This is my holy instant of release.
Father, it is today that I am free, because my will is Yours. I thought to make another will. Yet nothing that I thought apart from You exists. And I am free because I was mistaken, and did not affect my own reality at all by my illusions. Now I give them up, and lay them down before the feet of truth, to be removed forever from my mind. This is my holy instant of release. Father, I know my will is one with Yours.
And so today we find our glad return to Heaven, which we never really left. The son of God this day lays down his dreams. The Son of God this day comes home again, released from sin and clad in holiness, with his right mind restored to him at last.
My copies of Betrayed were delivered before I read the lesson this morning, so by the time I got over turning the copy I’d picked out over and over, opening it to check the print, and reading a few pages to check the sense of it, I was pleasantly pleased, and mightily relieved. It wasn’t till some time later that the excitement kicked in. This book is one step closer to my goal, and I’m equally excited about the shape the new one is taking. Last night I began bonding with the main characters, and talked to them on and off all day.
Please get a copy of Betrayed from the publishers
(as Amazon won’t sell them till the official publication date in November) and let me know what you think.
I came back to the lesson twice in the day. Once because I must have been so excited the first time I couldn’t remember what I’d read, and a second time late in the afternoon when I needed reassurance that I am, in fact, carrying out God’s will. I had to explain to a friend that I see my main job as one of bringing people to God, i.e. helping them find peace. I judge the success of my day not by how much I’ve achieved physically, but by what impact I’ve had on people’s lives.
Today, I felt close to God