Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done 2018

Help me Lord to hear Thy will,
To be at peace, to be quite still,
To listen quietly for Thy voice,
To know there is no need for choice:
For everything is in Thy hand
And I am happy there to stand.

Teach me Lord to do Thy will,
In steadfast ways to work until
The job is done: make me take heed –
To be obedient’s all I need.
For everything is in Thy hand
And I am happy there to stand.

Thy will be done. I see at last
There is no future, there’s no past:
The present fills infinity,
I stand with God, at one with Thee!
Salvation’s Life, Truth, Love You bring!
I am so happy – here! Oh sing!

Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of
heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:10 prove

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, as in heaven, so on earth, God is
omnipotent, supreme
S&H 17:1-3

SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and
demonstrated as supreme over all: sin, sickness, and
death destroyed. S&H 593:20

Science and Health with key to the Scriptures. Mary Baker Eddy .

©Ken Cooper 2018

Never Go Back

Never Go Back

NEVER GO BACK

Where’ve you been?

New Jerusalem

What was it like?

Incredible!
I was struck by the splendor of all that I saw,
Like a bride newly adorned, so radiant, pure.
And a great voice warm-welcomed all those that came in,
Saying God was our guide, let your tour now begin.
And wherever we went we had God by our side,
Before we had need, somehow, He did provide.
That Love seemed so natural, all loving and glad.
There was plainly never room for anything bad!
For the simple truth was, God had sovereign control.
And what we all felt was the full glory of Soul!
Omnipotent wisdom took perfect care of us all.
From that state of perfection one never could fall.
Oh could you but see the cosmic difference it made!
And the wonderful thing is that feeling has stayed.
For I recognise now that God’s kingdom IS come;
And the Comforter, Truth, has been here all along!
This is something that you may well find very odd:
I will never go back to the kingdom of God!

How do you mean you will never go back?

I never left!
God cannot be All and not be in this place,
Wherever I turn we still meet face to face,
The kingdom of God is within you and me,
You never go back once the Truth makes you free.

 

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:2-4

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;” John 14:16

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ” John 8:32

“In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science.” SH 107:1-3

“The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.” SH 128:4-6

©Ken Cooper 2017

The Serpent Vanishes

The snake that never was!

The serpent coiled
around the tree
And said
“I sure can make you free!”
It winked
and grinned
and looked
quite sly
and said
“Go on, do have a try!
Please believe me,
make me real,
Without your thought,
I can’t appeal,
For anything
you want
to do
is simply
only
up to
you.”

The man of God stood strong and tall-
He knew for sure that God is ALL.
In his expression of one Mind
No serpent thought could be entwined.
Indeed no error could find place
For God and man stood face to face.
And like a dream when I’m awake
There clearly never was a snake!

Oh Stand in Awe!

125. Oh Stand in Awe

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

Ps 139:14

Oh stand in awe of what you are:
True substance, Life and Love expressed.
Glorious, shining as a star
Maintained by Mind at God’s behest.

Maintained by Mind Oh marvel be! –
God’s treasure of Himself expressed.
The wonders of perfection see;
Behold creation, by God blessed!

Behold creation, stand in awe,
At one with Truth unchanging.
In pure perfection there’s no more:
Great gratitude far ranging.

Great gratitude in endless praise,
I thank Thee God for all I am.
As Love’s reflection thus ablaze:
I am this marvel: God-made man!

***

Mind-made man
Spirit-made man
Soul-made man
Principle-made man
Life-made man
Truth-made man
Love-made man!

See S&H 465:8-10

Clothed Anew

203b Clothed Anew                                  Luke 12:27,28

I saw the clothes in Tailor’s shop,
They looked just made for me.
I tried them on, they fitted snug,
My purchase meant to be.

One piece it shone like Life divine,
Another showed much Love!
And fully wrapped with strongest Truth,
All fitted like a glove.

I asked how much the garments cost,
The Tailor said “They’re free!
These clothes divine are heaven made
And glow with purity!”

I felt so good in wearing them,
It gave me vision new,
I quite forgot what I had worn,
Old mortal clothes were through!

For when I left the changing room
There was no turning back:
I realised that with these clothes
I never more would lack.

Life, Truth and Love now what I wear,
They’re perfect and sublime.
Thus I express what’s Tailor-made,
And wear them all the time.
II Cor 5:1-4
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

Luke 12:27,28
Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more
will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

True Nourishment

True Nourishment

The nurse opened the DAY with new love.
It didn’t matter what had gone before:
The needs of yesterday were passed, a fresh day was here.
For each began with the inspiration of love’s pure desire,
Seeking God’s angel message of what best to do,
In the quietness of Love, one always knew.

