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A mere instrument in God's hands

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Announcements Forums Doctrine of Atonement – October 15th, 2017 A mere instrument in God's hands

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    MaryBeth
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    How wonderful we have a lesson about our oneness with the Father. In our daily work it is important to declare these words of Jesus and know them to be true for ourselves –
    “I and my Father are one.” “The Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works.” And “The Father hath not left me alone.” (John)
    In Christian Science we do not have a God afar off we must to appeal to; We have a loving Father-Mother God who is our very mind when we are humbly and faithfully obedient to His Word. Mrs. Eddy states in the Blue Book on page 213, “I wish as an act of justice that you hold sacredly in your memory that I assume no good or power of myself, that to God alone I ascribe all love, wisdom and power, the All-in-all, the all good; that I am absolutely nothing, a mere instrument in God’s hands to be used as He will. This is the only position for any one of us to be in.”

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    Susanne
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    Thank you for this post! I love what Mary Baker Eddy says: … “I am absolutely nothing, a mere instrument in God’s hands to be used as He will.”

    One definition in the 1828 dictionary of “instrument” is this: “5. A person who acts for another, or is employed by another for a special purpose…” We certainly have full employment in turning to God and seeking His will. There is no better purpose to have in one’s life than this! Then we’re on the right track.

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