Everything Is Meaningless!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

My morning bible study was on the futility of life...again from James McDonald.  He started at:

Ecclesiastes 1:3-9  What does a man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?  Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.  The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.  The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes ever returning to its course.  All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full.  To the place the streams come from there they return again.  All things are wearisome more than one can say.

It sounds pretty depressing, but if we are honest we all feel this way more than we want to admit.  Mondays only reinforce this feeling, paydays and even special occasions.  We look forward, can't wait and its over before you know it.  No matter what is happening in our life there are more ordinary days than there are extraordinary.  We can't wait until the weekend, weekend comes we start dreading Monday before Saturday is even over.

Ecclesiastes 1:2  Meaningless! Meaningless! Utterly meaningless!  Everything is meaningless.

Do you feel your spinning your wheels most of the time?  Your always walking uphill?  There is always something you need to get done?  Welcome to everyday life!!!!  Part of the problem is that our expectations are out of whack.  We want life to be extraordinary  in an ordinary world.

No matter how hard we try, what we do, who we are with, life is still ordinary.  If we are expecting people and the world to make us happy, it will never happen.

Psalm 27:4  One thing I ask of the Lord this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord.

There is your answer.  To change ordinary into extraordinary , we have to hang out with Him.  In  His presence there is joy, peace, and a satisfaction you cannot get anywhere else. How do you get in His presence???  First you must "seek" Him...(His Word).  Second hang out with God's people, and Third begin serving Him.  Everyday life will still be everyday life, but you will be living in a not so ordinary way.

My challenge to you this week: 1. Read the following verses several times.

Nehemiah 8:10  For the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Isaiah 51:11  Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away

Habakkuk 3:18  Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in my Savior.

2.  Write them down, put them where you can see them and read them often.
3.  Ask the Lord to show you how extraordinary He is.


Have a wonderful and very blessed week.



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