Knowing that you know

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). There is an inevitability of practicality implied in the first three words of this arresting statement by Christ Jesus, “Ye shall know.” Yet sometimes when we are seeking healing, the spiritual truth Jesus spoke of can seem elusive or just out of reach. What to do then?

What if we began our prayers by acknowledging that as men and women of God’s creating, we already know the spiritual truth of our being because God knows it? God, divine Love, would not deprive His creation of the ability to know His truth. Looking to God as Truth means looking to the origin and source of what we are and of all we need to know. This approach helps to eliminate any tendency to feel that we lack understanding and enables us to open our thought to God.

The Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy are great aids in revealing the truth to human consciousness. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mrs. Eddy defines God, in part, as “Mind” and “the all-knowing” (p. 587). This implies that spiritual man, as God’s image and likeness—which is our true identity—is all-knowing as well. However, the human mind does not know all that the divine Mind is forever knowing. The human mind needs to yield to what we know as the children of God. In fact, understanding that we actually are reflections of the fullness of divine Mind enables us to yield to God, to listen for what we need to know when we need to know it. So whether we are in need of the spiritual fact that heals a bodily ailment, or of a practical solution to a stubborn personal problem, God, Mind, already knows the truth that makes free. And what we need to know, God is always revealing to us. 

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No ‘aging out’ of our value
December 31, 2018

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