If you’re a Christian (and even if you’re not) do you ever feel like a lot of what you do is overlooked, ignored, or cast aside? I’ve written and shared a ton of words, music, and pictures to illustrate my Christian faith over the years. And there have been many times I wondered if anyone read, heard, or saw what I was doing. But I understand that if I keep “abounding in the work of the Lord“, all my work “is not in vain”.
Solomon, a very rich king in the Bible’s old testament…and the son of David, a man after God’s own heart…wrote that life was all “vanity” and “a vapor” and “grasping in the wind”. That’s because Solomon, who asked God for wisdom, turned from God and served himself. All his work was in selfish desires and pleasures. And, as I’ve mentioned before, and as Solomon found out the hard way…self is never, ever satisfied.
But let’s zoom out for a “big picture” perspective. While this present life may seem like a vapor, we actually have the gift of eternal life ready and waiting for us if we simply ask. Jesus, your Creator, said “ask and you shall receive”. He won’t force His will for your life on you. But He’ll freely give you the keys to His kingdom. It just takes a little humility.
Realize you’re not God. You’re not even A god. You’re just another human being in need of redemption and grace. That in no way diminishes your importance to God. In fact, it elevates it. He KNOWS you need Him. He simply wants you to know it. And He’s given you everything you need to find Him if you want. His Word. His Way. His world.
I encourage you to consider your future very carefully. If you’re certain you can happily exist throughout eternity, apart from God, then skip all this Jesus talk I keep sharing here on my website. But I’m certain you’ll be sorry you chose that path one day. I’m confident your careful consideration…and a request for Grace from the Creator of the universe is not in vain.
Here’s a song of encouragement…