“Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.” (Science and Health, page 506)
Your goals, your development, your growth, your understanding are all very beautifully governed by the divine Gardener. The multitude of things we want to know or hope to do are not confused or overwhelming or simply elusive. They are controlled very precisely by God, who brings each idea to fruition at just the right time.
God knows His own ideas. He has the blooming garden of our days and of our lives all designed in its full splendor. Each petal of His purpose for us will reveal itself according to what the season requires and what will be most pleasing to us and to others.
We don’t need to know the whole picture. We don’t need to see everything done or get out ahead of our inspired ideas. What we do need to do is trust the seeds God has planted, love their promise, and tend to them with our patient receptivity. Things may feel too big to attain or our vision of things unclear, but we will see the buds form at just the right time, and each aspect will come into view for us at a pace that is comfortable, natural, and still spectacular!
Spirit, God, brings out the best in us and in our lives. Rest in this fact and trust your Father-Mother to show you what you need to know, when you need to know it. Enjoy the discovery, one flowering, aromatic idea at a time.
These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every weekday morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.