Thursday, June 24, 2010

Read and Re-Read

God keeps taking me back to these passages from The Message/ A Bible Remix:

Ecclesiastes 11: 7-10
Oh, how sweet the light of day,
And how wonderful to live in the sunshine!
Even if you live a long time, don't take a single day for granted.
Take delight in each light-filled hour,
Remembering that there will also be many dark days
And that most of what comes your way is smoke.

You who are young, make the most of your youth.
Relish your youthful vigor.
Follow the impulses of your heart.
If something looks good to you, pursue it.
But know also that not just anything goes;
You have to answer to God for every last bit of it.

Live footloose and fancy free--
You won't be young forever.
Youth lasts about as long as smoke.

Ecclesiastes 11: 2
Don't hoard your goods; spread them around.
Be a blessing to others.
This could be your last night.

Matthew 6: 19-21
"Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust-- or worse!-- stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being."

So there are some obvious, and vague life lessons in these passages. I keep reading and re-reading and asking God how to respond.

In the mean time, we are soaking up summer with pool time and splash parks with Ababayeh, Shatto Farm tour with Rachel and Olive, and all kinds of fun!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. It's helping to affirm some hard decisions I've made lately and challenging me for the immediate future!

    I've loved following your blog (via Heather Hale) over the last month.


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