Sticking to our God-inspired path

We all have points in our lives when we need to make key decisions. When thinking about what to do, and even when praying about the right way forward, we may be tempted to be swayed by the opinions of others. Over the years, however, I have learned to listen intently for God’s direction. 

God, infinite Mind, is communicating the understanding we need, now and forever. To hear God, we must keep the lines of communication open through prayer—through constant listening for the intelligent ideas of divine Mind. Prayer calls for letting go of preconceived thoughts and plans and being humbly willing to yield to divine Mind’s direction. Then, as the Bible says, “thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21). 

We each possess the ability to do this through the spiritual sense that Mary Baker Eddy’s key text on Christian Science says is “a conscious, constant capacity to understand God” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 209). We can pray to know that nothing can obstruct our spiritual sense—our ability to commune with God and hear God’s direction.

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