The Value of Stillness

Are the qualities of stillness and peace daily and consistently expressed at your office, in your home, or at school? Many corporations and schools place their personnel and students under great pressure and tension. Daily, many work themselves to a frazzle only to see their accomplishments fall short of their expectations. The ability to remain quiet under pressure is of great advantage to a businessman, housewife, salesman, or student.

As a college athletic coach, I once found myself in competition with other college coaches in recruiting highly qualified athletes who also had excellent academic records. Frequently the pressure of competing resulted in sleepless nights. The athletic coaches from other institutions were away from home for days at a time trying to recruit the best available material. As a Christian Scientist, I wanted to work out this problem of recruiting through prayer.

I desired to establish a mental stillness to counter any pressure or anxiety. I went to my office every day and upon arrival would shut the door and pray to God. In fact, I pondered Christ Jesus' words, "When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." Matt. 6:6;

Yielding to God
April 14, 1973

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