My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 24)

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 24 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Good morning, Lord. How are You? I pray You are blessed. Your word brings so much instruction that we would be wise to heed. We are not to be envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, because their heart studies destruction and their lips talk mischief.

Wisdom builds a house, understanding establishes it, and knowledge fills all the rooms with precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong. His knowledge increaseth strength. Wise counsel will fight our wars, and a multitude of counselors provide safety.

Wisdom is too high for a fool. He that deviseth evil shall be called a mischievous person. I can remember I used to think this was a cool thing. My world thought so too. Thank You for teaching me better. The thought of foolishness is sin. Being scornful is not good.

When we faint from adversity our strength is small. If we fail to help those who are drawn to death, and those ready to be slain, and try to say we didn’t know anything about it, but ponder on it when we think about it in our heart, don’t we realize that You as the Keeper of our soul know it? You will render to evil man according to his works.

Eating honey is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to eat. The knowledge of wisdom will be honey unto our soul when we have found it, and there shall be a reward.

We are not to rob the righteous, nor spoil his resting place. Just men fall 7 times, but gets up again each time. A wicked man will fall into mischief. We should not rejoice our enemy is falling, nor let our heart be glad when he stumbles because You will see it, be displeased, and turn Your wrath away from him.

We are not to fret ourselves because of evil men, nor envy the wicked, for there’s no reward to the evil man, the candle of the wicked shall be put out. We are to fear You, and not meddle with them given to change, for their calamity comes sudden, and only You know the end of them both, if there is a ruin ahead.

These are things that belong to the wise: It’s not good to have respect of persons in judgment. It’s not good to cover the wicked, nor call evil good.

We are to prepare our work outside, and make it fit for thyself, and after build thine house. We are not to be a witness against our neighbor without cause, nor deceive with our lips. We are to say, “I’ll do so to him as he hath done to me. I will render according to the his work.”

Slothfulness and being void of understanding allows thorns and nettles to grow all over our lives, bringing us to poverty and wanting.

You have brought me through many of these circumstances. Long before I really knew You or Your word, You knew me! Thank You for loving, leading, and protecting me. I love You, Lord!

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 9)

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 9 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, if I understand correctly, in the first few verses wisdom is crying out to warn of the foolish woman. Wisdom if pleading for us to lodge with her to protect us from the evil woman who can so easily cry out herself with lies of persuasion to lead us astray, and to lower our guard to ever so deceitfully lead us to our death.

Help me to hear wisdom when she is trying to cry out to me, to warn me, to give me shelter from evil that is also trying to cry out to me. Keep me from evil persuasions. Keep me from “sweet lies” (It reminds me of friends from the past in this chapter). Thank You for keeping me from them, and for helping me to hear Your wisdom.

Thank You, God, that Your wisdom is more powerful than past persuasions that made and shaped our thinking, that molded our character… until it met YOU!! And learned of Your magnificent Love! ❤ Thank You that Your wisdom, understanding, and knowledge can renew, restore, rebuild, revive, reconcile, and remake me! Remake my thoughts! Remake my heart! Remake my spirit!

Thank You, Father God! Thank You!

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 7)

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 7 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, You tell me to call wisdom my sister, and understanding my kinswoman. You tell me she will keep me from the flattering of evil, and from the flattering of evil words.

That’s a powerful and true statement. Evil can appear flattering. Evil can sound flattering. When we do not flee the simple hint of that flattering, we can forfeit our souls, our bodies, and even our lives. Others can mock. but they are either smitten with that flattering themselves. or they are the face of flattery. Their voice is that deceptive flattery.

We need our sister wisdom, and our kinswoman understanding to reveal all flatteries. We need You to help us resist and stay strong. Help us to remember, to believe, and to obey wise understanding.

Your word in Proverbs 7 inspired 2 poems this time, Lord. The first one is called A Wise, Understanding Family because of Your urging to make wisdom and understanding family. The second one is called Walking Through Your Pages because I love walking through the pages of Your Holy word… but especially TOGETHER! Your Holy word with you is just… 😦

A Wise, Understanding Family

Wisdom, you are my sister.
God has said we’re family.
I am to trust Your words. 
I am to trust Your whispers.
I am to heed Your shoutings.
I am to seek and trust You.

