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No other blessing

My son, you are after all this time still jumping from method to method and making everything wildly complicated. I have told you exactly how to stay on the Way. I have told you not to be concerned about feelings or results. I have told you to PERSIST. And what do you do? You never stick to what I have told you to do, you give up the second you don’t feel perfect, you insist on results even though you don’t know what the results should be. As as for persisting - you can’t even persist in doing things the wrong way!

But don’t be disheartened. You have learned a lot along the way. Your heart has always remained mine, and you have been true to your desire to walk in my ways and do my will. I will honour all that.

Let us be quite clear - there is no other blessing for you in any path other than the one I have given you. I have cut all other paths off for you. That does not mean they cannot be means of grace to others - but for you, you have my command. There can be no blessing in disobeying my command.

I want you to listen fully to me on this. You must hear me out. The world is in desperate need of those who hear my voice. The forces of evil are triumphant in their own minds and the voice of good has grown very quiet. I need people to be at my disposal. Not that I as God need anything, but I have decreed that I will act through humans, through mortals. What else would be the point of the Incarnation?

Many years ago you had the insight that you are all called to act as Christ did when he was on Earth, and that if you didn’t do what he would have done, then it wouldn’t be done at all. That is because I have decreed it to be so.

And what did Jesus do on Earth? “My food is to do the will of him who sent me”. He lived utterly and completely in the will of the Father.

That is what I ask you to do. You are a son of God, adopted through the merits of the sacrifice of my Son. You are his brother by adoption. If you obey the will of his Father as he obeyed it, then you will accomplish greater things than he did. That is his promise to you all. It is a mystery to you how that can possibly be true, but in my eternal plans it is.

I am saying these words so that you will remember them when you are tempted again to leave my Way. Remember, I have shut off all other paths for you. Others may find blessing in them, but not you. Persist.

Now what do you need to know? What questions do you have? You want to know whether it is really possible for someone like you to live in the Way I have indicated. Of course it is. I would not command you to do something you did not have the power to do. And what is difficult about it? I have asked you to do nothing that is any more difficult than writing these words on the page.

You also want to know how much use you can make of the world’s methods of setting goals and managing time. My answer to that is none at all. None at all. They are quite incompatible with what I am asking you to do. You will get no blessing from them.

You are asking whether you should pay attention to money, security and so on - especially where your wife and family are concerned. My answer is that you must trust such things to me.

All will be made clear as you progress along the Way. You will learn exactly what needs to be done, how to do it, and what the results should be. But you will only learn these things by trusting yourself to me. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

This is the answer to all you questions, worries and concerns. There is nothing that is not solved by this. Grasp hold of it.

Your friend M. said that once you had overcome your initial uncertainties you would shine forth in God in a marvellous way. That is true. But remember that success is always to be judged by me and not by the world. You may be shining forth in me even as the world reviles you and all seems to be failure and dismay.

Do not fear. That has always been the watchword of the saints. Do not fear - because the Lord is with you.

Who can harm you if the Lord is with you?

You are nearly at the end of these writings. I have just a few more things to say to you. Firstly, do not be concerned about what others think of you. You are not here to make friends. The path of righteousness is often a lonely one. Secondly, remember that you need make no judgements about what you should be doing, neither need you listen to anyone else’s judgement. Only I can tell you what to do. Do not let yourself be condemned. And finally when you fail do not spend time commiserating with yourself - pick yourself up and get back on the Way.
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 12:11PM by Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis in , , | Comments3 Comments

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I read these words (glad to see your writing online again) and think immediately of these words that I was reading just the other day:

And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful. - Col. 3:15

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterOwen

I am glad you are back.

August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Hicks

It appears you have stopped writing again. An important part of your path should be regular, dare I say daily, writings in your on-line journal. I would hope you pray daily from the Liturgy of the Hours or the Roman Beviary. If the former, write about the Office of Readings and what the Holy Spirit revealed to you during the readings. Some days, nothing may speak to you. Record that fact. The next year while reading those same lessons, it may speak volumes and you can record the difference a year made. For example, yesterday for the Feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist, the LOTH included as its second reading the writing of the Venerable Bede. I was excited just to be reading commentary by this blessed English Saint. Do not expect every spiritual insight to be of magnificent proportions, Let the simple, "still small voice" or simple breeze speak to you. That adds much to your growth in faith.

Jim Hicks

August 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Hicks

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