Put De Lime In De Coconut

Yesterday was one of those days that seemed to be constantly going, but not to anyplace in particular. There were recurring themes and variations, like an old song. The song that came to my mind was one from 1971: Put The Lime In The Coconut.

Written by Harry Nillson and released just before my high school graduation, I was assaulted by the song all day long if my radio was on… and it was. Everyone isn’t affected in the same way, but it seemed to spin around in my head looking for a way out, but never managing to find one. It had it’s theme and variations, but no resolution.

Yesterday was writing, searching, thinking, accomplishing nothing measurable… spinning around and around yet making no progress… puttin’ “the lime in de coconut and you drink ’em bot’ togedder / Put de lime in de coconut and you’ll feel better / Put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ up / Put de lime in de coconut and call me in the morning…”

Not much to be said for yesterday’s efforts other than there was effort.

It is comforting to know that God looks for obedience based upon trust and uses that as the measure of “righteousness” instead of measuring productivity.  Besides that, He is the one that will ultimately determine the impact of “effort.”

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (ESV)

Let the song spin around and the efforts seem ineffective. Rejoice that God is still on the throne.

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