My morning devo

This is not my wisdom, but it was in my inbox this morning and I had to share!   This is a mom devotional from Bible Gateway.

Wise Up

Proverbs 24:3–4

Additional Scripture Readings: Joshua 24:15; Proverbs 2:1–6

When we think of the wise, we might picture esteemed scholars padding through hallowed halls of learning. In their hushed offices and remote library stacks, they seem to have a monopoly on wisdom and understanding.

But where does wisdom really come from? How do moms like you and me wise up?

From living life well. Wisdom grows when moms and dads make careful choices about their priorities and the amount of time they spend with their children. It arises when arguments are settled with sane solutions and siblings are coaxed to peace. It develops when families work together to squeeze extras from meager incomes. It blossoms when celebrations mark special achievements. Most of all, wisdom comes from living all of life’s days with an attitude of desiring and working toward God’s best in our families.

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come from hallowed halls of learning. Sure, learned folks are smart enough. But the truly wise are those who learn to live life well, day in and day out.

4.27.13

I am currently reading “The Power of a Woman’s Words” by Sharon Jaynes.  It is quite convicting and eye opening.  Sometimes I feel as though my opinion is necessary for others to hear so they can see every angle of a situation, see how someone may be hurt by their actions, or see how they may get hurt from someone else’s actions.  All this is true.  There are necessary times for these conversations.  However, I am a woman, and like many other women I like to know what is going on, have some control, be a protector, etc.  I have to learn that I do not need to know the details of every situation, I should never be in control of anything (that is God’s job) and while it is honorable to try to protect, I need to make sure I am not misguided in that approach or trying to take control.  What I need to focus on is using my words for good…building people up, encouraging those that drive me crazy, and speaking Biblical truth.  In other words I need to love others and speak to them as Jesus would.  No small task, but one I would like to improve on daily.

 

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.