DayFourteen: You are Always Connected with God

The practical meaning of God’s omnipresence is that wherever you are, God is present, guiding, inspiring, and bringing synchronous events into your life. You are always in the circle of love.

One of my favorite passages from scripture comes from the Apostle Paul’s sermon at the Areopagus, the Athenian marketplace of ideas. In the course of his response to the pluralism of his time, Paul proclaims the words of a Greek philosopher that God is the reality in whom “we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28) God is the ultimate environment of our lives, constantly providing nurture, insight, and guidance. Amid the many challenges of life, God is always our intimate companion and support.

Jesus describes this same reality when he proclaims that he (the Christ reality) is the vine and we are the branches, connected to the vine we will bear much fruit. (John 15:1-5) We are always connected, but we don’t always realize it. When we connect with the vine – the reality within which we live and move and have our being – our lives flourish and bless the world.

Today, awaken to your connection with the Holy Adventure moving in all things. Your well-being and the well-being of creation are interconnected with your openness to God’s Holy Energy moving in your life and the world.

Today, experience the connectedness of life by living out the following affirmations:

I live and move and have my being in God’s holy adventure.
I am connected with all things, giving and receiving holy energy.
The infinite energy of the universe inspires and revitalizes me.
I experience divine energy and connectedness in my relationship with (a particular
person).

In the spirit of the “butterfly effect,” experience your connectedness and impact on everyone you encounter near and far. Your thoughts and prayers can make a difference in the well-being of someone in the next aisle at the grocery store or across the country.

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About Bruce Epperly

Rev. Bruce Epperly, Ph.D., serves as Pastor at South Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Centerville, MA. Prior to coming to Cape Cod in 2013, he served on the faculties and often in administrative and chaplaincy roles at Georgetown University, Claremont School of Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary. Bruce is currently a professor in spirituality, ministry, and theology in the doctoral program at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. He has served as pastor or interim pastor of congregations in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. He is the author or co-author of over 35 books in the areas of theology, spirituality, ministerial excellence and spiritual formation, scripture, and healing and wholeness, including Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God; Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job; From Here to Eternity: Preparing for the Next Adventure; and A Center in the Cyclone: Clergy Self-care in the 21st Century.


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