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God’s help on the job

- Practice, Practice, Practice

Early one morning, not long ago, a friend of mine emailed me with concerns about a work deadline that affected many people. He said he had no experience with most of the elements of the project presented to him for completion that day. He was worried that failure might cause problems for others as well as threaten his employment. He asked me to pray for him that day.

I assured him that God would be with him every step of the way, just as God is always with us, and that things would work out just fine. After we said goodbye, I began to pray. When I pray, the first thing I do is close my eyes and know that God is going to show His love in some wonderful way. I feel total peace about the outcome.

In this case, as I listened for inspiration, I remembered the Bible story of Moses parting the Red Sea (see Exodus 14:21–31). I realized that, at God’s command, the sea opened and then closed right at the needed moments. This brought me assurance, because I saw that God can be depended on to unfold all good for us right when it is needed, because God is the one all-knowing Mind, divine Love, governing all. That took care of any concern that a deadline would not be met because I knew that God was present, unfolding the right thing at the right time.

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