One Wednesday evening during the testimony meeting at our...

One Wednesday evening during the testimony meeting at our branch Church of Christ, Scientist, several testimonies about supply were related. Later I recalled, with a wave of gratitude for Christian Science, the many proofs of supply I'd had over the last thirteen years. During the previous ten years I had studied virtually every reference in the Bible, in Mary Baker Eddy's writings, and in issues of the Christian Science periodicals on the subject of supply. My constant desire was to obey this Bible precept: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Prov. 3:5, 6). Over and over, needs were met as I learned to be grateful for even the simplest things—the ability to pay bills and to use wisely a small, varying income. Gradually, I gained a firm trust in God and my supply was steady.

Later, after my husband and I were divorced, my young daughter and I returned to Los Angeles, where my employment needs were met in an unusual way. One summer evening at the opening of an art exhibit, I met a teacher I had studied with in art school. We conversed about the work on display, and he asked me if I had ever considered teaching. I simply replied that I did not want to teach. Later, in relating this conversation to a friend, I was informed that this man was the chairman of a university art department, and that the question might have been leading to a job offer. After I hung up the phone, my thoughts were flooded with teaching ideas. They came so persistently, in fact, that my resistance to teaching simply washed away. I realized that this was God's provision for me.

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