Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Pursuit of Lady Wisdom

Sometimes I feel like I need the Lord to just give me a "good talking to."  This morning He did just that as I read Proverbs 3!  There are so many "jewels" in this passage that I need to be reminded of over and over.  I am always asking for wisdom.  The point that was made clear to me today is that I probably am not doing enough seeking!  Proverbs 3 is a wonderful guidebook for finding the wisdom that comes from God.   I hope you'll read some of the verses that I particularly like that I have copied from The Message version of the Bible

1-9 Good friend, don't forget all I've taught you; take to heart my commands.  They'll help you live a long, long time, a long life lived full and well.  Don't lose your grip on Love and Loyalty.  Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart.  Earn a reputation for living well in God's eyes and the eyes of the people.  Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.  Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.  Don't assume that you know it all.  Run to God! Run from evil!  Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!  Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. 
11-14 But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline;  don't sulk under his loving correction.
It's the child he loves that God corrects;  a father's delight is behind all this.  The Very Tree of Life
You're blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight.
She's worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary.
Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.
She's the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her.  Hold her tight—and be blessed!

Yeah, I WILL continue to ask for His Wisdom.....and I WILL actively seek Him! 

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