Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse ... and prove me...

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse ... and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Mal. 3:10). These words from Malachi characterize the bountiful blessings I have received in over a half-century of the study and application of the Science of Christianity.

Among the many lessons I have learned has been that we must never pray for "things," but rather pray to see and do God's will. A clear example of this was my experience in entering the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at my university some forty-five years ago. This program was something I aspired to do—it provided a full university scholarship, foreign travel, prestige, and a commission in the regular Navy upon graduation. But I found that in seeking material gain, my human efforts failed—in both the written and physical examinations. It was only when I recognized God as the source of all my happiness and well-being that I gained entry into this program.

Testimony of Healing
When I was new to the study of Christian Science, my family...
April 21, 1997

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