Work or Pleasure? I’m not sure… at times?Posted: September 6, 2013
The Conclusion of the Matter
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
I don’t know about you but I have a hard time distinguishing between these things at times… I think I do it to myself… in fact, I am sure I do!! …You see, it is just my nature to want to be thorough, concise, complete, understood and so on and so forth… Most writers, designers, engineers, etc. desire the same ..don’t you think? … There is nothing wrong with these qualities at all for the most part… at least not until they begin to control every aspect of your conscience time… life.
I seem to forget at times.. that it is not all up to me… I fail to remember often.. that I am not in control of my life… or your life either… I seem to make every pastime or hobby I enjoy… into a “Job”… something I must do, something I must accomplish… a goal, so to speak!! …Do you ever do that?
Personally, I am working very hard… to remedy this condition in my Life, …that has a tendency to become and control my Life… if I am not careful. I choose today to allow some others to do some of the work for me. After all …they did the work long ago… They may have also had this same condition working in their life as well..? I don’t know that for sure… I will let you decide for yourself.
I just think… sometimes we all ‘work too hard’ at things that should be fun and joyful and happy times! …Especially in our walk with God… and with that, I will close and let you think for yourself and if you choose to do so, you can read some of the work of some of my friends….
Happy Weekend, and God’s blessing on all your hands find to do…
Love in Him!
The Far-Reaching Rivers of Life
He who believes in Me . . . out of his heart will flow rivers of living water —John 7:38
A river reaches places which its source never knows. And Jesus said that, if we have received His fullness, “rivers of living water” will flow out of us, reaching in blessing even “to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) regardless of how small the visible effects of our lives may appear to be. We have nothing to do with the outflow— “This is the work of God, that you believe. . .” (John 6:29). God rarely allows a person to see how great a blessing he is to others.
The Voice (VOICE)
A joy-filled heart is curative balm, …but a broken spirit hurts all the way to the bone.
The Voice (VOICE)
Teacher: So here is what you should do: go and enjoy your meals, drink your wine and love every minute of it because God is already pleased with what you do.