Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor
The Uninterrupted Government of God
THERE is a poster of a cityscape at night that I like quite a lot. Written above silhouettes of skyscrapers are the words "God governs." This simple thought often helps me to remember that the spiritual authority of God is always there to turn to, whatever kind of government we live under.
We can appeal to God's authority through our prayer. Prayer gives us a sense of God's overriding and self-enforcing law of good. The spiritual fact of God's law governing us touches every aspect of our daily lives. In fact, the Bible tells us in I Timothy, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour."
As we prayerfully let God be at the center of our thoughts and learn more of Him, we will increasingly discover and demonstrate practically how our lives are truly governed. For instance, one thing we can discern from the Bible about God is that He is divine Mind. So the recognition that He has sole governance of our being empowers us to expect to experience an intelligent unfoldment of events both in our nations and in our individual lives.
This was illustrated to me when the company I was working for had become idle. Many reasons seemed to make the lack of activity logical. These reasons were constantly discussed in idle talk, for which lack of work left plenty of time! And the conversations were full of resignation to a recessionary economic climate and doleful acceptance of circumstances seemingly beyond our control. One day as I came to work, it dawned on me that this underemployment was suggesting that proper government could be absent. …