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The Jesus MeetUp
"Chosen By God: Thought Adjusters"
The Jesus MeetUp Chosen By God: Thought Adjusters Week #23
You are going to LOVE this lesson!
When God, our Father, decided that we as his lowest will creatures needed help, he came HIMSELF to live within us! This is amazing. Re-read that sentence. He made a home within our minds, a portion of himself to be with us throughout our life from the day we had made our first moral personality and free will choice - usually between 5 and 6 years old. At that point we have proved to God, that we CAN choose to follow his will, his way for us.
"But before ever they volunteer, they are in possession of full data respecting the candidate for
indwelling...This forecast covers not only the hereditary antecedents of the mortal candidate but also
the estimate of probable intellectual endowment and spiritual capacity." 108:1.2
Antecedents: things, events or ancestors which existed/preceded before
Now you know how you ARE chosen and carefully so!
And it is forever true that these Father Indwellers, who are of God and ARE God, have chosen us based upon our intellectual capacity, spiritual perception and the combination of the two in order to determine the evolution of immortal soul survival. While they work independently of our minds, these divine helpers ever adjust our thinking and...
"...urge (us) toward divine ideals, always luring (us) upward toward the purposes and aims of a future
and better life." 108:4.2
To help us with all this:
"... they bring with them the model careers, the ideal lives, as determined and foreordained by themselves"...and the Adjuster supervisors of Divinington. Thereby, "...they begin work with a definite and predetermined plan for the intellectual and spiritual development of their human subjects, but it is not incumbent upon any human being to accept this plan." (110:2.1)
Incumbent: necessary as a duty or responsibility
You choose. At all times.
The Adjuster never drives, never forces, only leads us. Here is where you need to understand how gracious is our Father and this indwelling partner of ours, standing out of our way as we make our own choices. Have you ever had an imaginary friend as a small child? If so, you would have enjoyed that beautiful back and forth flow of communication even though you did not really hear anything, but you knew it was real!
Your Thought Adjuster was, even back then, delicately introducing himself to you!
Gracious: kind, courteous, delicately tactful, respectful
Now, here's something else to know and seriously consider:
Your Thought Adjuster is the "Father" of your soul while your mind is the "Mother". The soul is the product, think of it like an embryo, which needs to be "fed" to grow in order to bring you to survival status on the other side. This half-spirit/half-material "package" within you is your "identity"(the real YOU) which will carry you on up to the presence of the Paradise Father along with your Adjuster, personality and seraphim! An important product! How to grow this new "form" of you? By doing your VERY best to carry out his divine will.
We know that we…
"advance in spirit status—by decisions, by more decisions, and by more decisions. The highest moral choice is the choice of the highest possible value, and always—in any sphere, in all of them—this is to choose to do the will of God." (39:4.14)
Did you see that this will continue in any sphere, ALL of them?! Can you fathom what that means? That we need to learn HERE and NOW, in this life, how to make those highest moral choices to pull us ever upward towards our own perfection and the Father.
Every decision you make either impedes or facilitates the function of the Adjuster...110:6:6
Let us pray to make EASIER, not to block, the work of our Adjuster in spiritualizing our mind, by
choosing as best we can every time we act.
Before you get overwhelmed...
let's look at what these Father Fragments are to us even though we are unaware:
Heavenly helpers, tireless toilers, watchful workers, loving leaders, patient teachers and careful custodians, to name a few of the responsibilities they embrace as our divine partner. They SO love us. Truly they do, as we are the "carriers" of their personality, mind and free will. They need you and me to enact that final phase of their lifetime of unselfish service to us. Once we fuse (like an egg and a sperm) with one another,
we become divinely one. Did we mention that Adjusters never fail?! They cannot, as they are God. So, it is all up to us!
Because most of us do not hear our Divine Indweller...
"You must not regard co-operation with your Adjuster as a particularly conscious process, for it is not;
but your motives and your decisions, your faithful determinations and your supreme desires, do
constitute real and effective co-operation." (110:3.6)
Determinations: firmness of purpose;
Supreme: superior to all others
So, what can we do each day?
Fully and unreservedly consecrate our mind to the carrying out of our spiritual urges...notice what we can do? We can choose to view our Thought Adjuster and our mind as already one in their working together! And then to faithfully give our sincere cooperation throughout the day. In so doing, our Adjuster can communicate our love for God directly to him, especially during worship, where he conducts worship on behalf of our mind and evolving soul.
Take quiet time each day to spend it with him!
Unreservedly: without reservations, limitations; completely, openly
Consecrate: to make or declare sacred; purposely devote, dynamically dedicate
Assignment: Pray each day, spend time thinking about all your Adjuster does within you, thanking him, and then spending a few minutes in quiet as you "listen", in case an idea comes from him! All the while remembering you are communicating with your Father.
Questions to discuss:
Tell us all if you can remember a time as a young child when you made your first free will choice?
When did you first recognize/realize that a fragment of God Himself lives within you?
How did this make you feel?
Why would you want to become one with this indwelling Paradise Father?
How would this make you feel about yourself?
Finish with The Lord's Prayer together. Turn your prayer sheets back into your leader.
Feel free to write down a prayer request and give to your leader.
God chose to live within you, while you are living within him! ~ Monica
Next Week is #24 where we will study: Contact with GOD