Understanding,
You are my kinswoman.
I am to follow your lead.
I am to trust you to keep me.
I am to accept you as family.
Because in God’s eyes
You are! ❤

Wise Understanding,
Oh how I need You,
to keep me from flattery,
to keep me from self-destruction,
to keep me from falling into a snare,
bound for hell.

Lord, I seek. I call on.
And I trust through Your faith
in wisdom, understanding.
We are all one family.
Your family.

7.7.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire


Walking Through Your Pages

Walking through your pages, I see
Why God says to trust you and call you family.
You bring wisdom.
You bring knowledge.
You bring understanding. 
You bring so much more than I could imagine.
How powerful is your influence.
How influential is your power.
You reveal, expose, and unveil
All that has evil intention against.
Flattery doesn’t get past you.
Help me to walk with you as often as God allows.
Help me to pay attention… and listen.
Help me to always trust what God gives you for me.
Help me to always trust your best for me.

7.7.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 4)

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 4 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Father, help me to hear Your instruction, and attend to know understanding. I know Your law and Your doctrine are good. You are tender and beloved. Help my heart to retain Your words and keep Your commandments. Help me to get wisdom, and understanding, and not to forget them. Help me to never decline Your words. I know You love me, preserve me, and keep me.

You tell me wisdom is the principal thing, and the understanding that comes with her. I am to exalt her, to embrace her, to receive her grace and her glory, and to allow her to deliver me.

All these things You used to teach me, lead me, and helped me to receive all that You wanted for me.
Verses 23-25 You used to teach me to guard my heart with diligence, to watch what I say, to put away perverseness, and to look evil, life, and people straight on. You taught me to look on each step I took.

How You established my steps, my life, my mind, and my heart in Your love and ways.

I will always be grateful for Your love and instruction in my life. I may be distracted with being human sometimes, but I am fully trusting in Your word, and Your promises.

They have been my wisdom, my knowledge, and my understanding. There’s nothing to compare. You and Your word are so invaluable to me. I treasure You both.

❤ I love You, Father!
❤ I love You, Holy Spirit!
❤ I love You, Sweet Jesus!

Your word in Proverbs 4 inspired this poem, Lord. It’s called Let’s Pursue One Another because You tell me to pursue wisdom. So it is my message to her! ❤

Let’s Pursue One Another

Wisdom, let’s pursue one another.
I need your instruction,
and you need my obedience.
I need your knowledge
and you need my heart.
I need your understanding,
and you need me to attend.
I need you to establish me,
and you need me to exalt you.
I need you to preserve me,
and you need me to keep you.
I need you to lead my paths.
You need to me to keep looking straight ahead.
I need your grace and glory,
you need me to honor God’s word.
His promises mean so much to me,
and you means so much to Him.
He tells me so much about you,
and promises so much value.
Help me to receive the good
in trusting His word.
Help me to honor Him
in trusting You.
Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding,
Let’s pursue one another.

7.4.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 2)

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.

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 1)

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 1 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Father God, as I read Your words of wisdom today, I am grieved that my mind can entertain such vile thoughts. I know that it’s supposed to be the filter of my past and experiences to look at other things as they come in life, and trying to figure things out.

But I cling to Your promises in Your word that when I put my mind on You that I will have peace, that You renew my mind with Your words and Your instruction, and that in reading that instruction that the Holy Ghost will hide Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.

I don’t want You to be grieved or disappointed in me. I don’t want You to laugh at me in times of anguish and fear, allowing my fear to have free reign with me. I already struggle with fear so much. I want my fear to be wholly set on You, that the beginning of knowledge would fill me, and the beginning of wisdom would instruct me.

Hebrews 12:2 tells me You despise shame, and that is what these thoughts birth from, and in turn mold my thinking. But by that word, I know You hate the shame as much as I do, and more. You fully understand shame because You bore Your own. If anyone understands the depth, the power, the cruelty, the false persuasion, and false guilt of shame… it is You.

