Day Two: What Are You Pursuing?

Ecclesiastes 2:10a,11 (NIV) – I denied myself nothing my eyes desired…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.

Philippians 3:8 (NIV) – What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ

“King Solomon was convinced he knew how to find happiness—and with his vast resources, he was able to pursue it. Wealth, fame, pleasure, power, lavish houses, a reputation for wisdom—you name it, King Solomon had it. Yet after gaining everything he had ever wanted, he reluctantly concluded that his life was still empty and without meaning. His search for lasting happiness had failed; his soul was empty. Are you like King Solomon—convinced that the things of this world will bring you happiness and peace, and pursuing them with all your might? Don’t be deceived; they never will. And the reason is because you were made to know God.” [Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day Morning and Evening Devotions, p. 24]

Prayer: “Lord, I see that all other pursuits are meaningless as I was created to know and to worship you.  May you renew my heart with fresh passion to pursue you more than anything else and may you enable me through your Spirit to live in this passion for you today. In Jesus’s name. Amen.”

Let’s worship to “One Thing” by Hillsong.

– EK