Thursday, February 9, 2017
UV 2195/10000 The Flow
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 16 v 11
The Lord reveals the decisions and choices the manger leader or manager should make. He does not make the decisions or choices on our behalf as He respects our autonomy as persons created in His image. But He guides and leads us through the decision making process. He grants us wisdom and grace to take the decision and to stick to it. The Word plays an significant role in revealing to our eyes the spiritual wisdom that comes from above, in teaching us the right thing to do in a given situation. It gives us a template or framework within which we should decide. If we follow the template, our choices will lead us into greater and greater blessing.
Jesus answers all the eternal questions of mankind. All other issues are subsidiary- the questions of how we make a living, what work or career we ought to pursue, what investments to make. Once our eternal quest is satisfied in Jesus, He acts as a our leader, guide and teacher. He is present with us in the form of the Holy Spirit. This is referred to as His “presence” in the uni-verse above. Once we immerse ourselves in the presence or the Holy Spirit, we are continually filled with joy. He fills us with the power, the courage, the wisdom, the grace to obey the Lord. The Holy Spirit reminds us, prompts us at every step of our way in life. Even if we err or fail or make mistakes, He comforts us as Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as the Comforter. The Holy Spirit enables each of us to find our flow or to fulfil our full potential in Christ, to use our time, our opportunities, our gifts and talents wisely and well.
The world finds its pleasure through disobedience and rebellion against God’s will and word. But we find our pleasure in obedience and submission to God’s word and will. The “right hand “ in the uni-verse symbolises our proximity to the Lord, our keenness to listen to His word and obey His will in every aspect of our lives. The book of Revelation speaks of a heavenly river that flows from the throne of the Lord. It is the river of pleasures or wholesome blessings that flow from the throne of the Lord towards the faithful on earth. Every earthly pleasure tend s to fade with time and experience but the eternal blessings of the Lord bring joy to us forever.
Prateep V Philip