Singleness of God's Power

THE Scripture portrays the allness of spiritual power and the nothingness of its counterfeit, the belief in an evil power. We are told that "power belongeth unto God." This does not mean some power, but all power.

How comforting to realize that there is only one real power,—not two,—and that this power is wholly good and is ever present! Well does the writer remember one of her first instantaneous demonstrations over sickness. She had been suffering several hours from a very inharmonious condition, and had been striving to realize the truth as best she could according to her understanding of Christian Science. Finally, she asked herself the question, Do you believe there is more than one power, or that there is only one power and that it is wholly good? After thinking on this a few moments she admitted that good is the only real power. As the realization of this truth dawned upon her thought, she was instantly healed. Under the stress of inharmonious circumstances, how firmly and how consistently must one realize and adhere to the truth! Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 270), "Only understanding that there is but one power,—not two powers, matter and Mind,—are scientific and logical conclusions reached," Nothing brings greater peace and joy to the heart than the understanding, even in a degree, of the singleness of God's power.

We need not entreat or implore God to send us His goodness and love: they are ever present. Our need is to dispel from our thoughts all belief in a power opposed to Him; for then are we able to see and claim this ever present good. When the temptation of sin or sickness presents itself in one's experience, his immortal armor, his sure means of defense, is to attain to conscious unity with the one power, God. The one who constantly endeavors to keep his thinking at-one with God, who obeys His laws and looks steadfastly to Him for help, guidance, and protection, need "not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day," for God will indeed perfect that which concerns him.

Waiting Patiently on God
November 16, 1929

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