An important first step in asking God to help us in some manner is to be truly willing to take the issue to our Father-Mother God and then listen, rather than outline the desired result. God doesn’t take orders from man, a point Mary Baker Eddy makes in her definition of Mind (one of the seven synonyms she uses for God), which reads in part: “Deity, which outlines but is not outlined” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.
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