True Life in God Messages

992 True Life in God Notebook 96 1999 January 1, 1999 (The Lord showed me in these past months that I should keep in retreat and enter even more now in holy contemplation. This is also the fruit of union; what more sublime could there be than to be in the embrace of the Holy One? What more pleasing to God could there be than allowing ourselves to be possessed by His Majesty and to learn how to possess Him? The repose of this peace will bring growth in the divine union, strength to continue what the Father laid out for me, zeal and thirst for the salvation of souls. I noticed too that God was now turning His Gaze more on the services I had rendered Him in spite of my frailty and that His loving instructions were focused on what I should still be doing; the messages in other words were becoming more personal although now and then, God would address His entire Church. I should have liked also to add that the horror in my soul of being praised by people was becoming so intense that many a times I was at loss with myself and besides myself. Even when I would guess that a person focuses more on me than on the Words of our Divine Master this alone would make me withdraw even more, going even closer in the embrace of God’s Love; this special attention given to me sometimes was like a vomit in my eyes .... God made it now clearer to me that any distraction by the world and by people could become a harmful influence that would draw me away from Love’s Embrace; the Place I wanted to remain. I received oceans of graces, oceans of gifts, but have I praised my God enough? Have I been negligent of His gifts?) My Vassula, stand firm on what I am transmitting into your intellect and lean on My Heart; I am your Rock; yes, 1 ... I desire you for Myself; during this year I want My beloved to give herself up to the sweet repose of contemplation, withdrawing from the turmoil of the world, entering into My heavenly Embrace; you would be displeasing Me were you to oppose My Will; I want to repose you for My glory but also for the benefit of My Church; come frequently to Me to write down My sayings; I can use you so that My Church renews itself expanding in grace; I had shown you in the beginning My weariness and had asked you if you were willing to repose Me; now I can say: 2 “My beloved is My heaven, the sweet fragrance of My House, who enjoys My favour; she is the chant of My angels; oh what would I not do for her!” O infinite and transcendent God, how could You have from the beginning gazed on this utterly unworthy and rebellious creature of Yours? I, Jesus, am enough to make anyone aware of My Power and My Infinite Mercy .... separate yourself from this3 Fire that emanates from My Heart and you will extinguish; I can keep you ablaze and on fire, vivified by an ardent love for Me, My House and My household; I can bring back to life anyone and lead him with cords of love into perfection .... 1This ‘yes’ was a confirmation to my feelings. 2Our Lord then fondly said these words to me. 3 Jesus emphasised this word, pointing to His Sacred Heart.