Self-Will or God's Will?

The will of God is revealed in the law of Mind. When we pray, "Thy will be done," we are praying that the law of divine Mind may be operative in our consciousness and experience to the exclusion of the so-called will and law of mortal mind.

The power enforcing divine law is omnipotence. The supposititious power or will of mortal mind is nothingness. The effect of the will of God is always harmony. The effect of human will is always opposed to Spirit. Each, then, must choose which shall govern his days—the will of God or the will of mortal mind.

Christian Science practitioners many times hear the statement made in relation to some bad habit, "Oh, I could stop that, but I don't want to use will power." Will, however, must be used. But it must be the will described on page 597 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" as "the might and wisdom of God." On the same page is the further statement, "Will, as a quality of so-called mortal mind, is a wrong-doer; hence it should not be confounded with the term as applied to Mind or to one of God's qualities."

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Spiritual Understanding
December 4, 1937

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