January 11, 2008

The Very Best

One thing I have found that when I am prompted to do something, I no longer question but do it, maybe not in the instant that I was prompted but I do do it. I know that I am doing God's Will and that is what matters the most. Today I was able to read some more from the book and it shed more in the way of consolation and desolation. As I read the following, "Both spiritual consolation and spiritual desolation lie within God's loving providence, the first given and the second permitted by God; and both are a "lesson" through which God offers us spiritual growth." pg. 110, Rule 8, The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living. it began to make sense. But I also found that all along I have been doing His Will and He has allowed these small sufferings to bring about a greater picture of understanding for me. One thing for certain no one can understand even when it is written what God is doing in an other's soul. To put into words what is taking place defies logic for us, but not for God. I know what is going on and what is happening and it is going at His pace and not mine. There is something that I have understood and it had to do with His Word most of all and how it has been active throughout my life.

When we undergo changes in our lives and we make His Will our own and open our hearts to His love, He takes great care in preparing us for a beautiful life lived in Him. I've always loved God and it was always to Him I placed my heart. I love Jesus and Mary and Joseph for the love they have for God. God is above all the most loving person we will ever find in our lifetimes. And I dare to say that He is a person because we are created in His image and we are real and so is He.

As far as spiritual desolation in my life, it is gone. I didn't stop for a moment from praying, but one thing it did do was help me to change in a better way and to live in a deeper way in our Lord. My time in front of the Blessed Sacrament didn't falter but was more profound in prayer. I had to evaluate mostly what I wasn't doing as well as what I was doing and rearrange a few things.


4 Words of Wisdom:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

the desolation can be fearsome though!

Marie Cecile said...

Yes it can Jackie, when we don't feel God is with us at those moments, yet he is right there beside us. And learning to not fear desolation but to acknowlege it doesn't give it the power to devastate.

teresa_anawim2 said...

We hate those times and often they frighten us because we can't see. But....He is faithful.
Pax

Marie Cecile said...

Most assuradly he is faithful. Awesome thought!

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