Joel S. Goldsmith

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"Upholding Your Loved Ones Spiritually"

Gift of Love

Joel Goldsmith

Chapter 9


It is natural for you to want to place those you love in God's care and, as a matter of fact, unless this is consciously done by someone, your loved ones will not be in God's care.  So each day realize the activity for God to place the seal of your meditation:

"Whither shall I flee from thy presence?" Whither shall those of my household flee from Thy presence? Thy presence fills all space. Thy kingdom is within the very consciousness of those of my household, and God is dwelling in His kingdom.  Every person in this household is the abiding place of God; his mind is the temple of God; his body is the temple of God; and God is in His dwelling place now.  The Spirit and God is in His dwelling place now.  The Spirit of God is the very breath of his being, the very life of his body, and the very intelligence of his mind.  God envelops him for God is in him and he is in God.

In God's presence is fullness of life, and every individual in this household, being always in the presence of God, is always in the presence of the fullness of life.  The place whereon he stands is holy ground.  He and his heavenly Father are one and inseparable, indivisible, and he cannot stray from God's presence whether at work or at home.  God walks with him and as him; God talks with him and as him."