Read Proverbs 2
God offers wisdom to those who want it and ask for it. But true wisdom is not for the casual seeker. It is for those who search after it with all their heart, soaking up God's Truth like a sponge, diligently applying what they've learned. Listen to my paraphrase from Proverbs 2:1-5.
If you listen to what I say, child, and hold on to these truths in your heart, if you pay attention to my wisdom and really want to understand, if you beg for more insight and really try to get it, if it’s as important to you as silver, like going on a treasure hunt, then you'll get to know God and be awestruck by the Lord.
And this from verses 6-8.
The Lord makes us wise; He gives truth and understanding. He fills good people with dependable wisdom. He protects the innocent and maintains the road to justice, keeping his dedicated, godly people safe.
If you want to be wise, seek God with all your heart. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:7, "Keep on ing, and you will receive what you for. Keep on ing, and you will find. Keep on ing, and the door will be opened to you."
"Father in Heaven, make us hungry for wisdom that we may be persistent and determined as we seek You and the wisdom You want us to have. In Jesus name we ask, amen."
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Proverbs Day 2
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.