You lived under the weight of Your own shame afflicted on You by others, and then carried mine on the cross, even thinking of me when You said, “Forgive them. For they know not what they do.” Hebrews 12:2 says You did it with joy. I cling to Your last promise in this chapter of Proverbs, that in You I dwell safely and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

A God Who Loves Me

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A God who loves me,
Despite how I can be.
Who gave me wisdom
To help me see.
Who sent instruction
To rescue me.
To save me from lies
That only deceive.
A God who loves me,
Despite my lack.
He’s willing to give
So I can give back.
He knows my nature,
And still He gives.
He tasted of death
So that I could live.
A God who loves me,
And lets me love Him back.
How grateful I am
For that fact.

7.10.2020 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 10 of my Proverbs Journal

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A Wise, Understanding Family

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Wisdom, you are my sister.
God has said we’re family.
I am to trust your words.
I am to trust your whispers.
I am to heed your shoutings.
I am to seek and trust you.

Understanding,
You are my kinswoman.
I am to follow your lead.
I am to trust you to keep me.
I am to accept you as family.
Because in God’s eyes
You are! ❤

Wise understanding,
Oh how I need you,
To keep me from flattery,
To keep me from self destruction,
To keep me from falling into a snare,
Bound for hell.

Lord, I seek. I call on.
And I trust through your faith
In wisdom, understanding.
We are all one family.
Your family.

7.7.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 7 in my Proverbs journal.

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Discretion, A Mutual Friend

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Discretion,
You and I have been friends
Many times over.
I thank God for being our
Mutual Friend.
He is wise to tell me to choose.
He tells me to choose you
Is to choose wisdom.
Thank you for being
A faithful companion.
Thank you for helping me
Keep my mind on Him.
Thank you for helping
To escape my folly.
Thank you for clarifying
What I can and cannot trust.
Thank you for not wanting
To make a mockery of me,
For not shaming me in my own guilt,
As I so rightly deserve.
Thank you for preserving me for Him.
Thank you for teaching me
What’s right.
Thank you for helping me to honor
our Mutual Friend.

7.5.2020 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 5

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Let’s Pursue One Another

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Wisdom, let’s pursue one another.
I need your instruction,
And you need my obedience.
I need your knowledge,
And you need my heart.
I need your understanding,
And you need me to attend you.
I need you to establish me,
And you need me to exalt you.
I need you to preserve me,
And you need me to keep you.
I need you to lead my paths.
You need me to keep looking straight ahead.
I need your grace and your glory.
You need me to honor God’s word.
His promises mean so much to me,
And you mean so much to Him.
He tells me so much about you,
And promises so much value.
Help me to receive the good
In trusting His word.
Help me to honor HIm
In trusting you.
Wisdom, knowledge, understanding,
Let’s pursue one another.

7.4.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 4

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Your Word Awaits Me

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Your letter awaits me
And my weary eyes
To freshen and renew
My troubled mind.
Your wisdom awaits me
And comes with discretion.
Your knowledge and discernment
Will teach me a lesson.
Your warning awaits me
To lovingly plead,
“When the Spirit whispers,
Please be sure to heed.”
Your comfort awaits me
To strengthen and cheer.
Your prayers and parables
Are so dear.
Your authority awaits me
To teach me to quickly obey.
You want to protect me,
And by leading all the way.
Your heaven awaits me
With what You’ve prepared.
I await the day
When I’m finally there.

12.30.19 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Your Love Letter (The Holy Bible)

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Emphasized Treasure

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Lord, today You have emphasized treasure
That You are…
That You share…
That You hide…
That You openly display…
And that You so lovingly want for us.
Help me to see,
To find,
To enjoy,
To appreciate,
To thank You for,
To share,
And to treasure
You and ALL of Your treasures.
You tell us there is richness
In full assurance of understanding.
May I grow more and more
Every day in understanding
And wisdom and knowledge,
That I may know,
And know I know!
I love You, Lord!

5-23-2017 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Isaiah 33:6
“And wisdom and knowledge shall be
the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation:
the fear of the Lord is his treasure.”

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