8.02.2011

Another Life Lesson.

In my quiet time with the Lord I keep turning back to Ecclesiastes. This book fascinates me! The writer puts everything into perspective and really challenges me to figure out my purpose in life. Maybe I'm so fascinated by this book because it is so against what society does.

People strive for worldly things: Who has the most friends, the good looks, the perfect job, the right car, the most money etc (I could go on forever!) Society puts such a pressure on being the best- but for who? for what? What are we striving for if one day we will die and none of that will come with us. Nothing. At church on Sunday my pastor reminded us that we will all die. It will happen. Just as we were born, we will die. Obviously I know this but it got me thinking of what I will take when I die. What can I take with me? Nothing. Nothing worldly. Not my fancy clothes, my expensive make-up, my huge house...nothing....
Kinda makes me re think what I am constantly pouring my energy into. Am I advancing the Kingdom? Am I serving God to my full potential? Am I letting the Spirit live through me? These questions are ones that Ecclesiastes has made me seriously re think.

"I saw again under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favour to men of ability; for time and chance over take them all. Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them." Chapter 9 vs 11-12


"Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things" Chapter 11 vs 5

These verses make me think. These verses make me want to be more like Christ and let him transform me more and more into his likeness. We are each given the opportunity to get to know the creator of the universe and he is crazy about every single person on this earth! I am so humbled that I can trust in a God who knows all things and who knows when my last breath will be. The Lord has challenged me to recheck what my priorities are in life and I encourage you to do the same! Open your bible to Ecclesiastes and start reading:)

Love your sister in Christ
Maddie

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