To me, leading a life that worships God means including a sense of beauty, grace, and purity in everything I do. I like to think that the actions I take when no one is looking are what define me. Even if I make mistakes or feel overwhelmed at times, I can trust that my pure motives will carry me in the right direction, just like the current in a river. When I let myself be guided by the spirit of God's Word daily, and not just the letter, I find that every activity turns into a gift and a blessing. A change to worship God in a big way.

I was raised a Christian Scientist. But for many years I spent time away from this way of life. I sought desperately to live in a different way and discovered that spending time focused only on my own interests didn't exactly support a God-directed life. When I came back to Christian Science, I began to pray regularly and attend church services again. It was unbelievably refreshing! Soon, I felt guided to concentrate on ways I could worship God more.

For me, applying to graduate school for social work was an example of this new commitment to living unselfishly. While in India on a college study program, I made the final decision to submit my application to a school in the United States. Throughout the process, I prayed to be truly authentic, showing my commitment to helping others and being faithful to God.

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