To accept the guidance of a seraphim rarely means attaining a life of ease. In following this leading you are sure to encounter, and if you have the courage, to traverse, the rugged hills of moral choosing and spiritual progress. – The Urantia Papers
I’m enjoying reading a very touching book by Mary C. Neal M.D. ‘To Heaven And Back’ these days. Mary shares numerous events from her life where the hand-of-God is very evident. She ‘dies’ during a kayaking accident in Chile and experiences first-hand what we all will probably experience sooner or later. God and his angelic helpers are constantly around us! They’re forever working to make life more meaningful to us. Their involvement in our lives becomes more focused when we invite God into our lives.
rejoice, pray and thank!
Soon after her accident Mary tries to read a Gideon Bible at the hospital. Her vision is very blurry though so she’s unable to read any words on the pages. As she thumbs through some of the pages she’s astonished to notice that the following 3 quotes stand out very clearly:
- “Rejoice always.” —1 Thessalonians 5:16 (ESV)
- “Pray without ceasing.” —1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV)
- “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God’s in Christ Jesus for you.” —1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)
What great advice for all of us! Mary’s book is highly recommended if we’re looking to be comforted about God’s involvement in our daily lives!
Daily Affirmation: Today I acknowledge my angelic helpers, thank you!!