Todays e-Course Lesson asks us about the Weeds that have insinuated themselves into our Spiritual Gardens where Christ alone is meant to dwell with us. The most threatening of these weeds for those challenged by illness and pain is the Belief in our own isolation; a seed sewn in our garden by the Evil One and his only real power against us… the Lie! The one he most often uses because of its effectiveness as a weapon that especially assaults those set apart by illness such as ourselves. He knows he cannot touch us because we belong to God. But he is permitted to enter our thoughts.
TODAY – Let us pluck this weed immediately through calling upon the Name of the Lord!! Our Faith is not in lies, but in the Truth of the power of God to crush the head of this father of Lies and ground him into the very desert dust where he belongs! Praise God!
Psalm 91 – Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Blessings and Peace
+a Disciple of Jesus (HHC)
Lesson Transcript Below
In this phase of our growing a Rule of Life, we are focusing on your relationship to yourself. There are some wonderful words in the prophecy of Isaiah: “You are precious in my sight and honored and I love you.” We have been created by the love of God, for the love of God, in the love of God. This is what God is up to, and God is up to in your life. This is how God is operating, so cooperate. Cooperate with how God is operating in your life. How you love yourself will make a world of difference in how you relate to others. It will set the bar for how you relate to others. Loving yourself is so important. You’re worth it.
Some of us have qualifiers. Some of us have had “weeds” sown into the ground of our being, which may go all the way back to childhood and they’ve never been eradicated from the garden of our soul. I have got some drive inside of me that says “should” a lot. I should be able to get this done, I should be able to do this, I should be able to perform or complete something at a certain level – and I seldom get to that level. And for me what I get in touch with is some weeds that go way back, which I have not yet completely eradicated, and for which often times I need help with fellow gardeners to be able to live a whole life and really, really bloom.
– Br. Curtis Almquist