“Remain in me, and I will remain in you.” -John 15:4
When I don’t know what to say or what to do, when fear feels like it’s about to consume my body, the place I must go is to God, in his word and on my knees. On most every day I start in His Word, in his scripture and messages for us. “ For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” -Hebrews 4:12,13
Today I spent time in Proverbs 14 I have been struggling with my own foolishness lately. Especially the way I spend my money foolishly and unwisely. I hate myself for it and I struggle with changing my actions. It is an outright battle waging within me. I pray and cry out to God to make it easy, but even as I pray that I know that would not be wise of him. Not if my heart needs to be changed. The first sentence in proverbs 14, as the scriptures often do, penetrated my heart today. It echoed the voice of God in my heart and mind from yesterday. Yesterday he was talking to me about good reasons to turn from my foolishness.
(Ok, side thought here. The more time we spend in His word the louder his voice becomes in our hearts and minds, and the louder it gets,the clearer it becomes. Soon we not only hear his voice, but we see it as well.)
This morning when I sat down to read the daily scripture on my bible app, Proverbs 14 was the echo, of the on going conversation He and I have been having. Here it is.