No topic for today so I’ll do Tracie Miles blog prompts. Here are the 3 prompts:
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!
Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest”
I totally agree with the first statement. And I am being sanctified in how I react to things. Especially at work, I tend to overreact, get frustrated, it’s not pretty. I am trying to not go back to work but my manager is dragging his feet on his part, so I may end up working some next week or doing something. I’m sure I have vacation days I can take and I have to get on my manager to do his part. Become a pain until doing the paperwork is easier than listening to me 🙂
The verses from Psalm 39 are interesting. Teach us to number our days, we know they are really as nothing. Even if we live to be 109, it is still just a drop in the bucket and there is no lasting impact left behind.The last one is the kicker. We’re in turmoil, all upset and agitated, for nothing. A lot like the vanity of vanities of Ecclesiastes. Faith in God is the only thing that counts in the truly long run. When this life is over, and it will be over quickly for all of us, what do we have left? That is what counts. And eternal life with our Savior is the only good answer to that.
The third one is great. Of course here he’s speaking to the Israelites, not us. But there places in the Bible confirm that He is continually with us as well. We can rest in that, we can be assured by that. We can trust in that. No matter how dark it gets, the God of light is with us every step of the way. The Holy Spirit indwells us if we have confessed Christ sour Lord and Master. He is with us all the time. God is never far away.
Rest in the Lord today. Know that He is present. Be convicted as necessary and repent of sin as necessary. Rejoice and be assured by this fact. It is a beautiful thing.