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His words to my heart

Proverbs 2:1-6  [1] My son, if you accept my words  and store up my commands within you, [2] turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, [3] and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, [4] and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, [5] then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. [6] For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Sunday morning quotes and Monday morning thoughts.

"Let's not wait till we have it all figured out lets just do something."    
"Poverty is rooted in broken relationships."
"Being Present with Christ is everything"
Thesis- * a long piece of writing on a particular subject that is done to earn a degree at a university * a statement that someone wants to discuss or prove
My life thesis? 
Proverbs 3:3-8 NIV [3] Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. [4] Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. [5] Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. [7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. [8] This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Saturday Morning

Matthew 6:34 NIV [34] Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Luke 12:25 NIV [25] Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?
This life is short. In this life we don't have enough time to know and do all there is to know and do. There is not enough time to love well the people who God puts in our lives.  This reality can be handy caping it can stop us from doing anything, because the understanding of this brief part of life overwhelms us and paralyzes us. But if we understand the grace of Jesus Christ in our lives we don't have to be paralyzed, because we can have faith and hope that this life is only a small beginning to an eternal life. We have the freedom to keep stepping forward with God. We don't have to worry. We by His Grace are able to trust Him.

Proverbs 16:9 NIV [9] In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 19:21 NIV [21] Many are the plans i…

Bold confidence

Is hearing from God a matter of us living as close to him as we can? As I have been reading about Paul's journey, he seems to hear from God pretty frequently. At times I thought he seemed bold and confident sometimes also known as arrogant, but if he was living his life in close proximity to God and hearing from him continually.  When we hear from God like that I think bold confidence makes sense.

Tired thoughts

What does it mean when the thoughts in your head are empty? I'm not sure if that's the right word for how it seems.  Maybe it's just tired, not empty. Yep I think that's it. After all the night before I didn't sleep till 6am. Not till the following day do you feel the effects.  
I have been reading through acts currently I'm reading about Paul his trials and his times of being in prison. Last week the pastor said maybe if Paul hadn't spent time in prison perhaps he wouldn't have had time to write all the books that he did.  It was good for me to consider that. 
I wonder in the times that God slows us down, what does he want us to do, or see or experience that we would normally not be able to, because we are so busy doing his work.