As you may remember, my New Year’s resolution was to “have a plan and work my plan.” Admittedly, I have made some progress with the plan as outlined in that post, but it is too spotty and not habit forming, because of shifting priorities. Recently I have made a new plan, one that I’m doing much better sticking to, and it is having much better, more far reaching results. I recommend it!
I have traded a human to-do list for a spiritual one. I still want to get those human things done, but what I “must” do is get my spiritual list done. This approach, in the long run, is accomplishing much more. But that isn’t even the point, because the spiritual to-do list is also an end in itself, our real purpose in life. Working on this list is a game changer.
It is not easy but oh-so-rewarding. In my best day so far I have deemed myself to have done/demonstrated/realized all but two of these in some way; I felt on top of the world and was even blessed with a gloriously full rainbow which was more than a half circle in size. Now I am chasing after a regularly perfect score…
Here is what my daily habit list looks like for myself right now, although I’m sure it will continue to morph as I both internalize some of these and discover others that I need to add. They are in no particular order:
- Having one God
- Listening to God and being obedient
- Kneeling before El Shaddai
- Yield to omnipotent Truth
- Life is the law of my being
- Know that God’s thoughts are the only influence on anyone
- We are children of God, filled with spiritual dominion
- Overcome fear and intimidation
- “There is now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.” (Rom 8:1)
- Love my neighbor as myself
- Do not let the world control my thinking
- “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.” (John 21:22)
- Claim “Peace be still.” (Mark 4:39)
- Think as divine Mind does
- See the Christ at work in me and others
- Be growing in my understanding of divine law
- Demonstrate temperance, moderation, balance, and order
- Do not compare myself to others
- Cast out old beliefs that deny spiritual perfection
- Reject materialism as a cause
- Think in terms of counterfacts to evil, error, and disease
- Shed mental weight by dropping my burdens
- Become less weighed down by matter
- “Exercise thought unto godliness.” (paraphrase of 1 Tim 4:7)
- Make wise choices and intelligent decisions
- Be in charge of your thinking
- By nature I am (and others are) attracted to the things of Spirit
- Expand thought to include more good
- God governs the combinations of ideas
- Love truly lived can stop evil, fear, sin and death
- Love is neither to blame nor powerless
- Have one fact before my thought: spiritual existence
- “Feel the divine energy of Spirit bringing us into newness of Life.” (SH 249:6)
- “Rise into newness of life with regeneration.” (SH 24:11)
- Be joyful in my God.
So make your own spiritual to-do list and get it done.
Wow. You will be glad you did.