What we consider “extraordinary” or amazing is either a manipulation or an exaggeration of what is normal.
These are the words of the Quester, David’s son and king in Jerusalem: Smoke, nothing but smoke. [That’s what the Quester says.] There’s nothing to anything—it’s all smoke.
What’s there to show for a lifetime of work, a lifetime of working your fingers to the bone?
One generation goes its way, the next one arrives, but nothing changes—it’s business as usual for old planet earth.
The sun comes up and the sun goes down, then does it again, and again—the same old round. The wind blows south, the wind blows north. Around and around and around it blows, blowing this way, then that—the whirling, erratic wind. All the rivers flow into the sea, but the sea never fills up.
The rivers keep flowing to the same old place, and then start all over and do it again.
Everything’s boring, utterly boring— no one can find any meaning in it.
Boring to the eye, boring to the ear.
What was will be again, what happened will happen again.
There’s nothing new on this earth.
Year after year it’s the same old thing. Does someone call out, “Hey, this is new”? Don’t get excited—it’s the same old story.
Nobody remembers what happened yesterday. And the things that will happen tomorrow? Nobody’ll remember them either. Don’t count on being remembered.
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 MSG
How true these words are. There really is nothing new. Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t find enjoyment in simple every day things and classics, just don’t expect to be completely satisfied.
Everything leads to weariness—a weariness too great for words. Our eyes can never see enough to be satisfied; our ears can never hear enough.
Ecclesiastes 1:8 GNT
I noted, no one can find any meaning, really deep, soul satisfying meaning in this life.
For me, when I asked God’s Spirit to come into my life I finally found true meaning & satisfaction. God is doing a new thing in me, moment by moment, regardless of my physical condition & external circumstances.
We are all invited to call Him & ask for something new & even eternal, beyond this world, out of this world.
‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’
JEREMIAH 33:3 AMP
I remember my grandmother joking about how that is God’s phone number (JEREMIAH 33:3); but honestly it is that simple.
I’ve experienced, 1st hand, that true soul satisfaction comes when we simple seek things beyond this life, beyond this world. By calling out to God we begin a relationship with Him.
Perhaps you’ve already started this process and if so I hope you cotinue to grow from just dating Christ to becoming His bride.
God bless you and you, keep blessing God.
Go with Him, beetle
Initial inspiration for this post came from The @YouVersion Plan: The Holiness Of The Every Day. Check it out here: