Lessons In Truth - Lesson 3 - Annotation 10
Do we have to beseech God for the fulfillment of our desires? Why? Does God change?
10. We do not have to beseech God for the fulfillment of our desires "any more than we have to beseech the sun to shine. The sun shines because it is a law of its being to shine" (Emilie Cady Lessons In Truth 1:44)
"Beseech" as the word is commonly used carries the implication that one is begging for something he doubts will be forthcoming; there is an intimation of anxiety and fear in such an attitude. If our desire is, as Lesson two brought out, one of God's ideas seeking to express through us, then beseeching has no part in the fulfillment of this desire, for God is both its cause and its fulfillment. We need to realize fully that God is the source of all good, and we must have perfect faith that as a loving Father-Mother. He is always ready to fulfill the righteous desires of His children. In place of beseeching we learn to claim our inheritance of good by prayerfully complying with the laws that govern its manifestation.
God, Divine Mind, is the principle of Absolute Good, as our lessons have emphasized, and thus He cannot change. "God is the name we give to that unchangeable, inexorable principle at the source of all existence" (Emilie Cady Lessons In Truth 1:23). Were God to change, no law in the universe would be dependable in its operation, and the entire cosmos would be thrown into chaos. We can no more entreat or beseech God as principle to change to meet our demands than we can expect the principle of mathematics to change at our bidding. Where there is need of a change from a negative condition to one expressing good only, the change will not be on God's part, but we shall change our limited state of consciousness to one based on Truth. Then our thinking will be productive of all good.
Preceding Entry: Is God responsible for keeping our thoughts right? If He is not, who is?
Following Entry: What is the meaning of denial? What happens to inharmonious conditions when denials are used?