1/21: Relax—It is God's activity!

1/21: Relax—It is God's activity!

  1. Perfect timing as always. My daughter has a final exam at University today and I have some critical decisions at work - a timely and gentle reminder to us both that these are God's activities. Thank you Lorenzo & the DL team for guiding our thoughts each day.

  2. Thank you Lorenzo for this reassuring Lift that God is forever with us. Mortal mind tries to classify whatever our task at hand may be into rates of success and failure. We, however, know better. By trusting God and understanding that we are never, not even for an instant, outside of His care and guidance, are assured that we will know what we need to know and when we need to know it for success, not to be of chance , but rather the realization of what is already in place - spiritual reality.

  3. Such a wonderful way to start my day, leaning of God totally knowing, seeing, and doing His will.
    The benefit is an increase in understanding and permanent healing.

  4. Thank you so much for lifting my thought this morning to the awareness that God is the only Doer. This is just what I needed today!

  5. thanks Lorenzo !

  6. Our ONE/ONLY GOD is ALL, good and the ONLY DOER!! Thanks, Lorenzo for this great reminder!
    We do as GOD the GREAT DOER has already done, is forever doing and will ever be doing! We
    are REFLECTION and can do no otherwise. This makes it easy to follow GOD and His/her plan of
    SALVATION for us all! What a GREAT PLAN TO BE FOLLOWING!!! thanks for this reminder of
    what we should BE DOING and DOING it to please GOD and all mankind, Our beloved CHURCH
    advances only as WE DO IT ALL TO HIS GLORY, His/her redemptive plan of Salvation. amen!

  7. Thanks Lorenzo for the great lift. I have a job interview later this morning and was dreading it because I know that I am way over qualified and feared that I would not get the job because of that. But your lift helped me to revise my thinking and now I am actually looking forward to the interview and know that with Divine Loves help all things are possible. Thanks again.

  8. Thank you so much for a refreshing lift!

  9. Thank you, Lorenzo, for “It is God’s activity … lean on God … the right ideas will come …”

    To go through each day, accepting that only God’s activity is going on and that not only I but everyone is included in and as God’s activity!!! The Truth of our being!!! Wow!!! Today, I realize that my “self” is still too often getting in the way of my living out from the Truth.

    Thanks to Mrs. Eddy, I’ve become aware that “In Christian Science, mere opinion is valueless” (S&H 341:11). I really need to “slow down” - to pay closer attention, so that my life will more accurately attest my sincerity (S&H 15) as God’s child, Jesus’ disciple, and a student of Christian Science.

  10. Good morning. What fun to be the first responder. This message is perfect for me today. My family is doing interesting work to prepare for continuing family business from generation 3 to 4. I love the idea of guaranteed success in our endeavors. THe absolute trust that I carry is key to moving quickly towards success. With unwavering steps I can go forward. I am changing my attitude towards a long standing personal relation in my sibling group. By loving more, depersonalizing my situation and listening intently for GOd's guidance, my success is guaranteed. Have a wonderful day one and all discovering success today.

  11. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to lean on God each day.

  12. Thank you Lorenzo for this reminder. I have to hand in my thesis paper at the end of this month and it's really the perfect timing for me to hear this lift and these ideas!

  13. Lorenzo, Thank you.

  14. Thank you Lorenzo for this, to me , rather timely Lift . Mrs Eddy's declaration comes to mind , S& H : "Mind is the source of all movement ............." .

  15. Do we doubt that God knows everything? Is there something we have to report?

    We say that God is Almighty and perfect, but, do we actually believe that?

    The image and likeness of God couldn’t be separated from Him for a moment.

    God is Almighty and Jesus is the way to God.

    "God is Love Can we ask Him to be more? God is intelligence. Can we inform the infinite Mind of something you do not understand yet? we expect to change perfection? "CyS 2:22

    ESPAÑOL
    ¿Dudamos que Dios lo sabe todo? ¿Hay algo que le tenemos que informar?

    Decimos que Dios es Todopoderoso y perfecto, ¿pero, en realidad creemos eso?

    La imagen y semejanza de Dios jamás podría estar separada de El ni por un instante.

    Dios es Todopoderoso y Jesús es el camino hacia Dios.

    “Dios es Amor. ¿Podemos pedirle que sea más? Dios es inteligencia. ¿Podemos informar a la Mente infinita de algo que no comprenda ya? ¿Esperamos cambiar la perfección?” CyS 2:22

  16. Before sending off an important email this morning, I was told to first listen to the daily lift. Wow! Today is going to be a full day of activity that could lead to many important thing in the future for me. Some things look quite challenging. Or did so! Thank you for this daily lift that was not only what I really needed to hear, but is meeting needs throughout the Christian Science community and beyond. Warmest gratitude to you!

