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Developing Faith

Faith in what we cannot see

I have recently been asked by a few people what I do to develop my faith, and what experiences and results have I had whilst developing my faith. So I thought I would do a post to answer these questions for others that may be interested. Developing my faith is something that I am very passionate about, because of the positive benefits I have experienced by having and growing my faith. In order to develop my faith I had to first experiment with whatever it was that I desired to either change in my life, or what I desired to create in my life, and to learn about God’s Truth. This required me to use my will in a positive direction and to take actions that I believed would bring about the changes I desired and to create new things in my life. In the recent Divine Truth Assistance Groups – An Education In Love Series, we were given some homework questions to help bring self awareness about what we are currently doing in our life and how we are using our will. The homework questions below are about developing faith:

  1. What am I currently doing to develop my faith?
  2. What actions are being taken?
  3. What messages am I telling myself?
  4. What intellectual awareness is developing?
  5. What is the current condition of my aspiration to develop my faith?

I really enjoyed doing this homework, because as I pondered over each question, I would reflect back over the past year (my faith was developing before this, but this past year I have become more passionate about developing my faith), and although it has been a challenging year for me, it has also been one where I have felt the closest to God and where I have had many experiences of God’s goodness, Love and His care for me.

I though it would be easier to briefly answer each question individually in dot points, and add some of my experiences I have had as a result of developing my faith. I will also add some links below of Divine Truth seminars/talks about Faith & Prayer.

Q 1. What am I currently doing to develop my faith? & Q 2. What actions are being taken?

  • I pray consistently throughout the day, and I ask God lots of questions about my soul, God’s personality/nature, God’s creations and Laws, and I ask Him to teach me and help me to build my faith. Prayer builds my faith in God, because it’s an open invitation to God that I want Him to be a part of my life. As a result, I have had personal experiences of God in my life, where She shows me Her goodness throughout my day. Such as: when I have prayed to God and then my prayer is answered, or if I have wanted to know something and it is answered, or sometimes I will just be feeling a desire that I have, and God will open the right doors for me and my desire comes to fruition. I may not see God, but I do see Her goodness and sometimes I feel God’s Love. Receiving God’s Love has been a big influence on my desire to develop my faith, because I knew for sure that God is real.
  • I experiment with what I am learning about God, because this brings personal experiences, which helps build my faith in God, faith in myself, and it also builds my trust in God.
  • I print up verses about God and His goodness and I place them around my home so that I’m constantly reminded about God’s Love and care for all His children. These verses could be something that God has communicated to me through feelings or Bible verses that talk about God’s goodness and Love or Divine Truth teachings.
  • I listen to Divine Truth teachings everyday (these teachings led me to developing my relationship with God, which is where my faith began to grow), I read the Padgett Messages, and I also recommend reading Through The Mists Trilogy by Robert James Lees – Amazing! – Love these books.
  • I have put a playlist together on a CD of uplifting meaningful songs or songs about God. Some of the songs that Jesus plays in the breaks at the Assistance Groups I have bought off iTunes and they are also on my playlist. A song that Mary posted on her blog is “Brave,” love this song, it has really helped me to open up more, to be brave and to speak the truth. Another song that I have just come across (my new favourite) is “Live in the Wonderful,” sung by Lakewood Church.
  • I use my will in a positive direction and take action way more than I have done so before, this is because I see the positive results in doing this, which grows my faith in God and myself. I challenge my fear more and I have discovered the fear of doing something is never as bad as what I thought it was going to be and in fact it has been a very positive outcome for me, another faith builder.

Q 3. What messages am I telling myself?

  • I have had a lot of false beliefs to feel through and release (and have many more yet to feel or even be aware of), in order to accept and feel God’s Truth, so this is an area that I am constantly working on. Initially, when my husband and I first separated a year ago, I was surprised at how harsh I was towards myself, I had low self-esteem and self-worth, which I soon became aware of the negative messages I was telling myself. God is an amazing counsellor Who was with me and guiding me every step of the way, God was my light out of the darkness I was in, helping me to become aware of the false beliefs and error that was in my soul. I began to learn from God that my way is not God’s Way, and my thoughts about myself and about love were not in harmony with God’s.
  • So the messages that I tell myself now are more positive about myself, which is building my self-esteem and self-worth (but this is also as a result of releasing false beliefs and error from my soul). I also tell myself the Truth about God and what I’m learning about God, such as: God is good, God is faithful, God’s Love is the most powerful force in the universe, God’s Love never fails, never gives up, never runs out on me, all things are possible with God, God restores my soul and makes all things new, God Loves me and cares about me…(I have written many pages in my journal about how good God is, as well as listening to CD’s in my car, so that I am constantly filling my soul with Truth).

