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GOD'S WISDOM

 According to Proverbs, we are to take hold of God’s wisdom and not let it go, because it is life to us.   How can the wisdom of God be life to us?  He is the only One that knows what the next minute may bring our way.  If we are walking in His wisdom and listening to His instructions, we can avoid many of the pitfalls of life.  If we choose to go our own way, we will pay the price for making our own wrong decisions.  We can’t blame God for our mistakes when we do not choose to walk in the wisdom of God’s Word.  May we all redouble our efforts to live our lives day by day, guided what the Bible says for us to do.

THE GOODBOOK

 Many people call the Bible the "Good Book" and it is a good book , but in reality it is God's Book. The question is: Do you believe what God's Book says? Many will say "yes, yes!" How do you know if the answer is really yes? Do you believe it all? Or do you say well now some of that I can't believe? Do you do what it says? Even the hard parts about loving the unlovable? Or that part about forgiving others? We like the part that tells us how much God loves us and that is true - God does love us. We must examine ourselves concerning the whole thing. Sometimes we need to check ourselves to make sure we didn't get off God's path.

THOUGHTS

 Who are you?  Proverbs says that as a man thinks in heart so is he going to be.  Sooooooo what are you thinking about?  What consumes your thought life.  Are your thoughts good   Are they bad?  Are they peaceful or angry?  Are they thoughts about the goodness of God or do you think about all the things you wish you had?  We must control our thoughts if we are going to live a peaceful, happy life.  Thinking on the things in today’s world will not bring you peace or happiness.  We must “program” ourselves to think on the things of God and “delete” thoughts that cause us to be upset.  Is that easier said than done?  YES!  But, it is necessary. We must have the help of God to do this, so don’t hesitate to ask!

RICHES

 Have you ever said,”I wish I was rich?”   Many of us have said that.  The question is what would you do if you were rich?  Some people that have become rich have done so by treading on the backs of others.  Some have inherited their wealth.  Some have become rich by hard work and living by the principles of God.  Proverbs 22 says that if we allow God to be in charge of our lives, we will have riches, honor, and life.  God is not opposed to us being rich, but He is opposed to us forgetting where those riches came from.  He is opposed to us forgetting Him.  He is opposed to us not giving Him first place in our thoughts and actions day by day.  May we live large in the continual presence of God, our Father.    

PEACE AND SAFETY

 In these days of turmoil and strife, let us always remember that God is on His throne and will give us peace and safety when we put our trust in Him.    Psalm 4:7-8 KJV Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time when their corn and wine increased.  I will both lay me down in peace and sleep: for thou, Lord, only maketh me dwell in safety.

TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

 We are to be as trees of righteousness representing the goodness of God.  (Psalm 1: 3;6 Amp) And he shall be like a tree [firmly planted and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].  For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish (end in ruin and come to naught.)

ANGELS

 Psalm 91 says that God will give His angels charge over us, to keep us in all our ways.  They will lift us up to keep us from hurting ourselves.  Angels are ministering spirits sent to minister for the heirs of salvation.  Who are the heirs?  YOU - if Jesus is your Savior.  I’m sure that many times the angels have kept us from being hurt or even destroyed.  Most of the time we are not even aware that we have angels, but we do.   Everyday, we should be thankful to God for His provision.  God daily loads us with His benefits.  Thank You, Father, for Your great love.

DISCIPLINE

 Are you a disciple? What is a disciple? Someone that is disciplined. Don't say "OH NO"! Without discipline there will be failure! A disciple of Christ is someone one who first of all has made Jesus the Lord of their life. What does Lord mean? Boss! In the natural world, if your boss says do this or do that (and you want to keep your job) you will follow his directions, provided that his requests are reasonable. We should give our Lord Jesus at least the same respect! He says to spend time in His presence; to abide in Him. We all know that in today's world, we have to TAKE TIME to do that, because there will not be time for Him unless we take it! Take the time. It will pay huge dividends in your life, This requires discipline, but you can do it!  

ETERNAL THINGS

 Each of us is like a little ship on a large ocean.  Sometimes the ocean is peaceful, sometimes there is a breeze, sometimes there are storms, and sometimes there is a monsoon.  What do we do during these times?  Let us remember that we are not to let natural things that take place in our lives become giant problems, but remember that these things will be gone soon, our sailing days will be smoother.  The Bible says that the natural things we see today, will be gone tomorrow.  Therefore our focus should be on the eternal things of God which never change and will be there tomorrow and forever.  Lift up your eyes!  Look up!  Your redemption draws near!

BE THANKFUL

 Are we thankful for the goodness of God in our lives?  Sometimes we are not as thankful as we should be.  If we have a roof over our heads, shoes on our feet, clothes on our back, food in our stomach, and we are blessed with a job, BE THANKFUL.  Why do we complain about our houses, our clothes, our food, and our lives?  We must be thankful to God for His great blessings on us.  If we have lack in any of these areas, we need to remember that in the book of Philippians we find that God says He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. We must thank Him that His Word is true and receive with thanksgiving our needs met even before they appear!