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Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9 So he cut two tablets
of stone like the first and, with the two tablets of stone in
his hands, Moses went up Mount Sinai in the early morning as
Yahweh had ordered. And Yahweh descended in a cloud and stood
with him there and pronounced the name Yahweh. Then Yahweh passed
before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness
and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and
constancy, Moses immediately
bowed to the ground in worship, then he said, ‘If indeed I do
enjoy your favour, please, my Lord, come with us, although they
are an obstinate people; and forgive our faults and sins, and
adopt us as your heritage.’
Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9
So he cut two tablets of stone like the first and, with the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up Mount Sinai in the early morning as Yahweh had ordered. And Yahweh descended in a cloud and stood with him there and pronounced the name Yahweh.
Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy,
Moses immediately bowed to the ground in worship, then he said, ‘If indeed I do enjoy your favour, please, my Lord, come with us, although they are an obstinate people; and forgive our faults and sins, and adopt us as your heritage.’
Moses — God's servant
We see Rameses who was selfish
Lord — slow to anger
God's love is so mighty for us —
We contemplate the goodness of God —
We meditate on God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
dwelling in our graced, baptized soul.
John 3: 16-18 For this is how God loved the
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
may not perish
but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world
not to judge the world,
but so that through him
the world might be saved.
No one who believes in him
will be judged;
but whoever does not believe
is judged already,
because that person does not believe
in the Name of God’s only Son.
John 3: 16-18
For this is how God loved the
God created us with the desire to be
loved by God and only God can
There is only one God —
There are Three Persons in one God.
Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.
... God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.
The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.
At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).
end of excerpt
I ponder your goodness, Oh God —
that is my delight —
I know that You, God, dwell in me.
I know my Father, I know the Son.
I know the Holy Spirit —
I want to know God
I love Him so much —
I want to meditate on how He is —
I love to think about God —
I know God loves me —
Ephesians 3: 8-12, 14-19
I, who am less than the least of all God’s holy people, have been entrusted with this special grace, of proclaiming to the gentiles the unfathomable treasure of Christ and of throwing light on the inner workings of the mystery kept hidden through all the ages in God, the Creator of everything. The purpose of this was, that now, through the Church, the principalities and ruling forces should learn how many–sided God’s wisdom is, according to the plan which he had formed from all eternity in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him we are bold enough to approach God in complete confidence, through our faith in him;
This, then, is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every fatherhood, in heaven or on earth, takes its name. In the abundance of his glory may he, through his Spirit, enable you to grow firm in power with regard to your inner self, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, with all God’s holy people you will have the strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; so that, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond knowledge, you may be filled with the utter fullness of God.
Ezekiel 34: 11-16
“For the Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I myself shall take care of my flock and look after it. As a shepherd looks after his flock when he is with his scattered sheep, so shall I look after my sheep. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered on the day of clouds and darkness. I shall bring them back from the peoples where they are; I shall gather them back from the countries and bring them back to their own land. I shall pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the inhabited parts of the country. I shall feed them in good pasturage; the highest mountains of Israel will be their grazing ground. There they will rest in good grazing grounds; they will browse in rich pastures on the mountains of Israel. I myself shall pasture my sheep, I myself shall give them rest–declares the Lord Yahweh. I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the injured and make the sick strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them."
Deuteronomy 7: 6-11
For you are a people consecrated to Yahweh your God; of all the peoples on earth, you have been chosen by Yahweh your God to be his own people.
‘Yahweh set his heart on you and chose you not because you were the most numerous of all peoples—for indeed you were the smallest of all—but because he loved you and meant to keep the oath which he swore to your ancestors: that was why Yahweh brought you out with his mighty hand and redeemed you from the place of slave–labour, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. From this you can see that Yahweh your God is the true God, the faithful God who, though he is true to his covenant and his faithful love for a thousand generations as regards those who love him and keep his commandments, punishes in their own persons those that hate him. He destroys anyone who hates him, without delay; and it is in their own persons that he punishes them. Hence, you must keep and observe the commandments, laws and customs which I am laying down for you today.
1 John 4: 7-16 My dear friends,
let us love one another,
since love is from God
and everyone who loves
is a child of God and knows God.
Whoever fails to love does not know God,
because God is love.
This is the revelation
of God’s love for us,
that God sent his only Son into the world
that we might have life through him.
Love consists in this:
it is not we who loved God,
but God loved us and sent his Son
to expiate our sins.
My dear friends,
if God loved us so much,
we too should love one another.
No one has ever seen God,
but as long as we love one another
God remains in us
and his love comes to its perfection in us.
