I have been reading “Abandonment To Divine Providence” again and I am just blown away by the awesome truths that this wonderful writing has, and which are written in the simplest of ways….a real joy. I try to read at least one Section a day along with one from “My Utmost For His Highest” (please reference the Category by this same title for more information about this book).
The FREE online copy I use can be found at http://www.ccel.org/ccel/decaussade/abandonment.ii_1.i.i.i.html. (For those unaware, just place the pointer from your mouse on the website and click.
Here is an excerpt from Chapter 2 Section on found at http://www.ccel.org/ccel/decaussade/abandonment.ii_1.ii.ii.i.html :
“The soul should blindly abandon itself and be indifferent about everything. This is all that God requires of it, and as to the rest He determines and chooses according to His own plans, as an architect selects and arranges the stones for the building he is about to construct. It is therefore of the first importance to love God and His will, and to love this will in whatever way it is made manifest to us, without desiring anything else.”
“The soul has no concern in the choice of different objects, that is God’s affair, and whatever He gives is best for the soul. The whole of spirituality is an abridgment of this maxim, Abandon yourself entirely to the over-ruling of God, and by self-oblivion be eternally occupied in loving and serving Him without any of those fears, reflections, examines, and anxieties which the affair of our salvation, and perfection sometimes occasion.”
End of excerpt.
In addition to these two, I would also (very) highly recommend reading “Practicing The Presence Of God”, which I have read numerous times. I consider this book to be the MOST IMPORTANT of all and information on this life changing testimonial can be found under the Category by the same title.
All the best, in Him.
P.S. – Here is a quote I read this morning from “My Utmost For His Highest”:
“Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it. Looking for justice is actually a sign that we have been diverted from our devotion to Him. If we are devoted to Jesus Christ, we have nothing to do with what we encounter, whether it is just or unjust.”