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
ALL Friends every where, in the Power of God dwell, and know that over all to keep you. And lose not the Power of God, which keeps down, tames and breaks all wild, unruly, rash and hasty Spirits, which will run without the Power; which Spirits reach not to the Seed and Witness of God in Men, and strike not through the Earthly, neither receive Wisdom to be ordered to the Glory of the Lord God. And there is Safety in the Power; and there is the Wisdom of the MOst-High felt, and the Power of the Endless Life. ...
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