And there is nothing new under the sun.

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Nothing new it has always been.

By now we are well into the New Year. Many of us have hopeful expectations for a much brighter year ahead. Many have made a new year’s resolution to change something in their life and all for the better. Some will succeed at goal setting in the coming year although stats show that few will make it through the first week with a new year’s resolution. That is no surprise to me. Rarely did my resolution last a full day, let alone a week. There is one certainty, this year there will be change in our world; it is inevitable because nothing stays the same. So why is there nothing new under the sun when everthing changes?

King Solomon under the inspiration of God wrote in proverbs,’ there is nothing new under the sun. ’ Truly, there is not.(Ecc. 3:15) 'What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.' .Every generation since recorded time has sweated by their brow, hoping for easier, bigger, better. Each year growing and advanced technology has brought new inventions that have helped to change our world for the better. Many have prospered in abundance at their gift of knowledge. Medical technology has developed gadgets and medicines to help lengthen and sustain our lives. If you have enough money you can purchase a new face or buy a body transformation. Shinny new wheels are born each year to entice us to do what it takes to have the new toy. Leisure and relaxation are available at our beckon call and never ending. Movies, travel, toys, cars, games, i- pads, smart phones, I -pods, clothes, shoes, stuff can easily take us from our cares or worries and fill the hole. What we want is at our fingertips if the money is available. All these things might make us think our hard work is possibly worth it. These things are nice indeed and may work for a time to satisfy the longing inside for happiness but eventually these things get old. Then out comes another new. So we find something else to fill us up. There is nothing new under the sun. (Proverbs 1:8-9)

If we have none of these things, we may blame God as being heartless and cruel. We might get bitter at our employer for paying pitiful wages and angry with those who have what we do not. Perhaps it is all you can do to keep some food on the table let alone think of purchasing a new smart phone. Many believe they have been dealt a rotten deck of cards and are doomed to struggle. Many will stay in the mode only working to fill out forms for food, medical or housing depending on government and others to help them in the times we live and many blaming ‘they’ do not supply, enough. There is nothing new under the sun. We are always longing, searching.

There are many who work hard and struggle each day to make it. They accept their life as it is and hope and pray a break will come along their way. They keep trucking but inside may feel empty, lonely or frightened. If only I could do this or that I would feel better. Nothing really changes and the price of milk continues to rise. There is nothing new under the sun.



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Living in a fallen world.

The fact we are all born into a fallen world remains. With the fall of Adam we inherited a sin nature. We are born with it. ( 2 Corinthians 4:4) No matter what year we are in, this is nothing new. No one can change that fact. Put a couple of two year olds in a room with one toy and see the nature go to work. Many deny the fact we have a sin nature or believe it to be a choice. No we do not need to learn how to sin. Because of sin there has always been evil and wickedness around us. A battle we face each day in our world. But the worse battle lies inside of us facing our own wicked sin nature.

Even King Solomon in all of his wisdom and riches knew that the only way to true happiness and joy was God. God filled the longing inside and nothing else would do. King Solomon was the wealthiest and wisest man that was or will ever be. He got entangled in idols. All of his 700 wives, 300 concubines, temples of gold and silver, cattle, camels, chariots, linens, silk, food, wines, entertainment did not fill the hole he had inside. He had everything anyone could want and more. He lacked nothing. God told him not to marry woman that worshiped idols. God told him not to marry gentiles and to stay married to his own kind. ( 1 Kings 11: 9-13) God warned King Solomon he would be swayed to worship other gods. The King in all of his wisdom did marry such woman. He was persuaded to idol worship. In doing so King Solomon lost himself and was desolate, lonely and broken.

Maybe for a time we will find success in worldly things and wealth, even in our own strength. After all will power, is all it takes? You just need to try harder. It is only an amount of time and our own power will wear down. There is still a need to fill the hole and the longing inside. Media pushes us towards things. Government offers us revision for a better tomorrow, only to fall short. Family, friends, work will disappoint us. Promises are left empty. The hope you had for another is gone by his fallen promise and you are left with another broken heart. This is nothing new under the sun.

There are men in the pulpit who devise and alter scripture, for their own means. They will tell the church there are many paths to heaven. After all they are good people, doing good causes and working hard to raise a healthy and happy family and giving to the church, while serving others. They may hear from the church it is the 21st century. A good God will certainly meet us where we are at. Be in unity with one another is the answer. Evil is considered good and good, evil. This is nothing new under the sun. There have always been false profits.

