The Folly

Clavell Folly
Clavell Folly

Over the weekend we went for a lovely walk around Kimmeridge, on the Isle of Purbeck. During our walk we climbed the steep steps up to the Clavell Folly. We had often wondered why it was called a ‘Folly’ so it was interesting to hear recently that the reason is because it has no real use at all.  It was built to satisfy a fancy or conceit!!

How I have reflected in these last couple of days on the ‘follies’ of the past that have been erected in the minds of men.  A whim which led no where and bore no real lasting fruit. This will only lead people to frustration rather than to a deep inner satisfaction. I am thankful to Jesus for graciously reminding me that this journey we call life is NOT about me doing it in my own strength and wisdom – It is all about Him. Let us then be finished with speaking and dreaming about ‘follies” and live attentively to all that He so desires.

Although I have written about a building called a ‘Folly’  I am not talking about building programmes. It is more about God’s ‘wisdom’ and man’s ‘foolishness,’ life and programming! Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.

With this in mind. I have been reflecting once again on this amazing prayer.

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give {me} the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that {I} may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of {my} heart may be enlightened in order that {I} may know the hope to which he has called {me}, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for {us} who believe.”

There is so much value in taking time to reflect on God’s promises. Oh, that we may press on to KNOW HIM and be done with folly!  Our desire is that each day we may grow daily in that knowledge.