Struggling a little this morning with my blog.  I initially read through my devotion and being a bit distracted, I didn't pull out a specific topic that I wanted to right about.  I made a second pass through, trying to maintain focus and found something that did jump out... Disillusionment.

The title of the chapter is "Goodness"
The referenced verse comes from Psalm 27:13

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
The devotion starts out listing a set of attributes I long for and says they can be found in one place...
Confidence, rest, peace, hope, surety, courage, strength, wisdom, freedom, confidence.

The disillusionment is that I have tried to find the source of all these outside of the one that can deliver.  I have been disillusioned.  Not because I don't know, but because I get sucked in at times believing there is another way.  My heart still battles with the the daily decision to seek God in totality.  I struggle with keeping focused on the one who can deliver.

I looks at the temporary signs of this creation to often and think they can actually deliver.  Perhaps in the short term they can, but only for a moment.  Vacations to exotic locations result in pictures, videos and memories, but the excitement of being there quickly fades.  Fine dining experiences are enjoyed only for a moment and the experience may not even last until the the meal.  Activities once enjoyed become tasks and tend to point out my aging body and lack of stamina.
I need to recognize that even the best of the best of this world pales in comparison to the perfection of Heaven and what I enjoy for a time here is meant to simply be the appetizer for the grand feast that is to come.


  1. I think what you are talking about experiencing is the way of all of us who pursue that which is temporary. The exotic vacation (still haven't forgiven you for the Alaska trip); the fine dining (somehow I don't El Ranchero fits that bill); the activities which have almost become more chore than fun (I can relate old man). But I'm ready for the Big Feast. and I will eat to my heart's content.

    1. Alaska was great, but even now... all I have are memories, photos and videos. I'll share those if you would like :) As much as I enjoy a good Mexican cuisine... I will still eat the next day. You have done better than I on the cycling, but the aches and pains take longer to go away. I too am ready for the Big Feast.
      Thanks for commenting Bill!


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