School starts tomorrow. I love fall. Reading to learn exhilarates me. I’m nervous.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” Ecc 9:10
If you know me, you know that I resolve to live like today is the last day. This is not to be morbid or down on life but I know all to well that within a moment, life can change. We are not promised tomorrow. We are given this moment. So, as I read in Ecclesiates today, I am reminded that we are called to do all things “for the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31). And that means planning, yes for the future, but also living in the now.
Whatever our hands find to do, do it with all our might. I pray I work with excellence in my endeavor but trust God with the result.
In the next realm, where we are going….you and I are going somewhere…The term Sheol was in reference to death. A place were all went prior to when God in His mercy saved an individual and brought him to Paradise. Today, there are two options for all human race. Receive Christs sacrifice as your own and join Him in Paradise/Heaven or don’t, and find a different disastrous fate.
Now in the “real life” of the believer, after this world, there will be working and planning (Mt 25:14-30), knowledge (Mt 13:11), and in the presence of God and fully transformed Christians there will be infinite wisdom (Dan 12:3). But what does that mean for our now?
I think for us now that means, Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.
Our promise of a perfected, full, complete existance that is to come should only spur us on to do our part now. And this is why, tomorrow I start school.
There is a great need in our city, in our country for sound, Christian mental health counselors that are willing to come alongside the hurt, lost and broken. People need God’s healing and people need help finding their way.
Yes, I’m excited, and I’m nervous, and I’m ready.
Why are you blogging about this?
To ask you to pray, to hold me accountable to this call and to encourage you.
Are you willing to live like: Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might?