Overlook an Offense

Proverbs 19:11

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 19:11    

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.          

Wise people are patient when others act offensively towards them. They don’t act or speak without thinking first. It doesn’t mean they accept what is contrary to their values and beliefs. It means they take time to evaluate the situation and act accordingly with patience and integrity. We’re living in a time where everyone is easily offended and are quick to anger, judge and criticize each other. We don’t necessarily have to agree with everyone, but we do need to be kind. Hurt people, hurt people, wise people try to understand. Instead of becoming angry show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God also forgives your offenses.

Stand Up, Speak Up – Use Your Vote

Proverbs 31:8

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 31:8      

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.      

Speak up for the people who have no voice. Stand up for the oppressed. It’s our duty to help those who cannot help themselves. We must be protectors of those who are unable to plead their own cause. We ought to go into the world and do what we can to help the poor, the destitute and the suffering. It’s up to us to share the Gospel of Jesus with people so they too may know the mercy, forgiveness and love of God.

The 2020 Election is around the corner and your vote matters. Educate yourself on the issues and be an informed voter and use the Bible as your guide. Ask God for wisdom to make good decisions and vote for candidates that represent your values and beliefs. God bless America!

Knowing and Trusting God

Psalm 9:10

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 9:10           

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.     

The only way to know God is to seek Him with all of your heart.  Spend time with Him in prayer, read the Holy Bible and make a real effort to understand who He is. The more you seek God by faith, the more you will come to know how wonderful and trustworthy He is. The more you trust God, the more you will see His true nature, power, wisdom, faithfulness and goodness. When you experience God’s love, grace and mercy for yourself you will come to fully trust in Him and realize that He is always there for you and He is worthy of your complete trust.

Helping God’s People

Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 6:10      

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.       

The Lord blesses those who are a blessing to others. The love you show to God’s people as He puts it in your heart to help and encourage them is evidence of your faith and your love for Him. God is not unjust that He would ever forget the work you do or the love you show by helping and ministering to His people. Let God work through you to show love to His people as you grow spiritually and walk in His wisdom and truth. Any good deed you do with a right heart for His glory will not go unnoticed or unrewarded.

God Has the Answers

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Trust in the Lord, not in yourself, not in your own wisdom, understanding or feelings.  Not in your education, in your profession or in the world. Trust in God the Father at all times. Trust in His love, grace and mercy. God knows everything from the beginning to the end. He knew you before you were born and He knows the plans He has for your future. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, surrender to His will, obey His commands and know that He loves you with an everlasting love. Trust in the Word of God to guide and direct you and in His promises for He is faithful. We may not have the answers but we know the One who does. Jesus is the answer.

Wise Decisions

James 1 5

Verse of the Day:  James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

God is the giver all good things including wisdom. We need God’s spiritual wisdom in our everyday lives to navigate this world. When you have a decision to make take it to the Lord in prayer. God is all-knowing, He knows your past, your present and your future. Bring your concerns to Him with sincerity and humility. Ask the Lord for guidance and wisdom to make good and right decisions. He promises that if you come to Him by faith asking for wisdom it will be given to you.

Live Wisely

Ephesians 5 15-16

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:15-16

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

We are living in troubled times and it’s so easy to go astray from God’s ways. We need to live our lives conscientiously and with purpose. Jesus is your example of how to live a righteous and honorable life. Be diligent and wise in your decisions, making the most of every opportunity, always keeping your eyes focused on the Lord. Ask God to give you the wisdom you need to make the right decisions in your daily life and He will gladly give it to you.

True Beauty

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Outer beauty is only skin deep and won’t last forever. The world wants you to think that your outer beauty is the most important thing and as women, we should chase after it. But no matter what you do to the outside it will never be enough, it will never make you truly happy and it will never please the Lord. A truly beautiful woman has the fear of the Lord in her heart which is also the beginning of wisdom. She puts God first and puts her relationship with Him above all else. Her character is rooted in the ways of the Lord. She knows that the way God sees her is more important than how the world sees her and she finds favor in His eyes.

Grow in Wisdom

Proverbs 1 5

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 1:5

The wise hear them and grow in wisdom; those with understanding gain guidance.

Solomon, the king of Israel, asked God to give him wisdom and understanding and it pleased the Lord, so he gave him wisdom and understanding beyond measure. The Book of Proverbs was written to guide people, not just the young, but all people in what is right, just and fair. Some say the Book of Proverbs doesn’t apply to today’s times, but it is as relevant now as it was then because God’s Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. Learning is a life-long journey, even the wise can still grow in knowledge and wisdom.

That I May Know Him Better

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Verse of the Day: Ephesians 1:17

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better.

My deepest desire is that I may know God more and that I may grow closer to Him with every day, week, month and year that passes. My hope is that I may continue to gain wisdom and revelation that brings me closer to God. I want a deeper relationship with my God that helps me to live a life more pleasing to Him. I want my creator to fix what is broken in me, to heal what the world has hurt in me so that I can be who He created me to be. I want more of you, God, less of me and more of you.