|LESSONS from Our Lord for the World
Volume III Lesson #16
October 25, 1990
My dear child, how I wish for My people to realize that they are powerless when they desire to control. They are only powerful in Me. When they give to Me their control and allow Me to discipline them in spiritual maturity, they receive My joy and peace. My journey for those who truly give to Me all of themselves results in their victory. My journey is not victory over others, but is victory over yourself, victory in receiving eternal bliss.
My dear child, do not My people realize that everything they have comes from Me? Even their thoughts are those which I allow; and even their desires are those which I allow. If My people would realize that they are powerless and would come to Me with open hearts, I could grant to them abundant graces. Those who come to Me admitting their imperfections and weaknesses (even though I know what they are) and without seeking self-consolation, receive My virtues abundantly. Because even free will comes from Me, I cannot give the graces of My virtues unless My people allow it.
How pure, and what joy it brings to me when My beloved people come and open their hearts to Me! Speak to Me, and share your joys with Me. Be open and accept where you are in your journey, for where you are is where I desire you to be. Do not attempt to advance without Me advancing you or you will only end up taking many steps backwards. All must go at My pace if they truly desire to follow Me.
Pray for detachment from your worldly desires, and pray that My desires will always be yours. Be faithful servants by following and remaining true to the Word of My Father. My people who are beginning this journey, and even those well on My road, must remember that I give everything to them. They cannot achieve any spiritual level unless I desire them to achieve it! Be grateful where you are, and always focus on the Word.
Remember, I can advance you, if I so desire and in a short time, what might take someone else a lifetime! It is what I desire, because what I desire gives glory to God. Never raise your spirit to boast of your self-achievement in your spiritual journey. Always remain lowly; for remember, when I invite My guests to My wedding feast, I may invite someone better than you to sit at the front table, and you may be asked to sit at the back! Always see yourself as lowly in a healthy way; and when I desire you to be the first at the banquet, you shall be asked! Never take it upon yourself to think you will be awarded such a great gain. Only those, who give totally, sincerely, openly, devoutly and honestly of themselves by allowing Me to guide them, will achieve such a bliss.
Tell My people to realize how powerless they are in controlling their spiritual destiny! Come to Me in your weakness, openly and admittingly, and I shall grant healing and strength and joy. Bless you, My people; and know that My firmness is not out of hate, but of love for you. Peace to all who deserve peace.