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Spitting in the Wind & Pennies in a Jar

May 22, 2017

I have been giving much thought about my own status of godly wisdom as I have studied the book of Proverbs. God has been hammering me (in a good way) on my own lack of wisdom in the life that I lead. Usually, my lack of wisdom has little to do with not knowing what wisdom is or which is the right decision. It has more to do with taking the time to care and truly value a life that is marked by the wisdom of God. Most of my decisions seem small and insignificant, not necessarily needing God’s supernatural wisdom from above.

I foolishly look to a world that is perishing, that is doing just fine without God and think that the small issues of my life are simply no big deal. What it is is a wisdom-killing belief that my wisdom will be enough for the issues of life. Thinking that parenting is no big deal, working is no big deal, relationships are no big deal, my words are no big deal and all the while this subtle wisdom sapping life takes over. Thinking “I GOT IT” in my head during these little moment-by-moment decisions. All the while forgetting that a man or woman who thinks like this is …...oh yeah, called a fool by God.

Have you ever fought gravity? Thought you could fly and then ended up back on the ground. Spitting in the wind knowing that it was not smart, but nothing happens. And then….KURSPLATT! Foolishness plays out and you pay the price of life that you knew was coming. My connection is this. We are fighting the foolish fight of gravity if we do not listen and OBEY the path of wisdom laid out for us in Proverbs…and the rest of Scripture for that matter.

Lastly, how do we get there? Wisdom seems like a mountain too tall to climb. I am a fool who comes from a long line of fools and who happens to be raising fools…what do I do? Like putting pennies in the jar we need to, daily moment-by-moment, look for opportunities to be wise, make wise decisions and honor God. This picture of pennies in a jar is the way to do it. If we are constantly looking for opportunities to put our pennies in the jar, then when the big stuff comes wisdom will be the way we roll not the foreign thinking that seems elusive and unnatural.

Let’s get busy being wise! Who’s in?

Proverbs 24:5,6 A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

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