One of my favorite guy friends (btw, you guys should have guy friends – gals/ gals..read New Testamant for more great ideas ) of all times just wacked me in the head again with a pier mentoring tidbit. Or perhaps he was just trying to expose my simpleness.
Most of you reading this that were raised with hymnal singing have sung the line:
- Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
- from: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
- Whats it mean ?
Well, Mr. B likes to challenge my ignorance – e.g. with the following Skype chat:
him: When in doubt, raise thine ebenezer my friend. Raise thine ebenezer.
me: Yknow !…. How many lyrics have I sung over the years and as I age I go…”why have I always sung this & other lines that I have NO idea what it means?!” Do I worship, learn of & seek after the living Jesus, or am I a stinkin cult member blabbering what those around me blabber !! – As I’ve told the pastor at the mission where I volunteer – “I have many sermons prepared when I get your call” and I do. Some you’ve seen as I blog them out there to no-one on my sites like mentoringmarriages.com And with that – “I raaaaise my ebenezer” !!!
Well, I do actually raise my ebenezer – daily in fact ( now that I know what it means ).
But my point is – and I do have one – is this…. do you take a good look at how your life choices/ words/ actions , etc. edify/ enhance/ serve with purpose ? Or do you just do as others with little thought.
- Live the examined life…
- have “a reason for what you believe” and do.
- Learn of God and His will.
- Raise thine ebenezar.
- Just do it!