Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How are YOU?

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You know that question, "How are you?"  Most of us answer "Fine thanks, yourself?"  or something to that lame effect.

Others of us respond with lots of detail, inspiring those around us, who didn't actually want to know, to ask less often.

Some people i know will always answer, "Blessed!" to that question, regardless of how they feel or what's going on in their lives.

And why shouldn't they?

Is how YOU are, conditioned upon your circumstances?

I say no.

YOU are a soul and a spirit within a body, surrounded by circumstances, often far beyond your control.

YOU are not controlled by your tent.

Today, i have the symptoms of a cold in my body.  And my body feels like someone is trying to blow up a slime-leaking balloon inside my sinus cavity.  But it is well with my soul.  And if relativity counts for anything, it's awfully well with my body and my circumstances as well.

"It is well with my soul," the words written by Horatio Spafford, a man whose circumstances might not yield any positive answers to the question, "How are YOU?" Who, like Job, had lost everything but his wife, in the depth of his grief, decided to focus on the faithfulness of His creator to keep his soul well.

So, how are YOU?

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