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Seeking God

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    chardelle
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    While reading the Lesson I noticed in
    psalm 9:10 : And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou LORD , hast not forsaken them that seek thee. I remember also reading that Mrs. Eddy said that we must not just seek God, but must strive ! I was happy to see this idea mentioned in Science and Health on page 21:9– If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. Let us STRIVE together to Love our merciful God first and to love His creation.

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    chardelle
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    To strive: to make great efforts to achieve or obtain something, fight vigorously, endeavor, aim, exert oneself, do one’s best, labor, work

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    Susanne
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    Yes, striving is so important, and provides us 100% employment along the way!
    Thank you for this reminder to strive, not just seek. “Going the extra mile…”

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    Gary
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    Thank you. And unless we ever believe that this striving is just too much work or too hard to sustain, let’s not forget why we are instructed to do so. From Deuteronomy: “And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, FOR OUR GOOD ALWAYS, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.”

    This work is not for God’s benefit. He may be a jealous God, but he is certainly not a selfish God. This work is for our own benefit, “that he might preserve us alive.” We are the ones who benefit when we strive to know God better and to obey him every minute of every day. It may seem like a challenging discipline at times, but it’s worth it, as we are discovering. God is the most loving, forgiving Father. We should feel that love when we strive to seek God. He is not a hard task-master. He is Love.

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