Monthly Archives: December 2013

Proverbs: What Matters Most

Wisdom Literature

Wisdom Literature

For the past 22 days my Pastor asked the congregation to study Proverbs since there are 31 chapters and 31 days in the month. He explained how Proverbs is full of wisdom and a manual for life. It provides instructions for everything from finding a mate, to how to treat your family, how to budget, how to fear the Lord and more importantly—what matters most.

I didn’t realize how much this challenge has had an impact on my spiritual life. It has caused me to crack open my Bible each day for one. Whereas I did stray away and was just reading my devotional thinking that was enough, reading proverbs everyday has peaked my hunger for knowledge again. I am continually reading and tying together previous scriptures I have read. Another advantage is that I am being cut. The word says “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” Hebrews 4:12 This is so true! I am reading like ooooh…..awwwwww…….ehhhh

BUT IT’S WORTH IT!

I want to be more like God so I am thankful to be reading this instruction manual at the beginning of my Christian walk.

A few scriptures that I have stood out to me thus far is:

Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline 1:7

Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted.2:12

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding, Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.3:5-6

For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes. 5:21

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! 6:6

I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.8:17

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed 11:25

Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed. 16:3

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. 19:14

Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter. 20:22

Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, 22:24

What is Grace?

I heard of this thing called Grace

and everyone is talking about it.

They even have a song about it,

have you heard it Amazing Grace?

 

I long to get some of it but I’m being selfish

you have given me a taste.

But Father O God is it wrong to ask for a buffett?

 

You speak about greed and that’s a trait we shouldn’t have

but if you look in my heart

You are a mate I couldn’t have.

 

It wasn’t your choice but mines

because I wanted to act a fool

and push you behind.

 

I always knew there would come a time

when you would turn my head

It’s like that forbidden love that one’s heart

could never shed

 

But there is a difference!

 

You are giving it freely well,

What is the problem?

What can’t I see?

 

I say I surrender, all praises go to you, you have spared me,

shown mercy, delivered me, and

yet you still aren’t through

 

Lord what do you want me to do? Tell me and I will

Remove me from situations not to be tempted

so I can hear  only from you

 

I am begging for relationship like I have done so many times in this fleshly world

You said you were different and I can experience true love through you and your word

Well God you made me so you know what it takes to make nothing not shake me

I want you to wrap me in your arms and never let go

and I vow that in return I will share your goodness bringing more to the Kingdom letting all your righteousness show

Use me God as an example let me be the pawn, elevate me to the Queen with elegance and brawn.

You are magnificent my God thank you for showing your face.

Showing mercy on me.

now God where’s that Grace?

 

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