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Words of Encouragement

Personal Spiritual Mentoring

(Also known as Spiritual Counsel, Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Companioning, Spiritual Nurturing, Eldering) "Proceed as way opens" by Quaker Jane
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
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Epistle 235
1664

"Elshdy"

AND therefore all, and every one, from the Highest to the Lowest, let none take your Crown, but be Faithful, for the Lord's Ears are open to the Cries of his oppressed and afflicted Ones; he heareth the Groans and Cries, Day and Night, of them: And the Lord's Eye is open, and he sees all the Actions of Men, and Times and Seasons, are in His Hands, who is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, the Strong and All-Sufficient, Omnipotent God, Elshdy, who destroyeth the Destroyer, and ruineth him that would destroy and ruine all; . . ...

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Quaker Jane Recommended Reading


Strength in Weakness, edited by Gil Skidmore

Lovely collection of the writings of a number of 18th Century Quaker women.