2/17: Your majesty

2/17: Your majesty

  1. Thank you Michelle for this great spiritual perspective. Man is a complete, whole, spiritual idea, at one with God. Although he is not God, he reflects all that God is, lacking nothing. The reflection is the wholeness of His being. It is through Science (God's gift to man) that we see this refection everywhere. Thank you again.

  2. With a very warm thank you Michelle.This lift is filled with such elegant thoughts that I find it impossible to listen to it just once. I love the gentle reminder from Mary Baker Eddy's writings that nothing can trespass on Love..Thank you again and again for such elegance,what a great lift to start the week with !!

  3. wonderful my dear, really powerful !!! Really wonderful I really need it today.

  4. Many thanks Michelle for this rousing message. Yes. "We all possess sovereign power to think and act rightly." "Ye messengers of Christ,/ His sovereign voice obey;/ Arise, and follow where he leads,/ And peace attend your way." (Christian Science Hymnal #396).

  5. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu

  6. Nothing can dispossess me of my heritage. Nice that! Thanx Michelle.

  7. Thank you

  8. “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained, what is man that Thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that Thou dost visit him?” PS 8: 3, 4

    King David was in awe of our inheritance as God’s children:
    His own image and therefore heirs.

    Do we deserve that tremendous gift?
    Naturally, it was freely given to us, now is up to us to recognize ourselves as legitimate children of the Mighty Creator —and begin to reflect all the good that is ours by divine right.

    ESPAÑOL
    “Cuando veo tus cielos, obra de tus dedos, La luna y las estrellas que tú formaste, Digo: ¿Qué es el hombre, para que tengas de él memoria, Y el hijo del hombre, para que lo visites?” Salmo 8: 3, 4

    El rey David estaba impresionado por nuestra herencia como hijos de Dios:
    Su propia imagen y por lo tanto herederos.

    ¿Nos merecemos este obsequio tan tremendo?
    Naturalmente, nos ha sido dado gratuitamente, ahora nos toca a nosotros reconocernos como hijos legítimos del Creador Todopoderoso —y comenzar a reflejar todo lo bueno que es nuestro por derecho divino.

  9. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)

    18 But all of us who are Christians have no veils on our faces, but reflect like mirrors the glory of the Lord. We are transfigured by the Spirit of the Lord in ever-increasing splendour into his own image.

  10. Thank you, Michelle, for “Your majesty … ‘the kingdom of God is within you … you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly and … nothing can dispossess you of this heritage …’”

    Wow!!! A perfect lift for me this morning!!! What a regal way to consider ourselves – the way that God considers us …

    If I were a daughter of The King (and I am!) – I might be inclined to start out each morning, knowing that I am in the kingdom (and I am!) and so accept with great humility and deep gratitude, my heritage with all its rights and responsibilities. So from now on, even as a prelude to my daily prayers, I will look into my morning mirror and greet myself with a lighthearted and earnest, “Good morning, Your Majesty!” ;-) And then as I go through my day, I can more fully appreciate the kingdom and every other one of God’s precious royal family within the kingdom as “Your Majesty!”

    To know myself and mine and all as God knows us and then to “[let my life] attest [my] sincerity” inspired by the understanding that “the devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible” (S&H 15; 199:21). This is HUGE!!! Thanks again, Michelle.

  11. What a wonderful Lift,thank you so much, I need it to day :-)

  12. Fabulous 'Lift' Michelle. Thankyou also Nela for your comment.

  13. With sincere thanks for the infinitely beautiful lift Claire

  14. Thank you.

  15. Beautiful, thank you :) !!

  16. Thank you. What a wonderful way to start our day. I tell my Ginger every day that God is all around us and is our provider and He loves her and BB and me.

  17. Su majestad el Amor...Es lo que nos une a Dios y nos permite, obras mediante, acceder a Él. y obviamente lo reflejamos, ese es el objectivo, trasladarlo a ser realmente posible, en benficio general, porque el hombre sin el amor no es nada, hojarázca que se lleva el viento, o que oscila entre creencias, que lo confunde aún más. Por ello la importancia de comprender y poner en práctica como lo hizo Cristojesús, Él nunca lo tomó como un don, sino como Un deber, deber de conjugar el verbo amar en todas sus tiempos y en todas sus aplicaciones, dando nombre con mayúscula a todos los atributos divinos, porque el verbo al ser conjugado entra en acción, obra, si yo solo digo el verbo amar, pero no lo conjugo, queda sólo una palabra más, y no en Un hecho majestuoso, de conjugación infinita, cómo realmente Es.