At breakfast time fresh LOVE was always served.
There were no left-overs: present needs had present thoughts.
Love listens and responds to each individual requirement,
For every need is different, already catered for by Mind,
Whose wisdom had already provided what best to do.
In the quietness of Love, one always knew.

Lunch has its different wishes and claims and times.
For some, fresh SOUL was quite a meal,
Served with care and, as felt, meeting the silent plea of others.
The warm smile and gentle laughter gave nourishment anew;
The food thus served was quite what best to do.
In the quietness of Love, one always knew.

And come the evening, Love still took control:
No pattern made, but seeking fresh and tender guide
The outreach pure and instant could not hide.
What was seen was simply MAN MADE WHOLE.
All nourishment thus given was quite the best to do.
In the quiet gift of God, Love always knew.

*See John 21: 1-17
“Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded.” Mary Baker Eddy

Great Commandments

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Deut 6:4,5
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Mark 12:29 Hear,30
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH

ALL THINE HEART
With my very life, my whole being, as I love my children and would give my life for them, unconditionally, without question, at any moment. There is no room for any other love, or false idol. I am wholly committed to Life, Truth, Love, Spirit. There is nothing left over for any lesser loyalty or trust. God is the only path. God is my only life.
ALL THY SOUL
With every spiritual sense of joy and fulfillment, without limitation. In full gratitude for all that is good, – for all that I do is as my expression of God, – all I experience is in the realization of what I truly am, – I will praise God with the music of rejoicing and the ever-present song of Soul.
ALL THY MIND
With every thought focused on good, in the deep humility of “Thy will be done” as the only motive, and obedience as the only desire. Temptation cannot get near because there is nothing for it to attach to, and nothing it can offer. At one with God I have everything good at hand. I am the expression of His kingdom, and there is nothing else, nowhere else to go.
ALL THY STRENGTH
Nothing half hearted here! No need to hold anything back, but every need to give my all, every last ounce, inch, thought, all my valour, effort, desire. The awesome recognition that when governed and controlled 100% by Principle, it is Principle that provides all my strength, all that is ever needed. When I love God with all my strength,I give my all, I give my very being.

Mark 12:31
And the second is like, namely this,
THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF
Now doesn’t that just follow?…………………

Just as Jesus’ third commandment, the reality and present proof of one and two:Matt 5:48
BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT.

Obedience to the commandments is true life, the fulfillment of what we truly are.

Let!

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Oh be ye blest who Jesus blest;
His loving sermon still stands sure.
And blest are ye who seek the Christ,
Who open their hearts to be pure.

So “Let” and find eternal grace, –
An inner peace that cannot hide:
Dissolving wrong and sense of self,
All personality and pride.

Oh how I pray to heed this word,
Be led unto Gennesaret.
In humble trust “…but as thou wilt.”
Let go! No need to do! Just let…..

Matthew 26:39 but
Gethsemane: ..the human yielding to the divine; S&H 586:23
Gennesaret: “Garden of riches” . Site of the Sermon on the mount.

Reality Is All That’s True!

In my dream I was flying, – soaring o’er houses, fields.
I was in my motorcar, sunroof open, free, just like a bird.
I sped past a pterodactyl large wings flapping lazily,
Accelerated and flashed round the moon quite crazily!
A hundred thousand miles I must have flown:
New horizons skimmed and strangely known!
It was very real while quite absurd.
And when I awoke, no news to you,
It simply wasn’t ever true!.

In my dream I was sick and diseased, suffering long.
I was in this body, a material shell of strange substance.
It responded to my thought, the fear of age,
That wrapped me round just like a cage.
It held me back then took control
And told me I was far from whole.
It led me quite a merry dance.
And when I awoke, no news to you,
It simply wasn’t ever true!

In my dream I was sinning, I knew I was doing wrong.
I couldn’t help myself, and that was my defence.
It involved other people, whether they knew or not,
But I didn’t care, for sin fulfilled my selfish plot.
I felt that somehow in the main
That by this sinning I could gain.
At the time it made great sense.
And when I awoke, no news to you,
It simply wasn’t ever true!

And now awake, wide-eyed, alert, I know myself immortal.
The dream not me! Great freedom feel,- I am what God does give!
I look around, true substance see, tangible, can’t fade,
Everything is perfect, pure, and stamped: “In Heaven Made.”
There’s laughter, joy, and Love all round,
As life in Soul secures good ground.
I know this fact: in Love I live!
And wide-awake, no news to you,
Reality is all that’s true!

Genesis 1:27 God created man[
God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:21 (to:)
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept:

Rom 13:11 now it
now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

586:3-6
EYES. Spiritual discernment, — not material but mental.
Jesus said, thinking of the outward vision, “Having eyes, see ye not?” (Mark viii. 18.)