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Living Life

I do not do what I do not want to do most of the time.

Anything that we do against our will is an inconvenience to us, they are the tasks that most generally affect us each day, the mundane, the repetitive, the “expected of us,” if you will. The majority of people are blind to this, “That’s just the way it is,” or even worse, they have been performing those tasks for so long they do not even recognize them as inconvenient to a life lived well anymore. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4)

This work is not of the world, it is a life lived for the glory of God, but there are those needs, food, water, shelter and clothing, and for most of us that requires those inconveniences be attended to. The daily grind must be adhered to. It is the fulfillment of Genesis 3:19 upon every man, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” It is bondage to those needs of the flesh.

In the fullest sense without being disrespectful, in the garden was the only time that Philippians 4:19 was fully fulfilled, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Adam and Eve for that time before the fall needed for absolutely nothing, what changed was the introduction of something they were not aware of, something they did not even know existed, something called “a want.”

They had a purpose in life as it were, to tend the garden, but one must consider, without the interference, without the influence of Satan and his words, would that work have been enough, would they have seen over time that life had become mundane, repetitive, boring, would they have created animosity within themselves without the influence of Satan towards God and a “That’s just the way it is” mentality, harboring thoughts of “There must be more to life than just tending the garden.”

For many years I was what would be considered a wanderer, I needed to go, see and do, I needed to know what was over the next hill, not only in the physical but in the Spiritual sense. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)

Life is to be lived my friends, it is not to be interspersed with moments outside of that repetition, but few realize this truth. That does not mean an adventure must occur every day, but it does mean you should know what you are working for, and each day apply yourself to it. And that work for the one who has been born-again? “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matt. 6:20) “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31)

Here then is the conundrum, we are stuck in the curse of this world, saints called to serve for the glory of God in a world of unending repetitiveness that if we are not aware of will drag us into that world and we will miss living life to its fullest.

This is what those in the world cannot see, that there is more, their purpose is to attain, if not all they can here, then at least some form of life that holds no inconvenience for them, the repetitiveness is where they find comfort.

Do not settle for less than the calling of the Almighty. This world will trap you my friends, not only with our needs, but our wants, and we can quite easily be blinded by them just as easily as our first parents were.

Tending the garden is not enough, it was never meant to be, or the Lord would have never allowed Satan into the garden, so what are we to do? “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33)

There is life to be lived there.

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