Monday, January 28, 2008

Waiting for a Gift

I had already put the thoughts in this post together when I read a post by Jill about sussies and how they can be ‘less’ than a gift in that they are often inappropriate or unneeded by the recipient. Point made!

While I love to give and am always touched by the thoughtfulness of others, I think we have all at some point received gifts that we did not know what to do with and have felt the tension of obligatory giving and receiving.

I was thinking of how our working society is based on ‘need’. If no one had a need the job market would be effectively shut down over night !!

A doctor NEEDS someone to be sick !
A teacher NEEDS someone who lacks knowledge!
A chef NEEDS someone who is hungry !!
A repair man NEEDS someone who has something broken!!
A roofer NEEDS someone whose roof leaks!!
A clerk NEEDS someone to come shopping!

Just as it is ‘need’ that provides the opportunity to serve in the work place in order for us to earn our living …. So also a gift .. to be a true gift... must find a need to fill.

God has given each of us ‘gifts’ -- they are listed in Roms.12:6 and I Cor. 12 – We all have deposited within us the God-given gifts of natural talents and abilities as well as the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Have you ever considered the relationship of your particular gift to the NEED around you ?

If you are someone with the gift of encouragement, you NEED someone who is downcast or discouraged.
If you are someone with the gift of mercy , you NEED someone who is feeling self-condemned or burdened with guilt.
If you are someone God has called to be a giver, you NEED someone who is lacking, who has a need for provision of some kind.
If you are a server at heart, you NEED someone who needs help.

You have heard the expression “the haves and the have-nots”. It is usually used to describe two sectors of society.
But I would like to apply it to two other groups of people - the ones holding gifts and the ones who have need of the gifts.

Perhaps that is why they are called ‘gifts’. They were never meant to be hidden or worse - to be consumed on ourselves .. They were meant to be given away. A true gift demands no recompense – it is freely given.

We all have gifts to give .. and God’s gifts are always a blessing – both in the giving and in the receiving!

Do you have a closet full of gifts God has given you to give away? Maybe you felt that no one wanted them . I believe you are wrong.. the persons God intended you to give them to are waiting ..

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins… Be hospitable to one another without grumbling…As each one has received a gift , minister it to one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God ………and let him do it with the ability which God supplies that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever, Amen!!!!” (I Peter 4:8,9,10b)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

God's Voice

Vic and I and our girls just spent a long week-end at Whistler.
For those of you who have been there in winter, I need say no more . For the rest of you let me just say that it is spending time drinking in God's majestic beauty !!
The above photo was taken from the entrance of our townhouse which overlooked the golf course and the mountains beyond.

The above photo was taken from our townhouse window.

Vic took this picture of me standing beside the benches under this roof!
Here I am standing on the snow covered sidewalk (or is it a tunnel!) on our way back to our townhouse after a walk. The sun was just starting to set.
We had an wonderful weekend enjoying each other and also the beauty around us.
I was struck anew by the power of God's Voice.
His Voice is impossible to ignore in the grandeur of His creation but I was also stirred to the acknowledgement that His voice truly is around us all the time.
The question is how sensitive are we to hear Him.
I think God purposely created children with a propensity to turn a literal deaf ear to the voice of their parents, so that we can 'feel' what God feels like when we ignore His Voice 99% of the time.
We did have one scare on our week end that illustrates how easily we can miss God's voice.

I had stayed up late the night before and I was looking forward to a restful sleep on Saturday night.
I had nicely fallen asleep just after 12:30 am when I was awakened by my husband’s “the sky is falling” tone of voice saying that he thought he had lost his wallet.

My first thought was to say, “Where did you say you hid your wallet when you went out for a walk yesterday without it?” But then I immediately realized that that was the day before and we had been shopping in the village since and had been out for dinner that evening.

So I got up and we did a search including all the places where of course it could not be but you look anyway because you are desperate.
It seemed to be no where. He last remembered having it at the restaurant.
I tried calling the restaurant but of course it was already closed.
I found a Whistler lost and found number but it wasn’t open until eight in the morning.
I started calling credit cards -- he thought he only had his debit and one credit card with him and thankfully the one credit card he had turned out to be one I can paid off and cancelled so no problem there.
The cash we could live without – although I did wish I had let him buy me that necklace that I had admired earlier that evening !!
It worst thing was thinking of the hassle involved in replacing personal information stuff… birth certificates, licence, etc.

