Stand with gratitude

A conscious commitment to stand for God, that is, to rely wholly on Him for healing, is fundamental in Christian Science. The confidence underlying this commitment may be only a glimpse of the fact expounded by John that "God is love." I John 4:8. But God does hear us when we pray, and He does answer us. Indeed, the Scriptures tell us that He knows our need before we ask Him.

As Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "The 'divine ear' is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied." Science and Health, p. 7.

Perhaps we'd like to feel more intuitively that God really loves us, that He is with us. One way to do this is to express more gratitude. Couldn't we be more grateful for what we already know about our relationship to our Father-Mother God? More gratitude will increase our awareness of spiritual reality. It will permeate our prayers with increased confidence and effectiveness.

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Going God's way
January 21, 1985

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