|LESSONS from Our Lord for the World
Volume IV Lesson #43
THE ONLY WAY
My dear one, listen intently and hear the words I speak. For those who have ears to hear, let them hear.
I humbled Myself in obedience to My Father so that you would overcome your pride in My humility. Continually, you must resign to My Will and overcome your will and pride! Bear with patience for the sake of God the subjections of treatment from others. Bless those who maltreat you. Give to all who beg from you.
What have you to complain of to Me? Even in the midst of your sins, I love you and give to you because you are precious to Me. It is My hope that you will recognize My favor upon you. Be thankful. When I hide My Face from you, shower Me with your love and praises. For I do not come at your beck and call, for you to realize it is I Who control and am God!
As I give to you, give to Me. But give more to Me when you are alone and think I have left you! I am there, but I am listening for your loving prayers in silence. As you listen to Me, it is now the time that I listen to you in this silence. I do not hide because you have offended Me. You have offended Me many times, and My Love still endures! It is so you know Who is God. It is so you will surrender to the subjections of others for My sake, and so that you will overcome your pride in My humility.
There are many of My people who, when things do not succeed with them as planned, grow impatient. Remember, the ways you would like to control are not in your power to control. It is not within your power to acquire. Those, who act as if they have been awarded this power, live only amongst the deception of their own selves and, sooner or later, will be overthrown. Your worldly wealth and selfish desires to succeed monetarily through control and power are only short-lived! The time will soon come when all must face death; and this death is a reality of life over which no one has control, only the Heavenly, Divine, Almighty God!
Live now in preparation to succeed in this death to life! You are but dust; and yet, because I spared you through My Death, your soul is precious. Allow Me to grace you to be able to give Me the thanks for your graces received through My merciful Love. You cannot glory in your own merit, but only in Me. Those, who are wise, know better to humble themselves in My humility and do not extol themselves. Overcome, then, your will and be submissive in obedience to the One Superior, My Father!
Those who wish to acquire glory in Me must submit in resignation to the Father’s Will as I. No one goes to the Father except through Me, and there is only one Way. You may exert much energy wastefully in attempting to reach the finish line through a shortcut, but only come to your own shortcomings. I have said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, but give to God what is God’s.” There is but only one Way to the Kingdom, the Way of Love. I am Love!