How to Live in the Divine Will

The most important act of your whole life – To live in the Divine Will means we unite our human will with Jesus’ Divine Will and allow the Divine Will to reign in us and be the “life” that animates everything we do.  Jesus tells Luisa about this continuous act of union or fusion with His Will:

 “My daughter, fusing yourself in my Will is the most solemn, the greatest, the most important act of your whole life.  To fuse yourself in my Will is to enter the sphere of eternity, to embrace It, to kiss It, and to receive the deposit of the goods which the Eternal Will contains. (Book of Heaven, Volume 17 – January 4, 1925)

“To live in my Will is to live with one single Will – that of God; and since It is a Will all holy, all pure, all peace, and it is one single Will that reigns, there are no contrasts – everything is peace. (Book of Heaven, Volume 17 – September 18, 1924)

“The most beautiful act, and most pleasing to Me, is the abandonment in My Will – but so great, that the soul would remember no more her being exists; rather, everything for her is Divine Will. (Book of Heaven, Volume 8 – June 23, 1907)

Living in the Divine Will is a profound union with Jesus

The Sun of My Will, a Biography of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta published by the Vatican (Libreria Editrice Vaticana), summarizes what it means “to live in His Will”, based on private revelations of Jesus to Luisa in the Book of Heaven:

Thus, living in the Divine Will is a profound union of two wills – our human will and Jesus’ Divine Will, united and fused in one act of willing, two hearts beating in unison as one. It means that we continuously sacrifice our human will so that it be fused with and dominated by the Divine Will.

To live in the Divine Will is to return to our original holiness

God calls everyone to return to the original state of holiness in which He created man: “Therefore you shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48).  How we do this will be different for everyone because God made each one unique. What is the same for all is the path to sanctity that God gives us:  by living in the Divine Will through union with Jesus Christ, our perfect model of holiness, according to our individual circumstances.

Walking on earth Jesus had two wills, the human subject to the Divine. Son of God, He came only to do the will of God (CCC 606) and said that the Son can do “only what he sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does, the Son also does (John 5:19).  Living in union with Jesus – operating in, with and through His Humanity, we can do the same. Living in His Divine Will restores our interior life to the order, plan and the purpose for which God made us – to share in His Blessed Life.. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says:

CCC 260.  The ultimate end of the whole divine economy is the entry of God’s creatures into the perfect unity of the Blessed Trinity. But even now we are called to be a dwelling for the Most Holy Trinity: “If a man loves me”, says the Lord, “he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.”

It’s easy to live in the Divine Will – just desire it

Everything is in the Divine Will, as it is all created by God, all is willed into existence by God.  Since God’s Will is everywhere, it is easy to enter and live in the Divine Will.

We simply start by acknowledging our nothingness before God, then seek God’s Divine Will actively and let it dominate our life.

In Letter 19 of the Letters of Luisa, she says this sanctity is for all those who want it continuously. All that is needed is a “firm, constant resolution to deliver our will into the hands of Jesus, so that His Will may underlie each one of our acts.”  He tells her:

 “The Sanctity of living in my Will has no path, nor doors, nor keys, nor rooms – It invades everything.  It is like the air that one breathes:  everyone must and can breathe it.  If they but want it, and put the human will aside (removed the stone of the free will), the Divine Will will make Itself be breathed by the soul, and will give her the life, the effects, the value of the Life of my Volition.  (Book of Heaven, Volume 14 – July 16, 1922)

To enter this life, one must only remove the little stone of our human will to let what we are doing flow in the Divine Will.  In the Book of Heaven, Jesus tells us:

 “In fact, it is as if the little stone of her will prevented the water from flowing from the shore to run somewhere else, because the stones are blocking it.  But if the soul removes the little stone of her will, at that very instant she flows into Me, and I into her; she finds all my goods at her disposal:  strength, light, help – whatever she wants.  This is why there are no paths, nor doors, nor keys – it is enough to want it, and everything is done.  My Will takes charge of everything, and of giving her what she lacks, and It makes her wander freely within the interminable boundaries of my Will”. (Book of Heaven, Volume 12 – February 16, 1921)

Knowledge is the eye of the soul

To live in the Divine Will, there must be knowledge of the truths as taught by Jesus. We partake of the Gift of Living in the Divine Will by making these truths Life. This sanctity of sanctities entails practicing in daily life three fundamental motions that help one live in continuous communion with God:

FUSION with God’s Divine Will – to be immersed in a most profound union with Jesus’ Divine Will, who always does the Father’s Will (CCC 2825).

Calling the ACTS OF JESUS In Everything – to Ask Jesus’ Divine Will to operate in all you do, as St. Paul declares possible “It is no longer I, but Christ in me” (Galatians 2:20).

Making ROUNDS OF LOVE – to constantly declare thanksgiving for God’s love made manifest at all times, in all things and situations (CCC 224).

Living in the Divine Will is a gentle ascent, a gradual sip-by-sip growth in learning by practice and repetition the truths revealed by Jesus to Luisa. This continuous sacrifice of the human will, firmly resolving to make the Divine Will the principle of one’s life enables one to face the tests of life and triumph over them. In no longer giving life to the human will, one takes possession of amazingly rich properties of the Divine Will.