Lesson 104

“I seek but what belongs to me in truth.”

Today’s idea continues with the thought that joy and peace are not
but idle dreams. They are your right, because of what you are. They
come to you from God,Who cannot fail to give you what He wills.

Yet must there be a place made ready to receive His gifts. They are
not welcomed gladly by a mind which has instead received the gifts
it made where His belong, as substitutes for them.

Today we would remove all meaningless and self-made gifts
which we have placed upon the holy altar where God’s gifts belong.
These are the gifts which are our own in truth. His are the gifts which
we inherited before time was, and which will still be ours when time
has passed into eternity.

These are the gifts which are within us now, for they are timeless.
And we need not wait to have them. They belong to us today.
Therefore we will to have them now, and know in choosing them in
place of what we made we but unite our will with what God wills,
and recognize the same as being One.

Our longer practice periods today, the hourly five minutes given
truth for your salvation, should begin with this:

“I seek but what belongs to me in truth,
And joy and peace are my inheritance.”

Then lay aside the conflicts of the world that offer other gifts and
other goals made of illusions, witnessed to by them, and sought for
only in a world of dreams. All this we lay aside, and seek instead that
which is truly ours, as we ask to recognize what God has given us.

We clear a holy place within our minds before His altar, where
His gifts of peace and joy are welcome, and to which we come to
find what has been given us by Him.We come in confidence today,
aware that what belongs to us in truth is what He gives. And we
would wish for nothing else, for nothing else belongs to us in truth.

So do we clear the way for Him today by simply recognizing
that His Will is done already, and that joy and peace belong to us as
His eternal gifts.We will not let ourselves lose sight of them between
the times we come to seek for them where He has laid them. This
reminder will we bring to mind as often as we can:

“I seek but what belongs to me in truth.
God’s gifts of joy and peace are all I want.”

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