Malachi 3:10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it”
Have you ever felt like you don’t have enough of something? Not enough money, food, gasoline, love, friends, employment, etc.? When we learn in Christian Science to identify ourselves as God’s spiritual image and likeness rather than as material and limited mortals seemingly separated from and outside of the influence of God’s law, we can discover that lack is really a deceptive trait originating in the human mind – actually impossible in the eyes of God! Christ Jesus knew and understood this, deeply and thoroughly. He kept his thought so continually stayed on God’s love that he never gave any recognition to the presentation of lack indicated by the material senses, whether those senses claimed lack of substance, lack of peace, lack of harmony (sin), lack of health (disease), or even lack of life (death.) Jesus’ perfect understanding and mastery over every material condition was the product of his perfect spiritual understanding of man’s permanent spiritual relationship with God, a relationship invisible to the material human senses. Instead of accepting outward appearances presented by the senses, Jesus looked deeply into spiritual reality. On this basis of a developed mastery of spiritual perception, Jesus fed multitudes with only a few fishes and a few loaves of bread.
Through prayer and developed spiritual perception, we too can gradually learn to feel God’s continual love for us in the form of the receipt of all that we need at every moment. We too, by thinking with the spiritual clarity of Christ, can open our spiritual eyes to become aware of the abundance that God is already pouring forth for our use. We can never, in God’s eyes, lack anything! His nature is infinite and his natural abundance continuously overflows! In proportion as we are able to grasp this spiritual abundance clearly in our own human consciousness, we, like Christ Jesus did, will also experience the cessation of all forms of lack in our human experience.
All we need is always available to us here and now! In order to bring this reality into conscious experience, we must learn to see with the same spiritual clarity as taught by Christ Jesus.