“Remember not the former things, nor consider things of old. behold I am doing a new thing; now it spring forth, do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18,19. the Lord wants to do a new thing in your life. Do not allow your past failures or circumstances to possess you. Focus on what God wants to do right now.
Money is a blessing. How can you enjoy the wonderful blessing of this gift from the Lord? How can you master your money rather than have your money master you? The book of Proverbs give us the wisdom from God to see the blessings and dangers of money.
There are times when we easily become discouraged and getting tired of doing what is right, especially in the times we find ourselves in. Times when doing good brings trouble in return, doing good brings little thanks, when doing good brings slow progress. How do you stay on course and persevere? How do we not grow weary?
Wisdom in what we do, how we do it, and for who it is done, are very important, also in a time where a pandemic are challenging everyone in the area of work. What is the effect of your circumstances on how you do things. Does the levels of lockdown having a sluggish and negative effect in your levels of willingness and energy to get work done? What is the greatest motive for work? Who are you doing it for? Turn to the book of Proverbs and hear what the wisest man ever lived has to say about wisdom in work.
What do you hear and what do you see? What are you listening and watching in these challenging times?
Many people look at their current situation or circumstances and think that there is no hope and therefore have less appetite to connect with God.
Why not come to God with all the pressures of your life and use them to increase your appetite for what God wants to say to you?
Is it not God’s words that builds our faith to stand in hope and have a future?
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ – Romans 10:17.
Words matter for they can wound or they can heal, they can harm or they can help. What is the effect of your words on others, on yourself, and before God? Godly wisdom and grace is needed for words to be a blessing. May God speak to us through His Word to have this wisdom. Proverbs 18:21 -“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Alignment is needed within family life. You love your spouse and your children and want to be a good spouse and parent. But what does it look like to love God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your strength when you are married and you have children? How is that possible? The answer for this wisdom is in the Word of God. Walk with us through Deuteronomy 6:1-24.
Think about the important relationships in life. We all know that close relationships are vulnerable to deep wounds and therefore ask for wisdom in the area of relationships, also within family. There is wisdom for brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, parents and children. What is this wisdom, the way of this wisdom, and how do we follow it?
The world view you according to the flesh. To regard someone according to the flesh is to form an impression from the most obvious or surface things about them. How do you see Jesus Christ, and others, and yourself? A change in how you see Jesus will lead to a change in how you see others and a change in how you see yourself. Are you tempted to loose heart because of what you are and what you experience in the flesh? Take heart from who are in Christ for in Him you are a new creation, the old has passed and the new has come.
Friendship is a good gift from God for God did not intend for us to live our lives in isolation. But is it possible to have many acquaintances but no real friends? How do you cherish and protect a good friendship? There is one great friend, a friend who always love at all times, a friend who sticks closer than a brother. do you know who it is? Proverbs 18:24 – “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”