True Divine Peace


And, yes, I have another excerpt for you from Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost For His Highest” which can be found at , along with his other 364 daily devotionals.

As usual, editing and emphasis will  be mine throughout….we begin:

” Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you….John 14:27

….when we are awakened to the realities of life, true inner peace is IMPOSSIBLE unless it is received from Jesus.

Are you severely troubled right now? Are you afraid and confused by the waves and the turbulence God sovereignly allows to enter your life?

Have you left no stone of your faith unturned, yet still not found any well of peace, joy, or comfort? Does your life seem completely barren to you?


If you are NOT right with God, you can NEVER turn your mind anywhere but on yourself. Allowing ANYTHING to hide the face of Jesus Christ from you either causes you to become troubled or gives you a false sense of security.

….if you only try to worry your way out of the problem, you destroy His effectiveness in you, and you deserve whatever you get. We become troubled because we have not been taking Him into account.

When a person confers with Jesus Christ, the confusion stops, because there is no confusion in Him.  Lay EVERYTHING out before Him, and when you are faced with difficulty, bereavement, and sorrow, listen to Him say, “LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED….John 14:27,”

Until later, in Him.




John 14:27


Trust God And Christ Jesus As Our Guide

Hey, there!

This is an elaboration on the last Category of  “Led By God’s Spirit” and is taken from “Abandonment To Divine Providence” at (just click the web address with your pointer and you will be taken to the website where the entire book is available.)

Emphasis and editing is mine throughout and here we go:

“When God makes Himself the Guide of a soul He exacts from it an absolute confidence in Him, and a freedom from any sort of disquietude  as to the way in which He conducts it. This soul, therefore, is urged on without perceiving the path traced out before it. It does not  imitate either what it has seen, or what it has read, but proceeds by its own action, and cannot do otherwise without grave risk.”

The Divine action is every FRESH , it never retraces its steps, but always marks out new ways. Souls that are conducted by it never know where they are going; their ways are neither to be found in books, nor in their own minds; the Divine action carries them step by step, and they progress only according to its movement.”

“The Divine action is essentially good; it does not need to be reformed or controlled. It began at the creation of the world; and to the present time has manifested ever fresh energy. Its operations are WITHOUT LIMIT, its fecundity INEXHAUSTIBLE. It acted in one way yesterday, to-day it acts differently. It is the same action applied at each moment to produce ever new effects, and it will extend from eternity to eternity.”

“Jesus Christ did not set a limit for Himself, neither did He follow all His own maxims to the letter. The Holy Spirit ever inspired  His Holy soul and, being ENTIRELY ABANDONED to its EVERY breath, it had no need to consult the moment that had passed, to know how to act in that which was coming.”

“The breath of grace shaped every moment according to the eternal truths subsisting in the invisible and UNFATHOMABLE wisdom of the Blessed Trinity. The soul of Jesus Christ received these directions at every moment, and acted upon them externally.”

“The Gospel shows in the life of Jesus Christ a succession of these truths; and this same Jesus who lives and works always, continues to live and work in the souls of His saints. 

“If you would live according to the Gospel, abandon yourself  SIMPLY and ENTIRELY to the action of God.”

” What He has done is finished; what remains to be done is being carried on every moment  Each saint receives a share in the Divine life, and in each, Jesus Christ is different, although the same in Himself. The life of each saint IS THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST;  it is a NEW gospel.”

End of quotes.

Keep in mind, our Father, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit, as our Guide, will encourage, inspire, lead and even strengthen us for our Spiritual journey; however, They will never push, pull, drag or force us to accept any part of this Holy Treasure we are blessed with because of our Savior’s sacrifice. We have to make the choice to accept it or reject it and this is to ‘work out our own salvation’….Philippians 2:12.

This is where, as so many times in the past, I encourage you to put yourself in the best position possible to fully experience this Holy Treasure we have by PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF GOD as brought out in the Category by the same title.

Take care, in Him.







Extraordinary Divine Favors

Hey, there!

Here are some insightful quotes of truth from “Abandonment To Divine Providence” taken from ….editing and emphasis will be mine:

“Those graces which are called extraordinary and are given as privileges to certain souls, are only so called because there are so few sufficiently faithful to become worthy  of receiving them. This will be made manifest at the day of judgment.”

“Alas! it will then be seen that instead of these divine favours having been withheld by God, it has been entirely by their own fault  that these souls have been deprived of them.”

“What UNTOLD BLESSINGS  they would have received through the COMPLETE SUBMISSION of a steadfast goodwill ,”

End of quotes.

