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 14 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Lord, Father God, again today, my day started ahead of me. I “think” I remember at least reading my Proverbs devotion for the day, but just did not get to note. But I honestly can’t remember. And that bothers me.
You were so merciful to me yesterday. So loving in so many ways. And the provisions, the kindnesses the grace, the graciousness, and the many acts of love and compassion through my family. How could I possibly thank You enough?
Especially regarding getting so easily angry yesterday. It was so unfair of me. I tried to not let it get the best of me when You were warning me, and lovingly so. However small it may have seemed in that moment, I could see it caused hurt, shame, and guilt where it did not belong. As I saw the stress began to build I tried to be obedient in relieving that false guilt, but regardless of my trying to make it right again, I know I was still in the wrong to let even a moment get the best of me. Regardless of how incredibly physically challenged I was, or even the mind games that can play into the anger. Any time You warn us about our anger, even when someone is wronging us, to disobey… is to disobey… and it’s disobeying You!
How fitting Proverbs 14 was today. Help me to be that wise woman who builds her house, not that plucketh it down with her own hands (or her own words). Help me to walk upright, to wisely preserve my lips, to find that wisdom and knowledge of the One that understandeth. Help me to understand my way, to find Your favor, for my heart to know its own bitterness.
Help me to flourish, and keep me from the way that “seems right to me” and to “look well to my going.” Help me to wisely fear and depart from evil. Help me not to be soon angry and dealing foolishly.
Help me to have that strong confidence in fearing You so that I will have that place of refuge in You, and that fountain of life.
“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.”
I want the sound heart that is the life of the flesh, not the rottenness of the bones. I want wisdom to rest in my heart, and understanding to prepare room for that wisdom.
“The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.”
Help me to be that wise servant that never causes You shame.
I love You, Father God!
I love You, Jesus!
I love You, Holy Spirit!