12/31: Big with blessings

12/31: Big with blessings

The Daily Lift Team is on holiday until Wednesday, January 2, 2013.  However, Your Daily Lift will still be available via email, mobile apps, phone lines, and YouTube. Comments may not be posted as promptly as during normal working hours.

  1. Thank you Lindsey for this beautiful Lift as we look ahead to the beginning of a new year. As Christian Scientists we see a new year as an opportunity to experience more of God's goodness and in the words of Mary Baker Eddy, add continually to our store of spiritual understanding, potency, enlightenment, and success. As a new year unfolds its promise to us I think of hymn #157 in the C/S Hymnal, which reads in part,"Day by day the understanding Of our oneness shall increase, Till among all men and nations Warfare shall forever cease, So God's children all shall dwell in joy and peace." (by Violet Hay)

  2. Thank you. I am looking back with thanks and forward, alert for the good.

  3. Thank You for this wonderful lift

  4. Gratitude. Growth. Discovery. Goodness. Power of God's law of goodness. Thankful for blessings experienced, and for blessings to come, blessings that are sure, because God is sure.

  5. Thank you.xxx

  6. Mrs. Eddy says, "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings " S&H vii.
    I have an idea to perform better this 2013.
    Mrs. Eddy defines, "TIME. Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge" S&H 595:17
    So how about making the most of what we have?
    In the Bible, creation lasted 7 days, we can avail of that number too. Instead of watching back a year, how about watching our lives in increments of 7 hours? How we behaved the last 7 hours will influence our next 7 hours.

    ESPAÑOL
    La Sra. Eddy dice: "PARA los que se apoyan en el infinito sostenedor, el día de hoy está lleno de bendiciones" CyS vii:1
    Tengo una idea para desempeñarnos mejor este año 2013.
    La Sra. Eddy define, "TIEMPO. Medidas mortales; límites, en que están comprendidos todos los actos, pensamientos, creencias, opiniones y conocimientos humanos" CyS 595:17
    Entonces, ¿qué tal si sacamos el máximo partido de lo que tenemos?
    En la Biblia la creación duró 7 días, podemos hacer uso de ese número también. En vez de mirar hacia atrás al año, ¿qué tal si miramos a nuestras vidas en incrementos de 7 horas? La forma en que nos comportamos las últimas 7 horas influenciará en nuestras próximas 7 horas.

  7. Thank you for making these lifts available even while you are away or on vacation. This came to my attention at midnight, Dec 30th. It caught my attention and certainly was a lift that counted and reminded me that "only good is going on" right here and now. It also alerted me that dear friends who
    bring this web site to our attention are angels who share their thoughts for the blessings they bring to others. I am very grateful for a dear friend living in Park City, Utah who has been so close in contact these days bringing this contact to me. Yes I am grateful for all the healing and joy that is present in my life and the promise that there is always good going on.

  8. Thank you Lindsey. And many thanks to the folks who make the Daily Lift a wonderful reasource. I shall start my work week with alot more of the Spirit. Knowing that the infinite renewal and goodness of God sustains all.

  9. I am looking forward to spiritual progress in the coming year. The past year was filled with life challenges yet, looking back, I am so grateful to God, who was always there, an ever present help. Thank you Lindsey for your thought-filled message.

  10. Mary Baker Eddy quotes (showing 1-12 of 12)
    “jealousy is the grave of affection”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy
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    “When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy, Poems by Mary Baker Eddy
    tags: angels, inspirational-quotes
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    “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
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    “Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy
    tags: happiness, love
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    “Reject hatred without hating. ”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy
    tags: love
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    “Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionately to their occupancy of your thoughts.”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
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    “Divine love always has met and always will meet every human need.”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy
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    “To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal.”
    ― Mary Baker Eddy
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  11. There should be painless progression, attended by life and peace....Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God....Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony and as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality. Chapter VII pp. 224 and 228 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

  12. “Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer."

    Daily Lift Team:
    This quote is from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Page 10, line 22.

  13. Thank you for that timely Lift. Today and everyday IS big with blessings. And thank you Sam; I loved your comment (#10).

  14. Thank you. And to all, a happy new year.

  15. Beautifully said, a timely reminder, thank you.

  16. Excelent...!!!...FELIZ TODOS LOS DIAS y felices inspiraciones.....Gácias.....!!!.....***

  17. Thank you to all who contribute to the daily lift, it is SO uplifting and helpful and is always a gentle reminder that we have to "Be watchful" every hour. Greetings to one and all and a JOYFUL NEW YEAR!

