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Weapons Ye Know Not of by Florence Scovel Shinn

‘I have weapons ye know not of!; I have ways ye know not of! I have channels ye know not of! Mysterious weapons, mysterious ways, mysterious channels! For God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.’ The trouble with most people is that they want to know the way and the channels beforehand. They want to tell Supreme Intelligence just how they prayers should be answered. They do not trust the wisdom and ingenuity of God. They pray, giving Infinite Intelligence definite directions how to work, thereby limiting the Holy One of Israel. Jesus Christ said: “When ye pray, believe ye have it.” What could be more simple or direct?“Become as a little child if you would enter the kingdom.” We might paraphrase the scriptures and say, have, have the expectancy of a little child and your prayers will be answered. A child waits with joyful expectancy for his toys at Christmas. The child does not lie awake at night agonizing over his drum wondering whether he will get it. He goes to bed and sleeps like atop. He jumps out of bed in the morning ready for the happy day before him.He looks with wonder at that which is before him. The grown-up person spends sleepless nights agonizing over his problem. Instead of a drum, he has spoken for a large sum of money. He can’t think of any way it can come, and will it come on time? He will tell you he has perfect faith in God, but, he would like to know more about the channel and how it is to be done. The answer comes, “I have weapons ye know not of.” “My ways are ingenious, my methods are sure.”“Trust in me, commit your ways unto me.” Committing your ways unto he Lord seems very difficult to most ways unto the Lord seems very difficult to most people. It means, of course, to follow intuition, for intuition is the magical path, the beeline for your demonstration. Intuition is a Spiritual faculty above the intellect. It is the “still small voice” commonly called a hunch, which says, “This is the way, walk ye in it.” I refer to intuition very often for it is the most important part of Spiritual development. It is Divine Guidance. It is the God within, it is the eye which watches over Israel and never slumbers or sleeps. With it, nothing is unimportant. Acknowledge me in all your ways and I will make plain your path. Remember – despise not the day of small things (or seemingly unimportant events).


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