    Muchas gracias Michelle, Este es el desayuno ideal, el que nos ayuda a progresar, alimenta el espíritu. Gracias

  18. Praying for favor that my son gets selected for a job that he knows he will be good at and enjoy. This lift so supports these prayerful thoughts as it recognizes the majesty within us for all to see. Staying in the Kingdom. Grateful.

  19. Thank you all, I loved the way the mountains spoke of the mans majesty. Often I am drawn to the beautiful photographs of space and now understand the attraction, Gods kingdom reflected by me! Very powerful indeed.

  20. We possess sovereign power as God's dearly beloved children all good is ours today and every day.

  21. Mary Baker Eddy tells us in Science & Health, page 258:16:- "We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness, than we know of God". The more we know of God, then, the more the true majesty of our being emerges. How worthwhile it is to learn more and put it into practice, and humbly seek to reflect all the goodness and love and majesty of God. To follow Christ is the way to unlock these treasures that are included in us, and enable us to help one another effectively.

    I love this lift, and all the comments so far, especially Nela. I love the humour that you express.

  22. Excellent! Thank you.

  23. Thanks for this Lift. I can feel this warm being as a hug.

  24. Thanks for such a wonderful way to start this week.

  25. Thank you .

  26. I love this thought. I often look at the tall trees in my back yard and think that they hint of the majesty of God, but I like the the way of the man who looked at the mountain and claimed that majesty as his! Also thank you for giving this 2nd Reader a more powerful way of reading the verse from the Psalms which you quoted.
    What a lovely way to start this day (and every day)

  27. awsome lift this morning....thank-you most kindly michelle xoxoxoxo

  28. Thank you!

  29. I certainly was feeling far from majestic this morning. Thanks so much, Michelle, for your reminder that I
    "possess sovereign power to think and act rightly," and that nothing can dispossess me of my heritage. God is here even if He seems invisible. God's presence and power are always with us!

  30. Thank you Michelle. True, "The hand that fashions is divine,...Man is the noblest work of God, His beauty, power and grace....Reflected....The image of his love. Let gladness ring...., And heaven and earth approve." (words from the CS Hymnal: 52) The Majesty of each truth, spiritual idea, i.e., child, formed and shaped by the one, true Potter. Now then, Put on the robe! It is yours to wear, your majesty. You are royal.

  31. Majesty: the quality or state of a person or thing which inspires awe or reverence in the beholder; applied with peculiar propriety to God and his works.

    I was led to research Jesus use of the word “behold”. “Behold” seems to be used in the bible over 1200 times. Word searching through a book on the sayings of Jesus, it appears that he is attributed as using that word about 40 times before ascension. Many of the “beholds” have to do with setting the scene for a parable. Others have to do with the cross, resurrection and convincing Thomas of his presence. But how about this list for how to behold majestic things!

    Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.- Behold, thou art made whole - behold, the kingdom of God is within you. - behold, your reward is great in heaven - Behold my mother and my brethren! My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it..- Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. - Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you - behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. - And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you:

    Majestic views of Gods man. Thank you Michelle for eye opener this morning.

  32. Wonderful Michelle!

  33. Thank you so much, Michelle!

  34. Love today's lift thank you!

  35. Doris-Eldorado,Misiones,Argentina
    Que privilegio ser huja de Dios, amados con domio sobre todas las sugestiones de la mente humana.
    gracias por el d.lift

  36. WOW! We are so truly blessed to have Christian Science. Thank you Michelle.

    Thanks to Elena, Nela and Sunshine for your uplifting comments.

  37. Awesome lift, Michelle! and one of my favorite quotes from MBE! -- thanks much!

  38. Marvelous message, Michelle, filled with the Christly majesty of inspiration and healing! My thanks to you and all contributors!

  39. really new perspective of seeing the majesty of every child of GOD - thank you

  40. Thanks Michelle and everyone for sharing. Thanks Nancy for the note on "beholding."

  41. Thanks Michelle for this majestic thought that I will keep before me all day!

  42. Wonderful! Yesterday, I came back from visiting friends and saw a beautiful harvest moon in the night. Today, when I got outside, I saw the harvest moon in the daylight! I thought about God and was grateful seeing this magnificent moon. Your Daily Lift helps me thinking deeper about what it really represents; the reflection of God's ever-presence, fulness and majesty in everything and everyone. Thank you Michelle!

  43. This Lift illustrates the oneness of all creation -- God and His universe, including majestic mountains and His idea, man. We are all one in beauty and holiness. Thank you, Michelle, for this powerful message.