Saints that come to mind of whom he is referring to are the likes of Brother Lawrence (please reference the Category “Practice The Presence Of God”) and all the other mystics and faithful ones who attained to this high degree of submission and abandonment.

All the best, in Him.


Divine Control


These excerpts from “My Utmost For His Highest” are found at (where all 365 of Oswald Chambers’ entries can be accessed) and they pretty much carry the same theme of the Category “Nothing Happens Without God’s Permission” but with a somewhat different approach. Editing and emphasis will be mine throughout….we begin:

“Fill your mind with the thought that GOD IS THERE. And once your mind is truly filled with that thought, when you experience difficulties it will be as easy as breathing for you to remember, “My Heavenly Father knows all about this!” This will be no effort at all, but  will be a natural thing for you when difficulties and uncertainties arise.”

“God is my Father, He loves me, and I will never think of anything that He will forget, so why should I worry?”

“Jesus said there are times when God cannot lift the darkness from you, but you should trust Him.”

“At times God will appear like an unkind friend, but He is not.

“He will appear as an unnatural Father, but He is not .”

“He will appear like an unjust judge, but He is not .”

” Keep the thought that the mind of God is behind ALL things strong and growing. Not even the smallest detail of life happens unless God’s will is behind it. Therefore, you can rest in PERFECT CONFIDENCE in Him.”

Take care, in Him.





Hi, again!

Yeah, I am back so soon because I want to share with you some more excerpts from “Abandonment To Divine Providence” and these are from (just click on the web address with your pointer). Of course, the entire book is FREE online at this website. Emphasis will be mine and here we go:

“The present moment is the ambassador of God to declare His mandates.”

“Thus the soul advances by ALL these things and flows out from its centre to its goal. It never  stops but sails with every wind. Any and every direction leads equally to the shore of infinity. EVERYTHING is a help to it, and is, without exception, an instrument of sanctity.”

“for self, to be in ALL things submissive to the will of God and to please Him; making it our sole satisfaction to sustain the present moment as though there were NOTHING else to hope for in the world.”

“That which God does at each moment is a DIVINE thought expressed by a created thing”

” It is also to know, to adore and to love His adorable will at every moment and in ALL its decrees, regarding them ALL as so many veils, shadows and names of this holy and everlasting will.”

“It is then, by this continual recognition of the will of God as manifested and revealed in ALL things, that He reigns in us, that His will is done on earth as it is in Heaven, and that our souls obtain nourishment.”

“God bestows graces and favors on faithful souls. To enrich the soul at the expense of the senses, filling it by so much the more as they experience the more terrible emptiness, is a secret of the DIVINE wisdom.”

“The events of every moment bear the impress of the will of God, and of His adorable Name.”

“We can no longer consider our moments as trifles since in them is a whole kingdom of sanctity and food”

Moment most precious! How insignificant in the eyes of the vulgar, but how GREAT in those enlightened by faith.”

End of excerpts from this Section.

These three excerpts are from Book One Chapter 2 Section 11:

“This vast activity (Jesus working with us), which is in itself ever the same from the beginning to the end of time, is employed with every moment, pouring its immensity and virtue on the souls which adore it, love it, and rejoice in it alone.”

“the divine action is applied by every single thing and at every moment for my PERFECTION”

” each present moment contains ALL that is best for you, and as such must be loved and esteemed.”

Take care in Him….moment by moment.





All Is Well….It Is The Will Of God


I want to pass along to you some of the excerpts I read this morning from Chapter 2 Section 2 in the book I wrote about in my last Post and the entire Section can be found at . Here goes:

“The soul, enlightened by faith, judges of things in a very different way to those who, having only the standard of the senses by which to measure them, ignore the inestimable treasure they contain.”

“It throws open all its doors to receive with honour what others fear and fly from with horror. The outward appearance may be mean and contemptible, but beneath this abject garb the heart discovers and honours the majesty of the king. The deeper the abasement of his entry in such a guise and in secret the more does the heart become filled with love. I cannot describe what the heart feels when it accepts the divine will in such humble, poor, and mean disguises.”

“Faith is strengthened, increased and enriched by those things that escape the senses; the less there is to see, the more there is to believe.”

“To consider God equally good in things that are petty and ordinary as in those that are great and uncommon is to have a faith that is not ordinary, but great and extraordinary.”

