Hello blog readers,
I want to share something with you that has really blessed me. God has been ministering to me about wisdom lately. I was recently working to memorize the first chapter of Ephesians — which is a beautiful reminder of God’s gifts of forgiveness, redemption & His precious Holy Spirit to us — when my heart became drawn to scripture about wisdom. Everyday, I listen to Proverbs 8 and 9 on audio bible. I can’t get enough of hearing about the attributes of wisdom, as found in those chapters. The more I hear, the more I desire His wisdom. One evening, I sat quietly, waiting for God to reveal to me what I can do now to have His wisdom. He began to minister to my heart.. and I began to write:
“Wisdom says this: Whoever eats this meat I have prepared will live. I make my place in the heart of God’s servant. To worship Him is the beginning of wisdom. To fear Him is where worship begins. Adoring, admiring, looking to for sound judgment, appreciating Him, loving Him with all your heart is where it begins. I, wisdom, am new to nothing. I’ve been around since before the earth was formed. I love the children of man. If you love me, I give back more than you can imagine. I waste nothing. Time nor money can compare to what I bring forth. I waste nothing. Time nor money can bring you peace of mind, but I can resolve anything. I have an answer for every situation. I am worth the wait. I am worth the wait. I am worth the wait. I will bless you immensely. I will give you more than you ask for. Your face will shine in the presence of God’s love. My child, you will hear me say, well done. You are loved. Amen.”
Proverbs 4:7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
You are loved, child of God. You are well prepared for more than you realize. You are well prepared for growth. Get wisdom.
*Read Proverb 8 & 9, Isaiah 11:2
Hello blog readers,
This morning I woke up hearing the Holy Spirit say “You are destined for more”. The words caused me to become curious about what the “more” is. I immediately grabbed my journal and wrote, “Does it mean I’ll have more? or experience more? or know more? or see/hear more? Yes? Either way, it’s good. It’s all good.”
Soon after I woke up, I remembered a dream. I know the dream was from God, because I felt total peace, even though I was observing a very serious situation. It was a news article I came across online that triggered me to remember that I had the dream. Once I remembered it, I got a little nervous – thinking that my son might be in some kind of potential danger.
In the dream, I watched my son sleeping. My son is currently 9-years-old, but in the dream, he was a baby, probably around 1 year old. He was sleeping inside a car as I watched… a hot car. I saw his face turning red as he slept. He wasn’t fussy. He just slept. He even looked comfortable. I recall the thought “it is illegal for him to be there, asleep in a hot car” going through my mind in the dream – But I was calmly observing, and knew that I would remove him before he was harmed. Then I observed myself, pick him up, and take him out of the car. I watched myself coddle him, and rock him in my arms, and love him. He remained quiet as I held him. He was safe when I woke up.
I prayed, asking God to reveal what the dream meant. As I continued to search for the meaning, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “The child was you.” He revealed to me that before I turned away from my sinful ways, and gave my life to Him, I was resting in a lifestyle that would eventually lead to death. I was sleeping through life, unaware of the potential danger that I had placed myself in. He revealed that my body, was not designed to rest in that harmful atmosphere. He revealed that unless I was removed from that confined place, my life was at risk. The hot car represented my lifestyle of sin. And just as the thought came to mind in the dream: “it is illegal for him to be there, asleep in a hot car” — we must understand that it is against God’s spiritual law for us to remain resting in sin. It’s like sleeping in a hot car. As long as I remain in that hot car, I’m in danger.
No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 1 John 3:6-7
He revealed that when I picked my child up in the dream, he didn’t resist me. He willingly rested in my arms and allowed me to love him. He didn’t kick and scream and cry because I interrupted his sleep. If you’ve ever interrupted a sleeping child, you might know how it can cause a bit of an attitude.
As God’s children, we must allow Him to interrupt us, and pick us up from harmful situations. Rest in His arms. You were never designed to rest in sin. Resting in sin causes our spiritual health to suffer. You are destined for more.
Hello blog readers,
It’s been a little over two weeks since I’ve written, and God happens to have spoken to me about the same thing: wisdom. It actually makes my heart for Him grow, because in the days following my last blog, I haven’t been acting wisely. I found myself allowing irritations with others to grow. In some instances it’s led to gossip. It’s also led to me keeping score of how many times people have offended me — which led to grudges and unforgiveness. I know, a mess. But God is so loving, and faithful – that He’s taken my area of weakness, and demonstrated His strength.
I had a really good conversation with a group of Christian leaders this evening. We shared a meal, and studied some material on leadership. During our discussion, I made a date with God. I silently prayed, telling Him I wanted to spend time alone with Him tonight, to elaborate on some of the things we touched on during our discussion. I came home and prayed, and ended up talking about things I didn’t expect to talk about with God. As I sat quietly, listening for His response, His Holy Spirit began speaking about wisdom. I wrote in my journal, as I sat in His peaceful presence. This is what was given:
“Wisdom is God’s gift to anyone who diligently and earnestly follows His Son. His gift of wisdom refreshes the spirit of the one receiving it. May God bless you with wisdom today. The gift of wisdom is better than wealth. It keeps better than foolish wisdom. There is a difference. This wisdom is better than man’s wisdom. It is better than interesting debate. It is kept in tact by the Holy Spirit, and distributed according to His Will. Favor is not wisdom. Wisdom is highly favored.
It is wisdom that brings out the best in you. Wisdom keeps you in line when you want to destroy friendships over emotional outbursts. Wisdom is in the waiting. Searching the Father’s heart through meditation of His Word is the way to wisdom. Searching God’s heart through worship is where we find wisdom. Wisdom is given in time, and over time. In time, meaning, it comes when needed. And over time, meaning, we receive what we need through seeking the heart of God, spending time daily in His presence, and searching the Word of God. His Holy Spirit reminds us of His faithfulness and commitment toward us.
The way we seek God reflects our heart for wisdom. If we ask for wisdom and never seek God, we ask in vain… for it is only God’s spirit who can impart Himself unto others. No one can speak for God. His hand is over every part of your life. If you believe this, you will be given life in union with authority, affection for God, and knowledge of fortunate intimacy with God. Amen.”
I’m so thankful that God is patient, and merciful, and forgiving. The importance of staying connected to Him is critical for every believer. I know when I need to spend more time in His presence. My attitude tells on me. My lack of empathy tells on me. My emotional outbursts tell on me. My lack of wisdom tells on me.
Lord, you are awesome and amazing. Thank you for nurturing me in a way that only you can. When I fail, you pick me up and show me how to do things your way. Your love is unfailing. Thank you for a wonderful date. The meal was amazing. Amen.
**Read Proverbs Chapters 8 and 9.**
Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city, “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says, “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.”
Proverbs 9:10-12 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.