A Plan for Prosperous People!
The Law of Giving and Receiving
by Charles Fillmore, Co-founder of Unity
The law of giving and receiving is the law of substance that equalizes all things. To realize and maintain divine order, substance must have both an inlet and an outlet in consciousness and must be kept moving. To demonstrate substance as supply, the law governing it must be recognized and kept. Those who, from pride or ignorance, do not open themselves to the inflow of substance do not demonstrate supply and all who by selfishness refuse it an outlet also fail. Everyone must receive freely and give freely as he/she receives. Disregard of the basic principles of supply frequently hinders one’s realization of the divine good. Readiness to give and readiness to receive are equally essential. Tithing is giving a tenth of one’s supply to God and God’s work. Tithing, which is based on a law that cannot fail, establishes a method of giving. It brings into consciousness a sense of divine order that is manifested in one’s outer life and affairs as increased efficiency and greater prosperity. It is the surest way ever found to demonstrate plenty, for it is God’s own law and way of giving. This is described in numerous Bible passages and other wisdom literatire.
“Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)
“Into the hand that gives, the gift is given.” (A Course In Miracles)
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” (Luke 6:38)
Here’s How It Works
The foundation of our Unity philosophy stands upon the belief in a Higher Power (God) in the universe seeking fuller expression in our lives. . .“It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) As we are more fully expressed, so is God.
Through a conscious and deliberate approach to this Higher Power (Affirmative Prayer) we become more aware of Its presence within ourselves and we unlock our own potential for abundance. A receptive mind is all that’s required for successful demonstration.
Below is a prayer for Unexpected Income. Begin and end your day with it and you set the law in motion for your increased good. Our Prayer Chaplains will hold you in prayer. Together we will see wonderful demonstrations of faith!
Your agreement is to share unexpected increase that comes to you in the form of a tithe of 10% OFF THE TOP to Unity Church of Maui. “Unexpected Income” means any increase of money OVER AND ABOVE any current, normal “expected” income.
To be included in our program, fill out and return the form below. E-mail Rev. Blaine (firstname.lastname@example.org) your stories of how “unexpected” income came your way!
My Prayer for Unexpected Income
I dwell in the midst of Infinite Abundance. The Abundance of God is my Infinite Source. The River of Life never stops flowing. It flows through me into lavish expression. Good comes to me through unexpected avenues. God works in many ways to bless me. I now open my mind to receive my good. Nothing is too good to be true. Nothing is too wonderful to happen. With God as my Source, nothing amazes me. I give freely and fearlessly into Life and Life gives back to me with fabulous increase. Blessings come in expected and unexpected ways. God provides for me in wondrous ways. I am grateful. Thank you God!
Affirm this prayer every morning and evening. Take a few moments to feel God’s good embracing you and all others participating in the Unexpected Income Program. Bless Unity Church of Maui and all others who are praying with you.