  18. Tiempo, espacio, distancia, o AMOR-VERDAD-VIDA, que bello ser consciente de que Es lo único que existe y tener la certeza de que Es a lo que debemos aferrarnos, "dejando todo lo que queda atras" y posiblemente delante, para ser embuidos del sentir del Cristo que es sin tiempo por que Es de la eternidad en creencia humana cuantos años han pasado y Él perdura y se agiganta en una realidad inconmesurable de bondad que trasciende hasta el infinito.

    Muchas gracias Lindsey, felicidad para todos en Un nuevo año pleno de ideas que abran las puertas al progreso.

  19. So love these Daily Lifts. Grateful to all whose work brings them into our emails, uplifting our lives and grateful to all of us who participate. This entire New Year is BIG with blessings! ! ! because we care and share. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

  20. Thank you, This morning very early, I went through in thought all the places I lived back in the 30's up to today. Then the thought came to me " To those leaning on the sustaining infinite today ar big with blessings." I felt satisfied. May everyone have a joyous New yEAR AND A BETTER ONE..

  21. Lindsey, Thank you

  22. "This is the day the Lord hath made,/In praise lift up your voice./In shining robes of joy arrayed,/Be glad, give thanks, rejoice." C/S Hymnal #342. The true man as revealed by his Maker, God, is already outfitted in laundered "robes of joy," unmistaken as to his one parent, both Father and Mother, and to his own and only identity. Today is big with blessing for which we give glory to the Infinite.

    Thank you Linsey and to the BoL.

  23. WHAT A SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL LIFT. I TOO WANT TO EMBRACE MY CHALLENGES WITH GREATER CONFIDENCE THIS COMING YEAR, TO TURN TO GOD FIRST WHEN I AM CHALLENGED AND WHEN I AM NOT. TODAY IS BIG WITH BLESSINGS. ONLY FAITH IN THIS SENTIMENT WILL BLESS ME, AS I TRY TO SHARE MY BOUNTY OR LOVE OF GOD, GOOD WITH THOSE AROUND ME. WHAT A GREAT START TO THE NEW YEAR. ALL THE BEST. DONNA

  24. Many thanks Lindsey for this message of a genuine expectancy of infinite good. "We expect a bright tomorrow,/ All will be well;/ Faith can sing through days of sorrow,/ All must be well;/ While His truth we are applying,/ And upon His love relying,/ God [divine Love] is every need supplying,/ All, all is well." (Christian Science Hymnal #350)

  25. Thank you Lindsey. "Today is big with blessings" is one of my favorite quotes. As I gift to my dear mother-in-law, who introduced me to Christian Science and continues to be an inspiration to me through a life well- lived as a Chrisitian Scientist, I wrote out those words in calligraphy on a background of gorgeous sunrise colors of a fesh new day. Whenever I say those words I see them emblazoned across the sky!
    With much gratitude to the DL team for your dedication and excellent work. And for all the blessings you bring each and every day to a world in need. So very precious!

  26. Dear Lindsay, thank you for your so fitting Lift to finish off this year and look ahead to the next. Indeed we should be grateful for all the good received and cherish that we have grown from times that were not easy, always remembering that man's extremity is God's opportunity. May the new year be big with blessings for you and the Daily Lift Team. Thank you all for the wonderful work you do to benefit everyone.

  27. We are God's blessings, and He is ours -- "and Love is reflected in love".

    Thank you, Lindsey, and all other lecturers who have brought us these uplifts all yearlong. Thank you to our dear Mother Church.

  28. I too am grateful for the daily lifts. Such blessing and for all the comments. They are so helpful.

  29. Thank you, dear Lindsey! What is Time? Is there Past and Future? Have enjoyed watching Mark Swinney's Lecture: "Spirituality and Eternal Life" on http://vimeo.com/51649077. Since there really is no Time, that's why Today is always Big with Blessings. It's always Now, this Moment, and since God is Good and everywhere Present - could we really have anything other than Good Today or this Year? I have been having an adventure discovering how so much depends on where I choose to put my focus, my attention, my consciousness. So grateful for a Year of Wonderful Daily Lifts, for the Christian Science Bible Lesson that keeps our thought in the Now of Good and Blessings and for all the articles that have been written over the years by dedicated Christian Scientists and have been printed in the periodicals! Happy New Year to All!!!!!

