Self Effort and God’s Grace 6/7/84

Joan is working on this one. Needs sentences to be broken out of that long paragraph & Readability Good, it’s coming. She’s not done yet. Needs a dash in title.

The importance of applying our own self-effort aligned with God’s grace.

Kriyananda  shares how Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings represent the perfect balance between putting forth selfeffort and being open and receptive to God’s grace. What Master’s teachings emphasize is using our will in alignment with God’s will, using “our own but God given power.”  Being open to God’s grace is not a passive state. The key is to align our selfeffort with divine guidance and grace. The more we live more in the thought of “we,” that God and I are doing this together, the more our actions will flow in harmony with God’s will for us and for our highest good.