God's Bountiful Supply

In times of business depression, unemployment, or financial distress, the problem of supply seems of paramount importance to many individuals. In their fear or despair they turn for help to human agencies or material ways and means, which are sooner or later found ineffectual and unsatisfying. If one accepts the false premise that supply is matter—money or material things—then it may appear that supply is limited, and consequently there may follow in experience a condition of lack or limitation. Such a condition results primarily from believing that matter is substance, that the source of supply is material, and that the question of supply is something apart from the individual's state of consciousness. That such beliefs are erroneous is evident from statements found in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, among which is the following (p. 286): "God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life."

Christian Science offers succor to those in need by furnishing the solution of the problem of supply, as well as of every other problem in human experience. We have the Master's comforting assurance, "Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." This clearly defines the true source of our supply. But, someone may ask, how can God, Mind, who is not cognizant of matter or materiality, know the needs of humanity and supply them? Spiritual ideas proceeding from divine Mind illumine receptive human consciousness, transform the individual's thinking, and thus enable him to discern the needed supply. Our Leader writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 307), "God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies."

As spiritual ideas come from God, and as man is the reflection of God, or Mind, it is apparent that Mind's ideas are apprehensible to man. And as we utilize this spiritual truth it finds expression in supplying our every real need, whatever it may be. Furthermore, it may be deduced that lack of supply results from the failure to entertain spiritual ideas, and from the admittance into one's consciousness of erroneous thoughts which hinder the individual in his effort to think righteously. Worry, discouragement, and fear are states of thought which have a tendency to diminish right activity and exclude from one's consciousness the spiritual ideas which enable the individual to discern the sources of supply at hand, though seemingly obscured by the mist of material sense.

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"My path in life is free"
October 21, 1933

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