  17. Thank you, Lorenzo Rodriguez.

    Amen.

    Truth, Wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL mankind.

    Rob Scott
    Chicago, IL

  18. Dear Lorenzo

    Thank you so much for your inspiring Daily Lift.

    God is in the details, What more do we need ?.

    All have a wonderful spiritual adventure, NOW=WON.

    Love in Christ

    Peter.

  19. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu

  20. How wonderful to feel that we CAN lay the heavy load down, and trust Truth the strong deliverer. On reading the previous comments it's quite clear that we ALL need this great UPLIFT today and indeed every day,therefore it just a case of reminding ourselves of who really is in control and guiding us to the right activity. Thank you Lorenzo and LOVE to ALL WHEREVER YOU ARE.

  21. God the only Doer, and we are the harmonious individualized 'doings' of the Infinite Doer.

    Thank you Lorenzo

  22. Thank you!

  23. Oh, thank you so much for this daily lift! Very inspired I can start my daily work!!

  24. grazie lorenzo molto bello: semplice, diretto e potente !!!
    Pieranna

  25. Thank you Lorenzo for that inspiration to let God lead us and guide us with right ideas and activity.

  26. Yes, we must all realize that God [divine Love] is the only true doer, that guarantees our success. "What can we do to work God's work,/To prosper and increase/The brotherhood of all mankind,/ The reign of the Prince of Peace?" (Christian Science Hymnal #82).

  27. Thank you for this clear assuring lift. It led me to see more clearly that if a thought comes to us to do something, go somewhere, contact someone and it comes to us as an angel message then we can be sure it it God's activity for us that day and he will direct and support us each step of the.Thank you so much for sharing this with us all.

  28. Thank you this is great and very timely. We know that with God all is well.

  29. Beautiful and helpful! Thank you so much!

  30. This very citation from John 5:19 has already helped me many times!
    it´s so meaningful and clear for me that whenever people, with similar problems, come to me asking for help, I mention this citation to them and, you know, they feel like their burden has suddenly become lighter!
    Thank you very much, for reinforcing the importance of this citation from John!

  31. Thanks Lorenzo, just what I need for an up coming event. Lean on God.

  32. Absolutely great reminder!
    This is what I needed to hear
    Thank u

  33. what a timely lift...I too have a granddaughter taking exams today and have given her your comments. God is intellegence and this is His activity.

  34. Perfect! Thank you.

  35. Thank you Lorenzo for these clear thoughts turning me away from a mortal suggestion to what God is knowing and doing. A clear direction for my study this morning. I shall continue " ...listening for thy voice..."
    as MBE tells us in
    Hymn 304

  36. Thanks so much, Lorenzo, for meeting the needs of all of us this morning with your inspiring message. "The Message" by Eugene Peterson translates Matthew 6:34, "...Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." And Mrs. Eddy says that God illumines, designates and leads the way. What comforting promises!

  37. I thank you too! I am expecting a young puppy to join my family today and have been feeling somewhat anxious while expecting good . I will drop the anxiety and trust God to tell me what to do as I have done so often in the past. "Trust in The Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path." Thank you so much for reminding me of this!
    DW
    Aiken, SC

  38. David in Aiken,SC

    Thank you Lorenzo, This thought just changed my day from one of doubt and faltering thought to one of firmness and constancy which I will maintain through the day and trust in the Lord. Thank again. I am so looking forward to our Wednesday church service tomorrow night, which, like this lift fortifies me.

  39. To those leaning on the sustaining infinite today is big with BLESSINGS! I LOVE that saying so much! Thank you!

    Daily Lift Team:
    From the Preface of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, page vii, line 1:
    "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings."

  40. Thank you so much, Lorenzo. We really can trust the allness of God. As others have said, your timing is perfect. From a poem, "The Moment of Your Living" by Godfrey John, he speaks of the "precision-timing of Principle".

  41. Thank you so much for this assuring UpLift, Lorenzo! I guess the basis of it All is to really know, feel, believe and align myself with what I know God to Be! As I know what God IS, I am knowing what I AM, since I am the part of God that does the expressing of Him. God is the Mind holding everything in thought. The purpose of prayer is to bring human thought into line with spiritual reality. To the degree I see and understand spriitual reality, it becomes reality to me here on earth. Holding the Truth in thought for all those who are taking tests, applying for jobs and striving for success! Love and Hugs to All! xoxo!

  42. I always feel the Lift meets a need and love the comments by all the others. Today this was especially true and I was inspired to write my first comment. I have to give a talk this evening to about 300 people. I felt I needed to "rehearse" more but after listening to this I know I just need to "trust" more. I feel such confidence now going forward. Thank you so much for this inspiring Lift and I am grateful to be part of this family of "lifters".

