Don’t look down . . . look up!

Ever notice how bedtime, supposedly the most peaceful, restful, comfortable time of day, sometimes tends to be open range for fearful, disturbing thoughts?

Well, there I was trying to settle down for sleep when one issue I’d been praying about in my Christian Science practice just would not be “put to bed” so to speak. It kept coming back to me in all its complications, and I finally decided to set aside a good block of time to “work on it”—pray about it. Tomorrow, I thought. Having disposed of this problem for the moment, I lay back down and began to drift off, when it hit me. I had given this problem life! I had leased it space to exist (at least until tomorrow when I would give it more of my focus).

I was wide awake now, and clear thinking was stirring. Work on the problem? No! I would see it as a damnable lie and an imposition right then. And I would not give it the time of day. End of story. I knew that effective prayer lifts my thought to Truth—age-old and present now to heal—and is not to be confused with “working on a problem.” With that moment of clarity, I felt at peace, more focused on listening for what God was knowing, able to find some resolution in my prayers. Soon, I fell asleep, and woke up ready to face the day. 

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Your identity cannot be stolen
January 10, 2011

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