This morning I received a message from God. An email of sorts. Right here on my phone. I have very little time in my busy day for reading long scriptures, but I’m making an effort to start my day in the Word. I have an app for that, and it’s super awesome because a different verse is the verse of the day each day, as well as a Proverb each day. One usually applies in some dramatic way to my life.
So today I read Proverbs 3. I was rocking along thinking, oh, this is a good Proverb. Maybe I could write a blog post about trusting God in my life, etc. Then, He smacked me in the head.
Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
those who hold her fast will be blessed.
By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Wisdom. I have recently been feeling like I need to get back to reading, and that I need to make myself read some non-fiction because it’s been several years since my Master’s program was done, and I honestly haven’t learned a darn thing since. (Obviously, Becca teaches me something daily.).
So, I’m posting this out there for accountability. What I need to learn more about is God. A dear friend is sending me a Bible study book. I found another book I’m interested in about Mary and Martha. I am GOING to get those books, and I am GOING to read them. The wisdom I seek isn’t classroom knowledge. It’s the everlasting knowledge. I have become stagnate in my walk with God. If I am to have growth and be a light to those I’m in ministry to at church (middle school youth), then I need to continue to seek Him and learn more about Him.
So! Message received, Lord. I’m gonna work on getting those books and getting into Your Book more as well. I seek wisdom. I’m looking desperately.
Oh and, side-note. I didn’t miss the part about wisdom being left-handed. Maybe another thing I need to learn in my effort to relate to and be a better mommy to Becca is how to use my left hand a little more. Maybe Cody can teach me. 🙂
I’m also seeking gardening wisdom from library books- and am fascinated by our Master Gardener- He sent us this huge windstorm that nearly uprooted this bush (which He planted- I can’t take credit for it at all!), but yet it’s still blooming! Our God truly is an awesome God!