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Recognize Man's Spiritual Being

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Announcements Forums Reality – March 27th, 2016 Recognize Man's Spiritual Being

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    Florence
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    Simply put, I must recognize man’s spiritual being for myself and everyone. In order NOT to be fooled by the supposed something that claims to be real, I MUST accept the reality of man’s perfection (that is the real man) and persist in this view contrary to all the false senses that come. If this seems so difficult, it still does not mean it is NOT the reality. How to gain some ground in attaining this position is also given us in the Lesson:

    SH 254 Individuals are consistent who, watching and praying, can “run, and not be weary; …walk, and not faint,” who gain good rapidly and hold their position, or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement. (CONSISTENCY and PERSISTENCE).
    SH 272 This sense is assimilated only as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek. In the soil of an “honest and good heart” the seed must be sown; else it beareth not much fruit, for the swinish element in human nature uproots it. ( WE MUST PREPARE THOUGHT TO RECEIVE).

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    chardelle
    Moderator

    This has become a very important point for me and I feel sure that if I am unable to see God’s man correctly and as Christ saw all mankind, I will never understand who I really am in God’s kingdom. Thank you for the the two guidelines from Science and Health, and I like, “WE MUST PREPARE THOUGHT TO RECEIVE”. I usually just jump right in thinking about God’s man, but preparing my thought in prayer will help me to understand that, “man is pure and holy”.

    #866
    Gary
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    I believe that this is an important part of what Paul meant when he wrote to the Romans: “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Yes, it is work, but to transform myself by renewing my mind (bringing it back to its original state, a reflection of God, the only Mind) is the only way I can see what is real and true.

    One important point is not to covet or compete. The good that others have is theirs, and there is infinite good to go around. If I am doing what God wants me to do, He gives me everything I need with which to do it, and that is sufficient. Spirit, God is All, and is the source of everything good and real, and when I keep that in thought, I can never lack anything good.

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