Daily Word 08/16/2022

God’s presence is my comfort.

Whenever I have a challenge or face a setback, I pause for a while to step away from my efforts to fix it and take refuge in God’s comforting presence until I am ready to try again. 

As I quiet my mind and refresh my soul, even for a few minutes, I feel uplifted from my disappointment and frustration and delivered to a higher awareness of the Divine in and all around me. I fear nothing, because I have faith that God is greater than the temporary conditions of the world. 

If in the future I should descend into discouragement or if worry grips my imagination, I remember I can always turn my thoughts to God, the one presence and power. This is my comfort, now and forever.

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.

—Isaiah 40:1

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Daily Word 08/15/2022

I am free and unlimited.

I need only look at the birds in the air to feel a spirit of freedom in my soul. Freedom is part of my divine identity, an attitude of mind and heart that allows my soul to soar to new heights.

As I live from my true nature as a child of God, I feel liberated. Burdens lift from my shoulders, and I no longer feel bound by unpleasant memories or others’ disapproving comments or negative perceptions.

I walk with a confident step. I am willing to try new things. I do what is mine to do with a light spirit and joy in my heart. I can think, say, and do what is right for me, without fear of condemnation or judgment. I am truly free.

Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

—Isaiah 40:31

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Daily Word 08/13/2022

I bless myself when I relax.

My body and mind bring so many blessings into my life. My body supports me, allowing my movements, helping me relate to the world through my senses, and sustaining my life. I use my mind to think and understand, to reason and to wonder.

These blessings and so many more are mine to enjoy daily. To keep my body and mind functioning optimally, I afford them time and space to relax. I relax my body with restful leisure, stretching, and mindful breathing. I relax my mind with prayerful contemplation, perhaps a walk in nature, or my favorite entertainment.

I relax and restore myself with rest and enjoyment. I bless my body and mind, grateful for the abundant life they provide.

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

—Matthew 11:28

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Daily Word 08/11/2022

In meditation, I am mindful of my oneness with God.

I am one with God. Living from this awareness fills me with peace. I touch this peace, this perfection in the Silence. Here, as I leave the cares of the world behind and become fully aware of the presence of God, the past and future fall away. There is only the vast, pristine present moment, the eternal now.

I carry this awareness when I return to my activities. Like an anchor that keeps a boat from being tossed on choppy waters, my mindfulness keeps me anchored in God.

No matter what is happening around me or how many things may be clamoring for my attention, there is stillness within me. My mindful bearing keeps me focused. I do one thing at a time with deep focus. I respond to all others calmly and engage life with my full presence.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

—John 4:24

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Daily Word 08/12/2022

I stretch in the direction of my growth.

When I begin an exercise program, I may marvel at the speed, strength, and endurance of others who are already physically fit. As much as I may wish for my abilities to match theirs, I know I must first grow in strength and agility.

On my spiritual path, I may have met those who seemed so grounded, so centered in their spiritual practices, I wanted to match their calm bearing and spiritual equilibrium. I realize that they have been practicing longer than I have, that they had to stretch and grow as beginners, just as I do now.

I stretch myself as I deepen in faith and grow in understanding. My growth is slow but steady, as I follow the call of my heart to delve deeper and reach for a greater experience of Spirit.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.—Psalm 92:12

—Psalm 92:12

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Daily Word 08/09/2022

I stand fast in faith and expect the best.

When I am facing a challenge, my faith reminds me to turn my focus away from the problem and hold a vision of the best outcome.

My faith in divine order and in the power of God within gives me the strength I need to face a challenging situation and to remain calm and expectant of good. I have the power to choose my path and my actions. I keep my faith strong as I pray and listen to my inner guidance. My positive energy calms my emotions and keeps my heart peaceful and my outlook high.

With faith and trust, I affirm the good I want to experience is on its way to me. As I hold a vision of my desired outcome, I think and act as though that good is already mine.

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous will live by faith.”

—Romans 1:17

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Daily Word 08/09/2022

I bless my home with love and appreciation.

My home is a sacred haven of peace, love, and joy. No matter what type of dwelling—its location, size, or structure—it is my home. I create an environment of security and love through my thoughts and words. Peace radiates from my heart, flowing to every corner of my residence. With gratitude, I offer this blessing:

I bless the walls of my home, for they contain the love that radiates from my soul. I bless the windows that let in light and the doors that welcome each person who enters. I bless every room and its purpose. I bless the roof that protects us from the outside elements.

Love is in my home, for God is here. May those who enter feel the peace and welcome that abide here.

The place on which you are standing is holy ground.

—Exodus 3:5

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Daily Word 08/08/2022

My life is in order, and I am at peace.

Feeling overwhelmed can cause me to feel scattered, even agitated, and unable to know where to begin or how to prioritize what I need to do.

I regain my composure and take control of my circumstances by remembering order is one of my spiritual gifts. I do not have to wish or pray for it. Instead, I affirm: Order is the truth of my life. As I calmly follow my inner sense of direction, I am assured nothing is left undone.

I am at peace. Even if appearances are to the contrary, I remain certain that divine order exists even in the midst of chaos. I am fully in the present moment, no longer anxious about the future. I am grateful divine order is always present and active in my life and the lives of everyone around the world.

The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.

—Proverbs 16:9

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Daily Word 08/07/2022

Releasing the past, I make room for the future.

My life experiences have provided me with many gifts. From joyous to painful, I have taken something from each one—a nugget of wisdom, understanding, solace—that has helped me evolve into the person I am today.

I am always growing, always changing. With gratitude, I receive the blessings while letting the painful memories go. I have no room for regret and do not dwell on things I have no power to change. As I release unwanted thoughts and unpleasant memories, I free myself to enjoy new experiences and create beautiful, lasting memories.

With an uncluttered mind and an unburdened heart, I embrace the present moment and eagerly create my bright, beautiful future.

A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away.—Ecclesiastes 3:6

—Ecclesiastes 3:6

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Daily Word08/06/2022

My healing is already within me.

When I have a healing need, I do what is necessary to take care of myself. I begin by affirming wholeness, speaking words of love and healing to my body and mind daily.

I take inspiration from Unity cofounder Myrtle Fillmore. When recalling her healing journey, Myrtle wrote, “I went to all the life centers in my body and spoke words of Truth to them—words of strength and power.”

The presence of God within me is mine to draw upon as a powerful resource. When I picture myself, I visualize a being brimming with divine life. My every thought, word, and action reaffirms this truth. I commit to keeping my consciousness centered on God and know I am always whole.

In him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

—John 1:4

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