September Devotion, Day 9

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How Sweet Are Your Words

“How sweet are Your words to my taste!
From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.”
Psalm 119:103-104

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Wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment.  I think anyone would agree that these are good to have.  But how do we get them? 

I think prayer is a good place to start, so every morning when my husband leaves for work, I pray that God will give him wisdom, understanding and knowledge for his job and discernment for the times that we live in.

I also pray this for my children.  They range from 22 years old down to 12 years old and I pray like crazy that they will have wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment.  I pray this whether they are away at college, going to work, or going to hang out with their buddies, or play with a friend right here in our own home.   I pray that they will have this beyond their years and experiences because they need it in today’s world of technology and peer pressures.  They need it desperately in all situations.

I pray it for myself.  I am a wife and a mom and that alone makes me want to kneel down and stay on my knees begging for wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment all day long.  Just this evening, the phone rang and someone I love very much needed me to listen and reason with her.  I needed all four of these to do what she needed. During this day alone, I have had countless conversations with my kids where I needed all of these desperately and I needed them right at that moment. 

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How many times in the past twenty-four hours have you needed wisdom, understanding, knowledge or discernment, or all four?  Sometimes we need them to remain quiet.  Sometimes we need them to speak.  Sometimes we need them in order to get home safely.  I could go on and on about how often we need these.

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Let’s take time to read Proverbs 1-3 today.  These three chapters are  packed to the brim with wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment.  My husband and I try to read one chapter of the Proverbs every morning before he leaves for work and you probably know that there are 31 Proverbs, one for every day of each month.  Perfect!

After reading these three chapters, let’s get out our personal journals and write out in our very best handwriting, Proverbs 1:1-7.  Write it slowly, taking notice of each line and what it says.  Let’s also pick three things that really stand out to us from these verses and write them in our journal under our Scripture.

Dear Heavenly Father, please teach us the fear of the LORD!  We need it so desperately because it is the beginning of knowledge.  Don’t let us be foolish, despising your wisdom and instruction, instead let us be wise, seeking You, loving You, fearing You and teaching our children and grandchildren and anyone who will listen to do the same.  Have mercy Lord Jesus and hear our prayer for wisdom, understanding and knowledge for the jobs we have to do, and discernment for the times we are living in. Amen.

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Thank you so much for joining me for September Devotion.  I am so glad you are hear and I would truly love to hear from you.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7 and September 8

With Jesus’ Sweet Love,
Constance

The Ostrich

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threehearts2The ostriches’ wings flap joyously

With the pinion and plumage of love,

For she abandons her eggs to the earth

And warms them in the dust,

And she forgets that a foot may crush them,

Or that a wild beast may trample them.

She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;

Though her labor be in vain, she in unconcerned;

Because God has made her forget wisdom,

And has not given her a share of understanding.

When she lifts herself on high,

She laughs at the horse and his rider.”

Job 39:13-18

I am really enjoying reading through the Bible chronologically!  I have seen things already that I have not seen in all my times of reading through Genesis and Job, and I certainly would not have thought of reading the two together as we have during this Bible Read Thru 2015.  By the way, it’s not too late to join BRT2015 with Keith Ferrin – check it out HERE.

As I came to the end of Job yesterday, the above verses popped out.  I have never witnessed an ostrich at work with her young, but it sounds like she does not make a good mom!  I have always had bunnies around for our kids to have as pets and even the bunny moms we have had over the years have been better caregivers for their young than the ostrich described in Job.  Why is the ostrich this way?  The verses above say, “Because God has made her forget wisdom, and has not given her a share of understanding.”

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I’m so glad God has given us a better example of a mother than the ostrich.  I’m so thankful for the wisdom that is ours as we pray and ask God for His perfect guidance in raising our four wonderful kids!

As I read through the first few chapters of Genesis, I was reminded once again of what a wonderful, faithful, and loving Father we have – even in the face of war!  He is not afraid to protect His own.

As I wrote in my Bible study, “December Love” (which you can find for free just for you in the right side bar ——->), “The Creator of the universe did not hesitate when an attack was made on His children – He did not just walk away defeated and let us go to our destruction with the enemy of our souls!  No!  He declared war against our archenemy immediately and then made a promise for us to hold on to while the battle raged!  I wonder, do we think of this Righteous example that God has given us in regards to our own family?  Do we declare war when the enemy makes a move within our family structure, within the lives of our children, or upon our spouse?  Do we drop to our knees on their behalf, or do we crumble in defeat?  Do we cling to the promises of God and cast a vision of Hope when those we love most are struggling around us?”

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Here’s to all the parents out there!  Don’t grow weary of doing good and seeking God for the wisdom you need and the wisdom He freely gives!  Remember God’s example and press on!  Our children desperately need and deserve our prayers and love!

Thank you so much for stopping by SimplyLiving101 today!  I’m so glad you are here.  I hope you pull up a chair with a cup of coffee or tea and join me as I search the Scriptures and serve them to you in small bites that we can digest and live on through our day.  God’s Word is truly amazing!  Leave a comment and give me your thoughts.

Happy SimplyLiving in 2015!

Constance