As I was focusing on that cone this morning, all I could think of was “4!?, Look past the problem. When you focus on the problem, you can’t see the solution…Eight, eight, yes, eight is a good answer!“
From Patch Adams. It took SO much brain effort and concentration to get that darn cone visualized! It took making my vision fuzzy, looking past the wall, to get the cone to come. THIS is one hard exercise!
On the other hand, Christmas season is easier to see all of our colors! Wow! There are a lot of red circles/balls everywhere! Red Santa hats are CONES! Green trees are CONES, Blue squares/gifts, and Yellow gifts!
Reading Lesson 10.14 in Haanel: “…the Great Teacher said: ‘It is not I that doeth the works, but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the work.'” reminded me of the book of John 14 (NIV). What do you think?
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
And then in that same sentence of Haanel 10.14 it says “…we can do nothing to assist in the manifestation…” Phil 4:13 again: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
At the end of Haanel 10.23, it says “…you will find that the things you seek are seeking you.”
DO you get this!?! I reworded it into my affirmation: “I find that the things I seek, are seeking me!”