  43. GREAT! God is the do-er, I am the be-er! Thanks much!

  44. Humanly most of us know how comforting it is to have close family or friends that we know we can lean on in troubled times and find comfort and usually answers to our situation. But the human scene can always change. Thank goodness God's loving care for us never does. Feel it and then live it is our rightful activity, and we can do it because we reflect God. Reflecting requires no heavy effort other than "letting go" and "let" God.

  45. Thank you very much for sharing this important point.

  46. Thank you Lorenzo.

  47. This is very powerful and applicable Lorenzo...so grateful for your thoughts and for sharing.

  48. Thanks Lorenzo for that helpful and timely lift!
    Judith from Reno NV

  49. “His work is perfect” we are reminded in Deuteronomy 32:4. “…the thoughts of his heart to all generations” – Psalms 33:11 “God is working his purpose out..” Hymn 82”

    Confidence in God is a different creature from self-help for more self-confidence. We are meant to listen UP!

    Several stores in our community purchase books for re-sale and from time to time I take a bag of used books to them. They evaluate what they will pay while you shop around their store, which usually works in their favor. I salt the bags with my favorite pastors, Bible and Science and Health. God does not need books to communicate to his creation, but who can deny that these books are tangible wake-up calls. I am very confident that God’s activity includes those who are kicking around books stores searching for self-help books. We decided to put a few goodies here and there for them to “find”. God sorts out the details.

    The daily lift is just such an activity. Good listening UP, you champions that built and maintain it. God is working out the details in each one of us.

    Thank you so much again Lorenzo!

  50. Excellent thank you !!!! Just what I needed to remember this morning as 'fear' tries to rule.. thank you ! :-)

  51. Thank you so much. This message reminds me that my mother used to say that God is the Doer and we are the doing.

  52. This one is "a keeper!" I could listen to this every day! Thank you Lorenzo! Hace casi un año desde nos dio una conferencia en Hayward. Recordamos con gran afecto. Muchas gracias por el "Lift."

  53. Thank you, Lorenzo, for this timely lift!

  54. Thank you, Lorenzo for this apropo Lift! My job is to coordinate activities at a nursing facility and I have been discovering more and more a need to listen for Mind's direction. I love your reminder and praying to understand God is the "doer" and every right idea is already accomplished and complete in Love's allness. Of late, old ways of scheduling aren't working with the lives of the volunteers; event preparing needs to be efficient, and also flexible; plan, but don't outline...it's an amazing balance of listening and follow-through. Trusting is important when the way feels vague and this LIft affirming that each activity is God's activity is where I must start. I am already experiencing God revealing what steps I should take (or NOT take) and being guided in new ways.This lIft and comments brought to mind the promise from Science & Health that "To those leaning, on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." Thank you everyone: Lorenzo, Lift team and inspiring commenting community!

  55. Thanks Lorenzo.
    God, the only Do-er! We are His reflection! A good start for a day of doing... reflecting!

  56. Thank you Lorenzo, excellent comments..love to all

  57. Thank you!

  58. Thank you! For such clear conviction!

  59. Thank you!

  60. Thank you.

  61. I love your use of the word relax. Standing watch, I sometimes find a tenseness has crept in unexpectedly. Then is the time to remember that God is LOVE, and that this infinite Love exists everywhere, relaxing not only our own tenseness, but waking us up out of another's discordant dream. This simple process removes formidable obstacles and results in healing. Much gratitude to Lorenzo, and all the Lifters.

  62. We all need the constant reminder so we can readjust our thoughts and let God be God. God is in control. We need to get out of the way. So often we forget that. Thank you so much Lorenzo. Yes, that God is All means all good and all loving. Our only reality is spiritual and through prayer and shared responses like with these lifts we can reaffirm that reality and clear away distracting thoughts that would tell us otherwise.

    Everyone's responses amplify the message of the lift even more. Patricia from San Diego reminded me of a time when I was nervous about singing some solo verses in a song our woman's quintet was scheduled to perform. I was confident in practices but with each public performance I became more introspected and anxious. I prayed for God's help. I simply wanted to do my best, be myself and enjoy the performance. As you said Lorenzo, it was God's activity. Human will should have no role.

    My attention went off my "self" and I enjoyed it, did my best and felt relaxed. Ha! Ha! 2 Corinthians 5:8 guided me, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." This verse is conveying the same idea you gave us today -- Relax! It's God's activity!

  63. A very encouraging thought. Thank you.

  64. Thanks, Lorenzo, Could we not say that "we are God's action?"

  65. Great Lift! Thank you : )

  66. Thank you Lorenzo. Your helpful remarks remind me of hymn 195 from the Christian Science hymnal.And, thanks folks for sharing. Your lift is timely and encouraging.

