Fri August 17, 2018

Daily Manna

Daily Manna - Aug17

 

 

“Come, and let us return to the Lord.” (Hos.6:1)

Beloved in the Lord! It is good that we look into our spiritual life. How did the Lord save us? Let us bewail about our constrained state with the wavering thoughts of the views about the Lord in our hearts, of the hatred towards the evil habits and of the longing to do good works. St.Paul reveals this in Rom.7:15-24. The mind of the upright Saul would have been wavering like this only, when he had agreed to kill Stephen and after killing him. During that time, the Lord met him on the way to Damascus and saved him. Likewise, the Lord makes in us a certain state of mind and He comes seeking us and saves us. Jesus said, “The Son of man has come to seek that which is lost.”

But we see many backsliding even after coming into the experience of salvation, after tasting Him and after beholding His glory. There may be many reasons for backsliding. We are not able to follow Christ and deny Him because of the things that belong to the world, continuous poverty and many disappointments. But, let us keep one thing in mind. To lift you up from the backslidden state, He will not come seeking you. The Spirit of the Lord and His word will keep on warning you. We need to fear that warning and return to Him. (Jer.3:22, Hos.14:4, Amos.9:12) Return, you backsliding children and I will heal your backslidings. Yes, beloved! Backsliding is a cruel experience. You might have the illusion of the Lord being with you. But, the Lord has moved from you. It will be like a suffocation in our life. Return to the Lord and He will accept you.

Prayer: O Lord! Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me by your generous Spirit. Amen!