Meditation Thought: “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.” (James 2:26)
The works of the body indicate the quality of the spirit. The works of the body also indicate the quality of faith. Faith enhances the spirit, and an enhanced spirit enhances the body. An enhanced body, in turn, enhances the faith and the spirit.
The progression of the soul, therefore, in reaching fulfillment in the awareness of oneness with God is not linear, but spiral.As the movement of a finger affects other parts of the body so the thought in the mind causes effect in the body and the spirit – even if one is not aware of this.
The mistake often made is one of hesitation and confusion as to where to start in the search for Truth and when to start. But the time and place are always here and now.
The works of God are done when the will of His child is pointed to His will – as a compass points, so can the will be pointed.
To learn to point the will toward God and God’s will we must:
1) Hear the Word
2) Understand the Word (through prayer, the Spirit within and a Christ attitude)
3) Do the Word through Christlike actions and behavior and works.
When our will is encased in God’s will, we are in harmony with Whole and Holy Truth. Our perception of ourselves and everything that is any way connected with us is thus changed – transformed, enhanced, beautified – all to God’s glory and to our joy.