Mag's Thoughts

Wisdom

If you listen to children explain wisdom, they often comment that they listen to their parents because "they know." We have a Heavenly Parent who knows. Because He knows our thoughts and our actions before we act, seeking His wisdom results in perfect advice, perfect direction. He has already shown His love by sending His perfect Son to die in our stead.  Surely we know that in our finite journey, His wisdom affords us steadfastness as we are bound in  communication, prayer,  with our Lord and Savior.


Proverbs 2:6-8 (ESV)

6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
8 guarding the paths of justice
    and watching over the way of his saints.

 

On Course

My husband was a navigator in the Air Force. He flew a KC 135 refueler and used a compass and the stars to chart missions. Today, of course, computers and GPS have replaced much of what he used then.  We, however, have a compass that is never changing, perfect, and absolute truth. We have God's Word to keep us on track,  steady,  and on course.  Our responsibility is to rely on the Word of God for every aspect of our lives.  Like the compass and sextant used to chart the course for the plane,  the Bible must be used in order to stay on course.  We humans, without the guidance of our Creator, veer off course and create chaos in our lives.  

 But the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Best Moments

Within the quietest hours of the day when you sit in communion, in thought, in meditation, in the most intimate conversation with God, seeking the very presence of Jesus in your stillness, you are at the best moments of your time on earth.  It is right then that you see your place in God's timing, His desires for the day before you.

There have been days when I started my day without those first moments of consciousness with God. Those days are disconnected and I am distracted by the small things.  My heavenly Father can calm the soul, bring order in confusion, and give clear direction to your days.

Give yourself a real special gift during this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Find quietness and talk to God for awhile. Communication with God is necessary, is as Christ taught, is what He desires for His children, and is the best part of your day.  Through Jesus Christ we come before our Heavenly Father and that alone is joy!

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus"

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ".

Charles Spurgeon

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