Mind is prepared ahead of time

Posted on May 5, 2017 | 17 Comments
Mind is prepared ahead of time

Have you ever felt unprepared to deal with a new development in your life?

Perhaps your boss sprung a new assignment on you that you feel unqualified to finish. Maybe your spouse wants a divorce, money is coming up short, or an ominous health diagnosis just got lobbed on you.

Take heart. You don’t have to solve these problems alone. You have the most effective help possible working on your behalf to demonstrate dominion over any situation you face. God is with you, and God is prepared to handle the challenge with ease, grace and appropriate resolution.

When I get caught by surprise, I stop and remind myself that God is never caught by surprise. God is an all-knowing Mind that is always prepared ahead of time. He knows what to do, how to do it and when to do it for the best results. There isn’t anything that can happen in God’s universe, that God doesn’t know about beforehand and isn’t fully prepared to deal with. He is the universe, and is wholly good.

If something bad happens in my human experience, and I feel stunned or shocked, I back up mentally and remember that God is my universe where only good happens. The physical picture of trouble is mortal ignorance of God’s omnipresent care and love. As I prayerfully get in touch with God’s reality and see that divine Love is always at work supporting, sustaining and caring for me, the shock dissolves, peace settles in, and answers start to appear.

God’s universe is not a realm of chance, uncertainty or random evil events. It’s an experience of predictable good. Stay conscious of God’s reality, and you’ll find the poise, ease and grace you need to work through any surprises that pop up before you, and come out on the good side.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.”

~ Psalms 23, NLT

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17 Comments

  1. Josef
    May 5, 2017

    Thank you Evan. This is just a wonderful way to start out my day. There is no condition of man outside of God’s ability to guide and heal. In a sense, God is always prepared.

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  2. Carol
    May 5, 2017

    Oh, how comforting these thoughts are! To know that God is always preparing the way for us ~ to receive Good, is so helpful in these times where so many things seem chaotic and in disarray. These thoughts remind me of the Footprints poem where, when thought to be alone, the person was being carried through the darker times. Like a child being consoled, protected, guided by a caring parent, we, too, are being led through Mind’s/Love’s direction. Much gratitude for this topic today, Evan. Thank you.

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  3. Syl from Simi
    May 5, 2017

    Evan, you are amazing! This is so perfect to wake to this inspiration. Love the Psalms 23 NLT. Thank you for your continuous dedication in lifting us up to the “Spiritview”.

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  4. Kim H
    May 5, 2017

    Thank you Evan for this reminder that God is always near supporting and caring for us. Blessings to all.

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  5. Barbara Ohannes
    May 5, 2017

    Please send me your Daily ideas. Thank you
    Barb Ohannes

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    • Evan
      May 5, 2017

      Hi Barb,

      To receive the daily notifications, go to the HOME page of SpiritView, and enter your email into the SUBSCRIBE box. Welcome!

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  6. Maximo
    May 5, 2017

    Wonderful Evan.
    When we can know and feel the immediate
    closeness of something so unfathomable
    as God, we have awaken from our dream of
    seperation.
    Still much to do as God now places us in situations
    where we will witness His demonstration
    of Love and care to all who come to us in need.

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  7. Daphne
    May 5, 2017

    Thanks, Evan—a perfect way to start the day!

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  8. Carla
    May 5, 2017

    Thank you so much for this post. I’m grateful to keep this in thought as a reminder of God’s everpresence. I’m so grateful as I think back to the harmonious resolutions of challenging situations that I could never have planned on my own. And I am especially grateful that as I turned it all over to God, the blessings expanded to include everyone. I truly have learned that “loss” of human reasoning is “gain” with spiritual sense guiding the way. I’m finding it easier to expect good and maintain disipline to keep thought centered on God regardless of the material picture. This is joyful work that keeps me gainfully employed!

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  9. Lori Marquart
    May 5, 2017

    Thanks so much, Evan, for this precious guidance. I had evidence of trusting God completely very recently in planning a move. I had no idea when I would actually be moving, not the week or even the month, but I started and continued packing as much as I could each day. As it turned out, I had a one day notice that I would be moving the following day. The move was completed harmoniously and I am now busy getting settled in my new home over 100 miles from my previous home. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” (Not a direct quote from Isaiah.) How very grateful I am for my study and application of Christian Science as my complete source of all good, and only good.

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  10. Brian
    May 5, 2017

    Thank you Evan. I really appreciate your daily explanations of God and His laws.

    I got a degree in Mechanical Engineering and as an engineering student I took classes to a) learn about the laws of science & mathematics and b) learn how to apply the laws of science & mathematics to bring about useful solutions.

    Being a student of Christian Science is very similar, whereby we a) learn about God and His laws and b) apply that knowledge to realize harmony in every aspect of our lives.

    For example, in the blog today Evan shared with us the following about God:

    1) God is an all-knowing Mind
    2) God knows what to do, how to do it and when to do it for the best results
    3) There isn’t anything that can happen in God’s universe, that God doesn’t know about beforehand

    These facts about God result in the following ever present laws:

    i) harmony – there is no “chance” in God’s universe for things to go wrong because that universe only consists of the expression (manifestation) of God, Love
    ii) predictable good – because God knows about everything beforehand, and God is good, the only prediction we have to deal with is a prediction of good
    iii) perfect preparation – there are no surprises in God’s universe since God knows all and therefore as His expression there is nothing that we aren’t prepared for

    Let’s all go out and be Christian Science Engineers today!

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    • Maximo
      May 5, 2017

      Engineers indeed… love it

      Thank you Brian

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    • Uta, Hamburg/Germany
      May 6, 2017

      Thank you Brian, yes lets go out and be Christian Science Engineers and practice and demonstrate these great Truths immediately 🙂

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  11. Maxine
    May 5, 2017

    Thank you. Just what I needed this morning. It happens so often, and I forget to respond to you.

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  12. Mary Ann
    May 5, 2017

    Thank you Evan for this inspiring message. Love the NLT version of 23rd Psalm.

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  13. Uta, Hamburg/Germany
    May 6, 2017

    Stay concious of God`s reality – thats the command of the hour.
    This morning while studying the lesson sermon, I noticed that
    this studying evey morning helps and leads us to
    the fulfilment of just this command.

    Thank you dear Evan for your terrific, clear and comforting
    SpiritView of yesterday – very helpful and healing 🙂

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  14. Christineo
    May 6, 2017

    Yes! “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord; thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end”. Jer 29.

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