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 15 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Lord, How are You today? I’m sorry I don’t ask You as I use to? I do genuinely care about that answer. You may be God, but I do care how Your day is, how Your children make You feel, and genuinely care how You are. I know You are well, but I know Your heart is probably broken all day long over the sin You see in the world, the cruelty to one another, the violence and suffering of Your children, the millions of death caused in the wombs all day long, and the many I cannot even think of but that You see every second. I know You care. I hope You know I care, and pray that You help me to care anywhere You see me carelessly overlooking.
I’m sorry for the pettiness against a loved one today. Yes I have been in pain, discomfort, shame, bewilderment, discouraged, and very humiliated the last few days, but it is still no excuse to cause someone else hurt, nor to excuse myself for behavior that is displeasing to You, and goes against the very word You give me in Proverbs 15.
I failed to turn away my wrath with a soft answer, to wisely use my tongue to use knowledge aright. I know Your eyes beheld everything, and saw the good and evil. I did not use my tongue in wholesomeness as a tree of life. Instead I allowed a bad attitude to cause a breach in my spirit, and in the one of Your children. My lips did not wisely dispense knowledge.
My prayers for that loved one should have been sooner, and I would have the peace of being Your delight, not an abomination. Help me to follow righteousness, and not to forsake correction.
“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.”
I’m trying to seek Your knowledge in doing this devotion. I want to feed on Your instruction. I want that continual feast.
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”
Help me not to stirreth up strife., but to be slow to anger. Help me not to be slothful, but righteousness.
“A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.”
A wise son maketh a glad father… a wise daughter does too! Help me to make You glad, Heavenly Father. Keep me from being foolish! Help me to walk uprightly.
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”
Help me to follow all counsel that You give me through the counsel of others. Help me to have joy by the answer of my mouth, to speak that word, to speak that word in due season that is good. Help my words to be pleasant. Help me to keep studying to answer, to pray, to hear the reproof, to hear Your instruction, to get understanding, and above all else to fear You. I love You!