Thursday, May 29, 2008

Make a Choice

If you were offered a choice to have all the gold, silver and precious stones or all wisdom, what would you choose?

Proverbs 8:10-11 NIV [Wisdom speaking]

10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
knowledge rather than choice gold,

11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.

The Word of God gives us a choice. We are free to choose, however the Lord gives us advice on what to choose.

Psalm 111:10 NIV

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To him belongs eternal praise.

To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I pray that we fear HIM and lean to HIM for understanding. Doing things HIS way and not our own ways.

As choices come up in our daily lives, let us pray and seek HIS wisdom. Let’s seek the Lord on how to deal with our daily circumstances. God will be glad to teach us HIS ways. All we have to do is ask.

James 1:5 NIV

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

Let us choose each day, each moment as necessary to seek the Lord for HIS wisdom.

Are the children fighting with one another?

Are business decisions boggling the mind?

Perplexed by what direction to step in ministry?

Does your husband not agree with your choices?

Are there more days in the week than the pay check?

Are your children at home from school screaming “I’m bored”?

Are family members not cooperating with one another?

Take time out to seek the Lord on how to deal with issues HIS way.

His wisdom is more precious than gold, silver and rubies.

To God be the glory!!

Blessings in Christ--

4 gracious comments:

MrsProverbs31 said...

Well, hello girlfriend? How are you? I've been having computer challenges. I sure could use some wisdom. Thank God He gives so generously.

I like to clarify "the fear of the Lord" is not to be afraid of the Lord, rather it is showing Him respect and honor, reverance. I've always used to hear that so often and got confused because I was told God is a loving God, but then I'm supposed to fear Him. It never made sense to me, but now I've learned that it meant to show Him respect and honor and to give Him glory.

I thought I point that out for those of us who still not understand it's true meaning.

Thank you for sharing such a precious piece of wisdom.

God bless.

littlerad said...

Shonda,
What a beuatiful reminder... Wisdom is so important to our walks with Christ... YOur welcome..
You are in my prayers...
Connie
GBU

Bev Brandon said...

thank you Shonda...you make me want to find that treasure more than rubies...great post!

annie's eyes said...

God's ways are so different than the world's. We surely need HIS wisdom to see us through. Praying that with you this day that we choose His way in every step. Beautiful post. Love, Annette