Let me recognise today that the problem is always some form of grievance that I would cherish. Let me also understand that the solution is always a miracle with which I let the grievance be replaced. Today I would remember the simplicity of salvation by reinforcing the lesson that there is one problem and one solution. The problem is a grievance, the solution is a miracle.
Specific applications of this idea might be in these forms:
This presents a problem to me which I would have resolved.
The miracle behind this grievance will resolve it for me.
The answer to this problem is the miracle that it conceals.
‘Let me recognise my problems have been solved.’
I seem to have problems only because I am misusing time. I believe that the problem comes first, and time must elapse before it can be worked out. I do not see the problem and the answer as simultaneous in their occurrence. That is because I do not yet realise that God has placed the answer together with the problem, so that they cannot be separated by time. The Holy Spirit will teach me this, if I will let Him. And I will understand it is impossible that I could have a problem which has not been solved already.
Specific applications include:
I need not wait for this to be resolved.
The answer to this problem is already given me, if I will accept it.
Time cannot separate this problem from its solution.
I had real issues with this lesson first time round (Let me recognise my problems have been solved) and toward the end of the day I thought I had it. I can see why they repeat the lessons because today I was struggling with it again. New problems have surfaced that I can’t see how they are simply to do with grievances. How is a parking fine a grievance if someone feels they are just doing their job by issuing it? How is a faulty central heating system a grievance? I can understand issues with people being grievances, but with inanimate things? If you have an answer to this one please let me know, cause I’m still struggling.
After my day of rest yesterday I awoke early and did an hour and twenty minures meditation. Then I got my cleaning head on and couldn’t stop. Everywhere is spotless. Rest + meditation = ENERGY. To relax a bit I begun reading one of the books I bought at the conference last week, Pardner Money Stories by Deanne Heron, a collection of short stories which takes a whimsical look at life within an extended Black Jamaican family in Britain. It had me laughing out loud in places…definitely worth a read.