243 My Heart Requires Nothing Else
1 God has become flesh and expressed the truth, bestowing life upon mankind. He has endured all manner of humiliation and suffering to save humanity, yet has been rejected by this age. His love is so great and so real; it has taken firm root in my heart. How can I, as a person with a heart and spirit, again become negative and rebellious and hurt God’s heart? I used to be immature, foolish, and ignorant, never giving any consideration to God’s will. Though I fulfilled my duty, without the truth, I couldn’t remotely bear witness to God. Now that I have seen the great price He has paid to save mankind, I wish to give all my strength to seek the truth and fulfill my duty to His satisfaction.
2 Judgment and chastisement are God’s blessings; they cause me to gain so much. So many times I was weak and negative, and His words were what guided and comforted me. So many times I stumbled and fell, and His words were what helped me back up. Over the years of refinement, God has given me a love that is too great for me to forget. In accepting His judgment, I’ve come to know my own corrupt disposition; amidst hardships, I’ve learned to submit, and my disposition has changed. I have gotten a taste of how wonderful all the banquets God lays out for me are. Being able to live out a bit of a human likeness today is entirely thanks to God’s having saved me.
3 God’s judgment and chastisement have cleansed me, and I’m determined to repay His love. I am so fortunate to know God; it truly is the greatest blessing in this life. He has guided me step by step onto the right and radiant path of life. Having the fortune to be judged and chastised by Him is the most valuable thing. His righteousness and holiness are worthy of praise, and I can’t love them enough. It is my wish to receive even more of God’s judgment; may it be with me as I serve Him for the rest of my life. His judgment has allowed me to gain salvation and become a person with humanity. I have now lived out a real human life, and I will always give thanks for God’s love.