Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening August 10, 2016

Teachers of God;

Lesson 223

God is my life. I have no life but His.

I was mistaken when I thought I lived apart from God, a separate entity that moved in isolation, unattached, and housed within a body. Now I know my life is God's, I have no other home, and I do not exist apart from Him. He has no Thoughts that are not part of me, and I have none but those which are of Him.

Our Father, let us see the face of Christ instead of our mistakes. For we who are Your holy Son are sinless. We would look upon our sinlessness, for guilt proclaims that we are not Your Son. And we would not forget You longer. We are lonely here, and long for Heaven, where we are at home. Today we would return. Our Name is Yours, and we acknowledge that we are Your Son.

​Welcome to Chapter 19! We're on the way down the mountain! We learned last week that we're going to have to make friends with our bodies. This lesson is making friends with the past. We have built an armor against others. We don't let folks see us or appear without our much cultivated armor. This armor is made from our Guilt and Shame. It's time we shed it and joined the family reunion happening all around us. We can let go of our defensiveness with others and our grudges and resentments. We can cease to show up for a battle all the time. 

Image One: Crusader from Assassin's Creed video game

Image Two: Gatlinburg Family Reunion by Pigeon Forge Photography

Explanation of Images: It’s about time we let go of who we thought we were. We have found out that we’re not the weak little, frightened things we thought we were. But we’re still holding on to some of our defenses. We are still holding on to our sins and our past hurts. We use our sins as impenetrable armour against others. There is no need now. We see that. We experience others more as a family reunion than a battle. We see family and friends all around us. There is no longer a need a suit up for battle. We can relax and enjoy ourselves in our new authentic lives.