The Power Within
But where is this wonderful Power to be contacted? The answer is simple-this power is to be found within your own consciousness, the last place that most people would look for it. Within your own mentality there lies a source of energy stronger than electricity, more potent than high explosive; unlimited and inexhaustible. You only need to make conscious contact with it to set it working in your affairs. This Indwelling Power, the Inner Light, is spoken of in the Bible as a child. The conscious discovery by you that you have this Power within you, and your determination to make use of it, is the birth of the child.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the governent shall be upon his shouldr: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting FAther, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
This is a marvelous description of hwat happens when the spiritual idea, the Child, is born to the soul. Walking in darkness moral or physical, dwelling in the land of the shadow of death-the death of joy, or hope, or even self-respect – describes well the condition of many people before this light shines into their weary, heartbroken lives; and the Prophet rises into a paean of exultant joy as he contemplates the deliverance.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon tham hath the light shined (Isaiah 9:2).
P.2 “Around the Year with Emmet Fox”