Our spousal consecration is rooted in, but separate and distinct from, our baptismal consecration. At baptism, we were brought into the life of The Consecrated One. All baptized persons share Christ's poor, chaste, and obedient life to a degree, but through our religious consecration, we enter into His life more fully, vowing to live and act in imitation of our Divine Bridegroom. Our life becomes a daily striving for intimate identification with Jesus Christ. Our possessions, affections, and autonomy are totally given over to Him. In confidence, we trust that He will provide for our daily needs. We rest in His intense love for us and live to reflect this love to others. We recognize that our Good God never permits anything that is not for our good, so we trustingly surrender the most treasured part of our lives, our will and autonomy, to His Will through our joyful submission to our Superiors.