Introductory Note:

It is unknown to whom this letter was written, but it is clear that he or she has suffered some disillusionment or disappointment. Françios Fénelon reaches out to the person with tenderness and the wise advice to “Remain faithful to the still, small voice.” Staying engaged in the Divine conversation, even when we don’t feel like it, forms stability in our relationship with God. It forms a sturdy love that can weather all the ups and downs of emotion. And it places our desires—which are often skewed—under God’s transforming influence so that we can want and ask for things that are actually good for us.

Renovaré Team
June 2023

Excerpt from The Seeking Heart

I know that God will keep you. Although you do not enjoy spiritual discipline, be faithful to seeking God as much as your health will permit. I realize that eating, both physically and spiritually, does not appeal to you now. Still, you must eat to survive.

It would be good for you if you could have a few minutes of fellowship with those members of your family that you can confide in. As to whom you should talk with — be guided by your inner sense of what is right at each moment. God does not lead you with extreme emotion, and for this I am glad. Remain faithful to the still, small voice.

Strong emotions and deep feelings, or seeking after signs can be more dangerous than helpful. Your imagination is sure to run away with you. God will lead you, almost without your knowing it, if you will be faithful to come before Him quietly. Eat of Him and His word. Love Him and I will tell you to do no more. For if you love Him, everything else will work out. I am not asking you for a tender and emotional love, but simply that you lean toward love. Put God before yourself and the world and even your evil desires will begin to be transformed.

Quiet Leading” from The Seeking Heart, (Jacksonville, FL: Seedsowers, 1992).

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· Last Featured on June 2023