The Prospering Presence

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Step 5: I accept that my desire to have and be more is the activity of God seeking greater expression through me.

The desire to be free, unhindered by lack and limitation of any kind, is universal among all living things. Catch an insect in your hand and it will struggle with all its force to escape. While we may not give much thought to such a mundane incident, it is worth noting that you and I share the same desire to be free.

Though we are not held captive by a giant hand, we may be caught in the grip of fear or in a circumstance that threatens to limit our options. Someone has pointed out that we desire more because in truth we are more. As expressions of God, we are part of the ever-expansive activity that defines our universe. We recognize limitation because we intuitively know absolute freedom. If this were not true, we would accept limitation as natural and be comfortable with it.

While it is true that we tend to develop comfort zones, conditions in life that we would protect from change, our true spiritual comfort zone is one of constant renewal and expansion. This is the vision set forth by the author of Revelation:

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away … and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them;he will wipe away every tear from their eyes … for the former things have passed away.’” (Rev. 21:1-4).  

 This renewal does not necessarily take place in our circumstances but in our innermost awareness. Like a fountain of living water, our soul bubbles forth as a constant flow of new life, love, power, and intelligence, the very life essence that is God. Understanding this, I accept that my desire to have and be more is the activity of God seeking greater expression through me.

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