So, I did a Reading Challenge a few months back for 2014. So far, not so good. Haha! I stopped writing reviews and I just read. My goodreads knows how good I am at reading, but you all know how bad I am at writing about what I’ve read. Anyway, here’s my pile now. I resolved to read clean by reading books that, by my own definition, are clean. More about that next time.
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
Radical by David Platt. I finished it last Oct 22, 2014.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I am honestly in between books. Heehee. On my iPad, I am reading You and me forever by Francis Chan. So might officially make it as my next book “to read”.
I love clean reading. I love that I am saturated by books that bring me closer to God. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Plus, it’s kind-of inspiring me to blog again, not that I ever stopped writing. Let’s just see.
“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I’ve been running aimlessly for years. It just hit me now. What’s funny is it only took one hard disk crash for me to finally figure it out. I had meaningless goals. I thought all these years I had it all figured out. Silly me.
In Ecclesiastes the word meaningless was mentioned 39 times. I learned that one Hebrew translation of the word means “breath”. Everything is just a breath- everything is meaningless, because it is fleeting.
Everything is meaningless! Ecclesiastes 1:2
So if everything is meaningless, then what is it that I should be really aiming for? Is it my career? A family of my own? To travel the world? And if so, how much do I need to achieve in order to finally say, “I’ve done it.”
And if [T]here is nothing new under the sun Ecclesiastes 1:9 then why do I want to do things that has never been done before? Why do I want to be someone that isn’t anyone else?
So I let it hit me again. I am who I was made to be. I am aimless without Jesus. That all of my life’s pursuit was meaningless until that moment when I rightly related it to God. I am a Kingdom worker and I’ll keep running as aimlessly as I can ’til I reach my one true goal, to bow at the feet of the King in Heaven. And ’til then, I’m as happy as I can be pursuing true joy. Despite me losing all my fleeting data 🙂
11 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. 11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
I got tired of watching out so I looked up
I stopped searching for the crop
That has yet to drop
For a fraudulent heart distracts
From the one that sincerely attracts
That will sway you from the pact
I will always come undone
You might end up with none
But for us to be two and one
We draw nearer to the Son