When U Work It
Leddy Hammock

I love my work, for it helps me to grow spiritually.

God can only do for me what I allow God to do through me. I am open and receptive to my true calling.

I am ready to follow God’s guidance obediently and to put God’s ideas to work in all that I do.

I work at "earning my wings" every day with the work of my hands and the words that I speak.

God works in me to will and to do whatsoever God would have me do, and God cannot fail. This is my true calling.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, August 27

“Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is at work until now, so I am at work’. . . . ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing; for what he does, his son will do also’” (John 5:17 &19).

I love my work, for it helps me to grow spiritually.  God can only do for me what I allow God to do through me.

“The LORD called Samuel again, for the third time. Getting up and going to Eli, he said, ‘Here I am. You called me.’ Then Eli understood that the LORD was calling the youth . . . .  The LORD . . . revealed his presence, calling out as before, ‘Samuel, Samuel!’ Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening’" (I. Samuel 3:8-10).

I am open and receptive to my true calling.  I am ready to follow God’s guidance obediently and put God’s ideas to work in all that I do.

“I will bless you as long as I live;  I will lift up my hands, calling on your name” (Psalm 63:5).

I work at "earning my wings" every day with the work of my hands and the words that I speak.

“We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers, unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love and endurance in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father, knowing, brothers [and sisters] loved by God, how you were chosen” (I. Thessalonians 1:2-4)

God works in me to will and to do whatsoever God would have me do, and God cannot fail. This is my true calling.

On the Money
Leddy Hammock

Jesus was not afraid to talk about money as a useful symbol of creative ideas. He taught that money does not measure my worth.

Money is made with a human image; I am made in God's image. I never worry about money, for God is my Source and in God I trust.

I am God's child and God always provides for me. I practice good stewardship and value money simply as a material symbol of God's unlimited supply. I draw my good to me.

What’s in your wallet? I have a rich prosperity consciousness! I serve God and money serves me.

I am free to prosper now!


Responsive Reading for Sunday, August 20

"Then the Pharisees . . . [said to Him], 'Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man . . . .  Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?' . . .  Jesus said, 'Why are you testing me . . .?  Show me the coin that pays the census tax.'  Then they handed him the Roman coin. He said to them, 'Whose image is this and whose inscription?' They replied, 'Caesar's.'  At that he said to them, 'Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.'  When they heard this they were amazed" (Mt.22:15-22).

Jesus was not afraid to talk about money as a useful symbol of creative ideas.  He taught that money does not measure my worth.  Money is made with a human image; I am made in God's image.

". . . The collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said, 'Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?' 'Yes,' he said.  When he came into the house, before he had time to speak, Jesus asked him, 'What is your opinion, Simon? . . .  Jesus said to him, '. . . Go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up.  Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me and for you'" (Mt.17:24-7).

I never worry about money, for God is my Source and in God I trust.  I am God's child and God always provides for me.     

“Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it? And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, 'Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost’” (Lk. 15:8-9).

I practice good stewardship and value money simply as a material symbol of God's unlimited supply.  I draw my good to me.

“Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy" (Lk.12:33).

What’s in your wallet?  I have a rich prosperity consciousness! I serve God and money serves me.  I am free to prosper now.

Prosperity Seed
Leddy Hammock

I have faith in the cosmic process that unfolds in me like the life force unfolds in the lily of the field which neither toils nor spins.

I am a spiritual being, living in a limitless spiritual universe, endowed with the whole potential energy flow of the universe.

I am ME, a unique individualization of the universal creative process.

My prosperity comes from a consciousness which unfolds from within.

The seed of faith —  the ever-present possibility of a limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasure — expresses through me now because I believe it.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, August 13

"Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin.  But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them" (Mt. 6:28-9).

I have faith in the cosmic process that unfolds in me like the life force unfolds in the lily of the field which neither toils nor spins.

". . . The seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold" (Mt. 13:23).

I am a spiritual being, living in a limitless spiritual universe, endowed with the whole potential energy flow of the universe.

"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field.  It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the 'birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches'" (Mt. 13:31-2).

I am ME, a unique, individualization of the universal creative process.  My prosperity comes from a consciousness which unfolds from within.

"Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" (Mt. 17:20).

