When you are feeling really good, or your health improves, do you give all the credit to God?
It’s an important question to ask, because when you understand clearly that all good health comes from God, it will stick and hold. But if you give credit for better health to something material, like food, drugs or climate, it is liable to loss, for that is the nature of all material conditions. They come and go, are here one minute, gone the next.
Yes, as humans, we all need to eat, deal with the climate around us, and interact with other humans in the course of a day. But as Christian Science teaches, all good comes from God. Every little bit of it, without exception.
Anything good that you could ever possibly receive in your life in any way, shape or form, comes directly from God. Its source is Spirit, never matter.
The human mind, in its ignorance, often gives credit for good to something material. For instance, a person eats a good meal and exclaims, “Aw, that food made me feel good.” But it’s a short-sighted mistake to give food all the credit. Any effect from food will be short term, temporal. And thus the feeling associated with it will be temporal too.
The wiser thought, after eating a good meal, might exclaim, “Aw, thank you God for making my Life so good. I know your good is here all the time.” This thought understands that the meal may hint the presence of God’s good, but is never the cause of it. And is also aware, that even if the meal wasn’t so good, they could still feel good because God’s presence is good all the same.
The same rule applies to health. If we start to feel better, and give credit to a material cause, we set ourselves up for loss because that material “cause” could likely change or not follow through, or become an empty promise. Mortal mind just isn’t reliable. But if we give all the credit to God, and understand clearly that all good health comes from God, the improved health will stick for we know it’s coming from a source that never fails.
Give God all the credit all the time. It’s not time that gives us enduring health, food or drugs. It’s the spiritual power of God that invigorates, purifies, strengthens and heals. Anything good believed to be coming from matter is susceptible to loss. All the good understood to be coming from God will stick for the long run. Seek the long run gain and give God all the credit. It will set you up for long run success.