In the end – because he was too upset to sleep anyway - Vic took his large flashlight and decided to walk back down to the Village and hope against hope that it would still be lying where it must have fallen out of his jeans’ pocket.

He left and I sat down to pray …. Almost immediately I felt an incredible peace that all would be well. So I asked that the Lord would give Vic the same peace. I wasn’t sure whether the peace meant that he would find the wallet or that someone would turn it in but I trusted that in the end it would all work out OK.

After some time I called Vic on his cell. Hearing loud voices in the background when he answered I asked “Where in the world are you ?” He answered that he was in the Village but the streets were full of revellers in various stages of drunkenness. He had not found his wallet so he was coming home.
When he got home I told him I had had a real peace from God while I was praying and had asked for him to feel it too. He replied , “Oh, I did, I know it will alright whatever happens!!”

A few minutes later he walked into our bedroom and came back out carrying his wallet, with a "Thank you , Lord!"
Where had it been? In the side pocket of his travel bag - the same place he had hid it the day before.
When we came home from the restaurant he had absent-mindedly taken his wallet out of his pocket and dropped it into his bag but then later panicked when he didn’t find it in his pocket when he was undressing for bed !!
So had I asked the question that popped into my mind when he first thought he had lost it, I would not even have had to leave the comfort of my cozy bed!!

But still God spoke again by filling my mind with peace that all would be well.

I cannot imagine living without the assurance that I have a Great God who not only magnifies Himself in His creation and His voice thunders through it... but that He also comes as my Father and whispers in my heart !!!

“Hast thou an arm like God? Or canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?” (Job 40:9)

“And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire and after the fire a still small voice.” (I Kings 19:12)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Retirement ? What's that?

I love hearing about inspiring people!!
This morning there was a news clip about a man named Anthony Mancinelli who immediately had my respect!!
He is a man who has applied his barbering trade for 83 years.
No, that is not a typo; he is now almost 97 years old and has been clipping hair for 83 years. The news report said that he had cut President Coolidge’s hair – that is going back 14 Presidents !

What I admired about this man is that is has no thought of retiring! He doesn’t want “to sit in front of the TV and get old”.
He is doing what he loves and is still very professional in his trade and often has men lining up to have the privilege of having their hair cut by him. He said he loves the hands on aspect of his trade and personal conversation with the people who come in.
He is the kind of man that makes ‘old’ a myth.

Most of us, for one reason or another dream of and plan for our retirement!
But I think that whatever stage of life we are in, there is always something we can do that is a rewarding and profitable focus to make life meaningful.

And one thing I especially love is that in the kingdom of the King of Kings there is no such thing as retirement.
Our place of service may change, our acts of service may change but until the day we take that last step over the line between this earthly life and our eternal rest, we have opportunity to be gainfully employed doing the work of the kingdom.

Anthony said the secret of the longevity of his working life was that “You have to enjoy it!” And I think that is also the secret of our working in the Lord’s vineyard!!
It is a joy to serve our King !!
And you are never too old or too weak or over or under qualified to be an active member of the Lord’s workforce!!
Always, always there is a job for you to do. Tailor fit for you , your ‘job’ is and always will be one that is enjoyable and satisfying and a necessary part of fulfilling God’s good purposes.

Some years ago we had an interim pastor that was amazing. He was 'Arthur' to everyone and loved by the youngest member of our congregation as well as the very oldest.
He was 86 years young and full of energy. We would gladly have kept him as our pastor but he lived some distance away and came only to fill our pulpit for a few months. He is now well over 90 and last I heard he was chaplain for a rest home.
He was still going strong with no thought of retiring.

I love to hear that people can be useful and busy about the Lord’s business as long as they have breath. That is what I want to do … no matter where or what that business is.
I don’t want to turn into a spiritual couch potato taking an early retirement that was never offered me.

