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Do you ever foolishly stoop to drink from another fountain than Christ?

I do.

I feel Him calling me to turn away from my fleshly responses to life and back toward Graceland.  Trusting in Him fully in each moment.  JESUS is my entire blessedness.  Why do I wallow in the world and flesh?  I have Him…abundance…in each moment. 

But I must choose that.

How many other fountains are there?  Let me count the ways…

The fountain of control.

The fountain of anger.

The fountain of worry.

The fountain of fear.

The fountain of distrust.

The list of the fountains that my flesh offers in place of the fountain of Christ are endless.

Yet if we are bound to Christ, found in Him, our entire blessedness is in Him.

Thank you, readers, for sharing your thoughts with me.  Sometimes, like today, I add more to my posts because of your insights.

Lyli shared this verse with me…

“The Fear-of-God is a spring of living water
    so you won’t go off drinking from poisoned wells.” – Proverbs 14:27 MSG

and another version for more insight…

“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
    that one may turn away from the snares of death.” – Proverbs 14:27 ESV

and Beth shared this song with me: All My Fountains by Chris Tomlin

and I awoke this morning sensing the need to add this:

The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
    the work of human hands.
They have mouths, but do not speak;
    they have eyes, but do not see;
they have ears, but do not hear,
    nor is there any breath in their mouths.
Those who make them become like them,
    so do all who trust in them.” -Psalm 135:15-18

The Lord is calling me…and all of those who love Him to turn toward Him.  May we live as ones who trust in the Lord, turning away from the works of the flesh.  Let’s begin to begin again.  We can do it each of our days and at any moment within them.

As my ESV Gospel Transformation Bible says:

“Union with Christ is not a single specific blessing we receive in our salvation.  Rather, it is the best phrase to describe all the blessings of salvation.  We have unconditional election in Christ, adoption in Christ, fulfillment of God’s plan in Christ, redemption and forgiveness in Christ, until the final uniting of all things in Christ.”

Looking forward with you, my friends, toward the final uniting of all things in Christ.  What area of life can you begin to begin again…turning toward Him and living as one who trusts in the Lord?

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” -Ephesians 1:3-10, ESV

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