Direction—complete, not partial

We expect accuracy from maps, timetables, and other humanly devised directions, and we rely on them. Why then are we sometimes hesitant to trust God's faultless guidance? The map might contain mistakes or omissions, but God's directions never fail us.

How can we recognize them? It's really not difficult. Most of us have faced a baffling decision. Perhaps we were inclined to pray but questioned whether prayer alone could provide guidance. Yet the source of all perspicacity is always right at hand. The divine Mind, God, is perpetually communicating with His idea, man. God's communications are sure directives; they are spiritual ideas, complete and accurate. We recognize these ideas, and see what human action they require of us, through prayer—not through blind, frantic, desperate pleading, but through scientific, practical affirmations of the power of the Divine Being.

Maybe you are thinking, "How can I listen to God? He isn't visible. He can't be heard and felt." It is true that we cannot see or feel God materially, because He is Spirit. But we can and do feel His holy presence as the truths of Christian Science become clear to us. We begin to see that He is totally good and the origin of all true being. It follows that evil has no place in His creation.

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January 8, 1979

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