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.

About Bruce Epperly

Bruce Epperly is a theologian, spiritual guide, and Pastor of South Congregational United Church of Christ, Centerville (Cape Cod), Massachusetts. He is the author of twenty five books, including Process Theology: A Guide to the Perplexed, Philippians: An Interactive Bible Study,The Center is Everywhere: Celtic Spirituality for the Postmodern Age, and Emerging Process: Adventurous Theology for a Missional Church. He also writes regularly for the Process and Faith lectionary. He has served as chaplain, professor, and administrator at Georgetown University, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Wesley School of Theology, and Claremont School of Theology. He may be reached at drbruceepperly@aol.com for lectures, workshops, and retreats. His latest book is Healing Marks: Healing and Spirituality in Mark’s Gospel (Energion).


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