Day 15 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary
～ 传道书12:12-14 ～
Day 15 : Oct 17th (Mon)
Read a friend’s FB status this morning, it was something very similar to what I wrote once:
“So much to do, so much to learn and yet so little time…….sigh…..”
It is true, I really do have so many things I want to do, so many books I want to read, so many places I want to go too etc…
Especially as a pastor, when I see other preachers speak with such eloquence and fluency, so knowledgeable, well-versed, experienced… sometimes I can feel very inferior, pressured, frustrated, helpless; and sometimes I will ask God what am I going to do? Why is my time so limited?
Thank God, His grace is sufficient for me! In fact, God’ desire is very simple, what He wants the most is for us to trust in Him with a child-like faith, and to long to be closer and to love Him more.
You can do something that stirs the whole world, you can complete so many degrees, you can attend thousands of seminars, read uncountable number of books, read the Bible hundreds of times, and understand the original text inside out etc etc… but that does not mean you truly know God, love Him or are very intimate with Him…
Therefore, in conclusion, with so many things to do and so little time, God wants us to set our priorities right; in this short life of ours, the utmost important is: to know God and to draw close to Him.
“… Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: 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 12:12-14 ~