This is the proof that we remain in him
and he in us,
that he has given us a share in his Spirit.
We ourselves have seen and testify
that the Father sent his Son
as Saviour of the world.
Anyone who acknowledges
that Jesus is the Son of God,
God remains in him and he in God.
We have recognised for ourselves,
and put our faith in,
the love God has for us.
God is love,
and whoever remains in love
remains in God
and God in him.
My dear friends,
Matthew 11: 25-30
At that time Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’
I remember asking Jesus if you wrote a
book would you use my hand —
October 5, 1992 — 16 years ago Jesus gave me this
October 5, 1992 - 3:30am
R. Dear Jesus, Give me Your hand to write this book for you. I am your servant. I want to be Your hand to this world. If you, Lord Jesus, would write a book, what would you say?
Jesus: My dear children,
Today I come to deliver a message to each of you. I want to tell you of each person's dignity, of their beauty and their self-worth. Each child is, oh, so uniquely precious to My Most Sacred Heart. Each child is full of the talents I have given to them. Each person is divinely created by God and given all these gifts to be happy and love one another.
The problem comes when you feel you will be left out. That you will be left by another who has trodden on you and will do it again. I see you all as My most precious children. I watch your every move and know all pain and anguish in your heart. My Heart aches, you have insecure feelings about yourself. I came to this earth I died for you. I felt cold, hungry, lonely on this earth. You need not worry that no one knows the pain and anguish in your heart. God created you with such special gifts and talents. It is important for you to raise above your wound and forgive those who hurt you.
You need only turn your will and your life over to Me and I will guide you in all your ways. I have all the Power. Many are not of My ways. The key to life is to recognize your faults, but still know you are this precious gift of My Father a gift to this world. This world is in need of your strength. Running yourself down, blaming others hurting them can cause you misery and pain. At this very moment, you are the precious creation of God!! You must operate with Me in your heart.
You need not run yourself down. I am with you every day guiding your ways, lest your foot stumble and you lose your way. You will not wander far from your path if every day you keep bringing your focus back to Me. If you dare let Me be at the helm, if you dare to really let Me run your life, I will do with you such wonders that you yourself would be amazed. But you will know with such ease when you did these things that you did not do them alone. You will know My power, moving the mountain, My power chipping at the stone, My power working on your hardest problem and you will be set free.
Oh yes, you will be set free and know a serenity that only comes from letting go and letting Me run your life. To you, My child, I have given all that is good. I made you My holy soldier, My warrior in a world of pain and hatred. You are the light that shines in the darkness, you are the coat to a cold child, you are the smile that warms a troubled and lonely heart. You are the comfort for everyone you meet, because My most precious Heart powers you, smiles through you, understands and loves through you.
Love your fellows for Me. There are so many troubled hearts that need to know My love. I can love through you if you let Me, I can be their friend through you if you let Me. I am He who comforts you and you are he who comforts them. My power is endless, it never runs out, there is not a power failure EVER. In your darkest hour, My light shines in the darkness and I say to you, "Oh blessed of My Father, look at yourself with awe, you are My creation, you are indeed so precious to Me, you are My light to this world, you are My hands and My feet and most of all My Heart."
Oh, you are My loving Heart, to those who are bowed down, to those who are lost in the darkness, you carry My smile and wear My armor in a world that is trying to tear one another down with hate and ugliness. There is gentleness, there is love, there is hope in you, if you open yourself up to Me. Be My knight to the world, wear My armor. I am your God and I will protect you from the darkness. Plug into My power, be not afraid, I go before you always and you can rest in My arms when you feel weary. You can put your head in My lap and weep, you will know, I am truly with you and you are My light to this world. I created you so special - to cast out fear in the darkness, to clothe the naked, to give hope to the oppressed, to be as I live in you and love through you and you are My smile and I touch My hurting ones through your love.
You are he who loves this world. You must stay plugged into My power-source. This world is hungry for My love. It needs My love, I give to them through you. I am your God and I made you as a gift to the world. You are filled.
