“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” – Q&A #9

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.

Question: How do we prove that God’s will is done?

Answer: We start by knowing that God is divine Principle. How do we already know this for
a fact? Because there are those who have gone before us, who have proven this. Jesus, for
instance, showed us God’s law by healing the sick, casting out sin, and raising the dead.

We can also prove God’s will through demonstrations. These are practical displays of how
something works, or is used. In Christian Science, our demonstrations, like those of Jesus, are healings that can be seen or felt, showing that God’s power is here and now for all to use. We must demonstrate Principle:

“The Principle of divine metaphysics is God; the practice of divine metaphysics is the utilization of the power of Truth over error; its rules demonstrate its Science.” (S&H 111:11-14)

“When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path. Imperfect mortals grasp the ultimate of spiritual perfection slowly; but to begin aright and to continue the strife of
demonstrating the great problem of being, is doing much.” (S&H 254:10)

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom. 12:2)

We can do this! God will guide us through our daily prayers.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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Thy Will #9


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