Are you tuned in to 'K-GOD'?

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In the old days, radios had two knobs. One was for volume, the other was for picking up stations’ frequencies. You would scramble through many stations, picking up bits and pieces of voices talking, or music playing, until you found the station you were looking for. As a teenage boy growing up in New York in the 1960s, my husband would lie awake at night in his dark bedroom and adjust his ham radio, rolling the dial up and down, until he would land on a frequency, sometimes as far away as Europe. What a delight to hear, for the first time, a new group, unknown to the US, called The Beatles! As technology progressed, the push button became a faster way to “click on” to your favorite station. These days, with the advancement in media technology, a touch of your finger on a smartphone connects you instantly with your favorite music station, favorite website, or favorite social networking site.

When studying the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson, and praying for inspiration, I sometimes imagine antennas extending from my head, like the old radios and televisions used to have, and reaching skyward. I dial through my mind’s thoughts (or stations), racing past any negative thoughts that may clutter my thinking, looking for my favorite station. Adjusting the frequency knob, I try to “tune in” to the right station, namely the “Kingdom of God,” or, as I call it, station “K-GOD.” When I have silenced all the negative thoughts, such as fear or lack, God’s message comes in loud and clear.

Christ Jesus instructs us to go into our “closet” when we pray to our heavenly Father (see Matthew 6:6). And Mary Baker Eddy explained: “In order to pray aright, we must enter into the closet and shut the door. We must close the lips and silence the material senses” (Science and Health, p. 15). To me, praying is really a one-way street, or a one-way means of communication. It’s not a matter of pleading and begging on our part, in hopes that God will hear us and answer our prayers. Instead it’s an exercise in opening our hearts and minds, and listening to God. If we would “tune in” to God’s frequency, like a radio box tunes in to a station, our spiritual antenna, or spiritual sense, would pick up His voice. God is the transmitter and we are the receiver. Transmitter and receiver can never be separated from each other. Station K-GOD has its own “disc jockeys,” namely angels, or God’s thoughts, which speak to us all the time with “the ‘still, small voice’ of Truth” (Science and Health, p. 323) and provide the calm assurance that we are His perfect children.

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Your Daily Lift
February 20, 2012

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