May 31, 2011
Offer yourself up to My Greater Good.
These are messages, messages to me. I am hearing it now, differently. These words have power for me now at this hour. The old me was afraid to question, especially the ways of God. I now know that our questions are good, each one of them. Yes, it pleases God that we care to know more, that we dare to learn the truth for ourselves.
Ask, ask whatever you don’t know and want to know. Then consider the source of your answers. Are you listening to the wisdom of man? The laws and rules created by man are from man’s limited consciousness. Are you accepting what another, any other, knows as the best you can know? Know better, ask the source of all, ask God the answers to all of your questions. God knows your heart and God wants each of us to know His Infinite Love and Wisdom.
Again God says: Ask. Just ask believing and I will answer. Yes, you will receive as you believe.
I am being continually filled with Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Yes, there is more to life!
Walk by faith, not by sight.
Living in blind faith I still lived with many fears. It was like I was blindfolded and left to maneuver through the world on my own. I bumped into quite a lot and fell down more than once. I felt comfort in routine, as I learned safe paths to follow. My world remained small as I was filled with fear of the unknown. I feared the bumps and potholes that I could not see but imagined laying strewn out before me like land mines. This paralyzing fear kept me bound to a vicious cycle of repetition. Round and round I went never really gaining much true ground farther down the path of life. Blind faith is no faith at all, certainly not faith in good for all.
The faith with which I now walk through life is true faith, faith in Truth and Goodness. My eyes are no longer blinded but wide open to the Glory and Majesty of this world. I see the Good all around me. I trust this Good and trust that there is more.
No, I still cannot see all that lays ahead on the paths my life may take but I walk with a certain surety that all I need to know will be given to me as I need. These are not simple statements of faith; they are strong statements of my simple faith in God. God has and is showing His Glorious ways to me. God is speaking continually to me and guiding my every step. I asked him to. I moved aside and asked God to take the lead. I asked God to lead me, to be My Shepherd.
So though my own eyes have such limited vision, to the extent that in comparison to God’s Wondrous Vision I appear blindfolded, I walk by faith, not by sight. Faith that my dearest friend, is holding my hand and guiding my every step. He will lead me into no harm. Yes, as long as I allow God to take the lead in my life, all is well.
The danger for me, and for all, is not to begin to feel so “self assured” that I believe I can run ahead without God. If I become impatient with God’s Speed and ways and forget to give all glory to God, I will surely trip and fall. Oh yes, fall on my face. But I will always have the opportunity to turn back, for God is always there waiting patiently, not even shaking His Head. He knows I have to learn to appreciate His Wisdom and ways to walk in true faith. He knows that this “true faith” is what we each require to be with Him continually and live higher. God already has faith in us. He is just waiting for each of us to have faith in Him. The Power that be is the Force within me. All glory to God.
Excerpted from the book Listen Hear, A Divine Love Story by Debra Clemente
about the book
I'm a passionate fine art painter awakening to a deeper sense of purpose and connectedness with the universe everyday. This is a story of my journey. - Debra Clemente