Solomon asked God for Wisdom and was given his request. Every time I read Ecclesiastes, I always remember that ignorance is bliss. It didn't seem that Solomon was always happy about what he learned through his wisdom. It opened up to him his own failings in his life. Much like parents try to forwarn their children of possible pitfalls in their lives, he tries to teach us in this book how to avoid those pitfalls. He makes it sound tremendously easy. "Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil." (Ecclesiastes 12: 13, 14 LAB) Wow...sounds so simple but it is so amazingly difficult. Get thee behind me sinful nature. 8-)
Ecclesiastes has always been one of my favorite books in the bible. Over and over, Solomon tells us that toiling is meaningless throughout these scriptures. Only pleasing God will satisfy man (or woman). He also tells us that there is a time for everything...
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV)
The time for this blog is over. This season has passed. It has been a wonderful therapeutic tool. During my time of tears and frustration, God provided this as an outlet to help me deal emotionally with all that transpired through the cancer removing process.
You have ALL been wonderful listeners, encouragers, and sympathizers. I could not have asked for a more supporting audience. I didn't start it wanting an audience, but you all became very important to my healing process. God knew what I needed and provided it.
It is now time to move on with my life and put this portion of it behind me. I know that I am not considered to be in remission yet, but I am not going to worry over what the future might hold but am going to go out there and live it now and hopefully glorify God in the process. Through God's Grace, I am a survivor.
May you all find God and the peace that follows in your daily lives. 8-)
By Grace Alone -