Lessons In Truth - Lesson 1 - Annotation 2
What is the Fountainhead from which we draw all our good, such as joy, strength, peace, health, and abundance?
Sometimes the Fountainhead is referred to as the spiritual pattern, the indwelling Lord. It has also been termed the seed of God, which is the pattern in each of us that unfolds the perfect son of God in manifestation, just as the pattern in the seed allows it to develop into the plant or tree, given the right environment.
Every man must eventually come to himself. That is, we must become aware of the divinity within, for only in this way can we find the joy, the strength, all the good we desire to bring forth into our life. However, we must become consciously aware that our responsibility is to direct the activities of our own mind and heart (thoughts and feelings) in the right way so as to manifest good in every phase of our life.
If discouragement should come, a helpful attitude of mind is one of faith in the outworking of good; an attitude like that of Joseph who could say to the brothers who had wronged him, "As for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good." (Gen. 50:20).
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