Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Fountainhead of Our Well Being

UV 2093/10000 The Fountainhead of Our Well Being
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring
Act 17 v 28

We are the offspring of the Lord in Christ. In Christ, we experience the resurrection, the life and the power to be like the Father. Our well being is closely knit with the Lord. His word is the well spring of our joy and our inheritance. The more dependent we are on the Lord, the stronger and more victorious we are in this life and the greater the blessings in the life to come. Our very breath, our every move, our every thought, word and action lie in His hands. The Lord is intimately involved in the details of our lives. He is committed to us as a husband to his wife, as a father to his child, as a redeemer to all people. Our confidence, faith and hope stems from this belief.

The Lord has total knowledge and understanding of each of us. He knows when we are still and when we are restless. He knows the worry that knits our brow. He knows our every move and action. Every move, every step is measured in terms of how close or far it took us from the Lord. He knows just what we need at each moment in our lives. He provides it in unseen ways. He holds our past, present and future in His hands. The more we trust Him, the less we worry for ourselves, the less we fear the unknown and uncertain aspects of the future. We can hide nothing from His gaze. His light shines in our darkness and illuminates every nook and corner of our hearts. We fix our focus on Him as our faith, hope and love originate in and with Him. Every human experience is an opportunity to know some dimension of the love of Christ for us. Every expression and every effort of ours is an opportunity to make known our love for Him.

The totality of our being is immersed in His presence. It is no longer I who exists but I –in –Him. In Him we have access to every blessing, every promise and hope, every treasure of heaven and earth. He should increase and I should decrease. There is no more a struggle between our egos and the Lord. No longer do we have to wrestle with His spirit like Jacob did, pleading for a blessing for His very presence guarantees our well being. We willingly submit every thought, word, action, experience and every moment to Him. He justifies or straightens and corrects the crooked parts of our lives. No human relationship on earth can possibly compete with the intimacy and depth of friendship that one has with the Lord.

Prateep V Philip

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