Monday, February 12, 2018

Stable and Able Life and Leadership

UV 2902/10000 Stable and Able
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Isaiah 54 v 10

The covenant we have with the Lord through Jesus is one of peace. It is not a happening-dependent peace. In other words, our sense of peace is not dependent on what happens or does not happens in our lives. It depends on our relationship with the Peace-Giver, the Prince of Peace, the One who rules through the dispensing of peace. His word is a sword that pierces our hearts and circumcises it, removes all unnecessary love of this world and fears of our lives. His word puts His law in our minds and writes it on the tablet of our hearts.

Our covenant with the Lord is not one dependent on what we do or do not. It is not dependent on our righteousness but on what Jesus had accomplished on the cross. It is dependent on His grace, love and mercy. His approval of us is not dependent on what we do or do not but on our faith in the sacrifice made by Him to justify us, the provision made by Him to sanctify us- the Holy Spirit and the word, the promises given by Him to enable us to be victorious in this life.
Since our relationship is based on our mutual commitment- the Lord’s and ours based not on circumstances, events, emotions, deeds but on the Lord’s infinite love and mercy and power, it is unchanging, constant, eternal, unshakable, trustworthy, dependable. It is stronger and more stable than the strongest and most prominent features of the geography of the earth- the mountains and hills, it is stronger and more enduring than our life’s challenges and situations, it is stronger and more enduring than all our relationships. Everything else may change in our personal lives but the covenant of peace, of love, of mercy, of grace will continue to be the sheet anchor and source of strength of our lives. It is our covenant relationship with Jesus that makes us both emotionally stable and intellectually able- the two hallmarks of consistent and effective leadership and management.
Prateep V Philip

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