God is my strength. Vision is His gift.

The idea for today combines two very powerful thoughts, both of major importance. ²It also sets forth a cause and effect relationship that explains why you cannot fail in your efforts to achieve the goal of the course. ³You will see because it is the Will of God. ⁴It is His strength, not your own, that gives you power. ⁵And it is His gift, rather than your own, that offers vision to you.

God is indeed your strength, and what He gives is truly given. ²This means that you can receive it any time and anywhere, wherever you are, and in whatever circumstance you find yourself. ³Your passage through time and space is not at random. ⁴You cannot but be in the right place at the right time. ⁵Such is the strength of God. ⁶Such are His gifts.

²The idea for the day is a beginning step in bringing thoughts together, and teaching you that you are studying a unified thought system in which nothing is lacking that is needed, and nothing is included that is contradictory or irrelevant. (A Course in Miracles, W-42.1–2;7:2. See also ACIM Lesson 42 Insights.)

God’s gift of vision has nothing to do with the body’s eyes. The body’s eyes are the ego’s substitute “gift” to entice us to see and believe separation is real. This seeing only sees barriers to Love’s presence. God’s gift sees only the oneness of Love everywhere.

The body’s eyes also show us that we are vulnerable to attack and need to plan for our safety. Yet God has given us His strength. There is no real opponent to His strength. Only the ego’s images of separation seen through the body’s eyes seem to show us that there is a strength we need to protect ourselves from. The ego projects this image onto God and tells us we must fear God; we must fear Love.

Now we are being shown that all of God’s strength and Love are ours. That is His Will. We remain united with Him eternally in all of His Love. This lesson, fully learned, will bring us Home to the Love and safety of Heaven in God.

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