Focus on Me and your life will be abundant and whole, joy in suffering, freedom — but you can take the knocks because you will know you do not go it alone, but with Me. I love you My precious child.
end of October 5, 1992
Babies are learning how to love —
babies can act like babies —
But God has blessed us so abundantly
and we are to have a more mature
not a selfish love —
not a love that is coming from a
wounded, selfish person
God has given us the ability to know Him
more and more — He has given us the
Holy Eucharist —
Jesus feeds us with Himself —
We are saturated more and more with
Jesus loves us so very much —
He wants us to love Him and love
each other —
to be more and more saturated with His
We were created with this desire to love
God that can only be satisfied
by loving Him
There is enough to go around —
If we are adults and we are seeking a baby,
selfish love and feeling unloved — we
are not seeing the gifts God is
God gives us love in our lives today —
We may want a selfish love and see
only through eyes of getting
love we want — love that we
think we need to fill us and it
isn't love at all — it can be
jealous, pouty, possessive —
Real love for an adult comes from a deep love of God first —
We are strengthened by meditating on God's
love for us
We are saturated more and more with His
grace in us
Oh how I long for souls to come to Me
just to love Me — to be wed to Me
the bridegroom of their souls —
to thank Me for the gifts given
to them —
to see the gifts in creation and say
I long for your love
I long for your time spent alone with
Me pondering My love for you —
the mystery of the Trinity
Genesis 3: 9-15
But Yahweh God called to the man. ‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden,’ he replied. ‘I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.’ ‘Who told you that you were naked?’ he asked. ‘Have you been eating from the tree I forbade you to eat?’ The man replied, ‘It was the woman you put with me; she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.’ Then Yahweh God said to the woman, ‘Why did you do that?’ The woman replied, ‘The snake tempted me and I ate.’
Then Yahweh God said to the snake, ‘Because you have done this,
Accursed be you
of all animals wild and tame!
On your belly you will go
and on dust you will feed
as long as you live.
I shall put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
it will bruise your head
and you will strike its heel.’
R: Creatures have a wounded human nature
and even though baptism erases
original sin, creatures still have tendencies
toward sin called concupiscence. Creatures are
imperfect except Mary. At the moment of conception
in his mother's womb — creatures are marked
with original sin, except Mary, Mother of God.
Creatures are imperfect. They love imperfectly —
How can we see all that God has created and
be so pompous, prideful to think we know
it all — Seek dominance for dominance sake.
We were taught by imperfect men —
children learn dysfunction from generations
some people try to make others live by their dysfunctions
because they are so ingrained in them —
Psalm 130: 1-8 From the depths I call to you, Yahweh:
Lord, hear my cry.
to the sound of my pleading!
From the depths I call to you, Yahweh:
If you kept a record of our sins,
Lord, who could stand their ground?
But with you is forgiveness,
I rely, my whole being relies,
Yahweh, on your promise.
My whole being hopes in the Lord,
more than watchmen for daybreak;
more than watchmen for daybreak
let Israel hope in Yahweh.
For with Yahweh is faithful love,
with him generous ransom;
and he will ransom Israel
from all its sins.
The more the person is not humble, but
prideful the bigger the problem with
others and the greater the lack of
The more that God dwells in us the more
beautiful we are — the more attractive
we are to others — for we were
created for God
Oh God — I lay at night in my bed and ponder
your beauty — I know you dwell
in my graced soul — I want to
think about Your perfection
Zephaniah 2: 3, 3: 12 - 13
all you humble of the earth,
who obey his commands.
you may perhaps find shelter
on the Day of Yahweh’s anger.
But in you I shall leave surviving
a humble and lowly people,
and those who are left in Israel
will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.
They will do no wrong,
will tell no lies;
nor will a deceitful tongue
be found in their mouths.
But they will be able to graze and rest
with no one to alarm them.
1 Corinthians 1: 26-31
Consider, brothers, how you were called; not many of you are wise by human standards, not many influential, not many from noble families. No, God chose those who by human standards are fools to shame the wise; he chose those who by human standards are weak to shame the strong, those who by human standards are common and contemptible—indeed those who count for nothing—to reduce to nothing all those that do count for something, so that no human being might feel boastful before God. It is by him that you exist in Christ Jesus, who for us was made wisdom from God, and saving justice and holiness and redemption. As scripture says: If anyone wants to boast, let him boast of the Lord.
We have been given such love —
It is just we give into selfishness,
some of us — seeking others through
foolish possessive pursuits —
anxiousness wanting to be filled
by some human creature —
when we were created to be only
filled by God
Song: God's Love
Song: Eye Has Not Seen
Excerpt from the
HEART The place Jesus took me was into the
deepest recesses of His Heart. I was enveloped in His burning love.
It was a red room with heat and an intense glow. I was swept away in
this embrace, and I only existed in Him. The power of the Almighty
God enveloped me, and I only existed in Him. There was no fear, for
I was existent in this Almighty Being. My heart was wrapped in the
eternal embrace of this Supreme Being. The security, the power I
know was His deep presence in which I existed. I knew the room was red and warm. I
knew His immenseness, but I felt my own completeness in Him. I did
not feel little, as a speck, but elevated and empowered for I
existed then in Him in a most special way. I was overtaken by the love of God.