  30. Using a calendar and moving from day to day, year to year allows us to communicate with one another in practical ways. However, when we are alone with God, the sustaining infinite, yesterday, today, and tomorrow are not divided. (the word Today from the Old English tō dæg 'on (this) day) “On this day” is now.

    The no calendars thing is probably one of the blessings!

    Perspective of thanks, appreciating progress, and confidently trusting God is for today! Thank you, Lindsay, for this.

  31. This quote from Science and Health is the first thing I declare each morning, followed by a Rule for Motives and Acts (p.40) and the Daily Prayer (p. 41) from the Manual. These give me a good foundation for the day and I usually embelish them such as this from the Daily Prayer: "let the reign of divine Truth, Life and Love (undconditional, constant, steadfast, unselfed Love) be established in me (and govern my every thought, word and deed), and rule out of me all sin; (criticism, resentment, doubt, worry, fear, discouragement, impatience) and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind (here at home and everywhere throughout the world) and govern them!"

  32. Beautiful lift, Lindsey--yes, the good that came from some challenging situations is what I am grateful for today....divine Love certainly forced me to grow a bit! And grow I did! I am deeply grateful for the Daily Lift...a few moments of divine clarity each morning have been so helpful to my spiritual growth this year. Applause applause to all of of you and the happiest most blessed 2013.

  33. Thank you, Lindsey, for this beautiful reminder that God has so much good in store for each one of Her precious children. Loving blessings to all in the New Year!

  34. Thank you, and happy New Year 2013!

  35. "The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good."
    (S&H 518:15-18). Through my own trials and challenges I am able to see and acknowledge the proofs of God's love, care and guidance in the lives of others as well as my own...and for this I thank you Lord.

    Thank you Linsey and the "Daily Lift" team of angels who truly do bring us good tidings of great joy!
    Happy and joyous new year to all.

  36. Thank you, Lindsey, and sweet, reverent guitarist, and #1 martin vesely, and all of you wise virgins with your lamps filled with oil.

    What does it mean to "[lean] on the sustaining Infinite"? Maybe this phrase encourages us NOT to lean on our own understanding, but instead to be fully meek in trusting God for daily direction, ability, supply, even moment-by-moment thoughts. To have no separate sense of life or mind or personal goodness. To identify ourselves as God's likeness: the spiritual idea of the One, Whole Spirit.

    Recently, I wanted to comfort a friend who had "lost" a brother. I realized that instead of praying to see that he had not died, I could pray to see that none of us actually lives in matter. A bit of a reversal! To pray for the so-called "living" instead of for the one who appears to have died. They did not die and we are not living in matter. All together, we're RIGHT NOW alive because of Spirit: "In Him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28).

  37. I cannot tell the greatness of how big is my blessing/s this year,,the blessings that I have is more than enough on what Im asking for.! thanks a lot Lindsey for this very encouraging message of daily lift. Have a peaceful new year to al..!!!

  38. Thank you, Lindsey, for how to harmoniously look back and forward. Thank you Lift team for making sure we had this provision while you were on vacation!!!!! Sooo grateful!!!!!

  39. Thank you Lindsey for this beautiful message.
    and great thanks for one more of these Daily Big-with-Blessings.
    They really help turn us to lean more on God, the sustaining Infinite One.

    Happy new year to all !

  40. Confidence - greater confidence - Faith, we all have it. Truth is all there is. Thanks to everyone for all the reminders. So grateful for the Lifts and this great community of Christians.

  41. Thank you Lindsey for this pure idea of God sustaining the whole creation. I looked up the word sustain and one of the definitions is to remain uninterrupted. So we, all of us are sustained uninterrupted in the Divine Principle Love, Now and forever. How blessed we all are.

  42. To Daily Lift team and all the lecturers, and commentors...Thank you, thank you, thank you, for the past year of Lifts that have blessed my/our lives. Only good will come in the coming year because we are "at one" with God who sustains us, guides us and loves us.

  43. God has absolutely no idea of time, therefore the opening statement of S&H "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite--" has to do with bringing the human to realize his true infinite being as the blessed idea of God, free from strife, disease and hardship. We lean on God, not person, place or thing, not even a material job position. Not for one day, Jan. 1, but for all time and every moment.

