Using will in harmony with God’s Laws
And then lastly, one of the biggest problems we have is that we might believe all of these things are true intellectually, we
might accept them all intellectually, but when it comes to exercising our will in harmony with these things, that’s where
we fall down. In other words we don’t have a strong desire to truly be loving. We only have a desire to be loving as long
as good things happen as a result. But something bad might happen as a result of us being loving, and by the way it is
possible that something bad can happen from the result of us being loving because when other people are not in a loving RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD – PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER JESUS (AJ MILLER)
space sometimes they view what you do in a loving space as unloving. And so they have a response to that. So often times
what we’re trying to do is we’re trying to exercise our will in harmony with self-protection. We’re not exercising our will
in harmony with love or truth or humility or faith. Instead we’re exercising our will in a way that we try to protect
ourselves from what is going on, what is happening in our lives: protect ourselves from any – what we see as future harm.
We often are exercising our will in that direction only and we will under those circumstances compromise: compromise
truth, compromise humility, compromise love; and many of us on a day-to-day basis still compromise love; we still do
So if we were truly wanting to put it all together, what we would do is we would exercise our will in harmony with God’s
Laws. That’s what we would do. That’s how we would exercise our will. We would not exercise our will out of harmony
with God’s Laws, whether we know intellectually they’re God’s Laws or emotionally. As soon as we know intellectually
even, without us being aware emotionally, we would want to exercise our will in harmony with what we’ve learnt. We
would not keep giving ourselves excuses.
For instance, one excuse that I hear from many of you is, “I’m not there yet.” How many times have you used that one in
your personal life? You go, “I know that I should do this but I’m not there yet. I’m not capable of doing that yet.” And in
particular we see that happening when it comes to telling the truth with other people. “I know I should tell my husband
that I cheated on him ten years ago, but I’m not there yet.” In other words I’m not in the state yet where I feel like I can be
motivated to do that and take the consequences. That’s really what we’re saying. We’re saying I’m not there yet because
we’re saying we know that God’s Laws will all happen a certain way to correct our attitude and we don’t really want to
engage those laws in the direct manner, and so we try to make excuses for ourselves. That’s what we do.
Now they’re the primary parts of putting our relationship with God together: they’re the primary parts. Now it’s a very
brief summary, of course we could discuss, and I have done for hours and hours on end, love and what love is and what
love isn’t and all of those different things. We’ve got whole seminars where we did whole days of what it means to love
another person; whole days of what it means to receive Love from God; whole days of what God’s Truth is. And in fact
Mary and I will be presenting more information about God’s Truth over the coming months. About what is God’s Truth,
what are the qualities of God’s Truth, what are the attributes of God’s Truth.
Mary and I have already done humility. Like I’ve said, we’ve done five sessions on humility, called “Interview with Jesus
– Humility” and talked a lot about what that is, what it looks like, what it feels like, how it is. Remember we’ve just done a
series of talks about faith and prayer called “Relationship with God – Faith & Prayer”. And in those we defined faith and
what it is and how we can integrate that into our relationship with God and so forth. We’ve also had many discussions
with you about will, the exercise of your will in harmony with love, such as “The Human Soul – The Gift of Free Will”.
We’ve had many discussions about that. So my suggestion is if you want to know more about those particular things is to
go to those discussions and listen to them again or watch them again because I don’t want to so much discuss with you the
intricacies of each thing today.