All these points that I have listed contribute to developing and growing my faith in God, His Love and Truth, as well as developing faith in myself, and faith in a more pure way of living and loving.

Q 4. What intellectual awareness is developing?

  • How amazing God is, although this is more than intellectual for me now, as I am starting to feel that God is amazing
  • My faith is growing and getting stronger
  • With God all things are possible
  • Faith in my own ability to heal, to change, and to become more loving
  • Faith that I will one day be at-one with God

Q 5. What is the current condition of my aspiration to develop my faith?

  • My aspiration to develop my faith is high, which has inspired me to develop this aspiration in other areas for my soul’s growth.

One important point that I have learnt for my faith to grow, is that it wasn’t enough to just hear about faith, I needed to experience it for myself, which meant that I needed to use my will and take action with what I was learning.

I hope this may assist those that are interested in developing their faith and if anyone has anymore questions I am happy to answer them or direct you to where you can find more information.

Love Jennene 💗

“With God all things are possible”
~ Matthew 19:26, NIV

These links below are from the Divine Truth YouTube Channel about Faith & Prayer:

Relationship with God – Faith Part 1

Relationship with God – Faith Part 2

This series on Faith & Prayer has 4 Sessions, with 2 Parts to each session. Once you click on this link, there is a menu to the right, which has the rest of the sessions there.
Relationship with God – Faith & Prayer Session 1 Part 1

Padgett Messages – A Message From Solomon on April 20, 1916 – What are the greatest truths in all the world?

Padgett Messages – A Message From Solomon on April 20, 1916 – A Discussion about Solomon’s Message on Prayer & Faith with Jesus & Mary, Part 1

Padgett Messages – A Message From Solomon on April 20, 1916 – A Discussion about Solomon’s Message on Prayer & Faith with Jesus & Mary, Part 2

Short Clip (5.22 mins) of Jesus discussing Faith, Trust, Hope, and Knowing on March 15, 2008

Developing My Will to Love

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a long time since I last wrote and there has been many changes in that time, which I may talk about some of them in future posts or I have been feeling that I may start recording as it will be less time consuming and I will be able to discuss topics in more detail. I have decided to write again because I have had some people in my life opening up, desiring to know the truth and wanting to heal themselves and their life, which has led to lots of discussions about the very topic I am so passionate about. So I thought it would be loving to start sharing again so that it may benefit others as it has benefited me greatly. One of the changes in my life I will briefly share now, but it is personal and I am still emotionally working through many layers of injuries, fears and false beliefs in order to heal and grow in love.

My husband Jason and I separated a year ago, after being together for 26 years and married for 22 years. The first 10 months of being separated has been extremely sad and painful for me to work through, due to the amount of emotional injuries in my soul and what I believed a man that loved me would do for me, as well as not being with my husband and possibly my soulmate. Over the past year I have begun to learn more about myself, some of what my true passions and desires are, about how to have a loving relationship from God’s prospective, the importance of my will and using my will to love, and addressing issues in my life without delay. Honestly, I don’t know how I would have gotten through the past year without God’s Love and guidance,  Jesus and Mary’s teachings, along with the love from my family and friends, and using my will each day to keep moving in a positive direction. I love you all and I am forever grateful for your love.

“God’s Love never fails, never gives up”

The past year has also opened many new doors for me, which I am really excited about (joy is coming). I have started my first year at University, I never would have thought I would go to Uni, but I am enjoying what I’m learning, although I don’t really like doing essays, as it takes my time away from doing other things that I am more passionate about. I am doing English and Creative Writing, Australian History and Aboriginal Studies, with a desire to one day write children’s educational books about love and when I learn more about love myself. Which leads me to my favourite subject to talk about, it is what lights up my soul, when I’m not letting fear dominate my life.

I have had an amazing opportunity to attend an Assistance Group this year in Noosaville Queensland, Australia, called Developing My Will to Love, an Education in Love Series, which was organised by Jesus and Mary, and presented by Jesus. Designed to help us understand God’s gift of free will to us, and how to use our will in a loving, positive direction. In addition, we learnt that God’s definition of Love is different to the worlds definition of love and in order to receive an education in love, we need to seek the highest source of love to teach us, which is God. Truly valuable information for anyone desiring to heal their soul, to learn about real love, and to develop their relationship with God. I have added the Assistance Group 1 – 2016 link below for those that are interested in watching, there is also Assistance Group 2, which is really good as well. Thank you Jesus and Mary for your love, truth, patience and care for us all.

“Love & Truth go hand in hand, and they cannot be separated” ~ Jesus

Assistance Group 1 – Developing My Will to Love, 2016

Love Jennene

Challenging My Fear Of Heights

Over the past month I have been challenging my fear of heights, this has not been easy for me to work through or want to feel the emotions of fear – I would rather avoid this emotion, but I know it is not loving for me or others when I live in fear rather then feeling it and releasing it from my soul.

