When you pray for healing, are you reasoning out from spiritual existence, or letting thought slip into believing you are a vulnerable mortal subject to suffering? It’s important to discern the difference.
Jesus Christ came to teach humanity the truth about our existence, that we are not mortal bodies destined to die, but spiritual beings designed to live forever with God in Spirit.
All prayer in Christian Science is based upon spiritual reality, that we are spiritual beings now, made in the image of God, filled with health, harmony and peace to reflect without limit.
Jesus instructed, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6, NKJV). To believe one is “of the flesh,” is to believe that one is a mortal prone to suffering. Faith that healing is possible may waver. If one understands that man is “born of the Spirit,” doubt disappears, and conviction takes over that one can’t help but reflect health to the fullest, for one knows that every creature born of the Spirit possesses sound health.
Suffering, disease, and lack are “born of the flesh.”
Health, strength, peace and life are “born of the Spirit,” and rightfully belong to every child of God.
Jesus also taught, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing” (John 6:63, NKJV). This is a clear explanation that life, and all its attendant conditions and qualities, come from Spirit. They do not come from matter, or any physical construct.
Spirit is what gives you life, health, strength, poise, clarity and abundance.
Reason out from Spirit when you pray. Accept Spirit as your one and only reality.
Know Spirit as your All-in-all. Let the truth about your being in Spirit wash any error about matter out of your thinking and let the spiritual truth about God’s spiritual man take possession of consciousness.
You are a Spirit-being. Not later, after death. But today, in Life!
“For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence”
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 492.