Spiritual Economics

Published October 6, 2010 by

An Attitude of Gratitude

Spiritual Economics is about building a rich consciousness, laying a deep foundation in faith and raising walls filled with hope and a clearer vision of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.   Overall is a grateful heart drawing to itself an abundance of possibilities and potentialities.Jesus tells of God’s love and provision for His children in the 12th chapter of Luke:

Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap,…and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?

Jesus assures of that if we “seek first the kingdom of God then all these things shall be added unto you.” Not because we have earned God’s abundance, but because it is God’s “good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Israel wanted a warrior king, but got a teacher instead.  Jesus set out not to destroy Roman domination, but to win the spirit, the very heart of His people and to build His kingdom from the inside out.  He said:  “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

We have studied  a great many authors over the past year who have emphasized the need to overcome our ego-centric lives and focus upon Spirit.  Yet, Eric Butterworth used a quote from Walt Whitman which seems to be contradictory.  Whitman said:

Oh, while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me shall ever take command of me.

Whitman is not claiming the dominance of ego over Spirit.  He is refusing to allow people and events in the outer to dictate the way in which he will live.  Paul said in 2Timothy that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” We were not created to wallow in sin and misery, but to rise up with praise and thanksgiving to the Father!

Charles Fillmore wrote in Prosperity:

God is the source of a mighty stream of substance, and you are a tributary of that stream, a channel of expression. Blessing the substance increases the flow.

We are instructed in I Thessalonians to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” Rejoice–Pray–Thanksgiving–these are keys to heaven on earth, to building a consciousness of abundance.  We can learn to see the world and all its possibilities from the highest point of view.  Finally, these words from Mary Katherine MacDougall:

When we finally grasp the unlimited expanse of His love and provision of everything we need, large and small, in our life, we know once and for all that anything and everything good can happen to us and for us.

Rev. Claudia Naylor

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