1999-10-10-Going For Father's Adventure
Topic: Going For Father's Adventure
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
I am ABRAHAM. Welcome. You, my friends, are such a wonderful and well balanced part of my spiritual diet. Each time we can meet I indeed feel strengthened and nourished. I also thank you for the beautiful prayer, yes. Your good thoughts are well received. You are understanding this lesson very well. Your completed assigned work is strength promoting and faith uplifting. Thank you.
When the Master walked the earth in mortal flesh He experienced human living to its fullest. Many times did He reconcile Himself to drinking the cup. Even when He knew the cup was bitter He wanted to drink it for Father's sake. His human mind resisted and fought His divine side for freedom from experiencing life's painful events.
The Master was close enough though to Father to want with all His heart to please Father. Jesus' love for Father strengthened Him to desire to do His will. Jesus experienced apprehension, confusion, even some fear, and yet the bond with His Father in Heaven was strong enough to find strength to overcome. The Master's human side also sought escape at times, just as all mortals do.
The unknowing of the cup is opening the door to things you might expect to be soulfully crushing. The Father knows the contents of the cup, and can guide you and fill you with the courage you need to drink. Your close connection with Father allows you to know Him and love Him--unlike any other you have ever loved.
Your love for Him can help you to choose Father's will. It can move you beyond doubt, or seeking escape, to looking forward to what Father has in store for you. Father's ways are practical, and yet adventurous. They are knowledgeable, and yet arduous. His ways are the ways of a true and loving Father.
My student \ friend continues to uphold his highest ideals while facing his adversity. The lessons are in abundance and with speed. His pain is still present, and yet his joy is magnified. He has moved closer to Father than ever. He seeks not escape and chooses to drink the cup with grace due to his deep love for Father, yes.
In learning strength and endurance adversity is our greatest teacher. Choosing to drink the cup, and not escape or bypass is a commitment to Father's adventure. An individual needs not to accept the fact that they are ill or with terrible adversity more so than an individual needs to accept Father's cup. Doctors or other advisers may have their say, but in the end it is Father's counsel we go by.
My friend accepted the fact that he was sick, but allowed not his thoughts to promote the sickness to extremes, no. He had turned his will over to his Father. Jesus also knowing of the cup He must drink concerning His departure was indeed bitter, and He did not wish to experience death in this manner, but He had also come to terms with His Father's wishes. He allowed not His thoughts to promote anything but light and goodness, yes.
He could very well have fought His tormentors. He could have prolonged His agony, and gave those who persecuted Him cause to keep torturing Him, and believe what they were doing was right. Jesus indeed drank the cup with grace, ministering to others up to the very end of His mortal career, yes.
He chose to be within the Father's will--not for one minute in judgment of Father's ability to comfort and provide values and meanings. I would say that Jesus worked for the glory of Father in every situation. He asserted His abilities as Father's Son to promote goodness to all He met. Had Jesus chose to escape the cup, and lay down before His troubles, He would have most certainly changed the destiny of His mission.
Should my friend \ student have chosen to give up, turn inward toward self-pity and anger, would have missed these grand lessons that Father had planned for Him. He most certainly would have not found the value and promoted any good for his friends and family. Jesus and my friend had chosen to actively participate in the drinking of the cup. The cup is not forced, no. You can choose to spread the most highest good while you are having these experiences, yes.
No, as mortals you are not expected to be perfect. Your anger and despair is understood. Your acts of rage are understood. Your self-shutting down is understood, but know as you choose to be within Father's will and drink the cup you learn strength. You are comforted and shown those things that God knows. You are given the ability to demonstrate in your daily living what God has shown you. You are with more courage, yes, accelerated lessons, yes, but the joy contained therein cannot be compared to any other joy you have known, yes.
Next week I will take questions. This week I ask that you ponder upon your commitment to Father's adventure. How do you play an active part in promoting the highest good while you drink the cup? Yes. My love for you grows each time we meet. I will be available to visit with any who desire. Until next week, shalom.