James 1:17-20 ~ Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variableness nor shadow of change. It is He who begot us of His own will with the word of Truth, that we should be the first fruits of His creatures. Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear and slow to speak and slow to anger; for the wrath of man does not bring about the righteousness of God.
One of the joys of life is in giving to others. Sometimes we may wish we could give more; but there are many opportunities in life to give other than tangible items. We can give joy, a word of encouragement, understanding; and the greatest gift is the gift of prayer.
The week before his crucifixion we find in John 17, Jesus praying for himself, for his disciples and for future believers.
Keeping our thoughts on God, the giver of every good and perfect gift; and knowing our Oneness with Him, we speak our Divine Science Statement of Being:
God is all – both invisible and visible.
One Presence – One Mind – One Power is All.
This One that is All is Perfect Life, Perfect Love, and Perfect Substance.
I AM the individualized expression God, and am ever one with this Perfect Life, Perfect Love and Perfect Substance.
Provided by Rev. Betty A. Tarpley ~ April, 2018