The Open Door Is the Way into Greater Fields of Opportunity
Faint not in well doing, for there is being opened the door for greater opportunities. 262-51
Perception of truth is a growth in consciousness. Our finite minds cannot grasp all truth; however, doors are continually being opened through which we may go to greater concepts of truth, to greater understanding of the boundless love of the Father. There is being opened glory in the Spirit of Truth that convinces us of the knowledge of our relationship with the Father.
Now, as never before, there is open a door that none can close; for His word must be fulfilled,"... they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest."
It Is an Opportunity to Realize His Presence
When we seek to keep His Presence as a thing apart, something to be experienced, something to be aware of when we are disturbed in some manner, we lose sight of the fact that to abide in His Presence is the experience, the knowledge, the understanding, the opportunity of all as we seek to do His biddings. His Presence abides with us always, for it is in Him that we live and move and have our being. We must recognize this, come to know and understand it, to realize that we are children of the Most High. To be aware of His Presence is our heritage, our great opportunity in this material plane.
Opportunities Found in the Cross, in the Crown
Have we had a cross to bear lately? If we counted it an opportunity, it was easier to carry. Maybe we learned just the lesson we most needed in this experience. Know in whom thou hast believed, for the spirit of Right guards those who choose His way in directing the mental and spiritual life; "And know that all things work together for good to them that love God.. ." May we bear each cross with such a spirit and feel that all things are working together for our good.
This was exemplified in Him who is the Master of masters. It is a great opportunity to live day by day in such a manner that the Christ spirit may shine within, to heal and to bless.
The Opportunity to Know That the Lord Thy God Is One
When the divinity of Jesus was declared by Peter, Jesus said to him, "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." Just so, to realize the oneness of all force-the Lord thy God is one-is an opportunity that comes through divine inspiration.
In order to have this experience we must conform to the things of spirit. Peter forsook all and followed the Master. Do we? That is not easy to do when viewed from a worldy standpoint; but if we pay the price, we too may see the glory of the oneness made perfect in Him.
There should be gladness in our activities. We should be on fire to use every opportunity to show that we realize that, "Hear, 0 Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord." Are our wills one with His, or are they seeking to glorify our own desires, our own selfish interests? We should know that the way is not long, nor is the cross more grievous than we can bear, if our trust is in Him.