Will we follow in the footsteps of our Lord who said, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day , the night is coming when no man can work.” ? (John 9:4)

I remember as a child singing the hymn below and always fascinated by the words.
Do you remember it ?

(written by Anna Coghill in 1864 when she was just 18 years old )

Work, for the night is coming,
Work through the morning hours;
Work while the dew is sparkling,
Work ’mid springing flowers;
Work when the day grows brighter,
Work in the glowing sun;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man’s work is done.

Work, for the night is coming,
Work through the sunny noon;
Fill brightest hours with labor,
Rest comes sure and soon.
Give every flying minute,
Something to keep in store;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man works no more.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Airport 'Coincidence'?

(Russell, Carolanne, Nathan)

We were with some people recently and an older lady was saying that she had determined to read through the bible this year. She had just finished Genesis and commented on the fact that she had been impressed with how ‘normal’ it was for God to speak to people.
She asked, “Where IS that God today?”

I KNOW He is "the same, yesterday, today and for ever!!!" (Heb. 13:8)

I like what someone once said, “If you feel God is far away, guess who moved!”

I think that many people don’t ‘hear’ or ‘see’ God in their daily lives anymore because they are not looking for Him, or just simply too busy to notice Him. I believe that God speaks into the daily lives of ALL of His children and we just need to open our eyes and see Him.

Last week we went to the airport to spend a couple of hours with Carolanne and her family.
Carolanne is a friend I met on the internet but now that we have met in person, I guess that can be upgraded to ‘real life friend’. (Smile)

We drove the couple of hours to the airport, parked in the arcade and walked the short distance into the terminal.
It was only then that I realized that we had a problem.
It seemed so easy when Carolanne was in Australia and I eighteen hours away to agree to meet them at the Vancouver airport during their 5 hour lay over on their way home. But now looking around I realized that it was not going to be easy to find them since neither of us had had the fore thought to specify a meeting spot.
No problem!!
I had the flight number. I would just go ask where they would be and go from there.

Well, the airport computers had no such flight number in their system. I was sure I had written it down right but I asked at two different information centers and they showed nothing.
So what now?
The lady at the second information center was very friendly and said we should go look for them and if we didn’t find them , come back and they could page them.
We wandered up and around on the two floors and quickly realized we were not going to find them among the throngs of people moving about.

We sent up some quick prayers for God to direct us to each other.
I said, “Let’s just go have them paged.”
Vic agreed , “Ok. We can do it right here!”
For some reason I insisted on going back to the lady we had spoken to at the other info booth. Vic thought I was being silly but humoured me and we went back.
The lady I had liked was just leaving on her break but an oriental young man paged them for us. I was a little concerned that his strong accent made their names very unclear over the PA system but he did repeat it a few times so I trusted the Lord would somehow make sure Carolanne or her husband or son would hear it.

I stood and waited maybe 10 minutes and then I saw Carolanne’s face appear at the top of the escalator right near the booth. They had not heard the page but had just come through customs and were themselves wondering how they would find us since we had not spoken to each other recently nor arranged a meeting place.

If I had not insisted on going back to the ‘nice lady’ info booth… we may not have found each other --- or at least not nearly as quickly!!

And so we enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours getting to know Carolanne, Russell and Nathan.

I know that God directed our steps and that He was there!! He does care about the little details of our daily lives and I have found that the more I look for Him, the more I ask for His help… the more I see the evidence of His presence.

I know this is true for every one of His children!!!! Have you experienced His guidance in some way recently? Sharing your experience in the comment section would bless all of us !!

“My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me!!”
(John 10:27)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Word Pictures

Have you ever noticed how much information is packed into one photo?

In our age of computers we can actually compare.

One high resolution photo has 2000 kb….which would equate to 40 pages of a typical word document.
That certainly gives evidence and validity to the ancient Chinese saying “A picture is worth 10,000 words.”
Not only is there much more information packed into one photo but the information from a picture is transferred to our brain ever so much quicker and more accurately than information from the typed word.

Is it any wonder then that Jesus used word pictures so often in His teaching? He wanted to give as much truth and understanding to His listeners as possible.

