We must forget ourselves and all self-interest, and listen, and be attentive to God.
P. 194. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Our activity should consist in placing ourselves in a state of susceptibility to Divine impressions, and pliability to all the operations of the Eternal Word.Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon
The soul seeks God by faith, not by the reasonings of the mind and labored efforts, but by the drawings of love; to which inclinations God responds, and instructs the soul, which co-operates actively. God then puts the soul in a passive state where He accomplishes all, causing great progress, first by way of enjoyment, then by privation, and finally by pure love.Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon
It is a great truth, wonderful as it is undeniable, that all our happiness temporal, spiritual, and eternal consists in one thing; namely, in resigning ourselves to God, and in leaving ourselves with Him, to do with us and in us just as He pleases.Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon
Surrender yourselves then to be led and disposed of just as God pleases, with respect both to your outward and inward state.Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon
We must surrender our whole being to Christ Jesus, and cease to live any longer in ourselves, that He may become our life; that being dead, " our life may be hid with Christ in God."Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon