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Experiencing the divine energy

From the January 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Something wonderful follows when we discover more of our spirituality. And by spirituality I mean the fact of our spiritual being as the creation of God—and that our lives are determined not by something material, but rather by the qualities coming from the infinite divine Mind. Gaining an awareness of this, we find great expectation of good. And further, we find that the awareness of our spiritual being energizes us so that we can more and more participate in God’s goodness. 

Even a taste of spirituality starts to convince us that nothing is impossible to God. Look at what happened to Jesus. Not only were there the marvelous things that he brought out in others in terms of healing and reformation, but his consciousness of God led to his resurrection—rising up from death. In the case of Jesus’ follower Paul, here was a man who was persecuting Christians, yet with a profound spiritual revelation he became a new man, devoted to the message of Christ. In this devotion, he began to discover the divine energy and what it does. 

With Paul, you really get the sense that he spoke from experience, including when he said, “And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power” (I Corinthians 6:14). I think it’s important to consider the ways that Paul experienced this “raising up” and the ways that we ourselves can experience what Paul was saying here. He was including all of us in this raising up, which results in renewal and new focus and purpose.

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