Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Be All and End All of Life and Leadership

UV 1630/10000 The Be All And End All of Life and Leadership
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen

Romans 11 v 36

We are of Him or originated in God. We are created to flourish and not to perish. Our salvation is top priority with the Creator and His purpose and plan cannot be thwarted. All that we are and all that we have and all that we do are through Him. All things are good if we use it for the glory of God, If we give thanks for it. The material as well as non-material things of this world are a means to the end- the glory or advancing the manifestation of the greatness and power of God. Anything that detracts from this is not of Him, through Him or to Him. Wealth, pleasure, wisdom and fame are not the end of life but the means to increase the perception of people of the invisible greatness of God.

The greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty belong to the Lord. All that is in the heaven and in the earth
Belongs to Him. He is exalted as leader, ruler, sovereign and king above all persons of the contemporary world and of history and of the future. Riches and honour and wisdom come from Him. In His hand is power to make great and to give strength and nourishment to all. His name is blessed forever. He reigns over the thoughts and feelings of people. He changes the times and seasons. He removes kings and sets up kings. He calls and He enables. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things. He shows great signs and mighty wonders. All our fountains or our rise and fall is in Him. He is with us in our lows as in our ‘highs’. In Him we live and move and have our being. All things were created by Him and for Him. He is the beginning and the end. He encompasses us in 360 degrees. He encircles us with His love. His mighty power is at work in us to make us perfect in His sight.

If democracy is “of the people, by the people, for the people,” the kingdom of God is of God, by God, for God and with God. As we honour Him, He will honour and cherish us. He is the “ be all and end all” of our lives. His grace is sufficient for us . We need to only grow in our knowledge of His grace and truth. He should be our grand obsession. He will satisfy us with His abundance. He is the spiritual locus of the physical, moral and spiritual universe and our focus should be on Him, with Him, through Him, from Him, to Him. Whatever be our immediate goal and purpose, our ultimate end it to glorify Him or bring the honour due to Him with our inner gifts and outer gifts, our inner thoughts and our outward expression. A weapon has two sights- one that is the nearer sight is our immediate or earthly goal. It has to be in alignment with the farther sight- the godly or heavenly goal.

Prateep V Philip

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