IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU!
Proverbs, Chapter 2 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Dear Lord, Your word tells me that by hearing, accepting, receiving, hiding, inclining to, applying, and doing Your word, Your commandment, Your instruction… by crying out, and lifting up my voice for Your knowledge and wisdom, and seeking after them and hide them as treasures, that I shall understand the fear of You, and find Your knowledge.
You tell me You give wisdom, and that knowledge and understanding come from Your mouth. You lay sound wisdom for the righteous. You are a buckler for those who walk uprightly. You keep the paths of judgment, and preserve my way. So that I may understand righteousness, judgment, equity, and every good path.
When Your wisdom enters my heart, and Your knowledge is pleasant to my soul, then Your discretion shall preserve me, and Your understanding shall keep me, to deliver me from the way of the evil man, that I may walk in the way of good men, and keep the path of the righteous, that I may dwell with You.
Thank You for Your promises, for Your word that combats the voice in my head that tries daily to falsely convict me, to discourage me, to convince me how much You must surely despise me. Thank You for uprooting me out of my past and the condemnation that tries to drown You out with voices of the past… some that were mine, some that were not, and some that convinced me they were mine but never were from day one.
Thank You for letting me hear Your voice, Your whisper, Your knowledge, Your wisdom, Your understanding, and most beautifully Your love. THAT is where fear of You is found. It is the treasure of life, heart, mind, body, and soul to understand that fearing You is loving You because Your love is NEVER about torment. Only pure understanding of Your love for us.