  44. Thank you Michelle for the broader, clearer vision and version--it is basic to an understanding of Christian Science, but so often overlooked, exchanged for a small, human-based daily routine. And thank you Nancy (31) for your inspired "beholds"!

  45. Michelle, thank you so much! What a strong supportive message for children, teachers, & schools as we prepare for a "testing season"! We have inherited a legacy of majesty that is within us! We are able and prepared to "think and act rightly"! It is already true about us-it does not depend on a mortal experience of learning, progression through grades, or lessons presented. I am so grateful for this inspiring thought & the wonderful inspirations of all posted here to catapult our work for our day & our world!

  46. Such a wonderful lift Michelle. Thank you!

    The purpose of repentence is to shed the lies, move out of the past and be in the NOW -- change your thought and be the individuals God made us to be. The "I'm not worthy... I'm a lowly sinner" mentality are the utterings of mortal mind. "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8:6

    "Your majesty" puts our nature into the true perspective. "...it is your father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:32 "For in him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28 We are magnificent spiritual beings! And could we not be? We reflect God, Divine Love. Our very existence is a majestic blessing!

  47. This is a lovely Lift, Michelle, and thank you so much. As one just keeps on gaining a more enlightened sense of the infinite allness of God as who we are an amazed feeling of awe and wonder just overrides any mortal sense of inadequacy and limitation, Can this possibly be so? Yes, and not only can, but is so now, always has been and always will be.
    Thank you Nate and the production team; The Mother Church; and the Daily Lift family.

  48. Thank you Michelle for this beautiful lift.

  49. Just think of it, people, that we are the majestic reflection of that one and only one God. Why do we need to always look at others to see what we lack? We lack nothing. We don't have to add or subtract any thing from our being. We are beautiful and intelligent and wise, since we reflect his majesty which are in heaven.
    By TOBIAS A. WEISSMAN

  50. Dear Michelle,
    Thank very much for this strong reminder of the eternal facts. wonderful !

  51. That is a wonderful way to think of ourselves and everyone -- part of the majesty of God! Thanks, Michell!

  52. What a powerful message to keep filling our thoughts every moment. Thank you so much.

  53. Thank you for this uplifting Lift which lifts us up to vistas of infinite possibilities and potential.

  54. Living in a valley surrounded by trees and mountains I always marvel at God's beautiful creation. But I too am one of His creation reflecting and glorifying his attributes. Thank you Michelle for this wonderful message and thanks to all the commenters for expanding on this thought. My day is already perfect.

  55. I enjoyed the musical fiddlers today! Thank for this majestic lift filling heaven and earth.

  56. Thank you for this beautiful lift.
    Where in Mrs. Eddy's writings can one find the quotation by MBE that is given in this Lift? It would be so helpful to have the details made available, Please.

    Daily Lift Team:
    Pulpit and Press page 3, line 6
    "He [the Master] also said: 'The kingdom of God
    is within you.' Know, then, that you possess sovereign
    power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dis‐
    possess you of this heritage and trespass on Love."

  57. Thank you for this Monday morning lift! Thinking this way makes one feel so unlimited! Also, thanks to all the people who contribute such helpful comments. Nela, #10, your comments were especially helpful to me. And Nancy, # 31, your comments were so helpful!

  58. So lovely and majestic, Michelle! I love how it says in Science & Health, p. 269: "Christian Science makes man Godlike". Fits right in with Genesis I: "God created man in His image and likeness." We are here as witnesses of the majesty of God. What a covenant we have with our God!

  59. Oh Michelle! I never thought about that word "Majesty" in the way you just explained. What an uplifting thought in your today's "Daily Lift." So yes with that thought we can demonstrate who we really are: right NOW we are the Sons and Daughters of God. Thank you for such an elevating, inspiring, thought. Much love to you and all of God's majestic reflections.

  60. What an uplifting message!!!
    Thanks a lot!

  61. Thanks! the simple clarity that is so powerful.

  62. Great lift . . .and uplifting music . . . Wonderful lift for this dark winter morning! :)

  63. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks Michelle!

  64. "Patient continuity" came to thought today...we can relax in God's law of continuity as we patiently and expectantly take up any work that is ours to do. God holds us in orbit...majestically, of course!

  65. Thank you, Michelle!!.. And all <3

  66. Thank you Michelle and all who share in the Daily Lift for Majestic inspiration. Peacefully, carol

  67. To gaze in awe and wonder at me , God's perfect reflection, gives me strength and relaxation. Thank you, Michelle! Thank you also Nancy, #31, for alluding to Luke 10:19 "......and nothing will injure you." To know that we have authority over our worries, fears and anxieties gives us freedom. God disapproves of any negative thought we hold in our head that will cause us anxiety. ''Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.' Mark 4:39.
    I was thinking of the words 'behold' and 'hold'. When we 'behold', we always let God's Truth in and are made whole by it.. What we 'hold', however, is a personal choice and can be a source of happiness or unhappiness.
    Let us hold on to what we behold!
    Amen.

