My dearly Beloved,
Have you ever watched the lions when they are hungry? They are always on the lookout for good, healthy animals to hunt down. Once they trap their prey, they feast on it and lie down satisfied. The same way, when our souls hunger and thirst for the Lord, instead of heading for the refrigerator and then to the bed, seek Him with all your heart, soul, spirit, mind and body, only then will you find rest.
The Bible says in l Peter 2:24, “…by whose stripes you were healed.” Jesus bore all our iniquities and transgressions upon Himself and nailed it to the cross to release us from the cruel clutches of sin which affects our physical bodies as well. In my case too, no medication could relieve of the rheumatic pain in my hands. With the maidservant not turning up and severe pain in my hands, I was reduced to tears. Yet, with a hymn on my lips and meditation of the crucifix in my heart, I rose up to do my household chores. By the time, I finished, miraculously, the pain had disappeared.
Beloved, when you do the same and fix your heart on the Lord and what He has earned for you on the cross, He will bless and heal you, making you whole and new. All you need to do is believe. Unbelief will pull away every blessing that the Lord has ordained for you. God desires the salvation of our souls (3 John 2); however, people on the other hand indulge in gluttony, unwarranted display of temper and worldly cares (Luke 21:34). They live merrily for the present without knowing what the future holds for them. But we who have dedicated our lives to Christ and have received His love and salvation, are confident that we will lead a full life on earth against all odds and attain the kingdom of God in the end.
We all have a reward in heaven to be received from the Lord when we have fought the good fight and finished the race victoriously. Seek the Lord now, it is never too late. He is ever ready to pour out His blessings on you and turn your lack into abundance.
Loving Heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning. Your promises never fail. Father, forgive me for not seeking you diligently but getting drawn away by the cares, worries and pleasures of this world. I invite You into my heart Lord. Wash away my sin with Your precious blood. I set my heart after You Lord that I may lead a full life in You in the midst of the wicked world. Your love for me is unfathomable and there is none like You O Lord. Father, let Your blessings flow into my life that I may witness for You and live for Your glory. Thank You Master!
In Jesus name,