Last week I was walking one morning and saw this message on the sidewalk:
That reminded me of this song:
What I appreciate about the approach of Christian Science is that we don't have to rely on "speaking things into existence"; we can actually know that we include all good right here and now (see the blog post from two weeks ago called "Financial freedom that saves more than coupons"). Instead of getting caught up in the "added things", we can seek the kingdom of heaven (see Matthew 6:25-34).
The song speaks not just of material things we may wish for but also things like love, forgiveness, and freedom from our past. We can indeed claim those things right now because as God's complete ideas we have all good at every moment. It isn't saying we already have something to comfort ourselves in hopes that it will come to us in the future but rather recognizing that we already include everything we need. It's like in Luke 15:31 when the father says to the elder brother of the prodigal son, "You are always with me, and all that I have is yours". We may not see how that good will be practically manifested in our lives this moment, but it is there and has to become clear in some way. It's not wishful thinking; it's confident knowing. We already have it.