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Pondering Proverbs

willow treeOver the past few months I’ve felt a lack of words to write. I’ve drawn a blank over and over again as to what to share. If you know me or have ever had a conversation with me, you know this is odd. 99% of the time I have plenty to say. People usually have a hard time bringing our conversation to a close because I wont shut up. I keep sharing. Why do I keep sharing? Because I love love love sharing. I enjoy getting to know others and learning what makes them who they are and telling others about what makes me, well, me.

I’ve been spending a lot of time praying, ok, maybe complaining, asking God what I should write about. There have been plenty of things going on in my life, which is usually what I write about, but God seems to have something different in mind for me.

I’ve recently noticed how God continues to put the book of Proverbs out in front of me and how it’s 31 verses are perfect to be covered in a month. I, of course, make sure He is aware of the fact that I’m in the middle of studying Joshua and will be studying Revelation at BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) in the fall. Yes, I know He already knows all this, but I was building up to the questions I had for Him….

  1. When do I have time to fit this into my schedule?
  2. How will this help me with my blog?
  3. Why should I cover Proverbs, I haven’t even read all of Proverbs?

Have you heard, or read, that if you pray, you will receive an answer? Well, it’s true!

Matthew 21 22

I can’t say I received the answer I was hoping for, but I did get a very clear answer.

  1. You will have the time that I give you
  2. It’s not meant to help your blog, it’s to grow closer to Me.
  3. Because I’m asking you to & then you wont be able to say you haven’t read it.

God then continued to reveal His plan for me covering Proverbs. One day at a time, reading and reflecting on His word. Then sharing, with you the readers, my thoughts. To be perfectly honest, I tried to ignore what I felt God was asking, or telling, me to do. I went to my computer and started typing about one of the many things going on in my world. About 2-3 paragraphs down, I would draw a blank. I couldn’t complete it. It would seem irrelevant and pointless. I now have 3 incomplete posts. Maybe someday God will give me the ability to finish them.

Please join me on this journey as I ponder the Proverbs. Starting tomorrow, July 1, I will list and reflect on a different verse from the book of Proverbs each day. Starting with verse 1 and ending with verse 31 on July 31st. At least that is my hope. I could use your daily prayers as I walk through this with God. Prayers that I would seek Him first each day, and have an open heart to hear what He wishes me to share with you. I will pray for you, the reader. I will pray that God gives me the words to write that will draw you closer to Him.

My prayer for us today ~ Father God, thank you for drawing us closer to you. I pray we act promptly when feeling your gentle nudge, Amen


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