"The words of my mouth"

Speech is a medium for the expression of thought. Depending upon the nature of one's thinking, many and varied concepts of persons and things are often voiced. If based on spiritual understanding, the spoken words tend to enlighten and mentally uplift others. Through the true thoughts one entertains, a sense of anxiety can be changed to one of confidence and peace; and pure spiritual consciousness will dispel the darkness of ignorance and fear which besets many.

The student of Christian Science learns that his thinking must be changed from reliance upon the unreliable testimony of physical sense to the consciousness of eternal Truth, from beliefs of chance and change to spiritual stability. He learns that God is infinite Love and man His perfect image and likeness. Through spiritual sense he beholds a new heaven and a new earth. He learns to reflect divine intelligence and to entertain thoughts which are constructive and uplifting, and strives to express good in all his daily contacts.

The misunderstanding, turmoil, and misery in human experience are often traceable to words thoughtlessly spoken. The Psalmist had a clear concept of the need for true spiritual thinking when he said, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer," for thus he indicated his desire to be governed by Spirit in his thinking and expression.

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"Father, I thank thee"
July 20, 1940

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