DIVINE WILL SNIPPET
(Extracts from the Book of Heaven by Luisa Piccarreta)
Compiled by Ann Ellison
February 3, 2021
TRUST IN GOD
Dear Divine Will Family,
Yes, we are a family. We are the true family of God, His legitimate children. We all share His Lifeblood, His Divine Will! And as family, it is important to support each other, to lift each other up, to help each other in any way possible during these critical days we are in, and are entering. I do not believe that the years to come are going to be easy. This is just my belief, no one really knows anything about the future but God. We have many, many, many prophecies, even from Our Lady. But have you noticed that She never gives you a date? She does give us hints and things to look for, so She doesn’t leave us high and dry. Some of the things She tells us to look for is Communism. When we see Communism taking over most the whole world, as it seems it is doing, then we can almost be assured that things are not going to be very comfortable for those who love God and Our Lady with all our hearts, souls, minds and bodies! It looks like we may be in for a rough ride. But that’s really OK! There’s always the fiat, which when you ponder Our Lady giving it so willingly during the times in which She lived, it would be also the same as in our time. That fiat She gave most certainly would have been a death sentence, but She trusted that God would take care of Her and She gave Her fiat out of faith, trust and love of God!
Have you read JOB lately? No matter what God did to him and put him through, he never wavered in his trust in God, and his love of God! That is where our faith and trust need to be if we are going to give to God all the glory He deserves from us. JOB even seems to speak about the Kingdom to come…. thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
Because of his trust and love of God, in all his misery, he understood that God would take care of him no matter what! We are IN God and God is IN us…of what should we be afraid?? As children of the Divine Will, we should have the greatest of all trust and faith in our Heavenly Father to take good care of us. And that may not always mean our bodies, but our souls, which are so much more important. May we have the kind of trust, faith and love of God not to cave when the times get really tough. May God grant us the same faith and trust in Him as that of JOB, only more so since we are the children of the Divine Will!
This is some of Chapter 5 of JOB!
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.
Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
I know I have probably written about Trust before, and I will probably write about it again. It is more important now than ever before! Abandon yourself to God and trust…that’s the kind of glory God wants from all of us and it is the kind of faith and trust that makes you a true child of the Divine Will!
We love you all so much and keep each of you in our daily prayers. We ask that you keep us in yours, please! Fiat always….all for the love and glory of our Heavenly Father and for His Kingdom to come fully in all souls!
April 11, 1904
Continuing in my usual state, after much struggling, I saw my adorable Jesus for just a little, and He told me: “You who wanted Me so much – what do you want, what is it that you care about the most?” And I: ‘Lord, I want nothing – what I care about the most is You alone.’ And He repeated: “What – you want nothing? Ask Me for something – sanctity, my grace, virtues… for I can give you everything.” And, again, I said: ‘Nothing, nothing, I want You alone and whatever You want.” And, again, He added: “So you want nothing else? I alone am enough for you? Your desires have no other life in you but for Me alone? All your trust, then must be in Me alone, for even if you want nothing, you will obtain everything.”
July 29, 1904
Continuing in my usual state, as soon as I saw my adorable Jesus, I said to Him: ‘My Lord and my God.’ And He continued: “God, God, God alone. Daughter, faith makes one know God, but trust makes one find Him. So, without trust, faith is sterile, and even though faith possesses immense riches with which the soul can enrich herself, if there is no trust, she remains always poor and lacking in everything.”
While He was saying this, I felt myself being drawn into God, and I remained absorbed in Him like a little drop of water in the immense sea. As much as I looked, I could find no boundaries, either of height or of breadth; Heaven and earth, blessed and pilgrim souls, all were immersed in God!
January 3, 1907
Continuing in my usual state, I saw blessed Jesus for just a little, and He told me: “My daughter, if one fears much, it is a sign that she relies much on herself, because in noticing nothing but weaknesses and miseries within herself, she naturally and justly fears.
On the other hand, if one fears nothing, it is a sign that she relies on God, because by relying on God, her miseries and weaknesses are dissolved in God, and as she feels invested by the Divine Being, it is no longer she who operates, but God within her. So, what can she fear? Therefore, true trust reproduces Divine Life in the soul.”
May 16, 1909
Continuing in my usual state, blessed Jesus came for just a little and told me: “My daughter, the sun is symbol of grace. When it finds a void, be it even a cave, a vault, a fissure, a hole, as long as there is empty space and a little opening through which to penetrate, it enters and fills everything with light; nor with this does it diminish its light in the other spaces. And if its light does not illuminate more, it is not because it lacks light, but rather, because of the lack of space in which to be able to diffuse its light more. So is my grace: more than majestic sun, it envelops all creatures with its beneficial influence; however, it does not enter but into empty hearts – and as much empty space as it finds, so much light does it let penetrate into the hearts.
These voids, then – how are they formed? Humility is the hoe which digs and forms the void. Detachment from everything, and from oneself, is the void itself. The window to let the grace of light enter into this void, is trust in God and distrust of ourselves. Therefore, as much trust as one has, so much does he enlarge the door in order to let the light in, and to take more grace. The custodian which keeps the light and expands it, is peace.”
April 10, 1912
Continuing in my usual state, blessed Jesus came for just a little, and told me: “My daughter, the souls who will shine the most, like bright gems in the crown of my mercy, are the souls who have more trust, because the more trust they have, the more they give space for the attribute of my Mercy to pour into them any grace they want. On the other hand, the soul who does not have true trust, herself closes the graces within Me, remaining always poor and unequipped, while my love remains constrained within Me, and I suffer very much. And in order not to suffer so much, and to be able to pour out my love more freely, I deal more with those souls who trust than with the others. With these I can pour out my love, I can play, I can cause loving contrasts, since there is no worry that they might take offense or become fearful; on the contrary, they become braver and take everything in order to love Me more. Therefore, trusting souls are the outpouring and the amusement of my love, the ones who receive more graces, and the richest.”
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