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May 16, 2012

           “Truly, all adversity comes into your life as a teaching principle.  You are exercised and stretched by these tests of your response to all that goes against your will.  The Christian work is a journey of union toward the divine will.  Two wills become one.  All of life consists in this battle of the wills – God’s will or man’s will.  As you seek divine union, the diversion of your will becomes more and more apparent.  Anything that upsets you is a lesson for you to stop and ponder what is really going on in the depths of your soul.  When you pray, “Thy will be done,” do you really mean those words when you are faced with situations that upset you or make you angry or anxious?  Do you really believe that all that comes into your life is My will, the good and the bad?

          It is easy to follow Me joyously when all goes well.  What about the days of aggravation, irritation, anxiety, troubles?  Do you joyously follow Me on those days?  Or do you mumble, complain, speak forth angry words, and try to control things that are beyond your control?

          These lessons are painful object lessons.  You must meditate on your response to all that occurs daily.  How you respond is an indicator of your spiritual thermometer.  You must maintain an even temperature of trust every day of your life.  That is the spiritual balance of a sanctified life.  In every circumstance you must speak as My servant Job spoke:  “The will of the Lord be done.  Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.”  This is the trust that delights My heart.

          Your trials are small, for you are weak.  Great crosses can only be borne by great souls of strength.  I ask you to be faithful in very little things.  You will be judged by all the little things in your life.  These little things are your little methods to sanctification.  The lesson is being taught daily.  You must ponder these teachings to pass the exams, or the lessons will need to be repeated over and over again.  Let’s move on, shall we?  These truths are fundamental for growth in holiness.  Meditate upon them.  Learn the lessons quickly and the union you seek shall be yours.”
 Jesus, The Holy Spirit of God

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