Daily Bread – 02/22/12
“Having a mentor is unequivocally the one thing that all successful people I know have in common.”
– Ryan Blair
who went from gang member to millionaire
Your Specialness in God’s Eyes
By Chris Shoaf
The Christian Science Monitor
“Would existence without personal friends be to you a blank? Then the time will come when you will be solitary, left without sympathy; but this seeming vacuum is already filled with divine Love. When this hour of development comes, even if you cling to a sense of personal joys, spiritual Love will force you to accept what best promotes your growth” ( S&H p. 266).
Life presents continual opportunities to witness the effects of “spiritual Love.” There are times, however, when these opportunities may appear harsh, and we may not recognize them as an “hour of development” as Mrs. Eddy described them. Yet, right there in the midst of the trial, God’s loving grace is gently leading and assuring us of our innate specialness, just as it always is.
Looking at our life through a spiritual lens, when we face discouragement and depression, we have divine authority to know right then that God is present with blessings. Right where we are, is God, is Love – perfectly expressed as us. All of us, in every part, through every pore of our being, are brilliantly shining the unfailing light of Love.
No mist of discouragement, depression, or victimization is greater than God’s love to manifest Himself through us, through our every action, by our every thought.
Mrs. Eddy provided this encouragement: “Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, where Love has not been before thee and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee. Therefore despair not nor murmur, for that which seeketh to save, to heal, and to deliver, will guide thee, if thou seekest this guidance” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, pp. 149-150).
Look at it this way. We may as well see ourselves as special. God does!
The God of love and peace shall be with you. II Corinthians 13:11
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Your specialness in God’s eyes