Words of Encouragement
Personal Spiritual Mentoring(Also known as Spiritual Counsel, Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Companioning, Spiritual Nurturing, Eldering)
Discernment requires trusting that God has a will for thee,
that thee can learn what God's will for thee is, and that then thee can be obedient.
The way to Discern God's will is to Quiet the self.
This Quieting of the self leads to Patience.
Once God's will has been discerned, Obedience to God's will leads to Peace.
Being able to subsume thy will to God's will leads to Serenity.
Then what is Right and Necessary will be brightly illuminated before thee,
and what is neither needful nor necessary will simply fade from thee.
Then thy life will preach and thee will be freed to Testify to the Truth.
Any Testimony to the Truth requires Love.
What Love requires in Truth will be thy Living Testimony.
The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight, but desire to please God in everything.--Teresa of Jesus
(To Friends in Carolina)
DEAR Friends, to whom is my Love in the blessed Seed, which . . . changeth not, which is the First and Last, in whom you have Life and Peace with the God of Peace. So you few that are that ways, keep your Meetings, and meet together in the Name of Jesus, whose Name is above every Name, and Gathering is above every Gathering; . . . and you Gathering in his Name, where Salvation is, he is your Prophet, your Shepherd, your Bishop, your Priest, in ...