Always Doing With God!
by Florence Roberts
I am so grateful for Christian Science and the teachings here at Plainfield that have taught me about who I really am. I am grateful for Jesus’ instructions in John 5:30 “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” Paul says in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” These verses have helped change my life. I cannot be grateful enough because many times I have had to just simply rely on these statements and they have never failed but always brought me through apparently difficult situations.
Some time ago when we had a business, there were many days when it seemed like I could not go on. I would just use this verse, “I can do all through Christ which strengtheneth me,” and every time I was able to finish whatever I had to do. I have gained great respect for these verses and many other Truths. They have proven that they are what we are to rely on. This has also taught me that the real self, which is at one with God, alone can do all things through Him.
For me to think I need to plan my day, doing what I want to do, is not relying on the Truth about the “self” that can “do all things through Christ.” So, humbly do I pray, “Father Thy will be done, show me Thy way. Help me remain who you know that I am.” In thinking this way, I have always come through the challenges that are presented.
Recently, I was to read on Sunday and suddenly the night before I did not feel well. Throughout the night I held to, “I can do whatever God wants me to do.” I turned to this thought many times through the night. Thank God once again He proved Himself. It is a lesson I can never be grateful enough for because I can apply it to everything in my life.
I hope that someone will read this and seek God the way we should and prove that He is here all of the time for any of us who lean on Him. If we trust His Truth, the Truth always proves triumphant. I am grateful for Christ Jesus’ example, for all that Mrs. Eddy sacrificed in her life to explain these Truths, and for everyone who has stood with this Cause to bless others. I am so grateful for this lesson and the teachings I have received in this church.