Faith in Understanding

In our first steps in Christian Science much seemed to depend on the miracle to keep us established in faith. We needed a sign, we wanted to see the footprints of our progress as evidence that we had advanced. We encountered many disappointments because it was effect we sought, rather than cause. We looked to phenomena to support our faith, instead of looking to our faith to produce phenomena. The mind action was not always correct. The Science of Mind is exact, so much so, that any deviation from its rule results in failure. As a man thinketh so is he, and as is his thought, so is his result. If he looks to phenomena to sustain his faith, instead of trusting in his faith to produce phenomena, the true order is reversed, and he is not working in Science. He is not governed by law; in his timidity he is looking to effect, not to cause, for manifestation. He thinks if he could but see some little result he could have more faith, whereas just the contrary is true; if he had more faith he could see some result.

"Seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you." The kingdom of God, Jesus taught, is within you, and by seeking the illuminated consciousness within we shall find dominion over all things.

The Lesson of Obedience
June 27, 1903

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