“No!” and know

One Sunday, as I was putting things away after a volleyball tournament, I twisted my back through some heavy lifting. Every move took my breath away and was quite painful. I went to my office and took a few moments to just sit and listen for thoughts about God and to find out what God was knowing about me. 

I remembered an instantaneous healing I’d had a few years earlier. Soon after my family pulled into a camp site, I had a brush with poison oak. Within seconds, my legs felt as though they were on fire, and I started to pray. What came to me in prayer was quite simply “No!” There was such clarity with that single word that I felt it was divinely inspired; it was a powerful way to reject evils such as poison and pain as not created or caused by God and to affirm what I had learned in Christian Science of the reality of God as infinite good.

That “No!” prayer was effective in healing me. Within five minutes, the fiery sensation and all appearance of poison oak vanished.

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January 17, 2022

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