And I know that He chose His pictures with care so that the information gleaned from them would convey the Truth.

I was thinking the other day about the picture He gave us of Himself as the Good Shepherd of the sheep.
It is a picture that the more you think about it and the more you learn about shepherds the more you see Jesus and understand the relationship he desires to have with us.

(If you have never read Phillip Keller’s book ‘A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23’… please read it. It is a beautiful, inspiring book! )

I was wondering … how differently I might see Jesus if the picture He gave us was another one.
What if He had compared Himself to a farmer raising animals in a barn?

First I would see that the animals, while they were very safe and secure - their safety was provided by pens or fences. They were not free.
Not only were they not physically free but they are also not free to be who they perhaps would want to be.
The farmer feeds them what he thinks they should eat… he feeds them when they should eat…. He controls their activity, limits their exercise.
He separates them from each other or crowds them together as he sees fit.
All with his own agenda in mind… to fulfill his own desires and ultimately serve his own needs. The animals are even kept alive or killed according to would be gainful to him.

It is also convenient for the farmer that he does not have to be with his animals 24/7. They are held prisoner in their enclosure.
He does his chores and then he is free to go off and do his own thing.

Then I thought about how different the Shepherd picture is.

The sheep are free!
They wander under the sky, over the grassy slopes of the pasture, enjoying the sunshine… eating when they are hungry and munching on what appeals to them.
They have the free will choice of straying or staying close to the Shepherd… but always the Shepherd is there for them – watching over them, calling them back when they wander too far, watching for the wild animals that would threaten them.
The Shepherd is there 24/7 to comfort and love His sheep --- He abides with them … lives with them, stands guard over them at night.
He knows each sheep by name and always His thoughts are toward His sheep … knowing what is good for each one of them.

Which would you rather be? The farmer’s animal? Or the Shepherd’s sheep?

No question in my mind … I want to be a sheep!! and I want to stay very close to my Shepherd, Jesus, following Him where ever He leads.

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want!!” Psalm 23:1

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Book Review Followup

I was both gratified and pleased at the reponse that I got from my review on the book "The Shack". I thank every one of you who commented !!

I think I need to respond to the last comment which came to me indirectly. Nicki , from Australia, asked to post my review on her blog site and of course I gladly gave her permission. She received a comment that she forwarded to me in the comment section of my last post. ( you can go read it if you haven't seen it yet)

This comment surprised me because it is a comment posted by Wayne Jacobson who is obviously a friend of William Young and was involved in the publishing of The Shack. You can find his own book advertised and endorsed by William Young on the last page of The Shack.

I sent a response to his comments about me and my review to Nicki and I thought I would post it here also for you .


Dear Wayne….

I understand that you would want to defend your friend, William Young, (author of The Shack) especially since you have endorsed each other’s books.
I am quick to defend my friends too… but I am even quicker to stand in defence of God when I see that He is ill spoken of or falsely represented.

You said about The Shack , ”People are free to read and question it, enjoy what helps them see God more clearly and toss out those things that don’t”

I did just that... I questioned and tossed out!!
Did it offend you that I did it in a public forum? The author made his thoughts public …. Does that not give me the right to respond publicly? Or give Nicki the right to post my thoughts on her blog if she trusted my opinion?
I learned from your site ( that “The Shack” was rejected by religious publishers and ‘Windblown Media’ was ‘birthed’ for the purpose of getting the book out. I think that says something about the content of The Shack – publishers are usually willing to go a fair distance into controversial material … The Shack was obviously beyond their comfort zone.

You also said “This is an excellent look at a relational God, but anyone can take the analogy too far and see something in it the author or publisher never intended “ What did I see that was not intended? Where did I take the analogy too far? If the analogy doesn’t work except in the author’s mind… why did he use it?

And “my religious preconceptions”? It was not my own religious views that were challenged by the book but its very conflict with the scriptures themselves! Show me where in my post I represented the Word in an erroneous fashion.

You also said, “Maybe she missed the point!” What point did I miss? Or as you say “She has distorted and misinterpreted a lot of what is in The Shack” -- what did I distort and misinterpret?? You gave no examples, nor did you specifically refute anything I said. I was careful to represent as clearly as I could what I saw that offended me.
I am not the only one to be offended … and I wrote my review to give those who have or will read the book and be disturbed by it, some support – as I articulated in my post.

People are of course free to read the book and decide for themselves – but I think I have a responsibility to raise an alarm if I see there is need for one. If I come across a washed out section of highway around a curve... I’m not going to say “Oh well, I’ll let the next vehicles just find out for themselves..” No, I will put up flags or signs to warn oncoming traffic of danger ahead…so that they can proceed with caution.

I stand by my original concern with this book and I think the simple fact that ”it is connecting with people in a powerful way “ is not a good enough endorsement. So does the “The Secret” (Rhonda Byrne) connect with people in a powerful way.

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Shack

I bought and read The Shack a few days ago on the emotional recommendation of a friend who admitted that while he was not an avid reader this book moved him to tears.

The Shack is a book written by William Young that is flying off the store shelves. People are buying a copy , then coming back to buying several more to pass out to family or friends. The emotional reaction triggered by The Shack seems almost unprecedented and the book is enthusiastically endorsed by Christian bookstore staff as THE book to read !

But wait !!

I don’t know if you have read the book yet or not… if not, it is only a matter of time before someone hands you a copy or encourages you to run out and buy your own.
I am writing this post for those of you who have read the book and are wondering what to think about it.

We are called to be discerners of good and evil, of truth and error. We are called to test all things and to be on guard.
“Prove (test , examine) all things.. hold fast that which is good !” (I Thess. 5:21)

And we are warned that we need to be even more on guard as the end approaches when "The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables...." ( II Tim. 4:3,4)
These are frightening words and should stir us up to be doubly careful and take to heart the admonition following in verse 5.."But you be watchful in all things"!!

Is this book what it is hailed to be ? A book on par with John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress -- or is there something dangerously deceptive lurking in its pages?
Have you questioned what you read in light of scripture ?

To be honest - I am very troubled by the book…. not because there is nothing good in it …the best deception has the MOST truth in it…. but because the foundation on which the truth is laid is not the same as the foundation we find in the pages of our bibles.

Is God ever pictured to be like a large black woman in an apron swaying to funk music?
No, of course not…and I know the defenders of the book will be quick to say that the author was employing his analogy to break people loose from a false preconceived idea of who God is ..
Granted … but consider this …what if your daughter is a chain smoker and out of concern for her health you endeavour to free her from her smoking habit by introducing her to alcohol instead . Not an advisable treatment plan, is it?
So also - to present a God so contrary to the God of our scripture is not setting anyone on a solid rock.

The Papa of the Shack is God stripped of His majesty, His glory, His Holiness. I personally am not attracted to the playful, at times silly god of The Shack, the god that would laughingly feed his child a dish of greens that would make him sick.
The God I know is Holy and Righteous and One to whom I gladly bow my knee… but how I love Him, knowing that He is my Father and I know I can run to Him any time , sit at His feet with my head on His knee and listen to His amazing Words of truth and comfort.
".... and Holy is His name!" (Luke 1:49)

The god of The Shack winks at sin and the consequences of sin, reassuring Mack that there is not one child of her’s that she will send to hell…but all will be brought into relationship with her in the end. And then she shows Mack that his abusive, cruel father who died in a drunken stupor after drinking his poisoned liquor - is indeed enjoying the delights of heaven.

“Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor DRUNKARDS, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” (I Cor. 6:10)

The Shack also takes license to change the Words of scripture. When Mack accuses Papa of deserting Jesus at the cross, Papa reassures Mack that this was not so. She insists that at no point did Papa ever turn away from Jesus on the cross but was there with Him the whole time. Really? What does William Young know that Jesus did not?
“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” is Jesus cry from the cross. (Matt.27:46)

