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Rejoice evermore

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    JPalmer
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    8. I Thessalonians 5
    16 Rejoice evermore.
    17 Pray without ceasing.
    18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
    21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

    Before coming to Christian Science, I thought if I worked hard and did well by my family that eventually I would learn to be happy. Yet, in reading this, joy is first, and then comes the activity. What a complete negation of my former thought! So many writings this church offers back this order up.

    “…the joy of the Lord is your strength.” — Nehemiah 8: 10

    WATCH lest you attempt to do anything in Christian Science from any standpoint except that of joy. – Watching Point 1 from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

    In the spirit of Christ’s charity, as one who “hopeth all things, endureth all things,” and is joyful to bear consolation to the sorrowing and healing to the sick, she commits these pages to honest seekers for Truth.Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page xii

    While most of human teaching tells us to “fake it ’til you make it,” Christian Science shows us how to live joyously now because we are learning to come into alignment with Truth, Love, and Life. I am so grateful for this wonderful change in my life, as I have already found that a godless life is a steady decline devoid of hope, fulfillment, and joy. Christian Science is the only way! Thank you!

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    Florence
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    The joy of the Lord is my strength… Nehemiah. This was a calendar post last week as well. It had me thinking that, the false sense of fatigue can be overcome with such a simple statement taken into the heart. If I am joyful first it means I know all good has already been done; it really also affirms my trust in God’s Allness; His Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience and Omni-Action.

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