“If I’m not doing the works of God, then do not believe me.  But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so you may know and understand that God is in me and I am in God.”

John 10:37-38


Notes for Contemplation as You Use this Devotional:

  • In this mystical passage from the Gospel Writer called John, Jesus explains that he—and all of us—are one with God. Therefore, the works that he does, which we also can do (John 14:12), are divinely inspired and directed. In addition, he tells the doubters that they need not believe in him personally, but they can believe in what he demonstrates.
  • Jesus is called the Christ, not because Christ is his last name, but because of his profound God consciousness (mindset). His ability to live as the Christ ideal, fully expressing his divine potential makes him a master teacher and wayshower. Because Jesus completely understood and embraced his divine nature, he could fully demonstrate that nature through his works.
  • The Christ isn’t any one person. The Christ is their divine nature, the perfect pattern of God within everyone. Each person has within them the Christ ideal which Jesus had.
  • Demonstration is your evidence of what is or isn’t working in your life. It’s also evidence of how you’re living your divine potential.
  • Many of us we want to demonstrate—live up to—our full potential, especially as we seek to change the world around us for the greater good.But creating change, or being a change agent, can be challenging when our personal ideal and the God-ideal (our divine Christ potential) don’t align.
  • We’re guided to know our divine potential through our intuition, sometimes called the still, small voice of God. Our intuition knows what needs to be done and will show us when and where, even if all details aren’t yet clear.
  • Rather than force change on others, Metaphysician Myrtle Fillmore advises that we let our Christ nature speak for itself. In a collection of her writings, Healing Letters, she says: “If you have the poise to keep still when unbelief [doubters and naysayers] is talking, the day will come when you will be entrusted by [God] with speaking or doing what will reveal Jesus Christ indwelling. Pray for understanding for yourself.  Get all your faculties and powers awake and working in perfect harmony with the Christ pattern.”


Contemplation Questions:

As you reflect on your life and circumstances, ask yourself:

  • What changes do I want to make in the world?
    • List, word map, or illustrate as much as applies. Anything from curing cancer, to designing better recycling methods, to providing affordable period products, to ending gun violence counts.
  • When I contemplate these changes,
    • what difficulties am I facing?
      • List, word map, or illustrate the difficulties.
    • what ease am I experiencing?
      • List, word map, or illustrate the ease.
  • What do I believe my divine potential truly is?
    • List, word map, or illustrate your belief.
  • When I contemplate all the wondrous works Jesus did, what do I imagine I also can do?
    • List, word map, or illustrate as much as you imagine.
  • What are at least three (3) ways I can more fully demonstrate (live) my divine potential?
    • List, word map, or illustrate as much as you imagine.

As you use this devotional, know that you have tremendous power to change yourself, as well as your thoughts, beliefs, and outlook on life.  Stay open to seeing situations differently, especially if you find yourself fighting or pushing for change that isn’t occurring on your timetable.

If things aren’t working or you aren’t seeing the demonstration you desire, re-evaluate within yourself and with your most trusted peeps.  Be willing to take a risk, scrap a project, or regroup, even if it means someone might be upset with you.  Know that you aren’t alone.  Someone was always upset with Jesus for something he did or didn’t do.

Remember: To be the change you wish to see, you must fully live your divine, Christ potential.  Have faith in yourself and the wisdom within you.  Jesus did, and so can you!

© 2023 – Rev Jennifer L. Sacks – All rights reserved.

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