The italicized portions of the book are spontaneous meditations which have come to the Joel during periods of uplifted consciousness and not in any sense intended to be used as affirmations, denials, or formulas. They serve as examples of the free flowing of the Spirit. As the reader practices the Presence, he, too, in his exalted moments, will receive ever-new and fresh inspirations as the outpouring of the Spirit.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” It does not promise immunity to everybody. It promises immunity to those that dwell “in the secret place of the most High.” No one is safe from the snare or from the pit until inwardly he can make this agreement.
I am not living in a material world of time and space.
I live and move and have my being in God:
I am that man who has his being in Christ.
I live with God
I walk with God
I hold my mind steadfast in God
I acknowledge Him in all my ways.
In quietness and in confidence
I rest in the assurance of God’s presence
God in me, and I in God.
With that in your mind, day in and day out, you are abiding in the Word and letting the Word abide in you, and you will bear fruit richly.
The Contemplative Life
By Joel Goldsmith