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Today I discovered "The Runner's Bible" and I want to "do" something with this book:
There is nothing as important when making ready for the day, as an early morning period of stillness, wherein to make sure that the Truth, and the Truth only, controls our consciousness. However, that the consciousness may be clear enough to perceive the Truth, we must let go of thoughts and sensations of the material world, must be still (Ps. 46:10) and know that all that truly exists is Good, and determine to know noting else.
This will free from all obstruction the "mind of flesh" and bring it into harmony with the Mind of the Spirit–with life indeed. (Rom. 8:6.) We must also be humble (Ps. 37:11), willing to be taught (Prov. 13:18), to receive, and then then when joy has been let into the heart (Neh. 8:10), and gratitude is felt, we are in a condition to receive the blessing–to know the Truth, and we can be assured that Love will guide us, that success will ultimately crown every endeavor, for all things will work together for good (Rom. 8:28).
We must also protect ourselves from all that would bring us harm, or even disturb us, by realizing that we are enveloped in an impenetrable armor of love and evil cannot reach us. Our lives are hid with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). We dwell in the secret place of the Most High (Ps. 91:1). His presence shall go with us (Ex. 33:14). So shall we ward off the fiery darts of evil (Eph. 6:15-18), and need not fear what man can do unto us (Heb. 13:6). We shall be save and can enjoy peace of mind throughout the day. We shall learn, too, that by thus daily seeking the kingdom of God, not only will things be added unto us (Matt. 6:33), but that understanding will rapidly increase because Truth will be more and more revealed.
It will be well to make further preparation for the day by reading verses grouped under the various titles which bear upon our needs, selecting command to obey and a promise upon which to lean, If we desire the Truth, we will find it here–the Truth which is the remedy for every inharmonious condition. We may not see why, perhaps we cannot, we comprehend so little of spiritual matters; and as practically all of the preparations of existence are upon the spiritual plane, it is not wise to refuse to receive assistance because we cannot understand how, or why it comes. A child may not know why 4x4 is 16, but he learns the fact and uses it,–he understands later. We are commanded to become as little children.
"Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it". Habakkuk 2:2
"My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you, and will look up". Psalm 5:3
“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted over the earth”. Psalm 46:10
"For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the spirit is life and peace:" Romans 8:6
"But the meek will inherit the land and delight in abundant prosperity". Psalm 37:11
"Poverty and shame come to him who ignores discipline, but whoever heeds correction will be honored". Proverbs 13:18
“Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send out portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength”. Nehemiah 8:10
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose". Romans 8:28
"For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God." // "For you have died to yourselves and your lives are hidden with The Messiah in God". Colossians 3:3
We dwell in the secret place of the Most High. Psalm 91:1
“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:15-18
"So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." Hebrews 13:6
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you". Matthew 6:33
Statements of Truth
GOD, CHRIST, SPIRIT
God — There is none else.
"Know therefore this day and take to heart that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other."
Be not discouraged because you cannot fully comprehend God. For mortal minds this is impossible. But as there is no good apart from Him, you can begin your spiritual life by training yourself to see Him in all good. As He is the only Power, the one creator, and His work is perfect, so everything must be good, and in everything you will ultimately learn to find Him.
Christ — who hath abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Spirit —It is the spirit that quickeneth.
"The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life."
All visible life is constantly dependent upon something besides air — a finer something than even the air itself. It is the "Fullness of God" — His Holy Spirit, the Life of Life. In it "we live and move and have our being."
God the Father
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."
"Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD."
"I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God besides me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me."
"This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, who thou hast sent."
In our desire to understand spiritual existence we must first reach out after a knowledge of God — to know Him is to be conscious of eternal life. We must learn why there can be "none else" than He, and we must try to comprehend the magnitude of His love and power that operates unceasingly through His law of good.
"Whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever; nothing can be put to it, nor taken from it."
If what God created is good and perfect, then evil or imperfection is not from Him. If He made all that was made and finished His work, then evil never was created, and consequently cannot be said to really exist. Evil is indeed a mistaken calculation, an untruth, and must be so considered. One cannot go through life acting upon his own or another's belief that two times two equals five without bringing upon himself and others failure and woe. However, the moment he substitutes a four for the five (truth for the error) the result is correct — is truth. The Truth, in fact, is the universal, scientific remedy for all ills.
"Thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all."
Divine Love has one infallible sign, it works good in every way upon all. It does not rob one to bless another, but "in blessing one it blesses all".
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angles, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature (creation, E.R.V.), shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."