  44. I LOVE this idea that the day is "big" with blessings............almost like the day is pregnant and we are standing by as faithful midwives to receive the new idea, the new blessing, the new thought as is emerges from the Mind that is God.

  45. When I awake each morning, I remind myself that
    Only good is going on
    Only good is what I can have
    Only good is what I can experience
    because God made everything and He made it good.....
    I'm grateful to the practitioner who recommended I do this....and I certainly try to "lean on the sustaining Infinite every day ( altho there are times I don't think I'm getting the answer quickly enough and I take the problem on myself....How foolish)
    May we all have a "year filled with only good"

  46. It IS good to look back with gratitude for all the good, especially, as you say, 'for the good that came out of things we didn't find easy'. It is these times that force us to grow and the more we thank and praise Him for His goodness and love the more receptive we are to the good that is ceaselessly flowing into our experience. Thank you for this Lift and this helpful reminder today.

  47. Thank you Lindsy! And to #19, Saved, thank you to for the sweet thought. I used to think of this holiday as inconsequential and never gave it much attention, but now, I will view it as a chance to give thanks for all that God has done and look to the new year as brimming with wonderful new things and insights. I will renew my determination to come closer to "pray without ceasing" and see all things through "love- colored" glasses!
    Happy New Year everyone!

  48. Thank you for this blessing spoken from a beautiful and reassuring voice.

  49. Thank you.

  50. This morning as I was out walking in the brilliant Colorado snowshine, having given a party for my lovely neighbors yesterday, I found myself praying to gain a true sense of community. Listening to this Lift and reading all the comments brings tears to my eyes as I see more clearly that CHURCH and all it includes is our heavenly, universal community. I am most grateful, and wish everyone a blessed New Year.

  51. Goodness! What a comprehensive lift! I love all the depth of thought for us to contemplate. Thank you Lindsey and the whole Daily Lift team for taking the time to make it available to us!

  52. So perfect... thank you for this wonderful lift! Happy New Year!

  53. Yes, with gratitude I cherish unfoldment, friendship, support in normal life and in challenging situations, supply and health received this year.

    An acceptable and pleasant New Year to everyone!

  54. Funnily enough I have just done some readings for a Wednesday on Peace, thank you it was a nice way to finish doing them by listening to today's Daily Lift. Thank you too to the whole team for being there and providing such great and thoughtful ideas every day!

  55. Thank you everyone.

  56. Big with Blessings! Great reminder that although world challenges are big... God is BIGGER! And His blessings are BIGGER than our challenges! Thank you-- for your gentle voice that delivers these words of wisdom and strength! --Happy New Year, one and all. Love to all mankind, Rob of the Rockies

  57. Thank you for the beautiful message and a lovely healing tone. The Daily Lift is a blessing.

  58. "Big with blessings". What a great topic to end the year with, thank you so much. Amid so many bad dreams from the past year, it is good to cherish our blessings and make them big. Here is one worth sharing:
    About a year ago a mother shared her serious concerns about her rebellious 13 year old daughter who was in danger of making poor choices and finding bad friends. The mother was very anxious about what she should do. As a family friend I was able to bring some calm to her agitation by assuring her that her daughter had the ability to hear God's word telling her the right thing to do. That the most important thing she could do would be to trust her daughter's ability to hear the word of God.
    A couple of months later the daughter was apprehended with a friend shoplifting at Zellers Stores. Zellers had agreed to a Community Justice System for a resolution, and I was privileged to attend the resolution session with the daughter and mother. I was so impressed that the adversarial atmosphere
    of the ordinary justice system was absent. Everyone, sitting in a circle, had the opportunity to identify themselves and share their purpose in being present. The two girls had the opportunity to negotiate and commit to their compensation terms.
    For me the big blessing was to see the daughter's behaviour and attitude change. It was like a mental burden had been lifted, a chip on the shoulder gone. I've seen a new joy and maturity in her kitchen and home activities.

  59. Thank you so much Lindsey for the helpful lift.

  60. I take comfort from what Mrs. Eddy says on page 253 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, where the marginal note reads. "Right endeavor possible," She also writes, "If you believe in and practise wrong knowingly, you can at once change your course and do right."
    Thank you for the Daily Lift.

  61. Thank you Lindsey. What a joyful thought with which to end the out going year and to welcome in the next. Much love to you.

