Friday, March 13, 2009

notes to self

I have posted several notes to myself. One is on the mirror in the bathroom, where I am sometimes tempted to be unhappy with what I see reflected there. That note is from Psalm 139 and it says: "I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." That one is a reminder to not be critical of God's creation, to appreciate my uniqueness, and be grateful for how God sees me.

Another one is taped on to my check book cover. It is a quote from Mary Baker Eddy and I am reminded of it every time I go to write a check. She wrote: "Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us." When I am tempted to be fearful about seeing the balance in the checkbook go down, when I need to honor a debt, when I want to make a donation, these are all opportunities to see that my true source of supply is unlimited. Supply is a spiritual concept and God has promised me I will have all I need at every moment. All that He has is available to me.

I am thinking about putting a few more of these notes around the house and in the car. It's fun to find just the right quote from the Bible, Mrs. Eddy's writings, or our hymnal to lift thought when that is most needed. Give it a try and let me know what you came up with.

1 comment:

Master&Commander said...

I enjoy Mary Baker Eddy's quote..."Fear never stopped Being and it's Action."

I have that on MY checkbook! :)

Afterall, they are only numbers being moved on the page, no? And the idea of numbers is not susceptible to any lack. The idea of, say, a Five is ever-present, you can't exhaust it, use it up, hoarde it, deny it to other's. The idea of numbers (supply) is everywhere. Even in the loaves and the fishes...;)