Use the Truth You Know


Christian Science truly gives the understanding of God and oneself, which inverts the old false beliefs and corrects them with the upright, spiritual view of oneself.

One of the lessons I have learned is to use the truths I understand, no matter how simple.

I used to go for walks in our neighborhood. One day while walking in one of my favorite directions, I felt breathless and had to stop several times. This direction had a slightly steep incline, and several old beliefs came to thought. When I got home I made a point to use the truths I have been understanding to overcome this lie.

Some of those truths were: I live, move and have my being in God, I am the image and likeness of God, and the Scientific Statement of Being: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.” And one quote from Job was: The spirit of God has made me and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

Before and during my next walk in that direction, I prayed with these truths and affirmed my spiritual individuality. With uplifted thought in these truths, I was able to walk without any of the breathlessness I had experienced before, and walked farther than usual.

I am so grateful that I have not experienced that feeling of breathlessness again when I walk in that direction. I sincerely thank God for that opportunity which proved the power of these truths. It is true that when we use the truths we know, we bring them into our hearts with understanding and they reveal to us the unreality of any false claims.

If we have been made aware of these truths, we have the solemn responsibility to use them, prove them, and help others to do the same. They are God’s rich bounty for all His children, everywhere; we cannot use them only for our own benefit.

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