Some may leave or literally run from the church hearing they need to follow the commands or burn in hell. No one, not one can follow the commands. This is religion. Jesus hates religion. The Pharisees were about religion and law. They defiled the humble and those who stood for Jesus Christ. They wrapped themselves in their garments and walked past such men to avoid them. The commands point us to why we need a Savior. God knew we could not possibly keep commands. We are sinners. Many will run from Church and shun the so called ‘Christian’ who claims to be all pious and good. It is no wonder if they are taught law. They believe the lie. The devil deceives them. There are many churches’ that do teach the truth of Grace found only in Jesus Christ. Keep searching you will know where the Holy Spirit reigns in truth.

A sin nature will destroy us. We know by our own experience. We can look out of the windows and see what sin nature brings with it. No one can forgive, repair or fix our sin nature except one, Jesus Christ. There is nothing new under the sun. No matter how hard we may try to do better, work harder, clean up the act, give more, sin less, promise ourselves or others change, we alone are unable to alter our sin condition. On our own we will have little success, if any. We will disappoint ourselves. We might come to believe we are worthless and have no will power to do anything! So that failed and perhaps you will just try harder the next time around. Maybe you will stay in the hump and not try at all. We cannot do this life alone. We were not made to do it alone on our own accord.

Peace that surpases all understanding.
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Solution to true happiness.

There is only one God and only one will do. There is only one that died to pay for our sins and forgives us our sin. NO ONE else, no other God has paid a price for us. No other god gives us eternal life. No idol brings us supply. No idol fights our battles. No idol shed his blood for us.There is only one who will fill the hole, we so long to fill. We can temporarily purchase happiness but down the road we will find it takes more to fill the longing inside. True Joy comes from the Lord Jesus. If you are a child of God you know what I write. We all had to open the door to Jesus. He still stands at the door and knocks. He is no respecter of people. He stood at my door and He stands at yours. He will not push the door open. Only we can turn it open it to His light and power. He saves us and none other will take the sin deep in our hearts and forgive us and renew us so we are born again.

I truly hope this year brings you much joy. I am not here to tell you I am better I am not. I am forgiven. The Pearl of treasures is Jesus Christ. There is no doubt there will be trials and tribulations we will face. Nothing stays the same except the living WORD of GOD. The evil and wickedness is not going away until Jesus returns but our Lord and Savior promises to never leave nor forsake us. (Hebrews 3:13) He will carry us, when we fall. There is no sin too large that Jesus cannot forgive you. We all had to come to Jesus. It is a choice we make in this lifetime. Jesus will work on us and our sin nature will start to fall from us. It is nothing we have done. It is everything He has done for us on the cross.

Our longing for Jesus will grow in truth and understanding. Our true home is eternity with God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit of God. Eternity is born into our hearts. The longing has always been there, we were born with it. God knew we needed a Savor for our sin. It is Jesus who fills the hole and only Jesus. If you are hurting and nothing fills the hole. If you are searching, you need go no farther. Jesus Christ is the way truth and life.( John 14:6) You need to be willing to acknowledge you are a sinner, repent of sin and invite Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior. You will look and see with new eyes. You will be born again. Romans (10:9-10)

The blinds are open to the New Year 2014. Go boldly before Jesus and His throne of Grace in humble desperation and hope. Be of bold and courageous faith in this coming year. Pick up your Bible, dust it off if you need to, read it. You will hear the voice of God. Fellowship with other believers and know you are loved by Jesus more than you can ever possibly imagine. Jesus always loved you and I, He only wants our love. The devil comes only to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10) Jesus came so we could have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) Choose Jesus.

My Love, Skye

© Copyright 2014 Skye Tudae

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 15 months ago

Lord Bless You Skye, This is Marvelous heartwarming & inspiring. The presence of the Lord is here! Your words always penetrate the heart and momentarily capture the soul! Our Lord is AWESOME!

As you so profoundly stated "Our longing for Jesus will grow in truth and understanding. Our true home is eternity with God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit of God. Eternity is born into our hearts. The longing has always been there, we were born with it. God knew we needed a Savor for our sin. It is Jesus who fills the hole and only Jesus. If you are hurting and nothing fills the hole. If you are searching, you need go no farther. Jesus Christ is the way truth and life.( John 14:6) Y" This is Beautifully expressed!

