Lately I have been meditating on what exactly Oasis is. As you recall from previous posts, Oasis is the name I give to my shared life with Christ. It is the total giving of my will to His and acceptance of Christ the Gift, to me. Please read some of my past posts mentioning Oasis.
I have been slowly trying to be more and more aware and accepting of this new shared life. Because of my new perspective, God has revealed more of Himself in the 3 persons which form the one God within me.
I have always thought of God the Father as a loving, gentle, creator whose will I must be follow. He is also the one that I can climb up to His lap and sit, resting my head on His chest. I must follow Christ’s example by putting the Father’s will be for mine. So here comes Oasis. This same person of the one God now lives in me. I now refer to the Father as the Will.
Jesus told us that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. His words and His deeds are in the Bible. His example must be followed. He shows us how to love. We unite are suffering with His for the salvation and conversion of souls. He shows us how to teach, pray, eat, forgive, and everything else. So here comes Oasis. This same person of the one God it now lives in me. I now refer to Him as the Way.
John Paul II’s book titled “The Spirit Giver of Life and Love” describes the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the animator, the drive, the conscience and so much more. He is the thing that is within you that nudges you to do the right thing. He pushes you to pray. When you are doing the Father’s will and following the Son’s example He will pour His gift’s of love for mankind through you. He gives life. I have always prayed to Him for these gifts, for motivation, for courage, for trust in God and all of the other things needed to follow the will of God. So here comes Oasis.This same person of the one God now lives in me. I now refer to Him as the Life.
Can you see the transition here? The external God, the one that I reach out to is now the internal part of me that reaches out from me. God not only lives in everything outside of me, because without His will nothing exist, He lives in me and is part of me. He is an internal God and our shared life is Oasis.
Please note that I am in constant prayer for humility, smallness, acceptance of Him as The Gift, avoidance of sin (and with that a plea to stay out of His way when He is working through me) and more lessons from Him so that I might be a better partner… for lack of a better word, in Oasis.
This has brought me tremendous piece. I no longer worry about all the things that would’ve irritated me and caused me anguish. I simply ponder what He’s going to do about any given situation. I also get to witness what He does with me for others.
Oasis lives and thrives because God is opening my heart so that He can live here.