Today I will share some personal thoughts of my faith. I have taught that reason or the mind needs to be subject to the Spirit. Thus, I had reservations regarding this Master Key Experience which is designed to help me to change my thought processes in the direction I choose. The mind, or reason, is simply a tool that we use for this life we live, and I am learning how to “operate” it, akin to learning how to operate any fine piece of equipment, such as a computer. Computers have fantastic capabilities, but are directed by ourselves.
Some portions of scriptures now have deeper meaning. For example, years ago I learned the sentence: “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Scripture says: “Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.” The prophet said: “As a man thinketh, so shall he be.” We have been instructed in the MKE to forgive everyone, not to entertain negative (or sinful) thoughts, to be in the flow of giving and receiving! We have been instructed to know our purpose in life, our very reason for being, and to strive towards it. We are to remove the doubts and negative thinking that has hindered us in the past.This process relates to the instructions of “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.”
If we trust, if we believe, the creator will answer. “In no wise doubting, but firmly believing…” The invisible power of Faith actually has substance, as Paul writes, and sure evidence appears. We are not the creators, so why do we think to advise and instruct the Creator in the flow of His creation; how, why, when? Why does He receive blame or instructions from us, when we have been made “first class, by first class.” As the seed sprouts perfectly by it’s nature, and grows to its’ potential, as the Monarch butterfly is transformed from a caterpillar into a beautiful, flying creature destined to fulfill it’s purpose, we too, just need to ask, to trust, and to allow Him to work through us and in us.
We are receiving instructional manuals for the operational mechanism of our minds, and we are learning how to be the operators, not passive recipients of old programming. Therefore, the mind is subject to the Spirit.