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I learned that words are much more powerful than I previously thought. There is a certain stereotype or custom in being a Christian, I use to evade it so easily, fell into it and now I’m trying to learn t evade it again…It’s called being AVERAGE! Learning about a topic, all you want to do is focus on the famous scriptures, not looking to delve deeper into study.
I like to challenge myself, see how serious I want to be with God, average doesn’t cut it with me, neither do I want to live a life of mediocrity. I want God to be able to ask me, why does he love me and be able to answer with more than John 3:16. God gave us so much and we gave him nothing initially. We now have the opportunity to give God everything and what do we give him? Ecclesiastes made me think about what we give God. I started to understand that God holds us accountable to what we say…If Nehemiah never prayed to God, he would not have been bound to complete his tasks. The words of our mouth only mean something binding to God when we say them to him…Don’t be hasty. When I say to God, I will give you £100, God now expects it, if I don’t say it, God won’t hold me to it. Whatever we promise God he expects it. God has taught me how important integrity is.
This is something I want to remember everyday I’m living, God Expects what we promise…
Reading chapters in Ecclesiastes this morning, it made me think about our mind-set when tackling situations. It also caused me to think about interaction with others. Solomon starts off early in Ecclesiastes by differentiating between the wise and the fool. It was even deeper to understand that he described them in way which shows, even though wisdom is as far away from folly as light from dark, they always meet each other on the way. It was fascinating to know that they could never escape each other. No matter how far we try to move away from something, certain things will never be far enough. As I was reading about it, I started to think to myself “I’m not always wise, there are times I may do foolish things.” I then started to realise that what Solomon was saying was so. Even if we use the great wise king himself, his lifestyle clearly shows us this. A man who spent most of his time in analysis of life, came to find himself excelling in wisdom as well as folly. For may years I wondered…Why? Someone so wise can act so foolish at times, he was explaining how this happens in his own words. I’ve always sensed an element of frustration from Ecclesiastes, and the way in which Solomon speaks about vanity you can understand why.