  67. Thank you very much.This wonderful lift has calmed my fears,and I am able to go forward!

  68. Cannot thank you enough for this-played it twice
    wonderful Lift of truth

  69. Lorenzo. Thank you. Your timing of your message was God directed.

  70. This is very helpful. Great and timely lift, I feel totaly supported by God, the only doer. Thank you so much!

  71. Lorenzo, thank you so much for the solid metaphysics in this Lift - and for the reassuring and confident manner you've shared them with the world. All are blessed!

  72. Thanks Lorenzo for your inspired ideas. God is really the only Doer and He is always in activity in our daily life!

  73. Thank you so much - I have listened to this over and over today, struggling with a recurrent problem which I had hoped was under control...this is refreshing my sense of who IS in control. Is there a way to print this out?

  74. True activity always comes from God. Mistakes is not activity. Idleness also is not activity. To be truly active, one must be constructive, innovative, imaginative. Mortal thinking doesn't lead us constructively. Understanding God upon waking in the morning is as much as washing ourselves, brushing our teeth. It's a cleansing of our thoughts to be totally leaning on God for a successful day.
    By TOBIAS A. WEISSMAN

  75. Perfect! Thank you!!

  76. Powerful and well said!

  77. Wonderful... thank you!

  78. How right you are! I was a puppeteer for 10 years, a job I knew nothing about. I knew the script of each puppet show we did was already complete before we even started to put it together. We listened and the script unfolded. It was impossible to have a failure when the show was written, directed and performed by God, Love. Thankyou for todays reminder!

  79. Very uplifting and well put. Easy to understand and take in with such clear logic that is Bible inspired! Thank you so much, Lorenzo.

  80. Thank you, Lorenzo! We have so much going on,
    but it needs to be God's activity. I will listen for
    God's directions. Thank you again!

  81. thank you lorenzo

  82. Thank you, Lorenzo. So perfectly said with such strength and conviction. I needed this message…God was there for me to provide the thought through you:-)
    xoxo

  83. Thank you! This is exactly what I needed to hear today! A strong and complete statement of God's power. Yea!!!!

  84. Brilliant. Thank you so much! Today certainly is BIG with blessings! When leaning on God and knowing that God is the only 'do-er', how could it not be!

  85. Opening my thought to the good and the true, and trusting God as the only solution is what is lovingly expected of me, by HIM, and I will humbly be His reflection. Thank you, Lorenzo.

  86. Thank you! This is exactly what I need to know as I undertake a new duty that has felt overwhelming to me! This message from God through you spoke so clearly to me!

  87. Thank you Lifter #66. I read hymn #195, then sang it. It's just what I needed tonight.

  88. Thank you, Lorenzo -- I like how you paraphrased the Bible .. nice clarity.

  89. Profoundly grateful for such a complete practical message to live.

  90. Just for me at this very moment! Thank you angel. : )

  91. Thank you. Listened twice yesterday, and twice today. A particularly complex thing has a number of knots, and I am praying to see that neither I nor others have made expensive mistakes.

  92. Dear Lorenzo,

    thank you very much for your lift. I only got round to reading it yesterday (Wednesday), after I spent late hours preparing for my first ever (!) Wednesday evening service reading, and I wasn't happy with it! During your lift, it occured to me to add your bible passage (John 5,19), and the two following verses as well ( Reading: "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will"). And then I could again include another passage that I had scrapped before as the closing statement from the bible: "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure" (Phillipans 2,13). The whole inspiration your lift gave me enabled me to see how the passages I had found the night before fitted together, what needed to be added and how to tweak the readings from the textbook, Science and Health with key to the Scriptures, to make an inspired reading with a clear message. Thank you very much, and above all, thank God for his ever presence, for always sending us the thoughts we need (hear today's lift from Suzanne Riedel, "entertain spirituality"!) and the infinite ways in which he delivers them to us - a true blessing!

  93. Gracias!

  94. Thank you! I listen to this every day !

  95. Lorenzo,
    A personal THANK YOU for your inspired Lift! I sincerely appreciated it and it was helpful to me, and others too, I an sure!! From all of the comments i can tell you hit the right notes!!

  96. I love this. Thank you!

  97. Wow Lorenzo...Thanks. Just what I needed today. I'm listening to this for the first time, over a week after it was broadcast and it couldn't be more appropriate for the moment. Right on time...God's time. Selah

  98. I have been listening to this daily lift every day for the past week. I am currently interviewing for summer internships and this lift has been so instrumental in helping me affirm that God is in control of my life, not me. I wanted to say thank you for these wonderful thoughts.

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