  62. Thank you so much for the lovely thoughts of yesterday and tomorrow. All good here and now.

  63. Thank you for this lovely hoepful message with which to begin a New Year.

  64. Thank you! Today, and EVERY DAY is big with blessings through Christian Science and daily studies. And the delight I see today is how Christian Science is showing up all over God's Earth. We are so blessed.

  65. Thank you for helping us to expect good in 2013!

  66. Thank-you, Lindsey, for this EXCELLENT, to-the-point and very clear message/Lift! (Love listening to your beautiful voice.)

  67. Thank you, Lindsey, for “Big with blessings … ‘To those leaning on the Sustaining Infinite, to-day is big with blessings' …” From the time I first read this spiritual fact in the preface of Science and Health, I realized it as the promise and purpose of Christian Science for each of us to prove as God’s law of Divine Love healing every ill that flesh is heir to and so, bringing all under the sovereignty of the Truth of being. Every “to-day,” is an opportunity and offers many opportunities to declare with conviction and expectation, “As I lean, not on my own limited understandings, but on our Sustaining Infinite, I can express and witness healing from any and every belief in sin, sickness, disease, and death – the pulling down of any and all strongholds (chronic and acute!) and rejoice in unlimited blessings!” This is accepting and applying the dominion (the freedom to BE in the image and likeness of God!) that we were given in Genesis. Thanks again, Lindsey.

  68. Thanks Lindsey!

    Happy New Year to the DL community!!

  69. Thank you for your wonderful message on this New Year's Eve.

  70. To those leaning on the sustaining infinite is big with BLESSINGS! Those words are my favorite, whenever I open science and health and read those words, I feel an all powerful God. Thank you.

  71. Thank you so very much for that Lindsey, you always inspire me so much. Xxx

  72. Thanks a lot for a wonderful lift, what a wonderful reminder to start this year!! Every day we have the Sustaining Infinite; we can rely on Him, trust him with our desires and expecting only good every hour of every day!! and prove that today(every day) is BIG WITH BLESSINGS!!

  73. What a beautiful lift, Lindsey! Thank you very much. When I look back on the past year I can say that the problem I had to face in my branch church about 10 months ago and which I felt at a total loss to handle and even to forgive the person who caused it, turned into a great blessing. I prayed almost continually to find a solution and to know what to do. As I am a First Reader in my church I was struggeling with what Mrs. Eddy says in the Manual (page 32): "It shall be the duty of every member of The Mother Church, who is a First Reader in a Church of Christ, Scientist, to enforce the discipline and by-laws of the church in which he is Reader." What was I to do ? How was I supposed to "enforce the discipline" ? And how was I to face the one ? I didn't know. And I couldn't find a solution. Until suddenly one day the very clear and strong thought came: "you are not respondible for your branch church, but you are responsible for CHURCH in your consciousness!" And with that all feeling of uncertainty, of being hurt etc. fell away. I didn't need to say anything to anybody. But nurse and watch CHURCH in my own consiousness; the structure of Truth and Love. Such a fast and complete healing. I was free instantaneously.
    Church in all its facettes is such a blessing in our lives when we start seeing it impersonally.
    Thank you Lindsey for your reminder.

  74. Thank you so much Lindsey for this wonderful Lift to start off the New Year. To those leaning on the sustaining Infinite, TODAY is big with Blessings. We must remember that and give THANKS and RECEIVE the Good that God is sending in absolute Trust. What a difference it would make to our lives if we did that every day!!. A Very Happy New Year to you and all the Lifters,
    Love from Pippa

  75. Thank you, Lindsey, and fellow Lifters for such great affirmations of God's ALLNESS! We have personally had some challenges lately of how to handle limited finances, and it is so easy to fall into thinking that "we" need to figure this out. Frustration, impatience, lack, and confusion have all been replaying like an old movie. Thank you, for bringing us back to TODAY, to now, to God's ever presence, to understanding provision, that everything we need is already in place - that our answers are there. We simply need to listen for His voice, to be still, to remember that God IS ALL, the great I AM, therefore, there is no want for anything. To those leaning on the sustaining Infinite, today, everyday, is rich with blessing, whether seen or unseen. Thanks for the reminder!

  76. Thanks Lindsey - just the 'lift' to start the New Year, especially with these short and cloudy
    winter days.

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