Hearing God's Voice

In Isaiah we read, "Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it." God is always present to guide us, but sometimes we are so busy thinking about our problems that we fail to hear His loving voice. There is never a time that one need be without divine guidance, but failure to pay attention to the "still small voice" of Truth keeps us from recognizing that the way is being pointed out to us. How often two courses of procedure are before us—one that we want to follow, and the other that which our conscience tells us is the more honest, more helpful—more nearly the Christlike way!

The first thing necessary is really to desire to follow the Way-shower in our daily life; and if this desire is great enough, we shall be constantly listening for the guiding voice of divine Love. Stubborn self-will would like nothing better than to deafen us to God's guidance and cause us to go our unheeding way; but if in our hearts there is a deep-rooted, sincere desire to do right, to be divinely led, error cannot prevent us from seeing clearly the way we should take. Mrs. Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 454), "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way." If we are expecting this illumination of our way, this constant guidance, we shall recognize this help and act accordingly. If we are striving daily to put out of consciousness all pride, envy, self-seeking, self-pity,—in fact, all thoughts that center on self,—we shall be more alert to hear the voice of Truth.

True Education
September 29, 1928

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