“To be satisfied with the present moment is to delight in, and to adore the divine will in all that has to be done or suffered in all that succession of events that fill, as they pass, each present moment. Those souls that have this disposition adore God with redoubled love and respect in each consecutive humiliating condition; nothing can hide Him from the piercing eye of faith. The louder the senses proclaim that in this, or that, there is no God; the more firmly do these souls clasp and embrace their “bundle of myrrh.” Nothing daunts them, nothing disgusts them.”

“The life of faith is nothing less than the continued pursuit of God through all that disguises, disfigures, destroys and, so to say, annihilates Him.”

“Faith, while showing us things as they are, changes their ugliness into beauty, and their malice into virtue. Faith is the mother of sweetness, confidence and joy. It cannot help feeling tenderness and compassion for its enemies by whose means it is so immeasurably enriched. The greater the harshness and severity of the creature, the greater by the operation of God, is the advantage to the soul.”

“The will of God has nothing but sweetness, favours and treasures for submissive souls; it is impossible to repose too much confidence in it, nor to abandon oneself to it too utterly. It always acts for, and desires that which is most conducive to our perfection, provided we allow it to act.”

“The more unfaithful, uncertain, and rebellious are the senses, the louder faith cries: “all is well, it is the will of God.” There is nothing that the eye of faith does not penetrate, nothing that the power of faith does not overcome. It passes through the thick darkness, and, no matter what clouds may gather, it goes straight to the truth, and holding to it firmly will never let it go.”

Until later,







Nothing Happens Without God’s Permission

Hello, again!

Nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, happens on this earth or in the heavens without the explicit ‘permission’ of God and Christ Jesus. Quite literally, there is no such thing as an ‘accident’!

John 1:3 informs us that “not even one thing came into being which has come into being” apart from God creating it through Jesus Christ. And, Colossians  1:15-17 not only confirms this but reminds us that “in Him, ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER” (emphasis mine). In other words, EVERYTHING is controlled by Him.

An illustration of this is in Job 1:6,12; 2:6 where Satan, himself, is shown to be limited ONLY to what God gives him ‘permission’ to carry out.

It should not concern us as to who is President of the United States or who rules any country on this earth because we know that God and Jesus Christ ALLOWED her/him or them to be in that position in accord with Their Own Divine purpose (Romans 13:1)….even though they may be humanly foolish and/or evil like Pharaoh (Romans 9:17), Hitler and other similar sickos.

Another example of this is in John 19:11 where Jesus tells Pilate “You would have no authority against Me, if it were not having been given you from above….”.

No President, head of state or ruler of any country  can carry out any decision or policy they have made UNLESS God and Jesus give them  ‘permission’ to do so:

“Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word.” (Proverbs 16:1….The Message Bible)   Forecasters speculate on the possibility of an asteroid(s) striking the earth but this should NOT concern Christians because we know it will not happen without the ‘permission’ of God and Jesus. If it does happen, it is for Their Divine purpose and for our good, as well as the eventual good of all mankind. (Please reference the Post “All Creation Will Be Saved”)

This is true in our personal lives, obviously. Whatever circumstances you and I find ourselves in God and Christ Jesus not only allowed them but also engineered them….for Their Divine purpose with each of us.

The best example of why God and Jesus can allow such overwhelming evil,suffering and any circumstance to exist is the crucifixion of Jesus, Himself.

The GREATEST wrong, evil and sin EVER committed by any human or humans was when Jesus was crucified. The creation tortured its Creator and then nailed Him to a tree to suffer the most agonizing of deaths.

However, as it is with ALL the evil, wrongs and sufferings we have existing today, God gave ‘permission’ to have His Son go through this for His Divine purpose. We will clearly see why He could and can do this as explained below.

God actually takes this GREATEST of evils and sins and turns it into the GREATEST  BLESSING for the ENTIRE creation, even for those who did the crucifying! What love, power and wisdom does our God and Father have!!

This is the reason God and Jesus Christ can allow such awful suffering and circumstances to exist in the world: if God can take the GREATEST evil/sin (the Crucifixion) and turn it into the ENTIRE creation’s GREATEST BLESSING….which is their ultimate glorious salvation….how much ‘easier’ will it be for God, through Christ Jesus, to eventually bring about blessings and a glorious ending from ALL the ‘lesser’ evils, sins and sufferings that exist today, as well as in times past. (Please reference the Post “All Creation Will Be Saved”)

How blessed and fortunate we Christians (as well as, eventually, the ENTIRE creation) are to have a Father and Savior such as we have…. and we should be continually giving thanks to Them for this.

Later, in Him,