  68. WOW!! I have always been awed by the majesty of nature but thanks to your inspiring lift, I will also be thinking about the majesty of God's man as I take in beautiful views of mountains, rivers, valleys, and forests. Truly an expansion of thought!!! THANKS!

  69. Michelle, Thank you.

  70. Thank you Michelle for todays lift of grand inspiration! The recent snow storms in the north east have left my townhouse and small back yard buried in snow. Looking at all the hugh pile of snow outside my back window (I had the snow cleared off the roof) I was just so at lost to know what to, until I remembered I always have the daily lift for inspiration. Your grand lift reminded me I had dominance by birth right and like the commentor # 63 I will patiently and expectantly take up any work that is mine. God does hold us in orbit majestically.

  71. Thank you, Michelle, for this wonderful, thought-expanding Lift! It had never occurred to me to think of myself as the reflection of God's majesty, as seen in the mountains, oceans, and sky.Then I must also reflect His beauty, as seen in the flowers, butterflies. sunrises and sunsets -- and His strength and grace, as reflected in the whales, deer, and mountain lions -- and ALL of His qualities, as seen in all of creation. Wow!

    I so appreciate the emphasis you gave in your reading of that beautiful and oft-read Psalm. I once knew a Second Reader who gave another inspired emphasis: "What is man, that thou art Mind full of him?" So often, people think that the verse means that we are insignificant in comparison to God's creation. Isn't it wonderful how inspiration opens up the meaning of the Scriptures!

    Thanks also to Nela #10 for "Your majesty" :D and Nancy #31 for your "Beholds."
    Blessings to all the Daily Lift family.

  72. Thank you, Michelle, for this reminder that man, as the image and likeness of God, INCLUDES, all of the beauty we see in nature.

  73. Yay! Yes...the Psalm brings out the "majesty" of man, not insignificance as it is sometimes read. Actually, according to Bible commentators, in the verse, "Thou madest him a little lower than the angels" the original reads "a little lower than Elohim". That's not insignificant. That's majestic!!

  74. This may be rhetorical questions but if we saw ourselves as the heirs of majestic royalty and heirs of divine Love, God, would there be any more divorce? Would there be any more lack? Incompatibility?Hatred? War? Thank you, Michelle.

  75. Friend Michele: I'm so glad you know this in a way that defends it for mankind. It is part of the Comforter's clearest message.

    My. 188:25-30
    As you work, the ages win; for the majesty of Christian
    Science teaches the majesty of man. When it is learned
    that spiritual sense and not the material senses convey all
    impressions to man, man will naturally seek the Science of
    his spiritual nature, and finding it, be God-endowed for
    discipleship.

    Love from across the water...

  76. Wonderful ,, Excellent., Thank you . :-)

  77. ONE OF MY LITTLE DOGS IS HAVING A PROBLEM SO I ENFOLDED HER IN HER MAJESTY TOO. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS ROYAL LIFT

  78. Very nice, Michelle.

    Thank you for sharing this concept. Christian Science concepts that expand our horizons of thought enable us to see beyond the mundane, and promote healing. Your Lift does that.

  79. So inspiring, thank you so much Michelle!

  80. Thank you for the hint each one is sovereign with God.

  81. A very helpful message. Thank you for this expansive view of man.

  82. How wonderful to know I have sovereign power to think and act rightly and so do all of God's children. This includes all ideas of God.
    Thank you Michelle.

  83. Majestic Daily Lift --- thanks so much, Michelle!

  84. Thank you so much. What a wonderful lift... It is very timely for me.

    Thanks again.

  85. Dear Michelle,
    I remember you explaining to me that a pea cannot be crushed in the palm of one's hand. This Lift on Majesty explains 'all-in-All in Mrs Eddy's Scientific Statement of Being'. I've copied part of comment 71.
    I so appreciate the emphasis you gave in your reading of that beautiful and oft-read Psalm. I once knew a Second Reader who gave another inspired emphasis: "What is man, that thou art Mind full of him?" So often, people think that the verse means that we are insignificant in comparison to God's creation. Isn't it wonderful how inspiration opens up the meaning of the Scriptures!

  86. This is such a fresh view of man's majesty. It really hit home and was very healing. It helps me with some of the news today. I always work to see the counterfact to every pitiful sense of man's being.