Monday, February 23, 2009

Are you chasing the wind?

Ecclesiastes 1:5-9
The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises.
The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea,
yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
there they return again.
All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear it's fill of hearing.
"What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

7 comments:

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I was driving in this morning, drinking my Dunkin Donuts and giving thanks to the Lord that the car started and that the heat was working. I tuned in to my 105.1 and Alexster Begg was giving his sermon on chasing the wind. He says that we are a society always wanting more and once we get it, we still aren't satisfied. That was true to some degree with me and my past life. Especially when I bought my second home. I never wanted to leave the first one, but once I realized I could get a brand new one, the thought overwhelmed me and the square footage just wasn't enough. I was disappointed for a long time that I had to pay over $300,000 for such a small space... Now that it's just me and the dog, I'd give anything to go back to my old brick rambler and dead end street. And with my car, don't get me wrong; I love the bright red speed demon and all her accessories,(especially the heated seats) but once again; if I new that my marriage was going to end and the gas prices would rob me at gun-point, I would have kept my 93 Toyota.

I can honestly say now that I don't want for anything else. The Lord has and will continue to supply my every need and then some. HE knows in advance my portions and with that being said, he has a pair of sandals set aside for me to celebrate the first day of summer. (smile)

Are you satisfied? If not, sit and ask yourself what it is that you truly need to make you happy?

R Green III said...

I like this post. It made me pause for a moment and just stop to think.

It's true, everything that was, is. Everythimg that is, will be again. Time is limitless, ongoing and never ending.

To some extent we should be better prepared for the daily situations and problems we face, considering the fact that we have encountered them once or twice before.

Todays problem was yesterdays, yet tomorrows will somehow be different. Being the same makes us different, because we are not the same.

It all remains the same, but we're all sitting here 'waiting on the world to change'.

crochet lady said...

Thought provoking post. Most of the time the things I am striving for are not really what I want or care for in the end. I try to pare down my life and it just seems to get cluttered again. I find my life is at it's best when the wind of the Holy Spirit is speaking to me and not the wind that gives an endless chase to all the things humans grasp for.

PAK ART said...

I love the phrase "there is nothing new under the sun." I know this seems frivolous but I can't help but think of fashions that come and go, and then come around again. How many times have bell bottoms been popular? In 10 years they'll be the next "must have".

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Good morning all and thanks for stopping by. I love how we grow older and wiser and most importantly, how we're trusting in GOD to guide us through again and again. This too, shall pass and then when it's over; in some shape form or "fashion", it shall return again (smile)

Love, peace and blessings for a great day!

SLC said...

The moving target.

This reminds me of the scripture where Paul says, "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content" Paul said it. I'm just quoting him for now, but I believe I'm getting better.

Everything I need to make me happy, I have. I haven't always been mature enough to see how blessed I really am.

Thanks for the post and being a blessing as always.

SLC

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Thanks for sharing that. Being content with what one has is hard sometimes but if we stop to realize we are where we are because that is where we're supposed to be at this particular time; then all is well. Faith in God is a gift that not everyone enjoys. I'm glad to 'meet' you!

Blessings,
Sandi