It sometimes seems that the greatest difficulty we have in dealing with the teachings of Jesus is in simply taking him at his word.  We get caught up in the drama and symbolism of who Jesus was, and overlook the simple, powerful guidance of what he taught.  

Jesus clearly showed by example that God’s abundance exists as energy that is ours to creatively command – as, for example, in the miracle of the loaves and fishes.  But he also cautioned us not to make manifestation the primary purpose of our lives.  “Therefore, do not be anxious,” we are told in the Sermon on the Mount, “saying what shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or what shall we wear.  Seek ye first the kingdom and its righteousness, and all these things will be given as well.”


Let us know today that Jesus meant us to take his teachings literally.  Let us remove our focus from awareness of prosperity or abundance – and place our focus instead upon the kingdom.  Let us know that we are the Presence and Power of God—each and all of us—and expressing our absolute Oneness with God is the only focus we will ever need.


Today I turn within, and I find within me the kingdom of heaven.  Nothing else is needed, nothing is lacking.  I am open to allowing the energy of the kingdom to emerge from me and transform the world.  Thank you, God!


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