Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 4-28-20

Proverbs 8:32-9:6 TPT Wisdom Worth Waiting For
32 
“So listen, my sons and daughters, to everything I tell you,
for nothing will bring you more joy than following my ways.
33 
Listen to my counsel,
for my instruction will enlighten you.
You’ll be wise not to ignore it.
34 
If you wait at wisdom’s doorway,[enter into the Lord’s presence]
longing to hear a word for every day,
joy will break forth within you as you listen for what I’ll say.
35 
For the fountain of life pours into you every time that you find me,
and this is the secret of growing in the delight
and the favor of the Lord.
36 
But those who stumble and miss me will be sorry they did!
For ignoring what I have to say will bring harm to your own soul.
Those who hate me are simply flirting with death!”[depravity]

Wisdom is such an amazing gift from God for his people and we can all receive it. Christ has been made wisdom for us and as we grow in Christ—the Word—we grow in the favor of the Lord. Lingering and waiting in the presence of God for a higher perspective brings the power to guide our paths in the ways of God. Each day you can gain more direction; so, we need to ask God to help us receive it. I can tell you from experience, sometimes we resist the wisdom of God, because we do not want to take the action he has required. In fact, sometimes we are simply waiting on God to give us direction in the way we most desire to go rather than in the plan he has for us. We don’t have to guess or stumble aimlessly. Feast at the table of the Lord; partake of his Word and he will cause you to walk in wisdom. Jesus is the Way!

Prayer: Lord, please direct my paths during this challenging time in life. I will stay in the Word and linger in your presence. Help me receive the guidance you desire to bring. Then, please cause me to turn and be a blessing to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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