Living In The Moment
Daily Devotional Series - Day 7
Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
She loves me. She loves me not. Did you ever play that game? Plucking flower petals one at a time while alternating phrases until there are no petals left, riding a roller coaster of hope and despair. Sounds silly but we actually do that. Often. Do you ever view your life God like that? If everything seems to be going well, “He loves me!” If everything seems to be going wrong, “He loves me not!” But that’s the way of the world, right? If I work hard, I will be rewarded. If I don’t get the reward then something must be wrong.
That’s why the Teacher’s words are so important and life-changing. “There is a time for everything.” This is the crux of the book. Our new life with Jesus resides right there. Things come and go but Jesus does not. He is present in the birth and in the dying. He is there in the building and the tearing down. We can have peace. We find contentment. We know we are loved no matter what.
In the whole process of becoming Victory, there have been quite a few endings and one significant one coming. There have been moments in ministry where I have despaired. I felt like a had done something wrong. You work harder and nothing changes. Then I read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. “There is a time for everything.” In my Bible, I underlined “everything” and wrote in the margins, “Nothing is off limits.” God has the ability to use death to bring life.
When is a time in your life when a bad situation turned into a beautiful situation? What role did God play in the turn-around?
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.”