All Things Are Weary…

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Wandering Thoughts
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Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are weary with toil and all words are feeble; man cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

i sat for about an hour today first awaking and asking God what i was to share today, then listening to a short message, then back to asking God.

i went back to the book of Ecclesiastes for lack of a clearer direction. Then i was stirred as i read verse eight in chapter one. It seemed very personal as though it said “ED ALL!” “Yes you ED!” “ALL THINGS ARE WEARY WITH TOIL!”

That seemed to resonate with me and seemingly goes along with “Please don’t ask me about my plans.” How so? i
The reason i ask God about His plans is so that i know what i am to do or what i will be doing and here He says, “ALL THINGS ARE WEARY WITH TOIL.” What i want to do is toil over something. i admit it, i can easily be a workaholic.

Later in the new testament Jesus says, “Come unto me ALL who are weary and heavy laden.” All those years pass and mankind still is weary with toil and looking at today i still am looking for something to toil over. It’s what i have done most of my life and still would do today if it were not for the Holy Spirit reminding me of these truths.

The verse goes on to say, “Ed your eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor your ear filled with hearing.

It’s true… regardless of where i am or what i am seeing i am looking past it to see more or something different. i have to work at seeing the moment and as i shared the other day sucking honey from the rock to get all that is right before me. Ann marie pointed that out to me while shopping the other day. i had picked out an outfit that i liked and thought she would like as well without any regard to size other than it was one size fits all, ALL! She tried it on to satisfy my desire for her to have this outfit. It did not fit and she said this to me. “I have lost a 135 pounds but ALL does not mean all.” She proceeded to explain that 135 pounds ago i would pick out things that were at that time a challenge for her to wear and now 135 pounds later i’m still picking out things that offer up the same challenge as back then. The eye is not satisfied with seeing. It was and is not intentional, but none the less it seems to be true.

As for my ear bing filled with hearing and it not being satisfied, that’s even more true, but i am purposely working on that daily. It is why i take one verse or one thought and beat the daylights out of it or as i’ve already said, suck the honey out of the rock. i am in no hurry to read through the Bible, in fact, i will probably die never having accomplished that task. If i can get one verse and just chew and chew and chew it some more, then i will have put this idea of my ear being full and not satisfied to rest.

In closing verse nine says “The thing which has been, it is what will be again, and that which has been done, is that which will be done again; and THERE IS NOTHING NEW under the sun.

Yet every day all day i, like most others that i know are in search of something new rather than taking a closer look at what i am seeing a little longer and to what already fills my hearing listening a little closer. If for no other reason than to discern what the cause and effect of what i’m seeing and hearing will be.

Is it any wonder that my words are feeble if i do not see and hear with any depth when there is so much set before me and the Father is inviting me to come and dine. Not snack but dine, Caribbean style, for hours and hours, eating and resting, eating and resting, seeing and absorbing, hearing and comprehending.


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