Walking with God

One definition of "walk" is "to pursue a course of life." To walk with God is to live in such a way that we may see real creation as God sees it—a perfect universe, including man. What joy to awaken in the morning with a welcome for a new day throughout which we can walk with God, a day in which we can see and demonstrate more of His goodness! Keeping ourselves constantly conscious of His presence, power, and perfection enables us to rejoice as did the Psalmist when he sang, "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 160) Mrs. Eddy says, "To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power; and this is Christian Science."

As we gain a clearer realization of God's omnipotence and omnipresence and of man as His image and likeness, we become conscious of being inseparable from Him. Walking with God enables us to see the unreality of that which is unlike Him. If we have striven long with some problem of lack, sickness, or sin, let us turn from further contemplation of the false evidence and strive more consciously to walk with God. Endeavoring constantly to realize His presence, to reflect His perfection, will bring into our experience the good we desire.

A Christian Scientist who had been unable to overcome a physical inharmony resolved to turn away from further contemplation of the erring situation and strive to gain the constant realization that, as our Leader says (Unity of Good, p. 4), "God is all true consciousness," and that in her real identity she expressed only this consciousness. This correct reasoning, which was radically maintained, resulted in a perfect healing.

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