Sermon and Bible Reading by Valerie Turner - Sunday 27th February 2000
Bible readings today are from Isaiah Chapter 41: v13
For I the Lord your God, Hold your right Hand; It is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you."
Psalms 23 v1: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalms 23 v4: Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
The text is taken from King James Version Bible:
Sermon: 'Let go and let God'..... The Invincible Guide
God is wherever you are, always guiding you, He forever guides you to each of your conceptions, for He answers in physical reality that which you conceive and accept in your mind. If you conceive and accept good you will be guided along the most perfect path to its attainment, no matter how winding the route may seem to your limited knowledge.
Thus, 'Let go and let God' means to trust God, to trust in the perfect knowledge of the subconscious mind, to know whatever paths you travel towards your goals, they are the right paths, the perfect ones. For you have been set upon them by the omnipotent mind of God, which makes no mistakes and will deliver you safely and prepared at your destination. 'Let go and let God' means to recognize that you do nothing but observe and accept, and whatever you accept is delivered to you by the subconscious mind. There is no personal responsibility for anything but thought, for accepted thoughts become manifest in the physical world. (Reference to Seven Principles of Spiritualism: #5 - Personal Responsibility)
Overcoming vanity and relaxing into mental attitudes of trust and confidence have often been expressed in the saying 'Let go and let God'. Only God knows the way a thing may be done, and man never will.
You can be rest assured that really great and outstanding people of our world have a constant partner, God, and this partner is consulted on all matters and is acknowledged to be the doer of all their deeds. They like Jesus, attune themselves to all the power of creation when they acknowledge, "It is not I who doeth the works, but the Father who dwelleth within me"
Cast aside your vanity, you do nothing by yourself, you are never alone. All things are done by God, which is always right where you are. You are not isolated from the world you are a part of it, and at the same time the whole of it. The world is your friend if you are friendly with yourself. If you make the world your enemy, you fight only yourself. Be humble in the fact of accomplishment, for you do nothing but conceive and accept it. God does everything. He writes all the books paints all the pictures, builds all the bridges. His instruments are these who attune themselves to His presence and allow the power to flow through.
Cast aside your guilt. Who does not make mistakes? Do not feel guilty for mistakes in thought and subsequently in deed, for it is this path man must travel to become one with God. Guilt has no place in life, mistakes are for learning. Guilt holds on to mistakes and makes them happen again. Guilt isolates you from God. Guilt brings about vanity, the vanity of being alone, without God. Vanity and guilt are the destroyers of attunement, errors of growing self-consciousness, creators of illusion and evil.
Feel your unity with all things, and all life, and you will see vanity slip away. Know only the eternal now of the subconscious mind, no past, no future, only the present that is ‘always existing’ and you will feel guilt dissolve. God is in you, has done what you have done,
and God does not chastise Himself, nor destroy Himself.
Listen to the words of Emerson: "On this altar God has built, I lay my vanity and my guilt"
So, don't batter and rail against unwanted circumstances, rather, 'Let go and let God'. Denying the power that guides you will leave you with insurmountable problems. Turn your problems over to God.
'Let go and let God'
May God bless you all