Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)

Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)
From September 26 to November 10, 2017, my husband, daughter and I will be on a ministry trip in Australia and New Zealand. The places we will be visiting are shown on the map above - along with the dates in which we'll be in these places (and what we'll be doing while there). Please keep this ministry trip and all of us in your prayers! Blogs will appear daily throughout this time, as I have written them and scheduled them in advance. I welcome your comments - and enjoy them! Just know I will not have Internet access for much of this time. So, I will look forward to reading your responses upon my return. Thank you for your understanding! And please keep reading to complete the "Reading the Bible in a Year" challenge and blessing! I am very grateful to Claire for her faithful blog comments (please everyone - join her in sharing each day as a discussion blesses everyone so much more!) And I am thankful that Claire has graciously agreed to add a bit more into her daily comments during my time of absence. Please direct special comments or questions which require immediate responses to her (on this blog). Blessings as you continue your journey through God's Word this year!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - February 13, 2017

Today's Reading:

Hebrews 9:23-10:18

Exodus 9:1-10:29

Proverbs 3

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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

Wisdom may be the single greatest Gift we can ask of God. When God appeared to Solomon, at the start of his reign, He offered Solomon one gift - anything. Can you imagine?! Solomon could have asked for long life, wealth, fame, anything...  Yet, instead of requesting any of these commonly sought-after things, Solomon asked for the greatest Gift of all: wisdom. 

Wisdom is not intelligence. Satan is intelligent, but he doesn't have wisdom. Wisdom only comes under the unction of the Holy Spirit in the life. Wisdom goes counter to our natural inclinations. Wisdom is: "seeing and responding to life's situations from God's Frame of Reference" (http://atii.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/characterqualities.pdf).  

In the book of Psalms, we find the Heart of God, through the eyes of David, the man after God's own Heart. In the Proverbs, we find the quintessential "Dear Abby" column. It is the Book of Wisdom. 

So, today, let's try something a bit different. I invite you to look through Proverbs 3 and pick out the verse which gives a point of wisdom, which you find most meaningful. For me, my most meaningful and needed byte of wisdom from Proverbs chapter 3 is found in verse 5:

  
I often find myself tempted to lean on my own understanding. It is so easy to do. But I do want to always trust in Yahweh with all my heart, and not lean on my own understanding. In all my ways, I choose to acknowledge Him, and I am thankful that He has promised to direct my paths. That's my stand-out bit of wisdom from this chapter. What's yours?
 

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