The Seven Laws Series: Law 1, Principle 3

“It is the most courageous act in this world to put God’s will first in our lives – to listen to what our conscience is asking us to do.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher 

There are  important questions that have consumed the thinking of men and women through all the ages. Do we have free will or are we only acted upon? What does it mean to be willing? What role does conscience play in action? Should God have anything to do with our actions?

Understanding natural laws and first principles can help us understand what is true concerning our ability to act or be acted upon. As we understand and apply these truths it will help us resolve problems, make wise choices and be a positive influence for good in the world!

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1:34        Definition of Willing
7:19        What God asks – Be willing
9:30       Obedience – Duty
12:33      Shinichi Suzuki
16:17       Educate your conscience
20:17      God’s love and our courage to do

Quotes from this episode:

“To deceive oneself is worse than to deceive others.” ~Leo Tolstoy

“The voice of conscience is the voice of God.” ~Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge.” ~Viktor Frankl

“The process of educating the conscience is not unlike the physical or mental processes of self-discipline: learning, listening, committing, doing, listening again, recommitting, practicing, learning again, practicing again, and so on.” ~Stephen Covey

“Here I should like to remark, for the sake of princes and princesses in general, that it is a low and contemptible thing to refuse to confess a fault, or even an error. If a true princess has done wrong, she is always uneasy until she has had an opportunity of throwing the wrongness away from her by saying: ‘I did it; and I wish I had not; and I am sorry for having done it.’”  ~George MacDonald

“First principles have been written by the finger of God on the very hearts of men.” ~Thomas Reid

As I have paid more attention to my conscience, I’ve been able to ask questions and find answers that a few months ago were probably there but I overlooked them.” ~Marisa Hill, MDM Academy student

“In reality moral rules, God’s laws, true principles, are directions for running the human machine. Every moral rule is there to prevent a breakdown, or strain, or a friction in the running of that machine.” ~C.S. Lewis

“[God] knows what will make us happy. He knows the next step we should take. He knows what purifying we need to go through.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“It is the most courageous act in this world to put God’s will first in our lives – to listen to what our conscience is asking us to do.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher 

God loved us first. He loves us still. He loves us always and we have infinite worth. It is up to us to love Him in return. Then gratitude for God’s love will grow within us.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

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