232 Can You Truly Put Yourself at God’s Mercy
1. Are you willing to enjoy God’s blessings on earth, blessings that are akin to those in heaven? Are you willing to treat the enjoyment of God’s words and the knowledge of Him, as the most valuable and meaningful things in your life? Are you truly able to fully submit to God, without thought to your own prospects? Are you truly able to allow yourselves to be put to death by Him, and led by Him, like a sheep? Are there any among you capable of achieving such things? Could it be that all who are accepted by God and receive His promises are the ones who gain His blessings?
2. Have you understood anything from these words? If God tests you, can you truly put yourselves at His mercy, and, in the midst of these trials, search for His intentions and perceive His heart? God does not wish for you to be able to speak many touching words, or tell many exciting stories; rather, He asks that you are able to bear fine testimony to Him, and that you can fully and deeply enter into reality. If God did not speak directly, could you forsake everything around you and allow yourself to be used by God? Is this not the reality that God requires?
3. Who is able to grasp the meaning in God’s words? Yet God asks that you no longer be weighed down by misgivings, that you be proactive in your entry and grasp the substance of God’s words. This will prevent you misunderstanding His words, and being unclear as to His meaning, and thus violating His administrative decrees. God hopes that you grasp His intentions for you in His words. Think no more of your own prospects, and act as you have resolved before God that all should be at the mercy of God. All of those who stand within God’s household should do as much as they possibly can; you should offer the best of yourself to the last section of God’s work on earth. Are you truly willing to put such things into practice?
from “The Fourth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh