Tuesday I wrote about my inability to understand the concept of boredom when life has so much possibility for wonder and amazement. There are so many books to read, so many places to see, so many people to meet and so many new things to do.
I can not imagine life being boring?
My lack of understanding ratchets up a hundredfold when it comes to boredom in the life of a Christian. Life in Christ opens up doors of opportunity that are incredible. Look at this!
II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
What is boring about that? All things are become new! How in the world can the Christian life be boring?
Now, that is not to say that life is not sometimes challenging in its repetition. We are in a very delicate season right now. We pulled the bus in the barn last Tuesday and I have only been outside of this 45' tube for one time since. (I went into the barn to help KJo hook up the gray water drain for maybe three minutes) But I honestly have not been bored for one minute.
I have filled my mind with the Word of God. I have listened to Alexander Scourby read the Bible to me for hours and hours. I have listened to preaching online for five and six hours straight, maybe more for days on end. How could I be bored with so much to learn?
I have read and read and read. I have traveled places in my mind, I have listened to sermons from 150 years ago sitting in a church in London. I have walked with missionaries in Africa and sailed ships to mission lands. How could I be bored?
I have spent much time walking back and forth in the bus. Not because I was bored. Not because I wanted to move. Moving was the last thing I wanted to do, but I had to keep moving as much as possible. I had to keep breathing.
While sitting down, I have breathed as deeply in through my nose as I could, holding and breathing out slowly through my mouth. Hours and hours and hours I have breathed like that.
The Lord has visited me time and time again. I have had friends text with encouragement, Bible verses and comforting words. Bro. John and Sis. Ann Gabbard called Saturday night and prayed the Holy Ghost down on me. Other friends have called to pray for me as well. I have experienced times of refreshing in tedious circumstances.
How in the world could I be bored?
This season for Kelly Jo, Odie and I is not over yet. We have a few more dry places to walk through. We have a few more hazards to make our way through. We may have a few more monotonous and mundane days to navigate.
It may be tough. It may be rough. It may be difficult. It may be strenuous. It may be burdensome. It may be troublesome. But I promise you one thing. It will not be boring.
Thank you for stopping by Mile Markers today.