Lessons In Truth - Lesson 10 - Annotation 10

Lessons In Truth - Lesson 10 - Annotation 10

Where must our expectation of good be placed?

10. Our expectation of good must be placed in the Lord of our own being, the Christ, as brought out in Lessons In Truth 10:41 of the text. Paul speaks of "the mystery which hath been hid for ages . . . which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:26, 27).

There is only one source to which we may look for fulfillment of our expectation of good and that is Divine Mind, which expresses in us as "my Lord." Our text brings out that the whole business of "your Lord" is to "manifest Himself to you and through you" (Emilie Cady Lessons In Truth 10:40) as health, wisdom, and power. If we look outside ourselves expecting to find fulfillment of these blessings we will be disappointed and frustrated. The inharmony and confusion in which so many persons find themselves is caused by their searching for spiritual and material fulfillment in other persons, in places or in things. The hunger of the soul cannot be satisfied with that which gratifies the senses only. Our need is for a true fulfillment for "he hath set eternity in their heart" (Eccles. 3:11). Only spiritual realities, or divine ideas, will bring true contentment. These are the indwelling gifts of the Lord of our being.

"Waiting upon God" (page 113 of the text) and placing our expectation in Him are given as the two indispensable conditions to finding the "secret place" and abiding in it.

I thank Thee, Father, for the way
Thy hand has guided me today.
I woke at morning's dawn afraid
To face my problems. But I prayed,
And one by one each need was met;
For Thou has never failed me yet.
Dear God, henceforth my prayer shall be
For strong abiding faith in Thee.

Best-Loved Unity Poems 35, Florence Taylor.

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