Notable and Quotable

“Some have asked the question, “If I utterly abandon myself to the Lord, will that means I will have no new revelation of Jesus Christ?

Does abandonment end revelation?

No, it does not. Quite the contrary, abandonment is the means that the Lord will use to give you revelation. The revelation you receive will come to you as reality rather than knowledge. This is made possible only by abandonment.

Jeanne Guyon

Lord, I went wandering like a stray sheep, seeking you with anxious reasoning weighted within me. I wearied myself much in looking for you without. Yet you had your habitation within me. If only I had desired you, and panted after you. I went around the streets and squares of the cities of this world and I found you not, because in vain I sought without for you who were within.”

Augustine of Hippo

The Lord is calling you to walk by faith in His Divine presence. With a simple vision of your Lord and with intense love toward Him – like a little child would have toward its mother – cast yourself into the gentle bosom of your Lord. The spirit in you should become like a little child, and a beggar, in the presence of the Lord. Such a relationship to your Lord – especially in times of perceived failure – is easy. It is also the most secure relationship you can enter into with Him. The level of prayer your are seeking is a prayer free from a wandering imagination and from reasoning.”

Miguel de Molinos

Image via Author, unnamed lake, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon

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