Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pieced Together Thoughts

So today’s post is a bit pieced together. I’m going to fire off thoughts and hope they fit together in your mind like I see them fitting in mine.

This first one is from Lysa Terkeurst’s book Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. In one chapter she talks about David. The King David. She notices that in David’s life before he was king, wasn’t exactly looked at as king type material. He was the youngest of a family full of strapping boys. He got the worst, smelliest job of them as a shepherd boy. When his big bro’s went off to the war, he had to be the errand boy. To top it all off, he has to go play soothing music to a disgruntled king. That’s where I’ll let her words take over

“Wait a minute, David’s training sure does sound a whole lot like my everyday life: tending, serving, running errands. Suddenly, David’s story hits very close to home. I’ll admit I’ve struggled at times feeling a lack of purpose in my tending, serving and running errands. I love my family, but the long to-do lists that come with managing a family can leave a girl feeling a little used up and worn out. But if I can see a greater good being worked out in me through these to-do items, they take on a new meaning. Just as with David, God can use the tasks of my everyday life to develop my character to the point that it matches my calling.”

Like she said, this hits very close to home and I don’t think you have to be a stay-at home mom to feel this way. Take this as encouragement, friend.

I’ve also been reading through the book of Ecclesiastes, a book written by one of David’s son, Solomon.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil- this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him. Ecclesiastes 3:10-14

It’s not to bring hopelessness, but purpose because GOD DOES IT!

And finally, because I have to stop somewhere, I listened in on David Platt’s message (or parts of it cause I had kids to get to bed) at the Verge Conference and his prayer at the end struck a chord so deep within me, it hadn’t been sounded in a while. It was something along the lines of this: “When we give God a blank check, He gets to fill it in.” I badly needed to hear that.

I hope you can connect the dots of my writing today, but even if you can’t, I hope some point will bring you encouragement today.


1 comment:

  1. That passage in Ecc. 3:10-14 is one of my favorites. It explains so much of our purpose.


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