Wednesday, June 25, 2014
God gives us all ample opportunity to work out our faith in Him. A recent visit by a new neighbor got me to name the blessing of having a GREAT helpmate. Previously I posted transparently in 2013.....Dear God, how can I possibly be of any use as I am? My ever faithful and surprising husband Michael, the man who loves me beyond reason, reminds me that he wants the best for me, he wants to hear my laughter, he wants to read what God has to say through me. Today I delight to jot down a whimsical exchange between myself and my Lord. A double portion, a double blessing, even better than a double dipped chocolate cone. A double good answer to our silent but obviously known individual soul prayers! Mike sought a wife he could support and adore, and I sought God's will. We both emerged and twitter "I will praise God’s name in a blog and glorify him with thanksgiving". Psalm 69:30
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
What to do, which way to go, what do I say???? Wisdom clamors, rattles, and convicts us of the right way.... "WISDOM CALLS ALOUD in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares, at the head of noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech." This woman is brave to raise her voice in public squares. Courageously she cries out above the noise on busy streets. Valiantly she makes a wise speech to all who enter her circle. She warns the simple minded to NOT ignore God's advice,
but to wisely yield and respond with genuine regret for any form of slander, lies, gossip, malice, deceit, or mockery. For those who reject wisdom, for those who hate knowledge, for those who spurn correction....He will laugh at one's choice to be ignorant, a fool, as your disasters, your calamities will certainly be of your own dumb choices. But IF one turns an ear to Wisdoms call and accepts its commands, IF one calls out for God's insight, and crys ALOUD for understanding, and IF one seeks wisdom as though it were hidden treasure, only then one will understand the healthy and wise fear of the Lord.