"Oh good—here's my friend, So-and-so"

When we see others as God sees them, we're always glad to see our fellowman.

Thinking about God, talking to Him, and listening for inspiration are the most satisfying things we can ever do. Those tender moments when we truly feel His presence and worship Him are the most important in our lives. We need to cherish them, for it is only by listening to our Father that we can understand our real identity. Doing so should be as natural as talking and listening to our dearest friend. But it doesn't always seem that way.

Sometimes my thoughts seem to scatter in a dozen different directions. One way to marshal them and keep them in control is to imagine I am telling a Bible story or explaining a point in Christian Science to an imaginary friend. After a while I can abandon this device and turn my thought naturally to God.

How much can you pray about?
December 17, 1990

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