It has certainly been awhile. ( I am hardly ever on the Hub pages) I continue to go deeper in our Lord... I can see our Lord continues to refine, restore and renew your spirit. May our Heavenly Father continue to uplift your soul, strengthen your body and give you Joy for the journey!

Lord Bless & Keep You in His Love & care Always!


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Doris God Bless you precious sister for your kind and encouraging words. I am touched. God is amazing how He works through His children to touch hearts that need touching at just the right time. All Glory to God. May Gods favor follow you in all of your comings and goings.

My Love, Skye


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Doris Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

Skye, thank you for waking me up this morning to your beautiful words of Christian love, again assuring us of the love of Christ. This is a beautiful and comforting article that helps us remember throughout our day (no matter what happens in it) that God is LOVE. What a wonderful message to commence my day. Thank you.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

teaches12345 How nice to see you on the block sister. I do pray this coming year is blessed in Gods favor and His blessings shine on you. You are so right teaches. Much is going on in this world we live. It can be overwhelimg. God does not want us to be overwhelmed or in fear. He is the solution to all of our cares and worries. We must keep going in Him and hearing His word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. I love you sis and I am honored to know you. Your words to my writing are generous and kind. Hugs Galore precious woman. Skye


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teaches12345 2 years ago

A beautiful post and reminder of what is important in our lives. I was just remember the verse reference you used in your title. There is so much going on today and it seems to frightening, but it is nothing new. Our faith in God keeps us from falling apart.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Michael-Milec My bro it is always an honor to see you. I am truly touched with your encouragement and inspiration. You are a man after Gods heart and so special to me and many others at the hubs. May each day be filled in the favor of Gods blessings on you Michael. I love you in Christ. Thank you so much for dropping in and visiting. Hugs Galore. Skye


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hello skye2day.

What an inspiration for everyone to continue in quest for happiness, and never give up until it is found - as you are systematically leading toward right direction. Yes, we do live in a fallen world and evil one , filled with lost unhappy human souls , searching in many places, religion and no religion, churches or other places , games and substances - to no avail. Why? Because as you said , longing for eternal home, peace and happiness aka blessings is found only in the One , called Jesus, who with open arms is saying " come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden , and I will give you rest."

Voted up,useful,beautiful.

Peace be with us.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Brenda Durham. Hubs has no idea the fantastic writer they pushed off. So sad for them. God will use you in a mighty way. All things work for the good for those that love HIM. Romans 8:28. I so love that scripture. Gods plans for you are in motion. I love you sis and will come by your fb very soon. I must know what site you are writing for? Are you? I can find on fb page I am sure. Hugs Galore. Thank you so much for your encouragement. I go to the forums on occasion and it is like clanging cymbals. You started that thread girl and it is still going. You are missed. Now sir dent and I are in there wearing the armor. May God help those that so spew HIM out of their mouths. In Christ Jesus, Amen.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

MsDora. This was a tough one for me. I just kept at it. It was like the Holy Spirit just had me to keep editing. Hey He is pruning me up. Amen. I am grateful. May Gods face shine favor on you all of your days precious gem that you are. The day God led me to your site I was truly BLESSED. My Love, your sister Skye.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Eiddwen All the way from Wales. Thank you so much for sailing in to visit my neighborhood. I must tell you I am truly touched with your words and honored to know you. You are precious indeed. Keep looking up eddy. My love in Christ Jesus. Skye


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Skye, you really poured you heart out, and I receive every word of it. In fact, you shared God's Word, and presented Him as our only solution for real joy. So relevant for today! Thank you!


Brenda Durham 2 years ago

Skye, somehow I knew even before I read this hub that it would be a truthful and encouraging one; that's how you are and who you are and what you are-----a precious truthtelling-with-love child of our God! So glad to be blessed by your writing! Much Love in His mighty name!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A great read and voted up for sure.