The fire of the Holy Spirit filled me. I was absorbed by the love of
the Father, and I existed IN Him and in the deepest recesses of the
Heart of Jesus. Our heaven on earth is these inner chambers of His
magnificent Heart - the Heart of the Almighty God, with all the
power, with omnipotence, with the fire of the love of God. He took
me to the deepest chamber of this fiery Heart, and in that moment, I
touched eternity, for I knew what it was to be enveloped in the deep
furnace of His love. I now want to exist in this chamber of His
Heart, swept away in His burning love, absorbed in my every cell
with His love. We do not understand the fire of His
love. We do not understand what it is to be absorbed by love itself.
He took me to the inner, deepest chamber of His Heart, and I felt
the heat and knew the presence of love itself, and there was no
fear, only a feeling of completeness, omnipotence, all-embracing,
penetrating love - a power indescribable in words, a saturation of
my being in the presence of God, and I was as I was created to be -
living in Him! This is how I will forever live my
life, saturated with His divine life and love deep within this inner
chamber of His burning Heart, living in Him as He possesses my
being, and I operate with His power in me. Little creatures though we are, we
are His, His power, His life, flowing through us. In Him, we are as
the Father intended: one in Him, each one of us, dwelling in this
fiery furnace of His love. With our fears quieted and our hearts
empowered by His life, we live forever in Him - in the Heart of
Jesus. Let no man separate what God has
joined together. I am wed in the deepest love with my beloved
Spouse, wed to the Heart of Jesus. As I am, I am one in Him. I live
and I breathe in Him. He, Who is love, He Who is our all, He Who is
mighty and without limits, He Who is, He Who is God and as I live,
He lives in me in this world. I am wed to Him, and I shall not
fear for He is God - one, complete, loving, God. Heart of Jesus, I
place my trust in Thee. As I live, I live in Your most adorable
Heart, the furnace of God's love! end of December 18,
Excerpt from the Mass Book
IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF HIS HEART
The place Jesus took me was into the deepest recesses of His Heart. I was enveloped in His burning love. It was a red room with heat and an intense glow. I was swept away in this embrace, and I only existed in Him. The power of the Almighty God enveloped me, and I only existed in Him. There was no fear, for I was existent in this Almighty Being. My heart was wrapped in the eternal embrace of this Supreme Being. The security, the power I know was His deep presence in which I existed.
I knew the room was red and warm. I knew His immenseness, but I felt my own completeness in Him. I did not feel little, as a speck, but elevated and empowered for I existed then in Him in a most special way.
I was overtaken by the love of God. The fire of the Holy Spirit filled me. I was absorbed by the love of the Father, and I existed IN Him and in the deepest recesses of the Heart of Jesus. Our heaven on earth is these inner chambers of His magnificent Heart - the Heart of the Almighty God, with all the power, with omnipotence, with the fire of the love of God. He took me to the deepest chamber of this fiery Heart, and in that moment, I touched eternity, for I knew what it was to be enveloped in the deep furnace of His love. I now want to exist in this chamber of His Heart, swept away in His burning love, absorbed in my every cell with His love.
We do not understand the fire of His love. We do not understand what it is to be absorbed by love itself. He took me to the inner, deepest chamber of His Heart, and I felt the heat and knew the presence of love itself, and there was no fear, only a feeling of completeness, omnipotence, all-embracing, penetrating love - a power indescribable in words, a saturation of my being in the presence of God, and I was as I was created to be - living in Him!
This is how I will forever live my life, saturated with His divine life and love deep within this inner chamber of His burning Heart, living in Him as He possesses my being, and I operate with His power in me.
Little creatures though we are, we are His, His power, His life, flowing through us. In Him, we are as the Father intended: one in Him, each one of us, dwelling in this fiery furnace of His love. With our fears quieted and our hearts empowered by His life, we live forever in Him - in the Heart of Jesus.
Let no man separate what God has joined together. I am wed in the deepest love with my beloved Spouse, wed to the Heart of Jesus. As I am, I am one in Him. I live and I breathe in Him. He, Who is love, He Who is our all, He Who is mighty and without limits, He Who is, He Who is God and as I live, He lives in me in this world.
I am wed to Him, and I shall not fear for He is God - one, complete, loving, God. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee. As I live, I live in Your most adorable Heart, the furnace of God's love!
end of December 18,
Once we know the gifts given to us by
God how can we seek foolish
God has blessed us so abundantly and given
us plenty of love in our lives, but
we don't see the gifts and the love if
we are focusing on our selfish,
imperfect, impure wants.
