Step 40 - Today I will feel the power of God. (MP3) Entry for Step 39 - The power of God is with me.

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Step 40 - Today I will feel the power of God. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

Today I will feel the power of God.
Step 40

GOD’S POWER IS SO COMPLETE AND SO INCLUSIVE that it infuses everything. Only those minds that are separated and lost in valuing their own thoughts can possibly be separated from the great benevolence of God. Those who have responded to God become God’s Messengers in time so that they may bestow the gifts of Grace upon those who remain behind in confusion. All the seeming powers of your world—the forces of nature, the inevitability of your death, the ever present threat of illness, loss and destruction and all appearances of conflict—are all temporary movements in the great stillness of God. It is this great stillness that calls you to return to the peace and full enjoyment of God, but you must prepare.

TODAY YOU PREPARE IN YOUR TWO 30-MINUTE PRACTICE PERIODS. In silent meditation, attempt to feel the power of God. You do not need to conjure up magical images, for this power is something that you can feel, for it is everywhere. No matter what your circumstances or condition, whether favorable for your development or not, today you can feel the power of God.

PRACTICE 40: Two 30-minute practice periods.

Picture:  Blue storm clouds, Frederick County, Virginia. This color is as it was recorded by the camera; not modified in any way after the fact. 

From the journal:
8 A.M. August 24, 1999 - ...
S2K - To accomplish my mission I need to use my power. To access my power I need to be more focused. To not be burned out I need re-creation. My re-creative activities: Tae Bo, hike the path, NASCAR, comedy, music, flea mkt tools,

7:20 pm. ... Time to meditate again - another 30 minutes.
Journal entries need not be exciting. Tae Bo exercise and NASCAR racing are no longer activities. Evidence of persistence is useful to oneself.

Journal 2nd Time Step 39.  This is for those who have completed Steps once. Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life experience, including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey. I’m showing my Step comments after the Step, so as not to influence you in advance. It is a wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can also listen more closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying: “I surround and protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully, I was taught this practice in 1989.

P.S. If you’ve some interest due to this or other Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense; then progress as needed. You can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in order in the archives - one post per Step.

Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps once. For this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference how fast you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts here provide a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well through the Free School of the New Message.