“Rejoice, O young man, in your adolescence, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your [full-grown] youth. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. Therefore remove [the lusts that end in] sorrow and vexation from your heart and mind and put away evil from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity [transitory, idle, empty, and devoid of truth].” Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 ->me: What a great way to cap off this chapter. I have been moved to write about the enjoyment of life; stopping to enjoy God’s creation, personal relationships, and of course things like good food. However, these 2 verses call me back to reality…the reality that in the end is a reckoning for all the choices we make. We, in our earthly flesh, can not possibly make good choices on a consistent basis. We need the kindling of the Divine Nature that God has put in all of us who believe. Just as the verses say, ‘the ways of my heart’ and ‘the sight of my eyes’ are corrupted by my sinful fallen flesh. I know that if I let my eyes fall off of my Savior for even 24 hours I find myself falling back into the fleshly heart and fleshly sight. How do I kindle and grow the Divine Nature within me? I work my rear off to keep the ways, purposes, and desires God has for me in the fore front by being in as constant prayer and communication with Him as possible. I keep my nose in His word EVERY day. I worship His greatness, grace, mercy, protection, healing, and anything else I can think of. I remain thankful for His Salvation and price He paid to win my freedom. I seek Him first and then all of these enjoyments will be added to me.