Wisdom. We all want it and we all need it.
I have been spending time immersed in the the book of Proverbs in The Passion Translation (I just love this translation) . At the beginning of the book the translator, Dr Brian Simmons writes this…
The revelation herein will make you a champion. You will reign in victory and excel in life. Wisdom from above will pour into your heart until you become an example to your generation. Live in this book and wisdom will live in you.
How awesome would it be to become a champion, walking in victory and excelling in everything we do. To have wisdom residing in us that we become a shining example to our generation. Hiding the wisdom that is written in the book of Proverbs in our hearts is a perfect place to begin on this journey of living the best life.
In Proverbs three it tells us that the Lord laid the earths foundations with wisdom’s blueprints, with His divine revelation. Wisdom is a gift given to us from God. He longs to fill us with His understanding.
Listen carefully my dear child, to everything that I teach you, and pay attention to all that I have to say. Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Proverbs 4 verse 20-21
To obtain wisdom we need to listen carefully to everything that the Lord is saying to us. We need to be in tune with God and recognize how it is He speaks to us. We are all unique and God may speak to us all in different ways – through the bible, the words of a song, through the words of another person or He may speak straight into our heart and soul – but we just need to discover that unique way and listen intently.
Then as you unwrap my words they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being. Verse 22.
The wisdom of the Lord brings life and health to the very core of your being. You become healthy and healed from the inside out. When you walk in the wisdom of the Lord you know that you are on the right path, you know that the favor of the Lord will be upon you and that you can face anything that comes your way, . You know that you are living a life worthy of your calling and there is no fear, anxiety, shame, uneasiness or a questioning heart. That is what healthy and healed from the inside out looks like.
Join me in reading the book of Proverbs over this next month. As we live in this book so wisdom will live in us.