Sunday, July 23, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 585
Say, "If you controlled the treasuries of the mercy of my Lord, you would surely withhold them for fear of spending; for man is very stingy. [17: 100]
Hadith of the Day:
A young man never honors an old man due to age but that God sends someone to honor him when he reaches that age. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The superiority of amassing knowledge over wealth is that the knowledge will look after you, but you must look after the wealth, and that spending wealth only diminishes it, whereas, spending knowledge increases it. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Letting Go of Fear of Abandonment: There are wondrous days when we feel God's protection and presence, leading and guiding each step and event. There are gray, dry days of spiritual barrenness when we wonder if anything in our life is guided or planned. Wondering if God knows or cares. Seek quiet times on the gray days. Force discipline and obedience until the answer comes, because it will. Soon you will see, and know. We can learn to trust God. God is real. Loving. Good. Caring. God wants to give us all the good we can handle.
The more we turn our mind and heart toward a positive understanding of God, the more God validates us. The more we thank God for who God is, who we are, and the exact nature of our present circumstances, the more God acts in our behalf. In fact, all along, God planned to act in our behalf. God is Creator, Benefactor, and Source. God has shown me, beyond all else, that how I come to understand God is not nearly as important as knowing that God understands me.
Remember that God has not abandoned you. You can trust that God is leading, guiding, directing, and planning in love each detail of your life. Try to grow in your understanding of your Higher Power, try to be open to letting go of old, limiting, negative beliefs about God. Even if you don't understand God fully, be grateful that God understands you. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy. The secret of abundance is to stop focusing on what you do not have, and shift your consciousness to an appreciation to all that you are and all that you have.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:26 PM