The seed of faith —  the ever-present possibility of a limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasure — expresses through me now because I believe it.

What U See
Leddy Hammock

I am a “glass at least half full” kind of person.

I am not deceived by negative appearances.

I look for the Truth and I see clearly.

I behold the Good in my world, for I look with positivity!


Responsive Reading for Sunday, August 6

“The LORD said to Abram [later renamed Abraham]: ‘Look about you, and from where you are, gaze to the north and south, east and west; all the land that you see I will give to you and your descendants forever’” (Genesis 13:15).

I am a “glass at least half full” kind of person.

“Stop judging by appearances, but judge justly" (John 7:24).

I am not deceived by negative appearances.

“Turning to the disciples in private he said, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it’” (Luke 10:23-4).    

I look for the Truth and I see clearly.

“Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God” (Mt. 5:8)

I behold the Good in my world, for I look with positivity!

Gr-8 Attitude

I practice an attitude of gratitude.

My prayers are answered as I share generously from my grateful heart.

The grateful heart draws to itself great things.

Perfect answers take form as I Iisten with a grateful heart.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, July 30

“If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love . . . any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.  Do nothing out of selfishness . . . .  Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2 :1-5).

I practice an attitude of gratitude.

“And he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.  They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over – twelve wicker baskets full. Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children” (Matthew 14:19-21).

My prayers are answered as I share generously from my grateful heart.

“Rejoice always.  Pray without ceasing.  In all circumstances give thanks” (I. Thessalonians 5:16).

The grateful heart draws to itself great things.

“Let the peace of Christ control your hearts . . . .  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly . . . with gratitude in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:15-7).

Perfect answers take form as I Iisten with a grateful heart.

New World Now
Leddy Hammock

It isn’t what happens in the world “out there” that matters, but the way I deal with these appearances in consciousness.

I go within for a higher consciousness and gather ideas of God as my Source.

I build a strong consciousness of the omnipresence of substance.

I do not judge by negative appearances. I have a rich mentality.

In this now moment, a beautiful new world order is taking form. I live my life with a heart wide open.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, July 23

“Do not be amazed that I told you, 'You must be born from above.'” “The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things” (John 3:7,31).

It isn’t what happens in the world “out there” that matters, but the way I deal with these appearances in consciousness.

“Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!  Go up into the hill country; bring timber, and build the house”  (Haggai 1:7-8).
 
I go within for a higher consciousness and gather ideas of God as my Source. I build a strong consciousness of the omnipresence of Substance.   

“Stop judging by appearances, but judge justly" (John 7:24).

 I do not judge by negative appearances. I have a rich mentality.

“The earth is the LORD'S and all it holds, the world and those who live there . . . .  The pure of heart . . . .  will receive blessings from the LORD” (Psalm 24:1-4).,

In this now moment, a beautiful new world order is taking form. I live my life with a heart wide open.

Make Your Fortune
Leddy Hammock

Inspired by Chapter One of Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth:​

My faith is the key to the Kingdom of the power within me to apply to the laws that transcend human limitation.

​I​ am a spiritual being in the Allness of infinite Mind within me.​

I am a living magnet, constantly drawing to me the things, the people, and the circumstances that are in accord with my thoughts.

My fortune begins with me.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, July 16

"The word of the LORD came to Abram [later renamed Abraham] in a vision:  "Fear not, Abram!  I am your shield; I will make your reward very great" (Gen 15:1).

My faith is the key to the Kingdom of the power within me to apply to the laws that transcend human limitation.

 Jacob had a dream:  "And there was the LORD standing beside him and saying . . . 'the land on which you are lying I will give to you . . . .  Know that I am with you; I will protect you wherever you go and bring you back to this land'" (Gen. 28:13-15).

I am a spiritual being in the Allness of infinite Mind within me.

Leah said, "'What good luck!'​" so she named ​the fourth son Gad [vindicated].  When the next son was born, "Leah said 'What fortune! . . . call me fortunate.'  So she named him Asher [What good fortune!]"  Her husband, Jacob, grew  "increasingly prosperous" (Genesis 30:11-43).

I am a living magnet, constantly drawing to me the things, the people, and the circumstances that are in accord with my thoughts.

