Daily Watch for the week of May 19th, – May 26th, 2024

From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

300 — WATCH, when you lose your peace, lest you assume that it is always error or animal magnetism that takes it away from you.

Once Mrs. Eddy wrote an article for the Journal of July, 1892, and then made the following comment: “I have written it because I was impelled to do so. God seemed (as many times He has under severe need) to deprive me of all peace until I wrote it and then my sweet peace returned. You remember my experience, published, when writing the chapter on Animal Magnetism in my first edition of Science and Health— do you not? This has been the same in its nature, but not circumstances.”

It is valuable to know that when Mrs. Eddy lost her peace, she did not necessarily assume that it was animal magnetism that had robbed her of it. She discerned in the above instance that it was God who had taken it away from her, that He had done it for a purpose, and that the only way to get it back was for her to do what He demanded. While in that state of “no peace,” it might seem difficult to write the article; yet the restoration of her peace was so important, that she took up the cross and did what God demanded.

The correct effect of the loss of peace or harmony on the advanced student is to drive him to do that which he should have done, but has not done. If he has not been working as he should to help the world, he should at once fulfil this obligation, not so much because he wants his peace restored, but because he longs to do that which the Father demands of him.

The preceding was an excerpt of this Watching Point specifically chosen for this week’s Daily Watch. Click here for the complete text of this Watching Point, as originally found in, 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

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To The Watchers

from Watches, Prayers, and Arguments, as given by Mary Baker Eddy, page 49

“Hear, O Israel, for the Lord, our God, is one God.”
You are not to come in your own name to pray.
You are not to control any mind.
You are to come only in the divine strength, and know that God will rule and does, and that hypnotism and evil minds cannot, and do not, control men or governments.
All power is God, good.
This is my only formula to Christian Scientists for prayer, and God will give you faith that will remove mountains.

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