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 3 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Lord, You tell me how to obtain favour and good understanding in Your sight and the sight of man, how to find length of days, long life, and peace. It’s all found in not forgetting Your law, by keeping Your commandments in my heart, by not letting mercy and truth forsake me, but writing them upon the table of my heart.
Verses 5 and 6 were verses You taught me long ago, and used to bring me through my life while bringing up the little boy You entrusted me with. You made it clear to trust in You with all my heart, to not lean on my own understanding (it was too flawed and unreliable). I was to acknowledge You in ALL my ways (no matter where they were leading me or that You had me), and that You would direct my paths. A great way to learn the power and comfort in trusting You with everything, and nothing of myself.
It was too easy to seem right in my own eyes because my thinking was flawed, my knowledge limited, my experiences misguided, and my understanding only as rich as my relationship with You because I still did not know Your word as much yet. Your wisdom taught me to depart from evil. You gave me health and marrow from following You.
You taught me to honour You, amd to give You first of everything. You encouraged me not to despise Your chastening or be weary of Your correction, because You love me enough to correct me and my thinking. You are my Father, and look out for me.
You were also teaching me to teach those things to my son. Anthoni and I both found happiness, wisdom, and understanding in You. How rich we were to find You in Your word, and in our hearts. We found the wisest gift in Your paths… a personal relationship with You. What a beautiful family You made of us three. We found safety, steadiness, rest, sweet sleep, peace, calm, comfort, confidence, protection, character, strength, blessings, grace, glory, and freedom to know and grow in You.