Week 21 Certified Truth

Certified. What does that mean to you?

Here's what the dictionary has to say.

verb (used with object), certified, certifying. 1. to attest as certain; give reliable information of; confirm: He certified the truth of his claim. 2. to testify to or vouch for in writing: The medical examiner will certify his findings to the court. 3. to guarantee; endorse reliably: to certify a document with an official seal. 4. to guarantee (a check) by writing on its face that the account against which it is drawn has sufficient funds to pay it. 5. to award a certificate to (a person) attesting to the completion of a course of study or the passing of a qualifying examination. 6. to declare legally insane and committable to a mental institution. 7. Archaic. to assure or inform with certainty. verb (used without object), certified, certifying. 8. to give assurance; testify; vouch for the validity of something (usually followed by to).

For the moment, let's ignore definition six. Although even that one carries the thought of asserting something is true. The W3C awarded me a certificate of achievement in both HTML and CSS recently. While that is useful for a software engineer (me), it is insignificant compared to another certification.

What Certification is That?

I'm glad you asked. In this week's lesson, Mr. Haanel asked us to think about the Truth.

Try to realize that the Truth shall make you free, that is, nothing can permanently stand in the way of your perfect success when you learn to apply the scientifically correct thought methods and principles. Realize that you are externalizing in your environment your inherent soul potencies.

If we had only Mr. Haanel's word for it, we could think that definition six applied to him. But we have the words of Another. Perhaps you have heard that "as a man thinketh, so is he." Or, maybe you know that "life and death are in the power of the tongue." Or "when you stand praying, believe that you receive and you shall have." Or "if you don't doubt in your heart, but believe that those things that you say come to pass, you can have what you say."

The Silence is where we connect to the Omnipotent. The Bible says "Be still and know that I am God." And as I am still, I know. In Him I live and move and have my being.

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