God is—and always has been—about liberation. Liberation for our soul, for our entire being.
There can be no complete and enduring liberation without living in the fullness of His Will, and without His Will living fully in the midst of creatures. His Volition and Spirit alone can set paralyzed man free.
Have you ever been in love? So much so that you easily gave your heart and soul to another person? To someone you trusted with all your being and could give your whole self to? read more…
God does not heal us or make us whole so we can return with more vigor to our old ways of selfishness and sin. Though He leaves us free to decide, He heals us to live a fuller life in Him.
Jesus often told those he healed to go and sin no more. But He could say to all of us today, ” Go and do your own will no more, but live fully in mine.”
To go and do our own will, to live a life focused on what we can get for ourselves—whether honor, riches, praise or human indulgences of every sort—would be an act of ingratitude and a total misappropriation of the love and generosity of God.
Let us be deliberate in our own response when God restores us to wholeness. Let us give our thanks by always living his will. By putting the old man away and living as a new creation in Christ.
Leave the “adult” behind.
Childlikeness is the Price of Admission
If the price of entry into the Kingdom of God–His Divine Will–is to become as a little child, then we must understand what that means and pursue it all costs. read more…
In our excitement and quest to experience Heaven on earth, we often fail to receive all the gifts Christ wants to give to us at Christmastime.
He shares with us the very gifts presented to Him by the three Wise Men:
- The refined purity and spiritual wealth of gold
- The incense of prayer that unites us to the Eternal Will of God
- The bitter myrrh of human suffering
I often wonder if I’m really acting in the Divine Will. If I’m connected to God’s “electrical current.”
We’ve been taught that no matter how small the act, it can participate in the Divine, Eternal Act of God.
Yet, when making my acts in the Will of God, I usually don’t feel or sense anything at all. It seems like I’m living in God’s Will by blind faith, by desire alone. read more…
No Longer Creatures of Habit
The un-education of our wills
Praise be to God who answers the questions and prayers we can’t quite articulate and struggle to form. He knows our hearts and sees the thoughts forming in our minds like clouds constantly coalescing and rearranging themselves until they reach critical mass.
Throughout our life we use our will at our discretion. Like a line of credit, we spend it freely on ourselves—and sometimes on others—to satisfy our wants and desires. read more…
A sense of anticipation, a feeling of security and happiness being together as a family. The excitement, newness and brightness of hope swelling into joy. These are the impressions that characterize Christmas for me.
Who is behind it all but God, calling me to Himself through happy, bright interior moments that color all the outer moments at Christmastime with family. It is one of the most natural and intimate ways God can touch me and set me free, sharing the beauty of his love.
Living in the Divine Will is just that: drawing so close to God as to sense the brightness, happiness and joy of Christmas – any day of the year.
Making our first act of love of the day in the Divine Will to God is like gathering up a spiritual bouquet and presenting it to the One we love. read more…
Faith commits us to things, to actions, to achievements that are beyond our capabilities. It makes possible and, in fact, enables the good-willed aspirations of our hearts. Faith provides the space to hope and believe that God also wants the good that we want. read more…