Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The baking of the bread (of life, and other things)

The Bible says: "Don't waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last."

I've always been a goal setter. Write those babies down on a legal pad and accomplish them. Simple but direct. Simply but worthy. Simple but accomplishable.

Right up to that moment when it dawns on me that I'm not worthy of the goals I've set. Yesterday was a great day in the South. Warm, but not hot. Humidity down. Sunny but not too sunny. You know the type.

Then, without going into it, the rug was swiped away, the floor was jerked out from under me, surprise was the order of the day and da, da, da, da, dimmmmmm.

So, the question becomes, what are you going to do about it if the goals you had set were no longer are applicable at best, accomplishable at worst?

Do you keep on keeping on, or do you finally understand that what God wants accomplished is far more important than what you want accomplished -- even if what you wanted to accomplish still is a very, very good thing to do?

The answer is ... I'm not at all sure.

The answer is ... I'm still pondering.

The answer is ... whatever God wants.

Seriously, that's the way it goes. I simply want to do what God wants, and if what God wants still is the answer, then let's get er done.

Seriously, the Bible says, "Eery God-begotten person conquers the world's ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith."

What I finally reasoned late in the afternoon is that God calls, God equips, God allows, God makes. If that's the key, the God takes what little we are able to give, stirs it all together and voila, cake.

Or rather, bread.