"Even while [Joseph​, son of Jacob​,] was in prison, the LORD remained with Joseph . . . the LORD was with him and brought success to all he did . . . .  [When his brothers begged for forgiveness for their earlier mistreatment of him] "Joseph replied, 'God meant it for good'" (Gen 39"23; 50:20).

My fortune begins with me.

Thought Stuff
Leddy Hammock

I am open to expanding my understanding of God.

I am teachable and ready to receive new ideas.

My heart is open to God, my everywhere present Source of all good.

I am a Child of the Universe, richly endowed with the fullness of all-good.

I am ready to receive and express the free flow of divine abundance.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, July 9

Responses are inspired by lyrics to “Ready to Receive” by Sue Riley and others and teachings of Eric Butterworth in Spiritual Economics:

St. Paul was teaching about Jesus in ancient Athens.  Some of the men of the city led St. Paul to a hill where there were many idols “and said, ‘May we learn what this new teaching is that you speak of? . . . .  We should like to know what these things mean.’  Now all the Athenians as well as the foreigners residing there used their time for nothing else but telling or hearing something new” (Acts 17:18-21).  

I am open to expanding my understanding of God.  I am teachable and ready to receive new ideas.

“Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said: ‘You Athenians, I see that in every respect you are very religious.  For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines, I even discovered an altar inscribed, 'To an Unknown God.' What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you” (Acts 17:22-3).  

I am open and receptive to experiencing God as limitless Wisdom, Life, and Substance.  

Paul continued: “The God who made the world and all that is in it, the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in sanctuaries made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands because he needs anything. Rather it is he who gives to everyone life and breath and everything” (Acts 17:24-5).  

My heart is open to God, my everywhere present Source of all good.

Paul continued: “He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth . . . so that people might seek God . . . . though indeed he is not far from any one of us. For 'In him we live and move and have our being,'  as even some of your poets have said, 'For we too are his offspring.'  Since therefore we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the divinity is like an image fashioned from gold, silver, or stone by human art and imagination” (Acts 17:26-9).  
 
I am a Child of the Universe, richly endowed with the fullness of all good.  I am ready to receive and express the free flow of divine abundance.

Drama Free
Sue Riley

Calmly, in this present moment, I am centered and poised in the Christ Mind.

Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.

I am peaceful, happy, and drama free.

I choose what I love and I love what I choose.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, July 2

“Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin” (Matthew 6:28).

Calmly, in this present moment, I choose what I love and I love what I choose.  

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and rests on them will be like a wise man who built his house on a a rock.  The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house.  But it did not collapse” (Mt.7:24-5).

I am centered and poised in the Christ Mind. I choose what I love and I love what I choose.  

“As you enter a house, wish it peace.  If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you.  Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words, go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet” (Mt. 10:12-14).

Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul. I choose what I love and I love what I choose.

“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31-2).

I am peaceful, happy, and drama free. I choose what I love and I love what I choose.

Winds of Change
Judy Tafelski

Positive change starts within, with the surrender of a morning prayer.

As I surrender to my greatest, highest good, I stop resisting and start going with the flow.

I can meet the “winds of change” that I encounter in life and grow stronger every day.


Responsive Reading for Sunday, June 25

“His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5  King James Version).

I will surrender to my greatest highest good. I will release any fear that blocks my way.

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
  to sing praise to your name, Most High,
To proclaim your love in the morning . . . .  
For you make me jubilant, LORD, by your deeds;
  at the works of your hands I shout for joy.  
How great are your works, LORD!
  How profound your purpose!”
(Psalm 92:2-6).  

For every step I take is taken in pure faith, and I am stronger every moment every day.

“If you set your heart aright and stretch out your hands toward him . . . .
Surely then you may lift up your face in innocence; you may stand firm and unafraid. For then you shall forget your misery, or recall it like waters that have ebbed away.  Then your life shall be brighter than the noonday; its gloom shall become as the morning”
(Job 11:13-17).

My mind is willing and my heart is open wide. I trust my instincts and let Spirit be my guide.

“All you winds, bless the Lord;   praise and exalt him above all forever . . . .  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever” (Daniel 3:65).

I vow to live a life that's real and true and free, as I continue walking in this mystery.

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