For Staying on the Straight and Narrow
by Doris W. Evans
The following were among the things that Mrs. Evans gave us to use each day to help stay on “the straight and narrow.”
First thing in the morning, “before your feet hit the floor”:
- God is Mind. God is my mind. God is the only pure Mind.
- God is Life. God is my life. God is the only Life.
- I am a law unto myself that mental malpractice cannot harm me, either when asleep or when awake. (from S&H)
As you continue your preparations for the day, run through the three Daily Duties listed at the bottom of the Full- text Lesson – from the Church Manual.
Prior to reading the Lesson, pray that God open your heart to hear what He has to say to you today. Take some thought from the Lesson to use during the day – write it on a piece of paper to have with you.
During the day, have the three statements of Christ Jesus on your lips, repeating as necessary:
“I and my Father are one. The Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works. The Father hath not left me alone.” (Jesus)
Each day, read 5 pages of S&H, 5 pages of Misc. Wr., 5 pages of the Bible, or whatever you can schedule.
In the evening, before sleep, go over the day. Thank God for blessings – it is helpful to keep a list. Then ask God if there is anything you might have done better.
Finally, “Into Thine hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.” (Ps. 31:5) before closing your eyes for the night.