Wisdom

 

Peace and Greetings to you!

Proverbs is a book that was given to us by our heavenly father in order to impart wisdom on us. The majority of Proverbs were written by Solomon, son of King David as a gift to impart wisdom on his children and all of the men of Israel. As we embark on our mission to get to know God, we become more sound in our judgements. God has not given us the spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind. To often we run around confused. Instead we should seek clarity from God in our day to day lives, because he lives in us. He wants us to be still and accept our purpose by design. When we submit to his will and all that he wants for us we unlock the key to living the very best versions of our lives. Things just fall into place. Everything goes right because we have relinquished all our control.

Our Father wants what is best for us and what is best for us is that we are prudent in our lives. The definition of Prudent is “with regards and thinking of the future.” We should make every decision with our future in mind. Not only our immediate future, but where our soul will spend eternity. We must be prudent so that while we are here on this earth we use our money and resources in a way that glorifies him and edifies him at all times. We must work hard and be diligent in our work

Not only is it important that we are wise in where we spent our time, it’s even more important to be diligent in where we spend our energy. The enemy comes as a thief in the night seeking whom he may devour. The number one attack will always be on your peace. When you are upset, you are distracted, you can’t make clear judgements and you become confused. You can’t hear from our heavenly father and you begin to worry when we are to cast our cares upon him.

Also we are to be slow to anger our heavenly father has been so gracious and so merciful to us. Think of a time when you were at your worst or did something that was not so Christ like. Like they say, we all have a chapter of our life that we would not read out loud! Still God is forgiving, time after time and loving us. That’s what he wants us to be for one another. Solomon speaks many times about avoiding folly and foolishness. Stay away from foolish people and foolish behavior.

Proverbs speaks on addiction. Addiction controls you and it binds you. People are driven by their addictions whether they are addicted to food, alcohol, drugs, pornography, or gambling. Addiction in the end bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. If you are facing issues with addiction of any sort seek outside resources as well as the aid of our heavenly father. With a combination of support groups, counseling, and prayer and medication many people have been able to release themselves from the bondage of addiction. In fact a major focal point would include all sin and iniquity and the breaking of Gods Laws.

Proverbs lists out things that the Lord specifically hates:

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.” Proverbs 6:16

Proverbs also speaks on the Differences between Gods way and man’s way of life. Every good thing comes from God he gives us gifts and some of us are blessed with multiple gifts. We were not given these gifts just to put up on the shelf and not put them to use. We are to use the gifts that we have while we are here to serve him.

Somebody ought to tell Him Thanks!

Cici

Loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life. Losing a loved one, a job, a friend, a relationship. Everyone has a time and season in your life. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”

It is often hard to bear the loss of someone you care about. When friendships end, it seems unbearable. When you lose your job, you may feel you are in despair. The key to dealing with loss is finding peace in God’s infinite wisdom. While it is hard to lose something, it is a blessing to have had it in the first place. We often forget to rejoice in the life and goodness that we are blessed with and that is what God wants.

Job is a great example on how we should respond to loss. The story of Job answers the question of “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?” Job was a man of God. God even explained how faithful Job was by stating “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” Job 1:8. God blessed Job immensely for his faith and Job was always protected by God; however, he faced his trials when God allowed satan to enter into his life. Satan destroyed Job’s livestock, servants and children. Job’s response to his loss is important with for dealing with any loss we experience. “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. THEN he fell to the ground in WORSHIP and said: ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.’ In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.” Job 1:20-22.

So often we blame God and become angry with God when we experience loss. What if instead of being angry you found peace with God. We should try to remember how God has blessed us and given to us and he can certainly take away from us. We should remember that when we are blessed we should give thanks and when we are persecuted we should praise the Lord. God deserves praise through everything because he PROVIDES everything!

It is not easy to praise God when we lose our job, our family, or our friends, but it should be done. God makes no mistakes and although we experience pain from our loss. I have to constantly remember to lean on God through my pain as David did, “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me” (Psalms 30:2). The pain I experience is temporary “weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalms 30:5). How wonderful is our God that he knows we hurt and he heals us and restores our soul? Being thankful for loss is hard, but it is through this process that you lean closer to God and become more intimate with Him, so He can fill and restore your soul. Of course it is easier said than done, but challenge yourself to rest your pain in God’s arms. Allow Him to be your refuge.

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

Be Blessed, Kay H

What is the point?

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You may be wondering, what is the purpose of this website? In one sentence our mission is clear. Our mission is to be a light to others.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

-Matthew 5:16 (read verses 14-16)

There is so much turmoil and confusion in the world. There are many different thoughts about how to live, but the Bible is clear on how we should live our lives. Life is a journey, we have free will and can choose to live our lives in any way we please; however, some ways of life are more pleasing to God than others. God loves us and our flaws, yet the Bible is in place to keep us in line with what God requires from us.

I realized very early in my walk with God that He requires more from me. He requires much from us all. He has gifted us with talents and strengths that need to be used to glorify Him and we will be blessed.

My talents and strengths are empathy, discernment, writing, teaching, and various others which has led me to collaborate and create a website. With the guidance of God, I hope this is a source of understanding for many people, Christian and non-Christian to learn more about who God is and what He asks of us. I want people to know that believing in God and Jesus Christ is something to readily defend and be bold with. We should live lives with no fear of our beliefs. We must be ready to defend attacks on our faith and beliefs in love and truth. We must ask God to order our steps and prevent any footholds from destroying us.

The point is to be lights for God, so others can follow and glorify Him.

Be a light!

Be Blessed, Kay H