Are you limiting your supply of good?

Some years ago I had an experience that showed me the importance of letting go of a limited, material view of life in order to trust spiritual goodness. I had been challenged for several years with lack and poverty. The various jobs I had held just never seemed to meet anything more than my most basic needs. I was convinced that if I could just find a good job, I would have everything I needed. On several occasions, I was able to find employment through prayer. Yet, I drifted along, not really satisfied, and certain that my life would always be impoverished.

Then, something happened that caused me to really examine my thinking: I became a parent, and I realized I did not want to accept limitation for my child, even if I was willing to accept it for myself. I then began a deep spiritual study with the thought that I would overcome the suggestion of lack once and for all. I read everything I could find on the subject from the pastor of the Church of Christ, Scientist—the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy; I also read other writings by Mrs. Eddy and various articles about supply and employment from the Christian Science periodicals. 

Christ Jesus’ words, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21), pointed me to the practicality of valuing and seeking the things of the Spirit, implying that what is truly important and satisfying will then be demonstrated in the minutiae of our lives. 

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November 25, 2019

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