God's Direction

"When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path." So writes Mary Baker Eddy on page 254 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." This is an arresting statement. There are times when important decisions need to be made. The course that one pursues and the decisions he makes will either help or hinder him. If he begins to reason from a human standpoint he may soon feel confused, for mortal mind has always many arguments to present pro and con. The well-meant but humanly conceived advice of relatives and friends may sometimes add to the confusion, and at best may prove futile, because such advice is not based on Principle, Mind, but on personal opinion. Listening to, accepting, and following such opinion and advice may take one on unpleasant detours from which one must come back again to the starting point.

Then if one has learned his lesson, he will change his method and "wait patiently on God," that is, acknowledge Him as all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, all-preserving, and ever present. We should "seek Truth righteously" by studying faithfully each day the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, and by reading the Christian Science literature, and applying what we learn of the truth to our problem. Thus we silence the false testimony of the senses, so that we may hear the voice of Truth.

The sheep on the hillside know and listen for their own shepherd's voice when lost or confused. How much more should we, when faced with a confusing problem, pray in the words of our Leader's hymn "Feed My Sheep" (Poems,p. 14):

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"Angels" in Lecture Preparatory Work
October 4, 1941

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