Eddy.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Tamarajo Dear and precious sister how lovely to see you!!! Thank you so much for stopping in. I bookmarked your new writing this am so I would not miss it. Too funny. I have been away for a time (writing that is) but hope to return full on. The heart burns to write sister. All Glory to God, Amen! May Gods favor continue to shine on you and yours ny darling friend. I love you in Christ. You are so special indeed. Hugs, Skye


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Tamarajo 2 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Great encouragement Skye...love the "no better just forgiven" How true is that for us all. Your solution to happiness is right on.

Blessed by the read.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

The Frog Prince I know about those issues. Hugs Galore. Skye


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

The Frog Prince. I just love hearing from you. Thank you so much for your awesome words to me. I am honored and to God be the Glory Amen. Keep going dear friend. You are loved by and awesome God. I love ya too In Christ. Your sister Skye


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

lifegate. My dear brother. It is so nice to hear from you. I treasure your freindship. You know when I dsapear for a time I will return. God has me on other missions. So true bro the Lord is going to return and no more sin. He is so good. Amen and Amen. We gotta keep going and we will in Him! Keep preachin it warrior. You will that I am sure of. May you and yours be blessed in all of your comings and goings. I just love ya brother. I am so grateful the Lord put you on my path. Will be over soon to see what is happening in your neighborhood. My love in Christ. Hugs to all. Skye


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

word55. Awww. Wow what a super comment. To God be the Glory bro. It is by the Holy Spirit of God I write, Amen. This one took allot of work. I tend to be long winded and God is pruning and shaping me up in the process to slow it down, focus. I learned allot writing this. Praise God for the Holy Spirit our teacher and helper. May you be Blessed in all of your comings and goings. I must get over to read your works. I plan on visiting very soon. I am grateful to know you and honored you stopped in and left a touching comment. God is so good. In Christ. Love ya. Skye


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Jackie Lynnley Hello my dear sister. You are so cute. I am honored to know you Jackie and yes the time is flying by and soon the Lord will return. I am touched with you comment and grateful that God has led me to the hubs. I have been so blessed with amazing friends that are so gifted and talented. You being one of them sweetie. U are precious indeed. Keep going girl. U will I am sure of it. When God be for us than who can be against us, Amen. Love n Hugs In Christ. Skye


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Romeos My brother I am always blessed with you generous and kind words. You truly are a God sent R.Q. I hope to get back on these keys. God has had me on other journeys for the time. I miss all my dear friends when off doing other works. I have much reading to catch up on and my heart burns to write. Romeo's Quill I just love ya and I am so grateful the Lord put you on my path. Keep going my dear friend. I hope the pin starts working again soon. I must check into your neighborhood and I will do that very soon. I miss your writing. It always moves me. You are so gifted and precious. My love brother. Skye Phil 4:13


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Faith Reaper Hi precious child of God. U R so very special my dear friend. Your heartfelt words touch me. As you know it is for His Glory and soon my friend there will be no more pain or suffering. Let us reach the lost Amen. I love you too girl. I have be away a time as you know and plan on getting back into writing and reading. The Lord has been pruning me up and kept me very busy. I know you so relate. Hugs Galore Always, in Christ Jesus Skye


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

The editing doesn't seem to be working here.


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

Words of wisdom accompanied by some superb photos. Great wrok my friend.

TFP


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lifegate 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

"The fact we are all born into a fallen world remains." - so true Sista, but the day is coming when all that will be eliminated as we stare into the face of our precious Lord Jesus.

"The longing has always been there, we were born with it." - I guess that's why I can hardly wait.

Thanks for a wonderful write, and glad to read you here again!


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Amen… Alright already, Sounds like you spoke from the pulpit and everybody stayed until the end. You preached a complete sermon here. Thank you and be blessed!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very beautiful truth and the journey is getting shorter all the time. Up and sharing.


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Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

Great writing Skye.

I see you've finally gotten around to tapping out those keys :)

I hope all is well with you and your pooch dear sis, and that you and life are of equal blessing to each other, as you always are to those who benefit from your work. Thank you.

Best Wishes,

Love your bro, Romeo.

P.S. Can't pin at the moment but shall share when it works again.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, WOW, dearest sister in Christ, this write is amazing!!! It is now my favorite of your hubs and so well written and filled with such great insights to His truths! I have missed you and your writings. I am so thrilled to read your wonderful hub to His glory. Voted way up and sharing. My pinterest account has been compromised so I will share there when all is fixed. Love you dear sister, Faith Reaper

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