Heartfelt Gratitude

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

“Giving thanks before the actual manifestation occurs is the royal road to manifestation, because we are not only confirming our faith, but we’re acknowledging the receipt of good from the Giver of all perfect gifts.” 
~  Emmet Fox ~

 “Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
~ Mark 11:24 ~

“We are saved by Grace to the extent that we believe in, accept, and seek to embody, the Law of Good; for the Law of Good is ever a Law of Liberty and never one of limitation.”
~ The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes ~

The voice kept repeating, “please hold, all of our agents are busy helping others ~ someone will be with you shortly.” After hearing this same message over and over, I began to wonder if it was worth the wait. I wondered if the agent would be hurried once on the line with me. Nonetheless, I waited.

Once the connection was made, I felt completely supported by the care given me. The one on the other end of the line acted as if nothing mattered more than being of service to me. They listened deeply, addressed my concerns, assured the outcome, and stayed engaged until I was completely satisfied. My heart was filled with gratitude for this pleasant encounter. I thanked the agent profusely.

This scenario may be likened to our individual relationship to the Divine.

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There may be times the voice in our head tells us, while others are being blessed, our desired good is not worthy of immediate attention. However, the smallest amount of faith is sufficient to muster up the courage to hold on and wait for the moment of an unwavering conviction that there truly is a Power for Good, operating in the universe, that avails Itself to everyone, and that includes me. It is in that moment of realization that the connection is made.

Giving thanks is the natural response to the gratitude that is deeply felt. Once thanksgiving is expressed, the deal is sealed. Acceptance empowers one to move forward with a sense of confidence, ready to experience the evidence of the desired fulfilled.

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This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. For the most part, people all over the USA will gather with family, friends, and/or strangers and break bread together.  The ritual of this day is a celebration of heartfelt gratitude. Our biggest challenge may be remembering this is so. Those of us who do remember, it may be in gratitude for uniting with family and friends after a year of uncertainty. It may be in gratitude for being either the benefactor or recipient of some unexpected good. It may be in gratitude for simply relaxing and watching a football game. Regardless of the motivation, allow yourself to feel the emotion of gratitude.

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that acknowledges that there is a Power for Good in the universe, from which we benefit greatly.  So, in that regard, giving thanks in response to the inner emotion of heartfelt gratitude, sets a law in motion that opens up an avenue in consciousness through which unlimited good flows unimpeded.

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When the power of giving thanks is remembered and practiced by the masses, consciously and deliberately, I believe an immediate shift in planetary consciousness for good takes place, creating a world that works for everyone. After all, the promise is: “Before they call, I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will hear.”  

Have a wonderful day!

This Week’s Affirmation

I am so grateful now for all my good, always open and receptive for more.

By Keith D. Childers

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