Saturday, August 18, 2007

the joy-springing child


You seek My presence and they who seek shall find it. It is not a question of human searching, so much as human consciousness, unconditional surrender to My Will in the small, as in the big things of life. This is what makes My Guidance possible.

You know the difference between taking a glad, loving, joy-springing child with you along a way, when the child anticipates each direction, accepts naturally each decision as to each turning -- and the child who resists, and, rebellious, has to be forced, even though in its quieter moments it may say, "Yes, I do want to go with you. I cannot be left alone, but I hate this way."

It is not the way, but the loving rejoicing in the way and the guidance, that matters with My disciples. You are ready for guidance but you do not rejoice as you should, both of you, in the little daily stones of the way.

- from God Calling by Two Listeners, edited by A. J. Russell


Photo: Buttercup and Bindweed

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