I have spoken before about challenging my fear of heights as I feel it may help others to have faith in their ability to challenge and heal the emotions that hold us back from living a more happy and fulfilled life.

The following are some of the recent challenges I set for myself in a safe environment, in order from easier to the hardest:

* Looking over and walking next to the railing on the second or higher floor of a shopping centre

* Driving up steep roads

* Scenic Lookouts

* Treetop Adventure Park

* Walking across Sydney Harbour Bridge (this is not the Bridge Climb, just walking across)

View from Sydney Harbour Bridge

View of Sydney Harbour through the railings on the Bridge. A cold and rainy day, the rain stopped just before my walk.

I started these challenges with what I felt would be easier for me and worked my way up to the hardest, which in the past have been the most fearful for me to experience. On Saturday I walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this time I walked without holding onto my husband Jason’s hand and squeezing it until it almost dropped off. I approached this challenge a bit differently to my previous attempts to face my fear of heights and it was a successful outcome for me, which has given me faith in my ability to feel my fear and become free of an emotion that holds me back.

What worked for me:

* Prayer to God to help me feel my fear and to not run away as soon as I start to feel overwhelmed by fear.

* I asked God to help me face my challenge with love.

* I asked my Guardian Angel and Celestial brothers & sisters to help me.

* I was loving, gentle and compassionate with myself as I felt through different emotions that came up for me.

* I stopped at different stages throughout the walk when I felt overwhelmed, I didn’t push myself to keep walking, I just stopped and felt. I could feel the love around me – encouraging me and I could feel my own love and compassion for myself.

* I breathed deeply which helped me to keep feeling and stay present with what I was experiencing, rather then shutting down and not wanting to feel fear.

* I didn’t ask anyone to help me avoid feeling my fears.

I was amazed at what began to happen from embracing this process – the fear released and I started to feel free and for the first time I could start to enjoy the view without feeling like I just wanted to get out of there. I began to walk beside the rail and look out across the harbour (I couldn’t do this last time I walked across the bridge), I began to feel some joy that I could actually feel and release this emotion that stops me in my tracks.

I now have faith that each time I challenge my fears that it will get easier and one day the fear will be no more.

I’m looking forward to that day 🙂

Jennene 💗

How The Divine Love Enters The Soul

Padgett Messages

May 8th, 1916.

Received by: James Padgett, Washington D.C.

I am here, Jesus.

I come tonight to finish my message and will do so, if your condition is such that you may receive it. Well, as you may remember, my subject is: “How the Divine Love enters into the soul of a human being.”

I have already explained to you the difference between, and the respective functions of the physical body, the spiritual body and the soul, and how the real man is the soul, which may live forever. I have also shown you how the physical and spiritual bodies change their component parts, and as such bodies, disintegrated and disappear in the form that they may have at any one time.

Well, the soul is the man and becomes the angel of God’s kingdom. The soul may also become only the everlasting part of man in the spiritual kingdom as contradistinguished from the Celestial Heavens.

The only way in which the soul may become an inhabitant of the Celestial Spheres, is by its obtaining of the Divine Love and thereby become a partaker of the Divine nature of the Father; and this can be accomplished only by the inflowing of the Divine Love, by means of the operation of the Holy Spirit, which is the instrumentality used by God to carry this Love to the souls of men.

As I have before said, this Love never forces itself into the souls of men, and comes only when men seek for it in sincerity and with effort. It is waiting for all men to receive it, but never comes into the soul of its own initiative, and without invitation. So the important question is, how does it come into the soul and what must men do to induce its inflowing.

There is only one way, and that is by the opening up of the soul in such a manner that this Love, when it comes in response to sincere seeking, may find an entrance and a condition of development that will cause it to find lodgement and abiding place, harmonious and satisfactory to the qualities of its own existence. Of course, man cannot of himself open up his soul to this inflowing, for, while he has great power, yet the will is not sufficient; nor has he any other inherent qualities that will enable him to place his soul in such condition as to make possible the work of the Holy Spirit in causing the Love to flow into the soul.

The only means by which this can be accomplished are prayer and faith. When a man in true earnestness and sincere aspirations, prays to the Father for this Divine Love, such prayer not only brings Love, but causes those portions of the soul which are capable of receiving this Love to open up to its coming and to work in such a way as to attract the Love.

The Holy Spirit never performs this work of preparing the soul for the reception of this Love, but merely brings the Love and causes its inflowing when the soul is in condition to receive it. In answer to prayer, there are other instrumentalities of the Father working to prepare the soul condition that is required, and these instrumentalities are the bright spirits of the Celestial Heavens, whose duties, among others, are to answer the prayers of the penitent in the way of infilling the soul with influences that turn the thoughts and aspirations to this Divine Love and its operations.

