Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

For we walk by faith, not by sight.”  
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~ 

When Jesus said, “It is done unto you as you believe,” he not only announced the law of faith, he explained how it works. First, he implied that there is a law which operates upon your faith. All laws are universal; hence they exist wherever you are. If there is a law of faith, it is right where you are and it will operate like any other law in nature.
~  Ernest Holmes, This Thing Called You ~

There is an inherent faith factor residing in the hearts and minds of humanity. This manifesting power has been described as “the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” It is the reliable source of all life. Whenever the spirit, mind, and body are in perfect alignment. . . it is the blessed assurance that all things are possible. 

This faith faculty is forever being ignited, knowingly or unknowingly; and, whether you call the thing in question, “big” or “small,” it is always working. However, trained thought is more powerful than untrained thought when it comes to applying faith for a specific outcome. For example, the electrician, who has studied the laws and nature of electricity, knows how to harness its energy and direct or redirect its current.  Likewise, the one who understands the laws of mind and aligns himself with them; may just as easily redirect the energy of this creative medium.  Energy always flows where the attention goes. So, the mental law, simply put is, “change your thinking, change your life.” 

The mental laws governing the underlying principle of thought and feelings are the substance of our manifest lives. Have you ever noticed that when you have truly made up your mind about a certain condition that you have imagined, the evidence of your conviction is realized? I certainly have. Conversely, I notice whenever I have doubt or fear about a particular undertaking I’ve started, the results are often hit-and-miss. Napoleon Hill describes the Law this way: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

The good news is that all human error or mistakes of the past may be healed, or restored to its natural state through this inner confidence that is enhanced with an understanding of the Law of Mind in Action.  This self-correcting power is sometimes called forgiveness.  

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Just like making sure the cord is plugged in if my light bulb does not come on; I do a mental assessment to determine if what I am thinking, feeling, and believing are out of alignment with my desired good when I do not get the results I expected from life. 

My check-list goes like this, as found in The Science of Mind (page 357.3)

  1. I turn to that Living Presence within and recognize It as the One and Only Power in the Universe.
  2. I identify and unify with this magnificent One.
    This sweet meditation brings me to a realization that my thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are being acted upon by this Creative Law. I begin to affirm the specific good I desire to experience.
  3. I declare my word is the presence, power, and activity of The One. 
  4. Filled with unwavering faith that what I desire is now accomplished in the Infinite Mind of God, I relax and give great thanks. 
  5. Having faith in the Immutable Law of God; I let it be so, even before I see it.

This Week’s Affirmation

“Today I align myself with the One and allow my thoughts to bring me my good.”

by Judy Hilley


Save The Date for

~ an afternoon of fellowship and celebration ~ 

December 10, 2022
12:00 to 3:00 PM

Centerville Community Center
3025 Bethany Church Road
Snellville, GA 30039


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