Purpose and worth—yours right now

Recently, reading a sign on a message board that said, “Your life matters—God has a plan,” brought me a sense of great joy and gratitude for the healing and remarkable growth that have come to my thought and life through the study and practice of Christian Science.

I’ve found that if we’re questioning our worth or purpose, the Bible offers great encouragement from the records of individuals such as Abraham, Moses, and David. Their lives can give us courage, hope, and confidence in turning to God to define and carry out His purpose for us.

The Bible teaches that we are spiritual, made in God’s image and likeness. That fact is the basis for our inherent, unchanging value. As we understand and claim our immaculate, innocent, spiritual selfhood as whole, complete, and perfect, the truth of our relationship to the divine creator and of our Christlike nature unfolds in our thought. We begin to see that purposeful activity and meaningful lives are a divine right and gift from God, who is the Father and Mother of all, and who created us with the greatest purpose: to reflect and glorify Him.

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Out from under the shadow
May 16, 2016

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