Laborer of love

Does it really matter? In this world there are a variety of ways or events that offend us.  Betrayal, Rejection, Dishonesty, Abandonment –  Any one of these and countless others will hurt our hearts and if you are like me, they have in the past and they will again. But have you asked God—Does it really matter? I can only imagine that His compassionate response is “Sorry sweetheart, It doesn’t really matter.”  To which I would reply, but you must not know what they did. Of course I am quickly humbled when I am reminded that God is God and He knows. He knows.

Then how can it not really matter? That question is answered by seeking the answer to what really matters? Which was answered by our creator. God used a book in the Bible that is set apart from the other books of the Bible. It teaches us about what matters here on earth, in our day to day life. 

Lets look at the last chapter in Ecclesiastes, written by the man who looked into the face of wisdom itself – read the first 8 verses.  12:8 “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “All is vanity.”  This hard to swallow nugget of truth must be important he repeated 38 times. Then if you have your phone look up the word vanity using  to fully understand all that it means. Solomon ends his book of wisdom with a final word: “Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.”

  When we recognize that we are meant to mature in Christ and His duty is our duty, a laborer in Christ, then we can recognize that we can hold firm to the truth in love. Our soft and pliable heart may get bruised here on earth, but taking care of our own heart is not our duty, but God’s delight. Bruises and scars reveal the truth to us that we need Christ, we need a savior. On earth we all fall short, no one is perfect and never will be. We will never be satisfied by what we do or how people think of us or what we think of ourselves, true satisfaction in living is found when we live the truth – “Remember Him” and remember His presence and live loved.

Many Blessings, Alanna

Published by Guns and Grace

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