Words from the Heart for Saturday November 4th, 2017
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Proverbs 19:8 (NIV)
Love Life – Get Wisdom
Do yourself a favour! Ask the Lord for wisdom. There will be many benefits to ordering your life in the ways of the Lord. How does this truth relate to the choices and activities of your life today?
When it comes to meeting someone online, it is best to get some advice. You want to be wise. It is best to tell the truth, which doesn’t always happen. 20% of Canadian women surveyed recently admitted to using an older photo from when they were younger and thinner. More than 40% of men said they lied about their jobs in an effort to sound more successful. 64% of people who use online dating sites are looking for someone they have something in common with.
There are a lot of things that we can seek after in this world. Many chase after financial security, others a close family, and still others a hobby or pastime. There is nothing inherently wrong with any of these things. King Solomon was given a choice by God early in his life – he could choose wisdom or wealth. He chose wisdom and it proved to be the best choice. He writes in Proverbs 19:8, “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.” When we chase after wisdom, we get so much more thrown in as an extra blessing. With wisdom comes the ability to live a life free from guilt and shame, as we make wise decisions and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us. When we choose wisdom we get prosperity – not just financial, but more importantly, spiritual prosperity. We spend so much time in prayer asking the Lord for things. When was the last time you asked Him for wisdom? If it has been a while, today would be a great time to start your prayer time by doing so.
These have been words from the heart.