Living in the Divine Will restores us to the order, place and purpose for which we were created by God: perfectly holy and worthy to share in His Divine Life.  Our entry point is fusion – uniting our human will with God’s Divine Will through Jesus.  The soul who lives in the Divine Will brings it to life through acts fused with Jesus.  These acts are the very heartbeat of life in the Divine Will.

Acts fused with Jesus are Divinized

Acts are anything we choose to do with our free will, united with God’s Divine Will, giving It dominion in all we do.  To do an act in the Divine Will, the soul must operate united with the Humanity of Christ (which is inseparable from His Divinity and His Eternal Will), as if His Will and that of the soul were one. Jesus becomes prime actor in ALL that we do.  All human acts fused with Jesus are called acts in the Divine Will.

We can fuse our voluntary and involuntary acts with Jesus. Voluntary human acts are those done with deliberation, consciously and willfully like speaking, working, praying, moving about, etc.  Involuntary human acts are anything that are instinctive or physiological in nature, not requiring any participation of our human intellect or will like our heartbeats, breathing, blinking, etc.  As we call Divine Will to take dominion in all these acts, these normal human acts are divinized, as they are done fused with Jesus’ Humanity and His Divine Will.

Jesus is the origin of Acts done in the Divine Will

It is Jesus in His holy Humanity who divinized all human acts because He already did everything for us in His earthly life. Fused with Jesus, we call on the Divine Will for our natural, everyday human acts to attain that quality of a divine act.  Jesus explains to Luisa:

 “My daughter, my Divinity in my Humanity descended into the deepest abyss of all human humiliations; so much so, that there was no human act, as lowly and little as it might be, which I did not divinize and sanctify….With a means so easy – that is, with the intentions of his actions [united] to mine – he could render his actions deserving of divine merit…”  (Book of Heaven, Volume 6 – November 29, 1904)

Jesus’ hidden life in Nazareth also sanctified even the lowest of every day acts. He adds:

“Daughter, the hidden life that I conducted in Nazareth is not taken into consideration by men, when in fact, after my Passion, I could not have done a greater good for them. By lowering Myself to all those acts, little and lowly – those acts which men do in their daily lives, such as eating, sleeping, drinking, working, starting the fire, sweeping, etc. – all acts which no one can do without – I made a divine little coin of incalculable value flow in their hands. So, if my Passion redeemed them, my hidden life provided each human action, even the most insignificant one, with divine merit and with infinite value”. (Book of Heaven, Volume 11 – August 14, 1912).

Acts in the Divine Will are complete, perfect and eternal

Jesus tells Luisa that only acts done in the Divine Will are perfect and worthy of God, acquiring eternal merit. He explains to her:

“My Will contains completely accomplished acts; one single act of my Will is enough to create a thousand worlds, all perfect and complete.  I do not need subsequent acts – one is enough for all.

So, in doing the simplest act united with my Will, you will give Me a complete act – that is, an act of love, of praise, of thanksgiving, of reparation.

In sum, you will enclose for Me everything in this act; even more, you will enclose even Myself, and will give Myself to Me…..Only these acts united with my Will can stand before Me, because with a perfect Being who does not know how to do incomplete acts it takes complete and perfect acts to give Him honor and satisfaction, and only in my Will will the creature find these complete and perfect acts…”  (Book of Heaven, Volume 11 – October 29, 1914)

“My daughter, my Will is Eternal, and only for one who lives in It, embracing eternity, all of her acts, from the littlest to the greatest, being animated by an Eternal Will, all acquire the value, the merit, the form of divine and eternal acts. (Book of Heaven, Volume 16 – May 19, 1924)

Fused with Jesus, we CAN do all our acts in the Divine Will

Since fusing our Acts in the Divine Will is the greatest act we can do in our lives, Jesus gives us a way to do this every moment. He teaches Luisa about Prevenient Acts and Actual Acts in the Divine Will, and how both are necessary. He explains to Luisa in the Book of Heaven, Volume 14 – May 27, 1922:

The Prevenient Act: Our expressed desire to live in the Divine Will

 “The prevenient act is when the soul, from the first rising of the day, fixes her will in Mine, and decides and confirms that she wants to live and operate only in my Volition.  She anticipates all of her acts and makes them all flow in my Will.  With the prevenient will, my Sun rises, my Life remains duplicated in all her acts, as though in one single act; and this makes up for the actual act.   However, the prevenient act can be shaded, obscured, by the human ways, by one’s own will, by self-esteem, by negligence and other things, which are like clouds before the sun, that render its light less vivid on the face of the earth. 

The Actual Act: Putting the Divine Will into action

 “On the other hand, the actual act is not subject to clouds; on the contrary, it has the virtue of dispelling the clouds, if there are any, and it makes many other suns rise, in which my Life is duplicated… However, both of them are necessary:  the prevenient act gives the hand, disposes and forms the plane for the actual act; the actual act preserves and expands the plane of the prevenient.”

The Prevenient Act is necessary because we cannot possibly call on the Divine Will for each voluntary and involuntary act we do.  We cannot keep saying “Jesus, breathe in my breathing” every nano second.  We will also tend to forget to call on the Divine Will throughout the day.  The Prevenient Act thus becomes our fervent intention, like an invocation prayer we can say upon waking in the morning. Unfortunately, the tests and temptations that assail our human will throughout the day can distract us from our intentions to stay fused in the Divine Will. The Actual Act of calling Jesus to operate in anything we are about to do is what helps keep us fused in the Divine Will throughout the day.

Why do Acts in the Divine Will?

In Luisa’s writings, Jesus says that acts continuously done by a soul in the Divine Will allow him to grow in sanctity. He is transformed in God, as His Divine Life grows and restores him to his origin – perfect holiness and oneness with God. He tells Luisa:

“So, each act which the creature does in my Will is a kiss that she gives to and receives from the One who created her, and from all the Blessed.  But do you know what this kiss is?  It is the transformation of the soul with her Creator; it is the possession of God in the soul, and of the soul in God; it is the growth of the Divine Life in the soul.” (Book of Heaven, Volume 17 – April 23, 1925)

“My daughter, each time the soul does her acts in my Will, she grows more and more before Me in wisdom, in goodness, power and beauty.  In fact, as she keeps repeating her acts in my Will, she takes as many bites of wisdom, of goodness, etc.; and the soul grows from that food with which she feeds herself.”  (Book of Heaven, Volume 13 – September 14, 1921 )

“My daughter, reorder yourself in Me.  And do you know how you can reorder yourself in Me?  By fusing all of yourself in my Will.  Even the breath, the heartbeat, the air that you breathe, must be nothing other than fusion in my Will.  So does order enter between Creator and creature, and she returns to the origin from which she came out.  All things are in order, have their place of honor, are perfect, when they do not move from the origin from which they came out.  Once they have moved from the origin, all is disorder, dishonor, imperfection.  Only the acts done in my Will give themselves back to the origin in which the soul was created, and take life in the sphere of Eternity, bringing to their Creator the Divine homages and the glory of their own Will. (Book of Heaven, Volume 13 – December 15, 1921)

For those living in the Divine Will, all their human acts fused with Jesus’ holy Humanity draw them closest to Him. As Divine Life grows in the soul through repetitive acts of fusion, their inclinations toward sin are destroyed. They shatter the diabolical powers and are preserved from evils.  As more and more souls are restored to the original order, place and purpose for which God created them, the day will dawn when His Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven.