Sunday, January 20, 2013
8:29 AM 1/20/2013
Hi all .. Today as I read Proverbs I wanted to share it ... Proverbs 3 1 ¶ My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 ¶ Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13 ¶ Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
21 ¶ My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
27 ¶ Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
As you read your Bible over and over you see wisdom as Great .. Solomon chose Wisdom .. I am so Glad as Born again Christians we have the Mind of Christ .. I love Gods
wisdom .. I know now I don't lean on my own understanding if something bothers me I ask God .. I love what some of Gods people teach they are so Blessed God shows them so
many deep things you can tell where a person is on their walk .. I know for me I don't want to be a baby Christian I want to be one God says Betty .. Go .. and I go ..
it is hard to learn to listen to at first God told me small things.. I remember a time I was in a hurry as I always was in my youth ..I was coming out of a store in Harrison ..
and I walked by a mother and a child .. the child was crying and in passing I heard the mother say I don't have the money for you to ride that .. there was a small cant spell
it but had little horses went round and round .. it cost a quarter .. and I was so in a hurry I didn't stop.. But God said Betty stop .. dig all your quarters out and give that
lady .. So I did and I went up to her and I said please let her Ride God told me to give you these quarters .. That is our God he cares about everyone .. every child .. I in
my hurried life would have walked right on by .. in my youth I never saw the buety God created .. I worked 2 jobs most the time was a work aholic and when I was not working
I was working for God .. all Godly things but not all God .. Once I was over the nursery .. Childrens church .wensday night Girls .. The youth teacher .. and into so much more
how did I do it ... not so well .. I learned later in life not all things you are asked to do are your calling what I mean is .. it can be for God but God wants balance .. I did all
kinds of good things in Gods name .. I knocked on doors... I took people to church so on and so on .. But God is first .. then your hubby .. family then the rest .. I look
back and I let my family down I was super mom hahah .. I don't tell you this to dwell on it I tell you this as God has instructed me today .. I pray if you are trying to be
super mom you look at your life and ask yourself are you out of Order .. Time spent with God that personal relationship .. its so important .. like me I have so many good
friends .. but that is because we spend time together they know me .. they know if they call I will pray .. They know I have their back .. I am friends with my x husband .
we talk on a daily basis .. sometimes I think God may be putting us back together not sure .. I am just listening to God .. The point I am making is .. my marriage of 32 years
I was married that long but I left in 1999 didn't get my divorce until years later .. so I left after 26 years I look back and I blamed it all on him .. not so .. I know I was
a messed up person .. God has been showing me so much .. I had my part in it all .. anyway I guess someone needs to hear this because God has had me tell it .. God wants
to be number one in your life he cares about small things .. once I lost the Diamond in my wedding ring it was not big .. but I asked God to show me where it was .. not long
after the dryer bussed and I saw this thing shining in the floor carpet no less.. and walla it was my diamond .. so he cares .. more than you do .. Don't be afraid of what is
happening around you .. know God is God and he loves you.. Well im gonna go to church online soon .. I pray you are fellowshipping with some of Gods people .. somewhere ..
If you don't know our Jesus he loves you all you have to do is ask him to forgive you and be lord of your life .. and he will come into your heart and change you .. you
will never be the same again .. and honest I would never want the life I had before Jesus .wasnt worth living .. you are Blessed .. lets be a Blessing to someone today ..
your sis in Christ .. love Betty