Life-changing moments of discovery

Getting to know God on a deeper level can transform our experience in tangible ways.

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One hears a good deal these days about what people consider “life-changing” ideas and occurrences. For instance, I recently saw a woman on social media exclaim, “This product has been life-changing for me!” while holding up an innovative household item.

It has prompted me to think deeply about my own life-changing experiences. The most significant shift in my experience was when I began to learn about the true nature of God as taught in Christian Science.

In the past, I thought of God as a manlike being who could be subject to change and even become dissatisfied with His creation at times. This led me to think of God as abstract and out of reach.

Christian Science, discovered by Mary Baker Eddy and based on Christ Jesus’ teachings and healing ministry, offers a very different view of God. It teaches the Science of Christ, of the true idea of God as not a mortal being with changing moods, but divine Love itself – entirely spiritual and good. And God created His children – all of us – in His image: spiritual and good, reflecting all the wonderful qualities of divine Love.

This understanding of God opens the door to healing and harmony. Mrs. Eddy’s book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” explains that Christian Science honors God “in the way of His appointing, by doing many wonderful works through the divine name and nature” (p. 483).

Thinking about God in this way completely reversed my concept of God. It helped me significantly at a time when I felt alienated and without a focus. As I studied the truths in the Bible and Science and Health, I was able to wholeheartedly turn to God to guide me in making several major decisions that continue to bring blessings to this day. And it has brought about physical healings, as well.

Learning more about God’s great and infinitely good nature and His endless love for His spiritual creation is possible for everyone, every day. Christ, Truth, is ever present to inspire in us transformative moments of spiritual discovery that touch every area of life, enriching it with greater health, purpose, peace, and security. One could aptly say that these insights can be life-changing. And they can be a part of our experience today.

Adapted from the Feb. 23, 2023, Christian Science Daily Lift podcast.

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