Isn’t that a wonderful title for a post? Well, it will have to wait for a few more days. I have just finished teaching a conference, have a couple of days home and then am away again for a couple — teaching at a retreat. I will get back here. If you check in regularly, don’t give up, I will be back with more on Wisdom…or something in just a few days.
I took this picture earlier this fall as my husband and I took a small trip for our 45th wedding anniversary. This waterfall is beautiful. It reminds me of God’s abundant wisdom–always available and flowing to whosoever will ask. James 1:5-6 “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given him. But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.” WOW! That is just awesome.
I recently had a very difficult problem to tackle, and I had no idea how best to do it. If I did it one way, it looked like it would end in disaster, if I did it another — same result. So I took my camera and went away by myself — just me and my Lord — and I was just very honest with Him about my need for wisdom in the situation. I wanted to bless all involved, not hurt anyone, yet I had to do what needed to be done. One of my friends’ calls times like this “sticky steps.” Well it really was just that.
Within an hour the Lord showed me just how to handle the situation. It was clear, yet I never would have thought of that. Indeed it was “wisdom.” I knew He would come through for me, but He did so very beautifully that it almost made my head swim it was so precious.
So do you need to know wisdom in a situation? He is the one to talk with. He is so gracious and loving as He gently explains and shows us what to do. His wisdom is like this waterfall — flowing preciously, full and for any who will ask in faith.
Our Lord gives to us His amazing faithfulness. In every corner, in every moment, and as we watch year pile upon year, it is the same abundance of Himself that He showers. What a wonderful Friend!
As a child I sang “What a Friend we have in Jesus,” and it has come to mean my life. I am a person who loves friends. Yet, only the Lord Jesus is truly my “Best Friend.” I have a wonderful husband, daughter, sons, friends (some very close and dear ones), yet it is the Lord who is always there. It is the Lord who makes my paths straight. It is the Lord who gives me songs in the night. It is the Lord who greets me with Himself each morning. It is the Lord.
When he told us in 2 Peter 1:3 that He has given us all things for life and godliness, He really wasn’t kidding. He is the “all things.” Now just how wonderful can it get?!!!
Today is a study day, because tonight is our Friday Fellowship night in Psalm 19 Ministries. I am preaching on “Giving Grace,” and looking forward to the time both in study and in flight on my feet in the Holy Spirit through the Word.
Overshowed by His presence and His holding — I turn to digging in the Word. What joy!!!
Tuesdays are grand because I get to teach an Institute level Bible Class tonight. Tonight it is Matthew 8-9. What a wonderful passage of Scripture. We (13 adult students and myself) will spend 21/2 hrs. enjoying the Spirit’s leading through these chapters. We get to discuss the relationship between authority and faith; sin and disease (ohhh that’s a biggie — it’ll be an exciting discussion I imagine); fasting, patching old cloth and filling new wine skins — another goody; demon possession and the Lord’s treatment of it (interesting–no fasting involved–hummmm) and then there is this call to pray for workers for the harvest.
The Lord’s Word is so alive and so rich for today. I am amazed as He allows me to work with such precious Words in such precious lives. My study, so far, is exciting to me. The PowerPoint is about ready for both chapters, now after some lunch, I will go further into the passages. I have to watch myself and not let it all “pop” before I get to class.
Hope your day is as special as this one is for me! Blessings.
Well, that is what it is — Monday morning! I am blessed to be up and excited about my activities for the week. Last week (Wed.-Sat.) I was out of commission with a bad cold, and with that now mostly past, I am really looking forward to enjoy participating in this week. (Activities and schedule on ministry web site).
Last evening I attended the play Eternity, which is being produced at my local church. I must say I am impressed with the unvarnished truth of the Gospel that is presented in this production. I am not one to generally “go” for this type of evangelism, but I am blessed by this one. It is a broad “net” which is doing a marvelous job. (First night 37 responses; second night 42). I am a one-on-one type of person when it comes to evangelism, but this is doing a wonderful job. Plus, I do believe the follow up is in place to keep the time effective long after the play closes. Our congregation is not a large one, yet the acting is superb. I am thankful to have gone and thankful my church is producing it.
In the past, I have had a tendency to be critical of such efforts, especially when they are such “in-your-face” efforts. However, I am learning that the Lord uses many and various kinds of outreaches to get people into His Kingdom. I may not be led to be a part of any one kind, but that does not mean it is not to be used. We need to take our “critical caps” off and throw them to the wind. (Repentence — that is what it is called). If the gospel and love of our Lord is boldly proclaimed, then we need to bless the efforts.
May the Lord continue to bless Eternity!