Papa also teaches Mack that she does not require anything of him other than relationship. She has no intentions of turning any one into a Christian. Expectations and responsibilities are only part of a dead relationship …be it between you and God or in a marriage relationship.
Consider , my friend! Think of your best relationship…be it marriage or friendship. Is it free of expectations or responsibilities? Does a wife not expect certain things of her husband? I know I do .. I expect my husband to be faithful to his marriage vows “for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health” , I expect him to care for me, I expect him to react in certain ways in certain circumstances .. I expect him to be true to how I know him to be., I expect him to be home for dinner. … And yes , he has responsibilities as well. It is his responsibility to make sure our vehicles are in good repair, his responsibility to fix whatever goes wrong in the house, his responsibility to take out the garbage.
What Young seems to have overlooked is that expectations and responsibilities are not wrong in themselves… they can become bondage only when the LOVE dies in a relationship. Where love is strong, expectations and responsibilities are fulfilled with joy !

“You are my friends, IF you do whatsoever I command you !” (John 15:14)
"He that says, I know Him, and keeps not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in Him." (I John 2:4)

In the writing of The Shack, William Young employs a couple of clever literary tactics.
A foreword of a book is usually written by someone other than the author for the purpose of introducing the author and speaking for his credibility. Young writes his own foreword to introduce and give credibility to the main character of his story , going so far as to explain why he himself is part of the story. Because a foreword is expected to be factual, I know of several people who were convinced that this book was the real experience of a real person.

Then in a clever plot twist at the end of the book the author divorces himself from being held accountable for any doctrinal positions he presented by revealing that the whole shack experience may have been nothing more than the imagined images in the mind of a man in a coma.

If this book was meant to be nothing more than a well written piece of fiction with a clever and entertaining plot… then why is it having such a deep spiritual impact on its readers?
What is the power in and behind this book?
Is it the power of the Holy Spirit?
Or is it an example of the ‘winds of doctrine’ we are warned against? (Eph.4:14)
Does this book align itself with scripture or is it presenting another Jesus, another God?
These are questions that must be asked.

Truth is never threatened or offended when questioned.

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free !" (John 8:32)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

God's Banquet Table

Last week, (actually last YEAR) we were invited to our friends’ house for dinner.
We enjoyed a simple, well prepared, nourishing and delicious meal – the kind that leaves you feeling so satisfied.
What really made it special was the way it was ‘set forth’.
The white damask tablecloth, the Christmas ball name tags, the lit candles standing tall in lovely candlesticks, the chargers under the dinner china, the crystal wine glasses and the table floral arrangement made it all so pleasing to the eye.
We were made to feel like honoured guests and the fellowship was as nourishing as the meal.

I read a familiar verse the other day and it exploded with new meaning.

The passage was Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purposes !"

The word that stood out to me was ‘purposes’.

I lingered on that word thinking about the purposes of God.
I think most of us have a rather detached feeling regarding God’s purposes – understanding them as being beyond our grasp or understanding.
And not without cause do we feel that way. God Himself says “For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
(Is. 55:9)
No question that they are!!

And yet - in Jesus - there is a beautiful dimension added that was not present in the Old Covenant, except as a shadow of what was to come.

Checking into the Greek meaning of the word translated into our English word ‘purpose’ as used in connection with God’s intent toward us, I found a very heart touching picture.

The Greek work for ‘purpose’ if translated literally would be ‘setting forth’ and it is the same word as the one used for 'show bread' in the tabernacle.

The show bread (the 'setting forth') in the tabernacle was laid out on the table in the Holy Place for the priests to eat in the presence of God.
The bread was literally called “the bread of faces” because the priests and God fellowshipped face to face in the eating of the bread.

Do you see the picture?

God’s purposes toward us are literally “a setting forth of a banquet and we are invited to come and eat …sitting down to fellowship across the table with our Lord Himself!”

Is that not beautiful?

We eagerly accepted our friends’ invitation to dine with them, there was no fear or doubt that the experience would be less than enjoyable or planned with our good in mind. My Celiac demand for ‘gluten-free’ was carefully taken into consideration as the menu was decided on.
How much more when God plans the ‘menu’ for your life will He not consider what is best suited just for you.
If you accept His invitation to come and dine at the table of His purposes for you, it will be nothing less than the most satisfying experience.

“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love!”
(Song of Solomon 2:4)