As I said when on earth, there is no other way to get into the sheep fold but through the gateway provided, – he that attempts to climb over the fence is a thief and a robber. But this should be modified to fit the exact fact, for there is no possibility of getting into this fold by climbing the fence. There is only one way – that through the gate of prayer and sincere longing.

I know that many men believe that the performance of church duties, and the observation of the requirements of the church as to baptism and the sacraments, etc., will be sufficient to enable them to get into the Kingdom; but I tell you that they are all wrong, and their disappointment will be very great when they come into the spirit world.

What are called moral deeds and good thoughts will not cause this inflowing of the Divine Love because these things are necessary steps towards the purification of the soul in its natural love; and (yet) no matter how pure this love may become, yet it is not the Divine Love or any portion of it.

Good thoughts and deeds, though, may help to turn the aspirations of the soul to these higher conditions, and open up its perceptions to a degree that may lead to prayer and faith, and, therefore, in addition to their work of purifying the natural love may prove to be of great value in assisting men towards the development of the soul so that the Divine Love may enter into it. But to depend on good thoughts and moral deeds and a life pure from sin to give man the right to an entrance into the Celestial Kingdom, is a great mistake.

The Divine Love is a thing entirely apart from the nature of man, even in its purest state, and was never conferred on man as was the natural love, and, consequently, when man obtains this Divine Love, and it becomes a part of his soul qualities, his nature, as it were, changes, and he becomes a new creature. An additional something has been conferred upon him, and it becomes impossible for him to remain the mere man that he was, and he always would, be, except for this change in his nature.

I know that men do not understand the distinction between a man with only the natural love and one with the Divine Love, but the distinction is so great, that the one, when possessed to a sufficient degree, makes the man a part of Divinity, while the other, no matter how fully possessed and how pure it may become, makes man merely man, though a perfect one.

Whosoever will pray in sincerity for the inflowing of this Divine Love will receive it. It is not a respecter of persons, and the sincere aspirations of the soul of any man, be he prince or peasant, rich or poor, will invariably cause this Love to come into his soul and change his nature, so that he will become a new creature, and one not subject to death forever more.

The merely intellectual prayers are not efficacious, for it does not have any effect in opening up the soul, and neither does much of this praying do the work. One little moment of this true praying will be more effective in causing this Divine Love to flow towards the soul than a whole lifetime of idle repetition of prayers that come from a source merely mental. And here let me say that the mind is not the soul, and much less God.

Well, I think I have made plain how this Love flows into a man’s soul, and in addition what its effect is, when possessed by man. There is nothing in all God’s universe that can take its place for the purpose of making a man at-one with the Father, and of causing him to become Divine, in so far as he possesses this Love.

So I say to all men, pray and pray and never cease to pray for the inflowing of this Love, for there is no limit to its abundance, or the amount which man or spirit can obtain. Always in the Celestial Heavens, we spirits continually pray for an increased bestowal, and always our prayers are answered – but always there is more to follow.

I must not write more tonight.

I am satisfied with the correctness of your receiving my message, and will come again and write you another.

With all my love and blessings,

I am your brother and friend,

Jesus

Trusting in God Always

God is always with me

 God always watches over me

Rainbow Lorikeet

Mama Rainbow Lorikeet with her baby to the right.

God is always gentle, loving and caring with me

God always allows my free-will to learn and grow

Rainbow Lorikeet

Baby Rainbow Lorikeet looking down towards the ground, Mama is further down in the hollow of the tree, allowing her baby some freedom to learn for herself. Dada is up in the tree, watching over.

God always listens to me and is always patient

God always has help ready – before I even ask; 

as the moment I sincerely ask, it is instantly given

Rainbow Lorikeet

Dada came down from above & took his place next to Mama, to protect their baby as I came closer for a photo, baby is behind them in the hollow of the tree. Baby came back out as I continued on with my walk.

God always guides me to Love 

God always guides me to Truth

God always delights in my progress

Rainbow Lorikeets

So beautiful to watch this little family as I reflected upon what I’m beginning to learn & feel about God’s nature.

God always draws me closer

sometimes it takes me awhile, but I get there; a step closer

Trusting in God Always! 

I don’t always get it right, everyday I’m out of harmony with God’s Love and sometimes I wonder if I’m ever going to remove all the errors, emotional injuries and false beliefs from my soul, but I never give up, because giving up would mean giving up on loving me and growing my soul in Love towards God. Every time I heal an emotional injury from my soul; my heart opens a bit more; my love grows a bit more; I learn a bit more, and I am a step closer to God; a step closer to Pure Love. No matter how long it takes—it is a treasure worth growing for.

Jennene 💗