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Mine four Section 4 G.E.M.s to see God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in ALL!
1. Lift labels off of Martha and all!
2. Be receptive like Mary and worry-free!
3. Pause — stop going it on your own! "Wait on God" to always seek divine help!

4. Grow pearls by handling all irritations with a spiritual sense of love and peace!
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1. Luke 10:38-42, citation B16, Cobbey Crisler apps—Lift off labels! Be receptive, worry-free:
[CC:] “In the familiar story of his visit with Mary and Martha, let us remember that we’re talking about Jesus’ again dealing with a state of mind.

Where is womanhood? In her thoughts about herself? How limiting on woman is woman’s own thought? Is it stereotyped? Is it free? Does it have dominion like Genesis 1 indicates woman has? Directly from God, not through man, not via man, but directly from God? Dominion-womanhood, as dominion-manhood?
[W: Statistics show women have shown more dominion over CoVid-19 than men. Young more immune than old… But, we are “all-in” for lifting off ALL lies, stereo-types & labels!]

On the sixth day of creation we don’t have a complete creation. God does not rest until woman has been given her divinely appointed place. God doesn’t rest, and He’s the original. Creation is incomplete until woman, alongside man, are complementary to each other and united under one God.

Martha chooses a stereotype here. Please don’t leave her there. No one would want to be labeled all their human life for one mistake. Jesus did not leave her there with that label. He lifted her out of the label. We have kept it stuck to her. As proof that he lifted Martha out of that label, it is only to Martha in the Gospel of John (11:25) that he makes the comment, “I am the resurrection, and the life.” We know Jesus never makes idle comments, and we know that he never deals with a subject unless he sees the ingredients of receptivity. When we realize that it is only to Martha that he makes that statement, it’s a different Martha. It’s one who has been willing to change her concept, one who has dealt with the stereotype.

We’re told in Verse 41 of Chapter 10, “Martha, you’re careful,” The Greek means “distracted mentally,” and troubled, “hustling and bustling” or “concerned about many things.” But woman is not just a housekeeper. That’s a stereotype.

Mary, Martha’s sister, has just locked into place at Jesus’ feet. Jesus is discussing higher spiritual thoughts which shows woman is called, not by Jesus, but by God, “The Son can do nothing of himself” (John 5:19). Women are called to intellectual and spiritual research with just as much right to be there as men. That’s what Jesus says in Verse 42, “is that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” That good part cannot be subtracted from womanhood if God created it as an integral part of womanhood.”]
“Luke, the Researcher,” a talk by
B. Cobbey Crisler
For full transcripts email Cobbey’s wife, Janet, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com]

Additional uplifting insights await you in a YouTube poem "Martha, Martha" by Ken Cooper at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O__tuEVVV14&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2bSJjoITI57ltrQlLQUtg9DBHnxLjYlLiRpWOyC5FPxEqwVpAjIidJ2S0

2. Matt. 6: 32, 33/ B17– Cobbey Crisler “app”— Stop worrying; seek God, all good coming:
[CC:] Matthew 6: (Verse 32). Again, Jesus repeats, 'Take no thought…' Don’t be so concerned and anxious about what we eat, drink or wear…
(Verse 33). And then Jesus gives the priority equation, 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." In other words, is what we eat, drink or wear of no significance? They are natural and normal on earth. He's not wiping them all out as if it were a branch of some ascetic cult. But rather, 'Seek God first and all these things will be added.' Added. The heavenly law of mathematics is priority first and all those that we normally take thought of would come into our experience naturally. Instead of wasting so much good mental time, taking thought, worrying, and being anxious, we spend that same time seeking the kingdom of God, and all those things come naturally as a result of that."
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

3. W. on SH p. 323:9, S19—a Mary Baker Eddy “app” to mine—Don’t go it alone! "Wait on God…” This citation is a CedarS favorite Met to affirm before water-skiing. Mary Baker Eddy says here: "Beholding the infinite tasks of Truth, we pause, wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory."

After saying "Hit it!" for the boat to start pulling you, it's all too easy for most beginners to lean forward right away, as if to get up "on their own." This causes quick nose-dives. However, when we PAUSE, waiting to acknowledge the boat, or really God, as the true power of the event, able to pull us through it, God precedes and PRE-SERVES us – and we express such dominion that we almost feel like we are Walking On Water (WOW)! (A successful pausing posture for skiers to mimic is that of a testifier getting halfway up out of his seat and pausing for a few seconds before proceeding, because another testifier got up at the same time.)

In like manner, when we realize that life is about God, about Love, and not about us (as physical beings) or because of us (as sexual beings) we are free to merely reflect, instead of originate, the "incontrovertible" perfection of man AS A SPIRITUAL BEING, as the "image, reflection, of God. . . neither inverted" ('reversed in position, order, or relationship') "nor subverted," ('overturned from the foundation: RUINED: perverted or corrupted by an undermining of morals, allegiance, or faith') "but upright and Godlike." (S&H 200:19, with Merriam Webster's definitions in parenthesis)

From a Warren Huff Bible Lesson “Met” originally Posted: 4/27/2003

4. W. and Holly on SH p. 265:3, S21—a Mary Baker Eddy priceless “*pearl*”Grow Your Treasures of Truth!
CedarS 2020 Theme: from page 265 of Science and Health, by Mary Baker Eddy:

"Man understands spiritual existence in proportion as his treasures of Truth and Love are enlarged. Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, in order that sin and mortality may be put off. This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggest man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace." (SH 265:3)

[Holly Huff Bruland:] We invite you to join us in "gravitat[ing] Godward." Camp is the perfect place to discover and enlarge your treasures of Truth. Every "met" (inspirational sharing before activities), every breakfast Christian Science practitioner talk, every Bible Lesson study, every hymn sing, every Sunday School class, and testimony meeting offer campers nuggets of Truth to make their own. And each activity offers opportunities to apply these Truths and prove their value – to really turn them into treasures for life!

The list in this passage is such a beautiful promise of the (priceless pearls* or) blessings realized through spiritual growth:

-Enlarged individuality

-A wider sphere of thought and action

-A more expansive love

-A higher and more permanent peace

We see this list as so contemporary, as so on-target, and as so timeless. This is as exactly what today's youth needs – and exactly what today's world needs.

*[W:] Pearls are wonderful examples of the “treasures of Truth and Love” and how they are grown. Pearls grow in oysters only because irritants have entered their shells and the oysters respond by secreting on them layers after soothing-layers of irritant-soothers such as a spiritual sense of love and peace. Let’s take that as a challenge to be like the oyster and turn everything that looks negative and ugly into a string of beautiful pearls by applying layer upon layer of a spiritual sense of love and peace to grow our treasures of Truth and Love!

[W:] Please ask others to join us whenever they can for a few moments in prayer at the top of each waking hour and for a 1-hr. Prayer Watch daily.
To make your commitment official, please email "I'm in!" if you haven't already.]

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