What Can We Do for God?

When we have friends who are kind and helpful to us in divers ways, we feel we must do something for them in return; and we usually find ways and means to express our gratitude. Now, what can we do for God, to show our gratitude for all the loving-kindness which He has so righly bestowed upon us?

We read in Deuteronomy, "And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul?" To obey this requirement seems the natural thing for us to do in order to show our gratitude for all that God has done and is doing for us, His children. The world, the flesh,—all evil,—seem, however, to have conspired against our grateful, loving, and faithful serving of our Father, who has loved us with an everlasting love, and has with loving-kindness drawn us to Him. Although our deepest desire may be to obey God in everything, yet we do not always succeed even to our own satisfaction; and we have to exclaim with Paul, "The good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."

By faithful study of the healing and enlightening Word of God, explained to us in such a wise, loving, and inspiring way by Christian Science, our spiritual understanding is enlightened and we learn more about the great love of our heavenly father, whose desire is to have His children happy. Men cannot really be happy when drifting away from His loving presence, indulging in earthly, material so-called joys and pleasures, vainly seeking for happiness.

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