A Spiritual To-Do List Instead

A Spiritual To-Do List Instead

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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.

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