Political negotiating through prayer   1 comment

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Every day we need to make decisions. We need to make decisions about our schedules, our thoughts, and our actions. Coworkers, friends, family members, and some media sources freely offer opinions on how to think and act. But how do we find our way? 

I’m discovering that there is a “higher” way—a more confident, inspired, joyous, humble, healthful, and fearless way to think, work, and act. It comes from following God alone. The book of Isaiah says: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (55:8, 9). Striving to follow this “higher” way is a blessing for us and for all mankind. And it’s ours for the asking, through heartfelt prayer and diligent demonstration of the good that is God.

Patrick McCreary’s article from the Christian Science Sentinel in which he tells how he was elected to city council and how he used this “higher” way in difficult negotiations can be read here

https://sentinel.christianscience.com/shared/view/vaxr8zsqgg?s=e

After he gives examples of wise directions he concludes:

There is help in difficult times through a realization that we are not alone as we try to determine the wisest course of action. We are never governed by many ruling minds and powers but by the one infinite Mind, God—supremely intelligent, impartial, and ever active. In this Mind, we find wisdom and deliverance from confusion. We find peace instead of anxiety, as well as clarity, sanity, and maturity. And even in what seem to be very dark hours, we can rejoice, and experience and express gratitude.

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  1. I think it is important to recognise we do not have to do it all by ourselves. It is an ego trip – we can all be guided by God. We have to listen and act upon the Divine messages we hear, but we have to be open to hear such messages. We need to eliminate the crowding of thoughts/noises/animosities that can impinge upon us so easily.

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