My Father’s House…

“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” Luke 2:49

The abiding reality is God, and His order comes through the moments.  Am I always in contact with Reality, or do I only pray when things have gone wrong, when there is a disturbance in the moments of my life?  I have to learn to identify myself with my Lord in holy communion in ways some of us have not begun to learn as yet.  “I must be about my Father’s business” – live the moments in My Father’s house.

Narrow it down to your individual circumstances – are you so identified with the Lord’s life that you are simply a child of God, continually talking to Him and realizing that all things come from His hands?  Is the Eternal Child in you living in the Father’s house?  Are the graces of His ministering life working out through you in your home, in your business, in your domestic circles?  Have you been wondering why you are going through the things you are?  It is not that you have to go through them, it is because of the relation into which the Son of God has come in His Father’s providence in your particular sainthood.  Let Him have His way, keep in perfect union with Him.

The vicarious life of your Lord is to become your vital simple life; the way He worked and lived among men must be the way He lives in you.

~Oswald Chambers

Mr. Chambers uses some pretty extensive vocabulary here, but the gist is basic – Let His Life become your own!  It’s the perspective of Eternally…on earth.  Not us being forever here, but the very fact that we are forever (eternal) beings!  I am being taught and challenged daily through His Word, in circumstances, and by interactions and conversations with others, to live for eternity while I’m here on this earth!  It’s not natural, so it won’t come easy.  It requires a body, mind, and heart given in complete surrender to Him!  It requires new eyes to really see!  It means realizing that your actions and prayers are, yes but for a fleeting moment here, but they have eternal consequences (both good and otherwise).  It means that “no’s”, “yes’s”, “wait’s”, and silences from God aren’t just for you…His ways are higher, and they reach to the heavenlies!  You are here for such a time as this, but the effects of your life are for times and times and a half!  So “Let Him have His way, keep in perfect union with Him!”

**More on the topic of Eternally…on Earth soon…