Years ago one of the Elders at our church filled the pulpit when our Pastor was out of town. He is a very talented, intellectual man whom I respect a great deal, but with whom I’d had differing points of view on several topics in the past. I knew when I saw him move toward the lectern, that we would be in for a challenging sermon.
When his first slide went up on the screen, a collective laugh echoed through the crowd:
I don’t remember what the sermon was about, but I do remember the slide! I was reminded of it in the intro to Part Eight of the Master Keys: “. . you will find that you may freely choose what you think, but the result of your thought is governed by an immutable law!. . .Is it not wonderful to know that our lives are not subject to caprice or variability of any kind? . . . This stability is our opportunity, because by complying with the law we can secure the desire effect in invariable precision.”
Wow! And this is just the first paragraph of Part Eight!
So many times, especially in our younger days, we tended to think of rules and laws as something bad – something to constrain us from what we wanted, something to bring us down, something to harsh our buzz. But that’s not true. From the first “rules” that were handed down from God to Adam, rules and laws are in effect for our protection and our good.”
Isn’t it gratifying to know that the Laws of the Universe were set up to bless us, if we but follow them? By using the power of our thoughts, we can put those Laws to work and create the wonderful life we were intended to have!
This was an eye-opening week as we went through Part Eight and made notes in the margin of almost every paragraph, corresponding it with what we’ve been learning – Law of Growth, Mental diet, Law of Substitution, our DMP’s, Index Card exercises, the Sit – so many principles that have been introduced thus far that have been life-changing for those who’ve trusted the process and taken the exercises seriously.
If we’ve learned this much in the first trimester, just imagine what’s to come!