Insights from Midway
I'm about halfway through Proverbs and here's what I've learned about wisdom in general so far. The first part of wisdom is revering the Lord. The second part of wisdom is a willingness to listen and learn. The third part of wisdom is controlling yourself and your impulses. The rest is the decisions you make.
Read Proverbs 15
You are what you eat and you become what you consume. You will reflect the ideals of people you hang around, books you read, shows you watch, and music to which you listen. You can choose to consume garbage or you can choose food that will nourish your mind and spirit.
Pastor Chris' Paraphrase of Proverbs 15:2 & 14
2 Wise people make you want to know even more, but idiots spew out stupidity.
14 A truly wise person always tries to learn more, but fools fill up on whatever silliness is available.
Everyone needs to indulge in a piece of cake now and then, but it's not healthy to eat cake for dinner everyday. What you put into your mind is just as important. Put junk in and junk will come out. Fill yourself with wisdom and knowledge and wisdom and knowledge will come out.
"Holy Spirit, make us hungry for wisdom and knowledge and help us to choose spiritual food that is healthy and wholesome. Help us to seek knowledge in the things we read and watch and to which we listen so we may share Your wisdom beautifully. Amen."
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Proverbs Day 15
I'm a pastor, dad, husband, and child of God. I'm broken, but blessed. The cracks are where the Light shines through. My mission is to help people grow closer to God with every breath and step I take. I gave my life to Christ at an early age and have grown closer through the years, spurred on by the study of the Bible, my church family, and the Chrysalis and Walk to Emmaus Communities. I accepted the call to full -time ministry as a pastor in 1999 and have served 4 different churches in Georgia. Music, preaching, and teaching are the heart of my ministry. Outside of the pulpit, I enjoy many hobbies that help me blow off steam. These include martial arts, woodworking, blacksmithing, gardening, cooking, and being creative. I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none. My philosophy is use what you have, do it yourself if you can, learn something in the process, and have lots of fun. This blog is a place to share it all with you.