ACIM Lesson 242 notes.

This day is God’s. It is my gift to Him.


“Give us what You would have received by us. You know all our desires and our wants.”

There are a couple of family things this week that have me worried so have manifested as pain in my jaw and head, once again. I notice.

Why do I still not trust You, Lord? Why do I not trust all the people involved who only want to do their best, who really care and can help in a way that I can’t?

I’m the third-party observer. I could be cheering others onto their best successes instead of falling back into fear.

Help HS! I continue in foolishness, trying to lead my life alone … as well as the lives of family members.

I am blessed in Your peace Lord. And so is everyone else.


“I give this day to God.”

I do, but I am not comfortable with this. I agreed because it is a quiet day – God won’t get in the way of any major plans I have. This shows me I still don’t trust God. Or my need to control is greater than my want to be present with God. Truth!

Why do I need to be in control?

I like to have ‘a plan’. In my mind I like to be able to name a few ‘to do’ things just so I feel I’m somebody. I need an impressive list in case someone asks what I do: I write, I garden …

Sitting on the couch, cleaning my house, relaxing, reading a book, are all embarrassing responses for me.

What do you do?

Such an important question in our culture. I just had a laugh because when I was asked this question back when I was working, I was so pleased to say, ‘highway engineer’. Ironic, as the other person never seemed impressed or wanted more information. It was a disappointment.

I give this day to God.

Maybe I don’t really know what others will find interest in. I want to feel special. Others want to talk about what relates to themselves. God knows better than me. I have an agenda. God has a better one, MBO!

I give this day to God. _/\_

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