Think big

October 4, 2022 | 19 comments

If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!

~ D. L. Moody

God is Spirit, and there are no limits on how much joy, health, expansive thinking, endless possibilities, and spiritual growth one can experience when inspired by Spirit.

Don’t think small, groveling around in mortal beliefs and material concepts. Stay out of the matter box. Think spiritual. Live boundless free. Think BIG!

19 thoughts on “Think big”

  1. On the way to our branch Church where I used to live was a billboard in front of the church of a different denomination that read:

    “You got problems? Then your God’s too little.”

    In Christian Science, we learn to magnify God, not problems. The more God is duly magnified instead of blindly believed, then “multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible.” (S&H 264:13)

    1. “Don’t take you BIG PROBLEM to your God.
      Take your BIG GOD to your problem!”

      Our GREAT GOD shrinks conditions!!!

      1. Lisa this reminds me of what I heard a TV evangelist say, “Don’t tell God about your problems, tell your problems about your God.”

        Evan thank you for, “stay out of the matter box.” Error often tries to make me feel constricted and small in my thinking. It feels pretty bleak and dark in there. So good to be reminded that I am not in there, but soaring free with God. In a wide and expansive and unlimited and joyful place. No more groveling. Think big indeed, and blessed day to all!

  2. I love the picture of the little sapling and the sunlight casting a form of its complete
    idea on the wall. The substance of that little tree is not in the shadow though, but
    in the thought which created the sapling as complete – the origin of the big
    thought i.e. God, its Creator. So we can think big with God, reflecting the One
    Mind,, as His perfect grand ideas.

  3. My Christian Science teacher told us wryly, “When I first began in the practice [of Christian Science healing], I thought, “Oh, goody! I get to work for God!” A while later he found himself revising that:
    “Oh, goodie, I get to work WITH God!” Many experiences later he said, ” Oh, now I see..How wonderful! I get to stand back and watch God work.”
    “I and my Father are one.” It’s only recognizing ours and our patients’ oneness with the Father, and see “what God has already done,”–Life eternally harmonious and perfect — that heals. And yes, there’s no limits there!

    1. Wow, thank you Diane, perfect definition of prayer. To get quiet, turn Godward and humbly watch what God is doing, seeing our unchanging oneness.

      And thanks Richard, John 10:10 is a good one for today’s topic,
      The thief [error] cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy [tries to destroy our trust in God’s all power and presence]: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more ABUNDANTLY.

  4. What a great picture! Thank you Evan for all your inspiration! Thank you Angie for your post that says it all!

  5. One of my favorite statements from Science and Health, “Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause,– wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory.” pg. 323

    Like Evan says, “Stay out of the matter box. Think spiritual. Live boundless free. Think BIG!”

  6. Thank you Evan. always what I need.
    Angie I have that article on a plaque on my wall along with one that has the Scientific Statement of being. Also one the has 1 John 3: 1-2-3. These are very old my Mom had them, they might have belonged to my Grandma, or one of my Aunts. So grateful!
    Also diane w.a , I liked the quote that your Teacher told you thank you for sharing this.

  7. Thanks Evan, everybody, whata bible study group this always is. Moved recently, havent yet found Mrs. E’s plaque and framed account of that advice yet, still unpacking. Divine Love meeting every human need tho, i have it in my email now, thanks all.

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