The devil tempted Adam and Eve in the garden
and they disobeyed God —
God has a Plan for us
God created us to love Him and others —
God has been watching over our lives —
People may want so-called - love (affection,
attention not really love from
others) to help heal their wounds of
the past —
they seek a person to finish some
They may create conflict with those in authority
to dominate to try to rectify a controlling
dad that they didn't like his controlling
ways from the past — They
may seek another woman and want to control
her because they were betrayed in love
What about making the best of every
moment with the people God sent
us to help build His Kingdom, not use
them for sick abandonment needs —
or selfish control — emotionally trying
to dominate them to heal old wounds —
what about God's Plan —
We have been given so much
love — Our strength comes in Him —
to love and be a person rooted in His
love — His plan — His Kingdom —
building His Kingdom —
If we want to be attractive we
should try to be like Jesus — then
we are trying to be in His image and
likeness — like a fish in water — not like a
fish out of water —
Families teach us imperfect
things from generations past — they
are drilled in us —
We must want God's way of life —
not imperfect ways from the past —
We are always in the state of becoming —
so is the Church, and the world —
Men live and die —
We aren't babies
Today is the day to hear His voice and
live to do God's plan and be like
Holy Spirit fill us
Holy Spirit give us the fruits
of the Spirit
"charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness,
modesty, self-control, chastity"
The Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
All the ends of the earth have seen the
saving power of God
Psalm 97: 1-2, 5-6, 9, 11-12 Yahweh is king! Let earth
rejoice, The mountains melt like wax, For you are Yahweh, Light dawns for the upright,
the many isles be glad!
Cloud, black cloud enfolds him,
saving justice and judgement the foundations of his throne.
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his saving justice,
all nations see his glory.
Most High over all the earth,
far transcending all gods.
and joy for honest hearts.
Rejoice in Yahweh, you who are upright,
praise his unforgettable holiness.
Psalm 97: 1-2, 5-6, 9, 11-12
Yahweh is king! Let earth
The mountains melt like wax,
For you are Yahweh,
Light dawns for the upright,
God wants us to be one body united. The
Holy Trinity is our model — 3 Persons in
one God — perfect unity
God wants us to come like 50 brand
new cars with different jobs that unite
as one — optimumly — we don't come like
a jalopy who needs a new radiator and is out of
commission most of the time — nor do we come
as an old Cadillac who needs an engine - overhaul
We come at our best — filled more and more with
His life — using our unique talents — as one
body doing a mighty work — no jealousy,
possessiveness, seeking dominance for dominance
sake — working out old passed down anger — not
ignoring our actions — not working out
stuffed anger in passive-aggressive ways —
We want the truth in Jesus
We are most attractive being like Jesus —
We live to build the Kingdom —
we work for Jesus
Jesus will reward our diligent work —
Jesus will help us suffer for building
His Kingdom, for the souls —
We are Apostles of Jesus
We are in Jesus' army —
We have a deep relationship with God
We live to please Jesus —
We don't act like a moving pole —
one whose actions change depending
on who pushes our buttons or gives
us strokes —
We live to please God
Prayer for Union With Jesus
Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.
I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.
I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.
When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.
-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994
Today we can see in the Movies —
important truths for spiritual growth are
not presented truthfully and since it is
a movie — the senses are used dynamically
to prove what they are trying to convey —
little children, teenagers, even older people
not knowing the truth can be easily persuaded
through the drama to go in a direction that
has been presented as truth — In a two
hour movie, using unreal things a child or
young adult — even adults can be
lead away from the truth through the
violins, beautiful people — glamour and
it can be wrong — even evil —
In the scripture it says — "let your 'yes'
be 'yes' and your 'no' be 'no' "—
If we confuse others from the truth —
If we make movies for money and to
spread evil because of the
desire to get others to take notice,
presenting wrong as right and
right as wrong —
We can enormously hurt our own
spiritual life and damage others
Jesus wants truth —
The more we walk in the truth — the more
we are like Jesus —
The Father is pleased when we work to do all
we can in our lives to bring about
the Plan of the Father —
We are to live to please the Father —
do His will in love —
Adam and Eve sinned
The New Adam — Jesus died doing the
will of the Father
Mary, the New Eve, lived to please the
God has called us to be in His family —
we live to be like Jesus —
not keep on being imperfect in our
actions — Our life is lived to graduate
into heaven — to get our Heavenly Reward Degree —
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