May 14, 2012
Have you noticed how many prefixes can be added to the word press: impress, repress, suppress, depress? My favorite though, is express, because it explains my relationship with God. It comes from the 1st chapter of Genesis in the Bible where God makes man in His image and likeness – His expression! (see Genesis 1:26)
If I’m impressed with the world’s glitter and roar and think that I’m lost without it, I can know instead that God is abundantly expressing everything I need. Nothing is left out.
Or maybe I’m depressed that things are tough and coping is hard. I can simply trust that God is doing the heavy lifting and expressing me as the satisfied outcome. Under all circumstances.
What if I imagine I’m suppressing all of my desires and feeling repressed as a result? I’ve learned that by turning my desires into prayer they are purified and exalted. Then I see their true expression in a natural happiness and joy, which is what God already knew about me. And now I know it a little more too.
So the bottom line is to understand the God is expressing you as the very manifestation of His being: whole, complete, harmonious. And knowing it.
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.