A home maintained by God

My husband and I recently bought our first home. Although we were incredibly excited to finally have a house of our own, we knew we had a lot of work ahead of us. The house was quite old and needed constant maintenance. And each project we worked on seemed to have an additional list of complications, whether lack of tools or knowledge, difficulty in finding contractors, or deeper structural issues that were uncovered.

We’d been praying deeply about home and cherishing the idea that “home is the dearest spot on earth …” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 58). We also found the twenty-third Psalm very comforting, because it says, “[We] will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever” (verse 6). This spiritual house is our true home. 

Praying about progress and sufficiency lifted our thought above discouragement and disappointment. Growing up in a family that loved and practiced Christian Science, I’d learned that God is Life and is ever active; His ideas are never idle or unproductive. To me this meant that our house projects, representing right ideas from God, couldn’t be hindered; they could only move forward harmoniously.

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