"All these things shall be added"

Advancing in our study of Christian Science we learn with more clearness that substance is Spirit. In our daily work, either at home or in business, we need daily supplies and comforts, and feeling they are rightly ours we strive earnestly and honestly for them. Unsuccessful efforts frequently bring disappointment and discouragement; and so on reflection we find that we were working from a material standpoint with self-consciousness, pride, or haste for riches, all of which inevitably bring little relief from discomfort. When we stop to study and think,—turn to God in prayer,—and realize that all substance is God, good, we know that only by seeking first this spiritual good can we receive that for which we should really be working. At this point a great load has been lifted; we find that our responsibility lies in looking to God for all guidance and supply, and in obeying His voice.

In just the proportion that we trust and patiently work and wait, do we receive. If we are not always conscious of abundance, we may find that even though obeying, we had forgotten to give thanks to God, the giver of all good gifts. Little is rightly ours until we recognize all good as coming from God and give thanks in gratitude. As more gratitude is expressed more light is given us for our work. Thus in time we find our needs supplied beyond anything we had desired or hoped for. What we really want and shall eventually attain through our clearer and firmer understanding of God and of the operation of His law, is the ever present opportunity to fulfill His law of good. In this fulfillment we have all our desires satisfied, and the selfish, false desires disappear from our thoughts. In reflecting Life, Truth, and Love we are doing the will of God. All our blessings and supply come through obedience to God's law, the law of right, and it is only in the kingdom of God that we find this law and our supply through its operation.

When we feel the slightest sense of disappointment or loss, if we only stop and pray we quickly find the right way, and in turning and following God's command receive the blessing. In order to keep our pathway open to Truth, to the right way of doing our work, we must keep away from self in our thinking and look and work for universal rights and needs, and so receive with all other one great reward and blessing. In other words, let us work from and through divine Principle, and its law, which keeps self and all selfishness out of the problem.

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To Him that Hath
November 29, 1919

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