Preparations of the heart

Wed., 4/8/15 readings, Second Church, Berkeley
KJV Prov. 16:1
NKJV Prov. 16:1

16 The
preparations of the heart
 belong to
man, but the answer of the tongue
 is from the Lord.

SH Eph. 6:10 1st my, 13 1st take, 14 1st having, 15

10 …my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 13 …take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 …having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
SH Ex. 15:2
2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
SH I Chron. 29:18
18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
SH Ps. 10:17
17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
SH Ps. 23:5
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
SH Ps. 61:7 1st O (to 1st ,), 8
7 …O prepare mercy and truth, 8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.
SH Ps. 147:5, 7, 8
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
SH Isa. 40:3
3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
SH Isa. 62:10-12
10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
SH Jer. 31:23 1st 5th The
23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
SH Mal. 3:1
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
SH Acts 10:38 1st God
38 …God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
SH Matt. 3:3 1st this
3 …this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
SH John 13:36
36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
SH John 14:2 2nd I, 3-6 (to 1st :)
2 …I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
SH 107:1
In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or
divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and
named my discovery Christian Science. God
had been graciously preparing me during many
years for the reception of this final revelation of the ab-
solute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.
SH 361:25-28
A germ of in-
finite Truth, though least in the kingdom of heaven is the
higher hope on earth, but it will be rejected and reviled
until God prepares the soil for the seed.
SH xi:25-1
The first school of Christian Science Mind-healing
was started by the author with only one student in
Lynn, Massachusetts, about the year 1867. In 1881,
she opened the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in
Boston, under the seal of the Commonwealth, a law
relative to colleges having been passed, which enabled
her to get this institution chartered for medical pur-
SH xii:13-18
closed her College, October 29, 1889, in the height of
its prosperity with a deep-lying conviction that the
next two years of her life should be given to the prep-
aration of the revision of SCIENCE AND HEALTH, which
was published in 1891.
SH 152:21
The author’s medical researches and experiments had
prepared her thought for the metaphysics of Christian
Science. Every material dependence had
failed her in her search for truth; and she can
now understand why, and can see the means
by which mortals are divinely driven to a spiritual source
for health and happiness.
SH 162:12-13, 16-19
Experiments have favored the fact that Mind governs
the body, not in one instance, but in every instance.
out the rules of Science in practice, the author has re-
stored health in cases of both acute and chronic disease in
their severest forms.
SH 24:4-10
Acquaintance with the original texts, and willingness
to give up human beliefs (established by hierarchies, and
instigated sometimes by the worst passions of
men), open the way for Christian Science to be
understood, and make the Bible the chart of life, where
the buoys and healing currents of Truth are pointed
SH 366:30-31
If we would open their prison doors for the sick, we
must first learn to bind up the broken-hearted.
SH 365:15-19
If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine
Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one
visit, and the disease will vanish into its native
nothingness like dew before the morning sun-
SH 222:31-2
We must
destroy the false belief that life and intelligence are in
matter, and plant ourselves upon what is pure and per-
SH 322:3
When understanding changes the standpoints of life and
intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall
gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over
sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or
Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax
before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his
capabilities revealed. It is highly important – in view
of the immense work to be accomplished before this recog-
nition of divine Science can come – to turn our thoughts
towards divine Principle, that finite belief may be pre-
pared to relinquish its error.
SH 333:19-23
Throughout all generations both before and
after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spirit-
ual idea, – the reflection of God, – has come with some
measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive
Christ, Truth.
SH 565:29-11
6. And the woman fled into the wilder-
ness, where she hath a place prepared of God.
As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly
through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides
of human fear, – as they were led through the
wilderness, walking wearily through the great
desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised
joy, – so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires
in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense
of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for
them who love God. Stately Science pauses not, but
moves before them, a pillar of cloud by day and of fire
by night, leading to divine heights.
SH 224:4-7
As the crude footprints of the past disappear from the
dissolving paths of the present, we shall better understand
the Science which governs these changes, and shall plant
our feet on firmer ground.
SH 326:20-21
Working and praying with true motives,
your Father will open the way.
Prov. 16:1
Eph. 6:10 my, 13 take, 14 having, 15
Ex. 15:2
I Chron. 29:18
Ps. 10:17
Ps. 23:5
Ps. 61:7 O (to ,), 8
Ps. 147:5, 7, 8
Isa. 40:3
Isa. 62:10-12
Jer. 31:23 5th The
Mal. 3:1
Acts 10:38 God
Matt. 3:3 this
John 13:36
John 14:2 2nd I, 3-6 (to :)
SH 107:1
SH 361:25-28
SH xi:25-1
SH xii:13-18
SH 152:21
SH 162:12-13, 16-19
SH 24:4-10
SH 366:30-31
SH 365:15-19
SH 222:31-2
SH 322:3
SH 333:19-23
SH 565:29-11
SH 224:4-7
SH 326:20-21

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